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ACQUISITIONS

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 14, 2017
Trump bars Chinese equity firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S. chipmaker, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose deals that involve technologies with potential military applications.
EDITORIALS
Aug 20, 2017
Learning from overseas M&A cases that went wrong
Japanese companies that have an appetite for overseas M&As should first learn from the mistakes of others.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 1, 2017
MUFG arms itself with ¥1 trillion war chest for acquisitions
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.'s trust banking arm is seeking acquisitions abroad and has ¥1 trillion to spend as it seeks to become one of the 15 biggest asset managers worldwide.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 7, 2017
Konica Minolta, INCJ to acquire U.S. genetic testing firm in a deal of up to $1 billion
Konica Minolta Inc. said Thursday that it will partner with Innovation Network Corp. of Japan to buy the U.S. genetic testing firm Ambry Genetics Corp. for up to $1 billion.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 16, 2017
Amazon to plunk down $13.7 billion for upmarket grocer Whole Foods
Amazon.com Inc said it would buy Whole Foods Market Inc. in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2017
Renesas may issue shares to fund war chest ahead of any buying spree: CEO
Automotive chip-maker Renesas Electronics Corp. is hungry for more acquisitions amid a wave of mega-mergers in the industry and may need to issue equity shares sometime in the future to build its war chest, Bunsei Kure, its CEO, said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 13, 2017
Micro M&A advisers riding population trends to success
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.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 10, 2017
Mitsubishi Chemical to acquire U.S. carbon fiber plant from German firm
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. said Tuesday that it will acquire a U.S. carbon fiber plant from a German carbon-based product maker to meet growing demand for materials used in making automobiles and wind generators.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 7, 2016
Idemitsu Kosan, Showa Shell mull tie-up prior to merger
Oil distributors Idemitsu Kosan Co. and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. are in talks for a capital and business tie-up ahead of their planned merger, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 22, 2016
Renesas Electronics looks to acquire Intersil amid automotive chip push
Renesas Electronics Corp. said Monday it is considering acquiring U.S. chipmaker Intersil Corp., but revealed few details of the prospective deal.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 9, 2016
Dentsu to buy U.S. data marketing firm Merkle Group
Advertising agency Dentsu Inc. said Tuesday it will buy a majority stake in U.S. data marketing agency Merkle Group Inc. as it expands its overseas portfolio.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 19, 2016
SoftBank shares dive on concerns over balance sheet
Shares in SoftBank Group Corp. plunged in Tokyo on Tuesday after it unveiled its ¥3.3 trillion takeover of chip designer ARM Holdings PLC, a deal that marks founder Masayoshi Son's biggest gamble so far on the future of technology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 19, 2016
Why SoftBank is spending ¥3.3 trillion on a U.K. chipmaker
Inside nearly every smartphone, tablet, e-reader and smartwatch are tiny microprocessors that tell the machine what to do. Small pulses of energy move from a gadget's battery through millions of tiny transistors, triggering commands and responses in nanoseconds, be it playing games, posting to Facebook,...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 4, 2016
Hitachi Zosen eyes M&A to beef up energy-from-waste business
Hitachi Zosen Corp., a Japanese builder of plants and bridges, is pursuing mergers and acquisitions as it seeks to strengthen its waste-to-energy plant business and expand to South Asia and the Middle East.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Apr 4, 2016
For Hon Hai, turning around Sharp will be tougher than takeover
Terry Gou has pledged to keep Sharp intact, respect its independence and try to preserve jobs. He will have a hard time keeping those agreements.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 9, 2016
Canon offers ¥700 billion for Toshiba medical unit, report says
Canon Inc. is the leading contender to win the bidding for Toshiba Corp.'s medical unit with an offer exceeding ¥700 billion ($6.2 billion), sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 19, 2016
Dentsu considering 60 businesses for acquisition
Dominant advertising agency Dentsu Inc. has locked sights on as many as 60 acquisition targets to bring more technology and talent to its global business.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 16, 2015
Yahoo Japan agrees to buy travel site Ikyu for ¥100 billion
Yahoo Japan Corp. has agreed to acquire Ikyu Corp. for as much as ¥100.2 billion, using its biggest-ever deal to bolster its online travel business.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 11, 2015
Dow Chemical, DuPont agree to combine in merger of equals
Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co., two historic giants of U.S. industry, will join in an all-stock merger of equals to create three new businesses in a deal described as the largest ever in the chemicals industry.

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