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Toyoda Gosei Investing in Optical Design Experts Imuzak for Vehicle Module Development

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) is looking to accelerate its development of vehicle interior and exterior modules for the coming age of automated driving, investing in Imuzak Inc., a firm with strengths in optical design and evaluation. The outlay of 50 million yen ($450,000) is the first to be implemented by the new Corporate Venture Capital Department, established up by...

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Bando Chemical to Bolster Medical Device Business With Acquisition of Aimedic MMT

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) announced on April 5 that it signed a share purchase agreement to acquire all shares of Aimedic MMT Co. Ltd., a manufacturer, seller and provider of after-sale services for orthopedic medical devices. Acquired from a fund managed by the Polaris Capital Group Co. Ltd. for around 10.55 billion yen ($94.23 million), Aimedic MMT will become...

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Ube Industries to Acquire Spanish Compound Manufacturer Through European Subsidiary

Ube Industries Ltd. (TYO:4208) announced on April 8 that its consolidated subsidiary Ube Corporation Europe SAU (UCE) has decided to acquire Spanish compound manufacturer Repol SL. The companies have agreed to a share transfer on the basis of a deal for UCE to acquire a majority of Repol’s shares in late March. Based in Valencia, Spain, Repol operates a European...

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Bridgestone Acquires Digital Fleet Solutions Unit From Netherlands’ TomTom

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) on April 2 completed its acquisition of digital fleet solutions provider TomTom Telematics, a former business unit of TomTom NV of the Netherlands. The acquisition was effected after Bridgestone subsidiary Bridgestone Europe NV/SA received approval from regulatory authorities and satisfied other procedural requirements. The purchase price was 910 million euros ($1.03 billion). The acquired business operates the...

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Bridgestone to Acquire TomTom’s Digital Fleet Solutions Unit

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) plans to acquire TomTom Telematics BV, a subsidiary of TomTom NV of the Netherlands. The acquisition is expected to take place during the second quarter of the business year ending December 2019 for a purchase price of 910 million euros ($1.04 billion). TomTom Telematics operates a digital fleet solutions business that provides cloud-based services such as vehicle...

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Michelin Completes Acquisition of Camso for $1.36B

The Michelin Group announced on Dec. 18 that it has completed its acquisition of Camso Inc., a Canadian company engaged in the design, production and sales of off-the-road (OTR) mobility solutions. The final price of the acquisition came to $1.36 billion. Through this acquisition, French-based Michelin will become a global leader in the OTR market, tying together the abilities of...

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