French lawmakers were set to hear from the head of General Electric Co.’s local operations about the $17 billion bid for Alstom SA’s energy assets. Then Jeffrey Immelt flew in.
As France prepared for a night of soccer frenzy, hoping to see its team crush Switzerland in the World Cup, Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg appeared in Paris with a surprise announcement.
Jeffrey Immelt vanquished Siemens AG in the jockeying for Alstom SA’s energy assets and appeased French politicians. Now he’s looking ahead to the next obstacle: European regulators.
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