SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 03/2019

Dear readers,

March 2019 | August Zierl, Reinhold Hundt

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager rejected the merger of Alstom and Siemens Mobility. This decision has since been followed by Europe-wide discussions as to what extent this step may have helped or hindered Europe and the sector in particular. If one were to ask Michael E. Porter, a leading branch analyst and the author of the Five Forces Model, one answer would be that: railway transport and infrastructure companies in Europe and throughout the world can be thankful for the decision, because they will be able to retain their existing purchasing power....