Mar 23, 2016

NTT board to discuss Perot bid this week

The board of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. is planning this week to discuss a proposed takeover of Dell Inc.’s Perot Systems division, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The board of Japan’s biggest phone company will discuss issues including a ...

Mar 8, 2016

NTT Data preparing to buy Dell's Perot Systems

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. is in final talks to buy Perot Systems, an information technology services affiliate of U.S. computer giant Dell Inc., sources said Tuesday. The deal is worth over ¥400 billion. The purchase would help NTT strengthen its operations overseas at ...

Asahi makes offer for Peroni, Grolsch beers from AB InBev

Feb 11, 2016

Asahi makes offer for Peroni, Grolsch beers from AB InBev

Budweiser brewer AB InBev has received a binding offer of €2.55 billion ($2.85 billion) from Asahi Group Holdings for the European beer brands Grolsch, Peroni and Meantime — a sale that is meant to address regulatory concerns about AB InBev’s mega-merger with SABMiller. The ...

Jan 19, 2016

Son's SoftBank vision at risk as Sprint goes from bad to worse

The acquisition of Sprint Corp. was supposed to help Masayoshi Son realize his vision of transforming SoftBank Group Corp. into the world’s most valuable company. Instead, the 2013 deal has become his biggest setback so far, dragging down SoftBank shares and cutting into the ...

Jan 9, 2016

Asahi mulls buying Peroni, Grolsch brands

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. is considering acquiring SABMiller PLC’s Peroni and Grolsch beer brands in a deal estimated at several hundreds of billions of yen, informed sources said Saturday. The Japanese beverage group is expected to make a bid for the two popular European ...

Jan 3, 2016

Major insurers on hunt for M&As

The chiefs of Japan’s top insurance companies are eager to keep pursuing mergers and acquisitions abroad because the domestic market is expected to shrink, interviews show. In 2015, Nippon Life Insurance Co. bought smaller rival Mitsui Life Insurance Co. and National Australia Bank’s insurance ...

Dec 22, 2015

Japan's Recruit to acquire Dutch employment firm USG People

Recruit Holdings Co. agreed to buy USG People NV of the Netherlands for just over €1.4 billion ($1.5 billion) as Japan’s biggest provider of temporary staff seeks to boost growth in Europe. Recruit will offer €17.50 ($19) in cash for each share in Almere, ...

Chinese firm to acquire ski resort in Hokkaido

Nov 12, 2015

Chinese firm to acquire ski resort in Hokkaido

Commercial facility management company Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart Co. is to buy a major ski resort in Hokkaido for ¥18.3 billion. China-based Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart said it will acquire all outstanding shares in Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, a ski resort in the village of ...