Micro M&A advisers riding population trends to success

Feb 13, 2017

Micro M&A advisers riding population trends to success

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Boutique advisers specializing in micro mergers and acquisitions for mostly family-run firms are enjoying a boom as the aging, shrinking population puts the squeeze on Japan’s small business landscape. There are no industrywide figures for deals between ¥500 million and ¥1 billion, but boutique ...

Feb 9, 2017

Carlsberg said to weigh bid for $1.2 billion Tsingtao stake

Carlsberg A/S, the Danish beer-maker, is weighing the purchase of a 20 percent stake in China’s Tsingtao Brewery Co., people familiar with the matter said. The Copenhagen-based company is working with an adviser on a potential bid for the Tsingtao stake being sold by ...

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 ...