General Electric Co. (GE) is the front-runner to acquire Italy's privately held airplane parts supplier Avio, and will present its plans to Italian government officials Friday, Reuters news agency reported on its website, citing unnamed people familiar with the situation.
"GE is in the lead at the moment," the report quoted one of the people as saying, adding that the sale is being managed by Cinven, a private equity fund that controls Avio.
GE had no comment, the report said.
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