Time matters

20 June 2016 By Olaf Storbeck

The German group overpaid for U.S. oil kit maker Dresser-Rand just before the oil price collapsed. Now it is to fork out $1.1 bln to team up with wind turbine rival Gamesa, whose shares have rallied in recent years. Had it got its timing better, Siemens could have saved $3 bln.

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