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ACQUISITIONS

BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 30, 2015
Mizuho Financial eyes stake in Matthews International Capital
Mizuho Financial Group Inc. said Wednesday it will take a roughly 16 percent stake in Matthews International Capital Management LLC, a U.S. fund management company with a focus on Asia, in a bid to improve the profitability of its asset management business.
JAPAN / Media
Sep 28, 2015
PR firm Sunny Side Up Inc. to buy Tokyo Weekender publisher BC Media Group
Sunny Side Up Inc., a Tokyo-based public relations agency, announced Friday it will purchase Bulbous Cell Media Group, which publishes the English-language magazine Tokyo Weekender.
BUSINESS
Sep 9, 2015
Takeover of Amlin makes other Lloyd's insurers bid targets
Amlin PLC's $5.3 billion takeover by a Japanese competitor has put the remaining four publicly traded Lloyd's of London insurers in the spotlight for a possible takeover.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 8, 2015
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to buy British insurer Amlin for ¥635 billion
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. said Tuesday that it will buy Britain's nonlife insurer Amlin PLC for around ¥635 billion, as it pursues global expansion in the face of a shrinking domestic market.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 8, 2015
FamilyMart buys midsize convenience store chain Cocostore
Japan's third-biggest convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. has agreed to buy smaller local rival Cocostore Corp. for around ¥13 billion as part of a major industry realignment in the face of a shrinking domestic market, the company announced Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 26, 2015
Nissay seen looking to buy Mitsui Life for ¥400 billion in insurance sector shake-up
Nippon Life Insurance Co. is considering buying its smaller competitor, Mitsui Life Insurance Co., in an attempt to regain the crown as the country's top premium revenue earner.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 19, 2015
SoftBank beefs up Sprint stake with second purchase this month
SoftBank Group increased its stake in Sprint Corp. a second time this month, acquiring ¥7.51 billion($73 million) of stock in the unprofitable U.S. wireless operator.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 12, 2015
Sumitomo Life to buy Buffett-backed Symetra for $3.8 billion
Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. agreed to buy Symetra Financial Corp. for about $3.8 billion (¥473.5 billion) as the Japanese company seeks to expand in the U.S.
BUSINESS
Jul 24, 2015
Long history of money-losers for Japan Inc.
Here we go again?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 24, 2015
Meiji Yasuda to buy StanCorp insurance group in ¥624 billion deal
One of the biggest takeovers of an overseas company by a Japanese life insurer, the move is part of the Tokyo-based company's broader overseas expansion plans.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 10, 2015
GE reportedly to seek first bids for Japan leasing unit in late August
General Electric Co. will seek initial bids for its Japanese leasing business in late August, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 10, 2015
Tokio Marine buys HCC for $7.5 billion in biggest takeover
Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. agreed to buy HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. for about $7.5 billion (about ¥941.3 billion) in the biggest acquisition by a Japanese insurer, stepping up an overseas expansion to counter stagnation at home.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 19, 2015
Nippon Life to buy insurance agencies operator
Nippon Life Insurance Co. plans to acquire an operator of independent insurance agencies to expand sales channels and better respond to customer demands, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 26, 2015
Rakuten to buy Japan unit of U.S. currency trader FXCM
FXCM Inc., a major U.S. provider of online foreign exchange trading services announced Wednesday that it has agreed to sell its Japanese unit, FXCM Japan Securities Co., to Rakuten Securities Inc. for $62 million.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 6, 2015
Sompo Japan to purchase 15% stake in French re-insurer Scor
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings Inc. will buy a 15 percent stake in French re-insurer Scor SE in potentially its biggest-ever overseas investment.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 3, 2014
Otsuka to buy U.S. biopharmaceutical firm Avanir for $3.5 billion to expand into neurology
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. said Tuesday it will acquire California-based biopharmaceutical firm Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $3.54 billion in an attempt to accelerate expansion in the area of neurology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2014
Two banks emerge as potential buyers of Citigroup Japan units
Citigroup Inc. has held the second round of an auction to sell its retail and credit card businesses in Japan, apparently short-listing two domestic banks, sources close to the matter said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 29, 2014
Daiichi Sankyo to buy Ambit to strengthen cancer product line
Daiichi Sankyo Co. has agreed to buy U.S.-based Ambit Biosciences Corp. for as much as $410 million to bolster its pipeline of cancer treatments.
BUSINESS
Aug 26, 2014
Boeing lands $8.8 billion BOC Aviation order on Asian demand
Boeing Co. won an order for $8.8 billion in jets from BOC Aviation Pte. as the aircraft lessor made its biggest-ever purchase to help meet surging travel demand in Asia.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 19, 2014
Hitachi metals to buy major U.S. foundry
Hitachi Metals Ltd., Japan's biggest maker of magnets containing rare earths, will pay $1.3 billion for Wisconsin-based Waupaca Foundry Inc., gaining four foundries in the company's home state and two others elsewhere in the U.S.

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