For EADS, the deal is interesting from a strategic point of view because of Atlas' systems business. Up to now, EADS had no or only a limited exposure to the naval electronics business.
More Quotes from Nils Machemehl:The deal looks interesting from a strategic point of view because the Spanish market offers stronger growth rates (than Germany).
If EADS took over Thales, they would have to find ways to hand off certain parts of the business as soon as possible. But getting that through Thales and the French state is especially difficult because in the end it's a dismantling of Thales.
The forecast is too conservative.
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