Electrolux to acquire GE Appliances

AB Electrolux today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the appliances business of General Electric (“GE Appliances”), one of the premier manufacturers of kitchen and laundry products in the United States, for a cash consideration of USD 3.3 billion.

The acquisition enhances Electrolux’s position as a global player in home appliances, offering an unparalleled opportunity to invest in innovation and growth, which will benefit consumers, retailers, employees and shareholders.  


  • Attractive strategic fit in North America.
  • Significant synergies, primarily in sourcing and operations.
  • Cash consideration of USD 3.3 billion.
  • Transaction expected to be EPS accretive from year one.
  • Financing is provided by a committed bridge facility and the transaction is not subject to any financing conditions. A rights issue corresponding to approximately 25% of the consideration is planned following completion of the acquisition.
  • Completion of the acquisition is mainly subject to regulatory approvals. 

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