As per those involved in the situation, Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE: ALU) is having a discussion with The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) concerning a loan that they wish to get in order to support their unyielding network equipment vendor’s balance sheet.
Those involved in the agreement and dealings also disclosed that the terms that are being discussed say that the New York-based investment bank would grant undisclosed amount as a loan to Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE: ALU) . While the Paris-based firm would be proposing some of its liabilities as collateral.
The shares of Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) increased by 16% in the last trading session. This is perhaps, the most noted increase, since FEB 2011. The company’s market value was raised to 2.16 billion Euros ($2.8 billion) by the stock gains. Prior to this gain, the company’s stock had hit a twenty-three year low, dropping by a massive 34 per cent.
Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) Cash Burn
Chief Financial Officer Paul Tufano said that the company has been burning around €700 million of cash every year from the time Lucent Technology merged with Alcatel SA. The company even sold some of its assets along with secondary patents as a part of the solution. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE: ALU) also used some of its assets as collateral for new funding.
Verwaayen is trying very hard to make things work for Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE: ALU). However, there is a debt of over €2 billion of debt that is due for the coming 3 years that is creating further problems for the former CEO of BT Group PLC (BT/A)’s along with weak sales and a troubled economic atmosphere where even thousands of job cuts have been unable to make up for the losses.
Verwaayen Selling Assets
In the past, by selling assets, Verwaayen has been able to make its impact on Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE: ALU) . In 2009, he was able to sell a share in the aerospace manufacturer Thales SA (HO) and in 2011 he consented to sell the Genesys call- center software department for $1.5 billion to Permira Advisers LLP.
Shares of Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE: ALU) were up by 2.04% to close at $1.00, whereas the shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) went down by 0.33% to close at $117.70.
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