Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) has offered to sell assets in France and Germany as well as its core train control technology to gain EU antitrust approval for its EUR 1.7 billion ($1.8 billion) buy of Thales' (TCFP.PA) GTS railway signalling business, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. The Japanese conglomerate put in its offer to the European Commission on September 14, 2023, the same day it requested EU clearance for the deal, an EU regulatory filing showed on September 15, 2023.