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MERGERS

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 9, 2018
Japan's Recruit Holdings buys U.S. job site Glassdoor for $1.2 billion
Through the tie-up, Recruit will gain access to extensive content such as employee reviews, while Glassdoor will seek to accelerate its push into markets outside the U.S.
EDITORIALS
May 2, 2018
Telecom deal would help and challenge Son
While Masayoshi Son will lose control of Sprint, the deal — if approved — will loosen financial constraints on his other businesses.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 2, 2018
Xerox CEO resigns as lawsuit puts Fujifilm deal at risk
Xerox's chief and six board members agree to step down in a victory for businessman Carl Icahn in his battle against the firms's $6.1 billion takeover by Fujifilm.
BUSINESS
Apr 30, 2018
Sainsbury grocer to add Asda in $10 Billion deal with Walmart
U.K. grocer J Sainsbury PLC plans to buy Walmart Inc.'s Asda in a £7.3 billion ($10 billion) deal that would transform the country's supermarket industry and leave the U.S. retailer as the combined company's biggest shareholder.
EDITORIALS
Apr 29, 2018
Competitive policy amid the falling population
With the population shrinking, markets are contracting. The government needs to decide how best to maintain competition between companies in such an environment.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 3, 2018
Cryptocurrency groups squabble over merger as shadow of regulation looms
Two Japanese groups vying to oversee the virtual-currency industry can't agree on terms for a merger seen as vital to warding off deeper government regulation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 20, 2017
Japan's Idemitsu and Showa Shell to merge key operations next spring
Japanese refiners Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. will combine management of their key businesses, an Idemitsu spokesman has said, pursuing a merger bitterly opposed by a core investor — Idemitsu's founding family.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 6, 2017
Japan's regional banks, facing demographic challenges, turn to deal-making for revenue
The grim outlook for smaller regional banks, who are suffering as the rural population shrinks rapidly, is prompting some to dive into a new, potentially lucrative line of business that until now was largely taboo: mergers and acquisitions.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 2, 2017
SoftBank expects final bid for Sprint-T-Mobile merger this week as prospects for deal fade fast
SoftBank Group Corp. is waiting to hear back from Deutsche Telekom AG on an 11th-hour bid to save a merger between Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile U.S. Inc. as the chances for a deal dwindle fast, according to people familiar with the matter.
EDITORIALS
Aug 20, 2017
Learning from overseas M&A cases that went wrong
Japanese companies that have an appetite for overseas M&As should first learn from the mistakes of others.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 28, 2017
Make Japan Inc. great again
Japanese firms must acquire a taste for startup mergers and acquisitions, if the nation is to regain its global competitive advantage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 20, 2017
Oil distributor Idemitsu moves closer to merger as high court upholds new share offering
Idemitsu Kosan Co. has taken another step toward merging with Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. after the Tokyo High Court upheld a lower court decision to allow a public offering of new shares.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 18, 2017
Court OKs Idemitsu share offering in step forward for merger plan
A Tokyo court on Tuesday approved Idemitsu Kosan Co.'s plan to issue new shares for a public offering, a decision that could propel the oil distributor's stalled plan to merge with Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 12, 2017
Nation's regional banks facing choice of mergers or extinction
Hiroshi Iwama and Mitsunori Watanabe used to joke about merging their banks in central Japan. When the Bank of Japan introduced negative interest rates last year, things got serious.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 7, 2017
What to expect at Idemitsu as acrimonious court battle looms
Idemitsu Kosan Co.'s plan to raise as much as ¥138.5 billion ($1.2 billion) by selling 48 million shares sent its stock on its biggest fall since 2008 on Tuesday. The refiner's move is the latest in the fight with its founding family over a merger with longtime rival Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 7, 2017
GE and Canon risk fines as EU clamps down on merger violations
General Electric Co., Merck KGaA, Sigma-Aldrich Corp. and Canon Inc. are the latest companies to risk hefty penalties as the European Commission clamps down on violations of its merger approval procedures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 3, 2017
Idemitsu row escalates as share offering spurs legal battle
The row between Idemitsu Kosan Co. and its founding family has escalated with the oil distributor saying it will issue new shares through a public offering that will weaken the family's control and allow it to pursue a stalled merger with Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 12, 2017
SoftBank may seek merger talks between Sprint, T-Mobile US
SoftBank Group may propose to T-Mobile US that the American mobile carrier enter merger talks with SoftBank's U.S. subsidiary Sprint, sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 24, 2017
In hunt for deal, Sprint said to look at options beyond T-Mobile
Wall Street is betting Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. will soon revive talks on a blockbuster merger, but a recent surge in demand for wireless assets has Sprint exploring other ways to unleash value.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2017
SoftBank reportedly in talks to merge OneWeb satellite startup with Intelsat
SoftBank Group Corp., the technology giant controlled by billionaire Masayoshi Son, is in talks to merge the satellite startup it's backing, OneWeb Ltd., with satellite provider Intelsat SA, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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