Acquisitions and divestments

Divestments and Assets held for sale

There were no significant divestments in 2016 and 2015.

During 2014, ABB divested several businesses which were primarily its Full Service business, the Meyer Steel Structures business of Thomas & Betts, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) business of Thomas & Betts and the Power Solutions business of Power-One. Total cash proceeds from all business divestments during 2014 amounted to $1,090 million, net of transaction costs and cash disposed.

In September 2016, ABB announced an agreement to divest its high-voltage cable system business (Cables business). The assets and liabilities of this business are shown as assets and liabilities held for sale in our Consolidated Balance Sheet as at December 31, 2016. The divestment was completed on March 1, 2017.

For more information on our divestments, see “Note 3 Acquisitions and business divestments” to our Consolidated Financial Statements.