Alstom expects to close GE deal by year-end

French power and transport group Alstom (ALSO.PA) said in a statement that it aimed to close the sale of its energy business to General Electric (GE.N) as early as possible in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Earlier on Tuesday, GE won European Union antitrust clearance to buy Alstom’s power business after agreeing to sell some of its assets to Italian competitor Ansaldo Energia