Jan 4, 2017

In shift away from JGBs, Nippon Life looking to acquire U.S. firms

Nippon Life Insurance Co. President Yoshinobu Tsutsui has indicated that his company will consider targeting mainly U.S. life insurers and asset management companies under its business acquisition strategy abroad. The United States has a wide range of companies and strong growth potential, Tsutsui said ...

Dec 8, 2016

Terumo to buy catheter-related business of two U.S. firms

Terumo Corp. has agreed to buy part of the catheter-related operations of two U.S. medical equipment companies for $1.12 billion. The acquisition will be completed after a merger of the two U.S. companies, Abbott Laboratories and St. Jude Medical Inc., Terumo said Wednesday. After ...

Fujifilm to buy Takeda's research chemical arm: sources

Nov 3, 2016

Fujifilm to buy Takeda's research chemical arm: sources

Fujifilm Holdings Corp. will purchase Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s research chemical unit for roughly ¥200 billion ($1.94 billion) to improve its medical business, sources familiar with the plan said Thursday. Last month, Fujifilm made a successful bid for Wako Pure Chemical Industries Ltd., Japan’s top ...

Foreign firms eye up Vietnam's state brewers

Oct 24, 2016

Foreign firms eye up Vietnam's state brewers

Sloshed back at rowdy open-air “bia hoi” day and night, beer is Vietnam’s tipple of choice and now its cash-strapped government is drawing on the nation’s penchant for lager to raise billions of dollars by selling stakes in state-owned brewers. The unprecedented divestments in ...