Investment Summary

Safran Invests In GE Homeland Protection - General Electric

On April 24, 2009, Safran invested in safety/security company GE Homeland Protection - General Electric from General Electric for 580M USD

Investment Highlights
  • This is Safran’s 1st transaction in the Safety/Security sector.
  • This is Safran’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Safran’s 1st transaction in the United States.

Investment Summary

Date 2009-04-24
Target GE Homeland Protection - General Electric
Sector Safety/Security
Investor(s) Safran
Sellers(s) General Electric
Deal Type Stake Purchase
Deal Value 580M USD

Target

GE Homeland Protection - General Electric

United States
GE Homeland Protection provides equipment and services to protect airports, ports, borders and critical infrastructures, for Government, military and commercial customers.

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Investor(S) 1

Investor

Safran

Paris, France

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Category Company
Founded 1924
Sector Aerospace
Employees78,900
Revenue 16.6B EUR (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Safran company operates in four segments: Aerospace Propulsion, Aircraft Equipment, Defence, and Security. Safran was founded in 1924 and is based in Paris, France.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 23
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 2
Type (Stake Purchase) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 7
Year (2009) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-06-24 Sdu-Identification BV

Haarlem, Netherlands

Sdu-Identification BV is a supplier of secure identification documents, including electronic and biometric passports, ID cards and driver licenses.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-12-02 Optics 1

Westlake Village, California, United States

Optics 1 is specialized in opto-mechanics, electro-optics, and the design, production and integration of precision optical systems for the commercial and defense markets. It also produces a range of commercial products for the medical, biotechnology and electronics industries. Optics 1 operations are based in Westlake Village, California and Manchester, New Hampshire.

Buy -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

General Electric

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1892
Sector Diversified
Employees205,000
Revenue 79.6B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION

General Electric is a diversified technology and financial services corporation. Products and services range from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products. General Electric was established in 1892 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 17 of 44
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 3
Type (Stake Purchase) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 13 of 34
Year (2009) 2 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 13 of 22
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-02-27 Wizard Home Loans Pty

Sydney, Australia

Wizard Home Loans Pty Ltd is a non-bank lender, offers mortgage loans in Australia and New Zealand.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-11-12 GE Security

Bradenton, Florida, United States

GE Security helps secure and protect commercial, residential, industrial, and government properties.

Sell $1.8B