Sharp eyes quick close to Hon Hai takeover deal

Feb 29, 2016

Sharp eyes quick close to Hon Hai takeover deal

Sharp Corp. said Monday it hopes to finalize a takeover deal with Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. “as soon as practically possible” without setting a deadline for inking the bailout package. “Sharp and Hon Hai Precision Industry have not set a signing date,” ...

Dec 31, 2015

Icahn trumps Bridgestone in battle to buy Pep Boys

Wall Street activist investor Carl Icahn won a bidding war Wednesday for U.S. auto service chain Pep Boys with an all-cash $1 billion deal after Japanese tire giant Bridgestone pulled out. Icahn, who is expected to split the company and merge its retail side ...

Sep 30, 2014

Lawson to buy high-end supermarket operator Seijo Ishii

Lawson Inc. said Tuesday it will purchase high-end supermarket operator Seijo Ishii Co. on Oct. 31 as part of moves to expand its operations. The major convenience store operator will acquire all outstanding Seijo Ishii shares from investment fund Marunouchi Capital Co., which now ...

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'armed invasion' in Crimea

Feb 28, 2014

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'armed invasion' in Crimea

Ukraine accused Russia of staging an “armed invasion” of Crimea on Friday and appealed to the West to guarantee its territorial integrity after pro-Moscow gunmen took control of the peninsula’s main airport. Amid the spiralling tensions in the ex-Soviet state, the country’s ousted president, ...

Lixil mulls another overseas takeover

Jan 8, 2014

Lixil mulls another overseas takeover

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Lixil Group Corp., which agreed to buy bathroom-fixture makers American Standard Brands and Grohe Group last year, is studying another overseas acquisition to boost revenue from emerging markets. The planned deal will help Tokyo-based Lixil achieve its target of increasing sales from emerging markets ...

Sep 27, 2013

Toray in deal to buy U.S. carbon fiber maker Zoltek

Toray Industries Inc., which makes the carbon fiber used in Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner, has agreed to buy Zoltek Companies Inc. for $584 million (about ¥57.6 billion) to expand into markets including windmill blades and auto parts. Toray, based in Tokyo and the world’s ...