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MERGERS

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 6, 2023
Western Digital and Kioxia revive merger talks as flash memory demand slides
The companies, which have a joint venture that produces flash chips, have been circling each other for years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 11, 2022
Seven-Eleven parent to sell Sogo & Seibu stores to U.S. fund
The U.S. investment fund said it will revamp the operator of Sogo and Seibu department stores by teaming up with electrical appliances retailer Yodobashi Camera.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 25, 2022
Morgan Stanley joint venture with MUFG tops first-half Japan M&A
The total value of all deals involving Japanese companies in the six months through June was roughly u00a512 trillion, down about 20% from a year earlier.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 3, 2022
Toshiba director opposes board nominees from Elliott and Farallon
The opposition signals a possible conflict ahead in what has become a litmus test for corporate governance in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 2, 2022
Toshiba reveals buyout and alliance offers ahead of key shareholder meeting
The conglomerate's nuclear business, which is deemed important to Japan's national security, is seen as a major obstacle to any move to make Toshiba privately owned.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 26, 2022
Daiwa hiring M&A bankers in U.S. and Europe to tap dealmaking boom
By boosting its overseas network of about 500 investment bankers, Daiwa hopes to hit its target of earning u00a550 billion annually from M&A advisory in three to five years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
May 18, 2021
AT&T-Discovery deal highlights media's thirst to be like Netflix
Discovery brings a global footprint with its pan-European television sports network Eurosport, as well as a portfolio of broadcast channels across Europe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 17, 2021
AT&T prepares to merge media assets with Discovery in major strategy shift
The move, to combine Discovery's reality-TV empire with AT&T's vast media holdings, would be a surprise reversal and position the new firm to take on Netflix and Walt Disney.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 2, 2021
Yahoo Japan operator merges with Line to take on foreign tech giants
With a combined user base of about 150 million in Japan, the merger of Z Holdings and Line will create one of the biggest information technology companies in the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 12, 2021
Cash piles and hostile bids set stage for a wild year in Japan M&A
While the broader trends that have driven recent overseas moves will likely hold, companies are also focusing inward, as they restructure assets and evaluate domestic competition.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 27, 2020
Japan set for blockbuster bonds after NTT revives M&A push
For investors, giant bond sales are attractive because issuers usually need to pay a premium to compensate for the added risk of large repayments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 26, 2020
Nomura seeks M&A bankers as Japan deals surge during pandemic
Japan has driven a global revival in M&A activity in recent months, as the economy shows early signs of a recovery.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2020
At SoftBank, almost everyone thinks going private is a bad idea
No one has pulled off a buyout anywhere close to SoftBank's u00a514 trillion valuation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 17, 2020
Japanese officials tried to push Nissan-Honda merger talks, report says
The idea disappeared before it reached the boards of the two companies, the Financial Times said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 12, 2020
KKR and Carlyle are betting on a resurgence in Japan dealmaking
Private-equity firms including KKR & Co. and Carlyle Group Inc. are betting on a pickup in Japanese deal-making later this year as companies take steps to protect themselves against the coronavirus-fueled downturn.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 3, 2020
Yahoo Japan and Line to postpone merger to March due to coronavirus
The operator of Yahoo Japan online services and messaging app provider Line Corp. said Monday they will postpone their merger to March of next year due to the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 3, 2020
SoftBank-backed Oyo merging Japan units and appointing new CEO
The reorganization involves Oyo's hotel-booking and apartment-rental units coming together into a single company called Oyo Japan, to be led by Ryoma Yamamoto as CEO.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 30, 2020
Yahoo Japan operator and Line to delay merger planned for October
The SoftBank Corp. group company that controls Yahoo Japan Corp. and messaging app provider Line Corp. said Tuesday their merger planned for October will be delayed as antitrust screening in some countries is taking longer than expected due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 8, 2020
Analysts see pandemic accelerating pace of mergers in Japan
Transactions here and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific will pick up before the U.S. and Europe do, experts say.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 6, 2020
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