Tag - acquisitions



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.
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.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 17, 2014
Chugai denies report on Roche's bid for control
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. is not in talks to become a wholly owned unit of Roche Holdings AG, contrary to a recent report about a $10 billion (¥1.02 trillion) share deal linked to the matter, the Tokyo-based drugmaker said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 6, 2014
SoftBank suspending T-Mobile buyout talks, sources say
SoftBank Corp. is putting on hold negotiations to acquire T-Mobile US Inc. through its subsidiary Sprint Corp., citing difficulties gaining approval from regulators.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 9, 2014
Goldman's Japan M&A chief sees hunger for more deals
When a 210-year-old vinegar company bought Unilever's Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce business last month, it showed that Japanese firms are becoming more adventurous in their search for growth, said Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s national head of mergers and acquisitions.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 1, 2014
Mizkan completes purchase of Unilever's U.S. pasta sauce business
Food manufacturer Mizkan Holdings Co. on Tuesday said it has completed its purchase of the U.S. pasta sauce brands of Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 23, 2014
Failed Alstom bid rocks MHI's global strategy
The failure of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to acquire the energy-system assets of France's Alstom SA has put the Japanese engineering group at the risk of falling far behind U.S. rival General Electric Co.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 3, 2013
Panasonic eyes growth via auto parts ventures
Panasonic Corp. is in talks with automotive parts makers for possible acquisitions or alliances as Japan's No. 2 TV maker seeks to expand the components it delivers to vehicle manufacturers.


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