We know that market specialists and analysts are currently expressing certain doubts as to the ability of Alstom to fulfil its role as a Pure Player in the rail transport sector. Reassuring communications and implemented measures relating to this factor will therefore have an undeniable effect on its share price.
In 1969, Alstom became a subsidiary of Compagnie Générale d'Électricité. The group merged with Chantiers de l'Atlantique and became Alstom Atlantique in 1976. In 1989, Alstom merged with GEC Power Systems and became GEC-Alstom. In 1989, GEC-Alstom becomes Alstom and goes public. In 2010, the group will acquire the transmission activity of Areva T&D. In 2014, the company sells its energy sector to General Electric and the French State acquires 20% of its capital. Finally, in 2020, the group will acquire Bombardier Transport's rail activity.