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MERGERS

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 16, 2020
T-Mobile's fate rests with judge after last arguments in Sprint trial
T-Mobile US Inc.'s bid to buy wireless rival Sprint Corp. is in a judge's hands after the companies made their final plea for him to reject a state lawsuit seeking to block the deal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 7, 2020
Japanese firms set to outspend Chinese rivals in Asia amid favorable landscape
Japanese firms outspent their Chinese rivals for the second year in a row to be the biggest deal-making force in Asia in 2019, aided by favorable financing and reduced competition in the face of U.S.-China tensions.
BUSINESS
Jan 3, 2020
Analyst expects judge to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger
A Cowen & Co. analyst predicts that states opposing T-Mobile US Inc.'s $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint Corp. may have convinced a federal judge to block the deal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 16, 2019
Shareholder activism rises in Japan as firms go hostile and investors speak out
Record shareholder activism is combining with rare hostile takeover bids in Japan, in a trend that's seen as good news for investors in the country's ¥675 trillion stock market.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Dec 15, 2019
Could merger talks finally produce a credible opposition force in Japan?
With the close of the extraordinary Diet session on Dec. 9, some of the largest opposition parties once again entered talks about merging before year's end, with an eye toward increasing their seats in the next general election. Here's a look at the talks and what they might mean for Japan's political...
EDITORIALS
Nov 20, 2019
Will Yahoo-Line merger produce a critical edge?
The attempt by Yahoo and Line to create a bigger online platform is a good news for Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 16, 2019
Line-Yahoo Japan merger may happen by end of 2020
Messaging app provider Line Corp. and the company controlling Yahoo Japan Corp. are considering merging their operations by the end of 2020.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 30, 2019
Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA Group exploring potential merger
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and French carmaker PSA Group are exploring a merger, in a potential deal that would reshape the global auto industry and create a European powerhouse to rival Volkswagen AG, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 14, 2019
Japan drugstore giants Cocokara and Matsumotokiyoshi in merger talks
Major drugstore chain Cocokara Fine Inc. said Wednesday it will enter merger negotiations with industry peer Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings Co.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 31, 2019
One-stop bourse handling stocks and commodities to launch in Japan in summer 2020
Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX) and Tokyo Commodity Exchange Inc. said Tuesday they have agreed on a merger to launch the country's first all-in-one exchange that can handle both stocks and commodity futures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 27, 2019
No need to review Renault-Nissan capital relationship, says French President Emmanuel Macron
Frances president says there is no need for Paris to lower its stake in Renault, and that his government sees no reason to review the current capital structure with Nissan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 25, 2019
Nissan shareholders express concern over strained partnership with Renault
A number of stakeholders showed distrust toward Renault, as the two automakers have clashed over a proposed merger and Renault's recent attempt to tie up with Fiat Chrysler.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 22, 2019
Japanese government played hidden role in breakdown of Fiat-Renault deal
Concerned that a merger could harm Nissan Motor Co., the Japanese government played a role in the breakdown of talks between Renault SA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 20, 2019
Macron to discuss Renault and Nissan with Abe next week, French official says
French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the situation regarding the alliance between carmakers Renault and Nissan with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week, an official at Macron's Elysee office said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 17, 2019
Revival of Fiat-Renault deal hinges on Nissan's backing and France's role
As Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Renault SA move on from their failed merger talks, a revival of discussions would depend on overcoming at least two major obstacles.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 13, 2019
Renault seeks greater role in Nissan governance reform
Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said Wednesday he was unhappy with a part of Nissan Motor Co.'s plans to bolster corporate governance following the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 12, 2019
Renault's Jean-Dominique Senard weakened as Macron snubs meeting, say sources
French President Emmanuel Macron has turned down a request to meet Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, who is furious over the government's interference at the carmaker, sources told Reuters, raising questions over Senard's future.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 11, 2019
Nissan extends olive branch to Renault as relations hit new low
In an interview with the Financial Times, Saikawa said Nissan must “make our peace” with the French carmaker and that the companies need to “stabilize and reinforce” their partnership.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 10, 2019
Revival of Fiat Chrysler merger plan may hinge on Renault cutting its stake in Nissan
Nissan is poised to urge Renault to significantly reduce its 43.4 percent stake in the Japanese company in return for supporting any FCA-Renault tie-up, sources said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jun 7, 2019
How the Fiat-Renault merger plan fell apart
Shortly after 9 p.m., as the sun began to set on the rotund glass facade housing Renault SA's headquarters on the outskirts of Paris, the board called a break. The group had gathered for the second time in as many days to sign off on a proposed merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. As the talks dragged...

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