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Century AviasdelkaAerospace concerns EADS and BAE Systems have announced their readiness to merge - thus, the world's largest aerospace concern will appear in the world, far ahead of its nearest competitor, American Boeing. Representatives of both concerns reported on the merger plans on Wednesday evening in Berlin, during the ILA aerospace show held in the German capital. The capitalization of the British BAE Systems is 13,4 billion euros, the capitalization of the Franco-German EADS is 23,2 billion euros. The Boeing competitor has a capitalization of 41,7 billion euros, but the turnover of the American company (54,3 billion euros) is significantly lower than the total turnover of BAE Systems (23,9 billion euros) and EADS (49,1 billion euros).

According to a statement by BAE Systems, in the new concern BAE Systems will receive 40% of the shares, and 60% of the shares will go to EADS. Negotiations should last in the coming days, a final decision will be announced on October 10. “The merger would produce an international concern with competencies in aviation, defense technology and security systems, with technology centers in France, Germany, Spain, the UK and the United States, ”BAE Systems told reporters. Meanwhile, according to the EADS press service, the final decision on the merger has not yet been made and "it can not yet be guaranteed that negotiations will lead to the transfer of shares."

Both European concerns have long been closely cooperating in the production of aerospace equipment. Thus, EADS and BAE Systems jointly produce the European combat aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon, which is in service with the Air Forces of Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy, as well as the Air Forces of Saudi Arabia. Also, both concerns are participating in the capital of the French company MBDA, which produces a wide range of missile weapons: EADS and BAE Systems own the 37,5% of the company's shares, the remaining 25% are owned by the Italian company Finmeccanica.

Concern EADS is in the joint Franco-German property. 22,36% of the shares of the concern belong to the French holding SOGEADE, controlled by the French government. Another 22,36% are in the hands of the German concern Daimler. The Spanish industrial holding SEPI owns the 5,44% concern group, the remaining 49,3% shares circulate freely in the market.

Meanwhile, the business profiles of concerns differ to a considerable extent. While the Airbus Civilian division brings 67% of the EADS turnover, the British military company BAE Systems brings over 90% of the turnover. Unlike Airbus, which focuses on aerospace products, BAE Systems is active in the field of land weapons, producing, in particular, M2 / M3 Bradley armored vehicles, M113 armored personnel carriers, Tanks Challenger II, as well as the M777 howitzer.

The merger with BAE Systems will help EADS to gain a foothold in the American market - today the British concern, which actively bought its American competitors in previous years (for example, United Defense, which produced armored vehicles, small weapon and precision munitions), has 47% turnover due to sales in the United States.
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  1. lelikas
    lelikas 14 September 2012 11: 28
    0
    They like to merge ...
    1. curious
      curious 14 September 2012 11: 40
      +2
      Don’t feed us with bread, just give the extra opportunity to pin the richest Boeing. Talking about someone else’s plans again. For some reason, they forgot about antitrust regulators. On Boeing's response - grave silence. There is silence about our place in this multibillion-dollar feast.
      1. lelikas
        lelikas 14 September 2012 12: 26
        +1
        Unfortunately, our place is now very far from what we want, we can say it is directly opposite to it. As usual, we expect 200-25. sad
        1. Dmitry23RUS
          Dmitry23RUS 14 September 2012 13: 12
          +1
          But Poplars and Yarsy, along with the Governor, smile quietly, because they know with whom the force is really =)
  2. klimpopov
    klimpopov 14 September 2012 11: 32
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    Both European concerns have long been closely cooperating in the production of aerospace equipment. Thus, EADS and BAE Systems jointly produce the European combat aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon, which is in service with the Air Forces of Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy, as well as the Air Forces of Saudi Arabia. Also, both concerns are participating in the capital of the French company MBDA, which produces a wide range of missile weapons: EADS and BAE Systems own the 37,5% of the company's shares, the remaining 25% are owned by the Italian company Finmeccanica.


    Expect a new powerful player in the market. They are torn to the arms market, very torn, having lost the ability to produce competitively capable weapons, it is possible to lose technology, therefore they will unite capitals and capacities ... Let's wait
    1. snek
      snek 14 September 2012 11: 48
      +3
      Quote: klimpopov
      They are torn to the arms market, very torn

      In the sense of "torn"? They have been feeling comfortable on it for a long time.
      1. klimpopov
        klimpopov 14 September 2012 11: 55
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        The goal is just the creation of an aerospace complex ... I mean this "player" ...
        1. Korvin
          Korvin 15 September 2012 14: 13
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          It’s just that the author drew attention to the aerospace topic since the decision was announced at the air show, in general both concerns are international mega-arms that produce EVERYTHING from body armor to destroyers and the creation of such a monopoly is essentially nothing good for the rest.
      2. Tjumenec72
        Tjumenec72 14 September 2012 11: 56
        -1
        They just want more smile
        - kappppitalizm however ...
  3. klimpopov
    klimpopov 14 September 2012 11: 54
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    As for the cozy big question, when two companies are "comfortable" in the market is unlikely to merge ...
  4. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk 14 September 2012 12: 10
    +1
    Well, Gazprom was accused of monopolism, but they themselves ...
    However - who would doubt
    1. Dmitry23RUS
      Dmitry23RUS 14 September 2012 13: 13
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      double standards, nothing surprising.
  5. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 14 September 2012 15: 02
    -2
    amerikosam is bad, I feel warm
    1. nickname 1 and 2
      nickname 1 and 2 14 September 2012 15: 23
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      sasha 19871987,

      A trifle! but nice ..... laughing It’s not these nai that are strengthened (and rotted) with this we hit the face, and they seem to be "comrade"