Sep 13, 2016

Renesas to buy U.S. chip-maker Intersil for $3.2 billion

Renesas Electronics Corp. agreed to buy U.S. chipmaker Intersil Corp. for $3.2 billion, seeking to accelerate its efforts to sell more automotive components. Renesas is offering $22.50 per share, a 14 percent premium to Monday’s close, according to a statement to the Tokyo Stock ...

SoftBank's $120 billion debt nears Moody's downgrade trigger

Sep 6, 2016

SoftBank's $120 billion debt nears Moody's downgrade trigger

SoftBank Group Corp.’s debt — which is set to swell as its latest global acquisition became effective Monday — is nearing a level at which Moody’s Investors Service has said it will consider a rating downgrade. The Japanese wireless carrier’s purchase of British semiconductor ...

Aug 15, 2016

Sony buys British dance music label

Sony Corp. said it has acquired Britain’s dance music label Ministry of Sound Recordings Ltd. in a bid to enhance content for younger consumers in its music entertainment business. Ministry of Sound Recordings originated from a nightclub in South London and was founded in ...

Asahi sees yen windfall on AB InBev beer deal

Aug 4, 2016

Asahi sees yen windfall on AB InBev beer deal

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. could save about ¥30 billion ($297 million) on its purchase of European beer brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev NV because the yen has strengthened since the firms cut the deal. The brewer expects its purchase of Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beers ...

Jul 22, 2016

Komatsu to buy U.S. mining equipment maker Joy Global

Komatsu Ltd. said that it has agreed to acquire U.S. mining machinery maker Joy Global Inc. for $2.9 billion. Joy Global, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has production bases in the United States, China, Australia and elsewhere. Annual sales totaled $3.2 billion in the year ...

Jun 16, 2016

Nippon Paper to buy Weyerhaeuser drinks carton business

Nippon Paper Industries Co. said Thursday it has agreed to purchase the world’s third largest liquids packaging board business from U.S. timber company Weyerhaeuser Co. for $285 million. The U.S. business, which produces and sells paper containers for soft drinks and milk, will be ...