General Electric Co. has been intending to sell its electrical appliance chapter prior to initiation of global economic debacle. The Federal Justice Department has foiled its earlier bid to sell its century old electrical appliance portfolio. Finally, it has reached a consensus to sale the business unit to Chinese electrical equipments maker Haier for more than $4 billion.
General Electric Co. terminated the agreed $3.3 billion acquisition of Sweden's Electrolux AB on its appliance business. According to The Wall Street Journal, GE was under pressure by the U.S. Justice Department, which was blocking the sale due to antitrust issues.
General Electric Co (GE.N) said it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its appliance business to Electrolux AB (ELUXb.ST) for $3.3 billion.