1. Canon in exclusive negotiations to acquire Toshiba Medical Systems for $6B

    Canon in exclusive negotiations to acquire Toshiba Medical Systems for $6B

    Canon has emerged as the exclusive bidder for Toshiba Medical Systems , beating out Fujifilm Holdings in the final round of discussions, and numerous others who were also reportedly interested, including Sony ( $SNE ), Konica Minolta and private equity players KKR, Bain Capital, the Carlyle Group and the U.K.'s Permira. Canon will have exclusive negotiating rights until March 18, during which the two sides will aim to hammer out the details of a final agreement, expected to be valued around ¥700 billion ($6 billion). "Toshiba has carried out a close evaluation of the overall proposals received from companies that expressed ...

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