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MERGERS

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 4, 2015
Toshiba, Fujitsu, Vaio reportedly discussing massive PC merger
The three firms are reported to be in talks on consolidating their personal computer businesses to create a behemoth with a large market share.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 13, 2015
Refiners Idemitsu and Showa Shell agree to merge as fuel consumption shrinks
Idemitsu Kosan Co. and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. have agreed to merge on an equal footing, they said Thursday, in a move that could trigger realignment in Japan's highly competitive refinery industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 15, 2015
FamilyMart, Uny agree all-stock merger
FamilyMart Co. has agreed to buy Uny Group Holdings Co., the operator of the Circle K and Sunkus chains, creating the nation's second-largest convenience store operator.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 26, 2015
Nissay seen looking to buy Mitsui Life for ¥400 billion in insurance sector shake-up
Nippon Life Insurance Co. is considering buying its smaller competitor, Mitsui Life Insurance Co., in an attempt to regain the crown as the country's top premium revenue earner.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 9, 2015
Chip firms ink $66 billion in mega mergers as Internet of Things connections spread
Chip companies are merging, signing $66 billion worth of deals this year alone in preparation for an explosion of demand from all walks of life as the next technological revolution takes hold: the Internet of Things.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 26, 2015
Mizuho seeks to build on No. 1 M&A rank by hiring bankers abroad
Mizuho Financial Group Inc., which vaulted to the top spot among Japan's merger advisers this year by working with Japan Post Holdings Co. and Itochu Corp., plans to build on that position by hiring bankers in the United States and Asia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 11, 2015
FamilyMart likely to absorb Uny in forming second-biggest convenience store chain
FamilyMart Co. and Uny Group Holdings Co. have confirmed they are in merger talks and will decide the basic terms by August to form Japan's second-largest convenience store chain in terms of sales.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 24, 2015
Japan Inc. shops abroad to duck bleak domestic prospects
With shrinking prospects at home and the threat of further yen weakness, Japanese companies are rushing to buy overseas and seem willing to pay top dollar, as shown by Japan Post's $5 billion bid for Australia's Toll Holdings.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 9, 2015
Tepco and Chubu Electric to merge thermal power plant operations
Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co. will transfer operation of their thermal power plants to a new 50-50 joint venture, creating a huge thermal power company with a dominating market share, the two utilities said on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 9, 2015
Growth concerns loom for Daiichi Sankyo on drug warning
Daiichi Sankyo Co. risks losing a slice of revenue to generic-medicine competition next year. Now, the drugmaker's plans to fill the gap have hit a roadblock and investors worry that growth may flounder.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 8, 2015
Tepco and Chubu Electric to merge existing thermal power plants
Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co. will transfer operations of their existing thermal power plants to a new joint venture, creating a huge thermal power company with a dominating market share.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 6, 2015
RadioShack files for bankruptcy, will sell up to 2,400 stores
Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Thursday and said it had a deal in place to sell as many as 2,400 stores to an affiliate of hedge fund Standard General, its lender and largest shareholder.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 20, 2014
Oil firm Idemitsu mulls acquisition of rival Showa Shell
The nation's No. 2 oil distributor might acquire No. 5 rival Show Shell in a deal that could trigger an industrywide consolidation as oil demand shrinks.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 7, 2014
Higo and Kagoshima banks talk of merger
Higo Bank and Kagoshima Bank are finalizing talks on a merger, officials said on Friday, amid broader realignment moves in the regional banking sector.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 25, 2014
After IPO, Recruit finds 100 potential acquisition targets
Recruit Holdings Co., Japan's biggest provider of temporary staff, has identified about 100 global companies as potential takeover targets since its an initial public offering this month.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 9, 2014
Rakuten to acquire Ebates in Japan's biggest e-commerce deal
Rakuten Inc. has agreed to buy U.S. rebates website Ebates Inc. in Japan's largest-ever e-commerce deal as the operator of the country's biggest online mall seeks overseas growth through acquisitions.
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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 6, 2014
Murdoch's Fox abandons Time Warner takeover bid
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox decided to pull its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner Inc. on Tuesday, abandoning plans to create one of the world's largest media conglomerates.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2014
Hitachi CEO open to deeper ties, merger talks with Mitsubishi Heavy
Hitachi Ltd.'s chief executive officer said he's open to deeper ties, which could include merger talks, with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., after the equipment makers failed in their bid for Alstom SA's power business.
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2014
Regional banks face growing pressure to merge
Regulators are increasing the pressure on regional banks to consolidate, worried that shrinking populations outside Japan's major cities will leave lenders too weak to stand on their own.

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