GE Capital, already the nation's top commercial lending and leasing company, could announce a deal as early as this week to expand that business further by purchasing Transamerica Financial Corp., analysts said.

The unit was put on the block in March by Aegon NV, which bought the unit's parent, Transamerica Corp., last year for $9.7 billion.

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