Tag - acquisitions



A pedestrian walks outside an Aeon store near Kofukuji Matsubara shopping street in Yokohama in April 2022.
Jan 29, 2024
Japan's Aeon in exclusive talks to buy Tsuruha stake from Oasis
An increase in Aeon's stake would add to its drugstore business, a key growth driver for the firm.
U.S. National Economic Council Director Lael Brainard said President Joe Biden "continues to believe very strongly that steel is an important industry, a backbone of the transition we are driving in the economy.”
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 27, 2024
Biden aides signal importance of union jobs in Nippon Steel review
Top economic aides for President Joe Biden said he aims to preserve union jobs and domestic manufacturing in the U.S. steel sector.
Nippon Steel's plant in Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture. The firm submitted a cash offer to acquire U.S. Steel for $55 a share on Dec. 16.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 25, 2024
Sweetened offer in final hours clinched U.S. steel deal for Nippon
Nippon Steel executives submitted a sweetened cash offer to acquire the Pittsburgh-based company for $55 (¥8,120) a share on Dec. 16.
Sony had been expected to benefit from Zee’s deep library of content in regional Indian languages and its dozens of local television channels.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 22, 2024
Sony sends termination letter to Zee over India merger
The entertainment giant cited conditions of the merger agreement not being met as the reason for ending the deal with the Indian media network.
Toshiba went private through a takeover bid after a series of battles with activist shareholders.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 21, 2024
Management buyouts by big companies on rise in Japan
The total value of management buyout deals exceeded ¥1.4 trillion in Japan in 2023 to hit a record high.
A worker builds a home in Lillington, North Carolina, in June. Appetite among Japanese companies in the U.S. homebuilding market is growing as they struggle with a declining population at home.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 19, 2024
A $4.9 billion Japan deal for a U.S. builder heralds more M&A
Appetite among Japanese buyers in the U.S. homebuilding market is growing as they struggle with a declining population at home.
U.S. Steel’s agreement to sell itself to the Japanese steel-maker has turned into a political football, with key politicians and opponents of the deal seizing on the union’s claims that U.S. Steel didn’t comply with the labor agreement.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 7, 2024
U.S. Steel denies breach of labor agreements in Nippon deal
The Pittsburgh-based manufacturer said it repeatedly reached out to the United Steelworkers during the company’s strategic review before the sale.
A U.S. Steel coke works in Clairton, Pennsylvania
Dec 22, 2023
A steel deal that’s good for Japan and the U.S.
Nippon Steel’s announcement that it plans to purchase U.S. Steel has triggered an uproar in the United States.
The U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works in Clairton, Pennsylvania. U.S. President Joe Biden's top economic advisor said the purchase of the firm by Nippon Steel deserves serious scrutiny, in the latest sign of political pressure over the deal.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 22, 2023
Nippon-U.S. Steel deal deserves 'serious scrutiny,' White House says
The White House said it views a strong domestic steel industry as vital to the U.S. economy and national security.
In Toshiba, JIP takes on a sprawling company far bigger and more complex than any it acquired before.
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Dec 19, 2023
In buying Toshiba, JIP takes on corporate Japan's toughest job
While the fund has quietly built up a track record by carving out businesses from big manufacturers, Toshiba is more complex than any it acquired before.
United States Steel's Irvin Plant along the banks of the Monongahela River across from Glassport, Pennsylvania, in August
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 19, 2023
Nippon Steel defends buying U.S. Steel at premium in global push
The American steelmaker has been considering potential transactions since mid-August, after rejecting an offer from rival Cleveland-Cliffs.
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking is set to buy Australian data manager Link Administration Holdings for 1.11 billion Australian dollars.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 18, 2023
MUFG to buy Australia’s Link in ¥106 billion deal
The unit of Japan’s largest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, will pay AU$2.10 per share, a 23.5% premium to Friday’s closing stock price.
A liquefied natural gas terminal jointly operated by Tokyo Gas and JERA in Yokohama
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 16, 2023
Tokyo Gas unit buys U.S. producer Rockcliff Energy for $2.7 billion
The deal is part of Tokyo Gas' efforts to expand its North American shale gas operations to meet growing demand for natural gas.
Taro Shimada, president and CEO of Toshiba, will remain in his post after the company goes private next week.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 14, 2023
JIP-led group to have majority on Toshiba board after delisting
The delisting will end the conglomerate's 74-year history as a public company.
Japanese civil engineering group Infroneer said it would buy Japan Wind Development from Bain Capital for about $1.4 billion.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 12, 2023
Japan's Infroneer to buy Japan Wind Development from Bain Capital
The $1.4 billion acquisition will expand the Japanese civil engineering group's renewable energy business.
Sogo & Seibu labor union members strike in front of the flagship Seibu Ikebukuro store in Tokyo's Toshima Ward on Aug. 31.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 6, 2023
After troubled sale, prospects for Sogo & Seibu uncertain
Department store operator must develop a new template for survival under the management of an investment fund.
SoftBank has agreed to buy a majority stake in Irish software developer Cubic Telecom for around €473 million.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2023
SoftBank buys majority stake in Irish car software developer
SoftBank will acquire 51% of Cubic Telecom, which provides a platform for automakers to update software functions in cars globally and in real time.
Alaska Airlines has announced that it will buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion, consolidating its position as the nation's fifth-largest carrier if it can attain regulatory approval.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2023
How Alaska Airlines’ CEO landed deal to buy Hawaiian Airlines
Ben Minicucci spent six months negotiating the purchase of Hawaiian Airlines in a bid to grow his company.
Christian Sinding, chief executive officer of EQT, in Tokyo in September
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 28, 2023
Private equity giant EQT buys stake in Japanese startup HRBrain
The purchase marks a rare attempt by a global private equity giant to boost returns through young enterprises in the Asian country.
A Tsuruha Holdings store in Otaru, Hokkaido. The drug store chain is considering selling the entire company for about $4 billion or even more, sources said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2023
Japan’s Tsuruha weighs sale after proxy battle with Oasis
The company is working with an adviser on the potential transaction and has reached out to some private equity firms to gauge their interest.


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