Wabtec Corporation recently announced that it has completed its merger with GE Transportation, a former business unit of GE. This merger establishes Wabtec as a Fortune 500, global transportation and logistics leader by combining Wabtec’s broad range of freight, transit and electronics products with GE Transportation’s best-in-class equipment, services and digital solutions in the locomotive, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Wabtec has also been notified that it will now be included in the S&P 500 Index.
The combined company, which is expected to have revenues of more than $8 billion in 2019, has a compelling growth profile, especially as market conditions improve in the industries it serves. Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world
With this transaction, GE sold a portion of GE Transportation assets to Wabtec, spun off a portion of GE Transportation to GE shareholders and then GE Transportation merged with a wholly owned subsidiary of Wabtec. Wabtec shareholders own approximately 50.8% of Wabtec on a fully diluted basis and GE shareholders own approximately 24.3% of Wabtec on a fully diluted basis. GE owns common stock and non-voting convertible preferred stock, which together represent approximately a 24.9% economic interest in Wabtec on a fully diluted basis. GE also received approximately $2.9 billion in cash at closing.