1. Sony, Terumo Remain Possible Alliance Partners for Olympus

    Sony, Terumo Remain Possible Alliance Partners for Olympus

    Olympus Corp. (7733) is continuing discussions with Sony Corp. (6758), Terumo Corp. (4543) and Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (4901) about possible tie-ups as the Japanese camera maker seeks to increase its capital in the aftermath of an accounting fraud. There’s a “50-50” chance Olympus will choose Sony as a partner, and odds are similar companies including Terumo may invest in Olympus, Chairman Yasuyuki Kimoto, 63, said in an interview yesterday. Forming an alliance with Panasonic Corp. (6752) is“less likely,” while the door is “still left open” for Fujifilm, he said.

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