Tue, Feb. 24, 10:00 AM
- Further expanding its transportation business overseas, Hitachi (OTCPK:HTHIY -1.7%) has agreed to pay $1B for two units from Finmeccanica (OTCPK:FINMY -2.7%), which is looking to concentrate on its core aerospace and defense businesses.
- Hitachi will pay €773M ($876.1M) for Finmeccanica’s 40% stake in rail signaling operator Ansaldo and €36M for its unprofitable train manufacturer AnsaldoBreda.
- Following the closing of the deal, Hitachi will launch a mandatory tender offer on Ansaldo’s publicly traded shares, potentially boosting its total payout to as much as $2.5B.
- Previously: Hitachi confirms bid for Finmeccanica train-making, signal assets (Dec. 17 2014)
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Dec. 17, 2014, 11:05 AM
- A Hitachi (OTCPK:HTHIY) exec has confirmed a company bid for Finmeccanica's (OTCPK:FINMY) train-making unit AnsaldoBreda and a 40% stake in its rail signaling company Ansdaldo.
- Chief Operating Officer Toshiaki Higashihara declined to comment on the bid price, but the Nikkei previously reported that the offer was likely worth around $1.7B.
- Finmeccanica said on Tuesday it had received an offer from Insigma for AnsaldoBreda.
Dec. 16, 2014, 10:24 AM| 1 Comment
Sep. 2, 2014, 3:03 AM
- The European trade body in China has dismissed reports stating Beijing was planning to require foreign auto parts suppliers in the country to form local joint ventures.
- The rumors surfaced as Chinese regulators cracked down on the country's auto industry, seeking to enforce a 2008 antitrust law.
- Last month, China issued $201M in fines against 12 Japanese companies for manipulating prices, while many foreign automakers have lowered their spare parts prices to appease local regulators.
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Aug. 20, 2014, 3:10 AM
- China's anti-monopoly regulator has issued fines against 12 Japanese companies for colluding over prices of auto parts and bearings.
- The penalties total 1.2B yuan ($201.8M) and fine companies including Hitachi (OTCPK:HTHIY), Sumitomo (OTCPK:SSUMY), Mitsubishi Electric (OTCPK:MIELY), Jtekt (OTCPK:JTEKY) and Denso (OTCPK:DNZOY).
- China has been increasing its efforts to bring companies into compliance with an anti-monopoly law enacted in 2008, and has recently taken aim at the country's auto sector.
Aug. 15, 2014, 2:35 PM
- Canada's Bombardier (OTCQX:BDRBF, OTC:BOMBF) and Japan's Hitachi (OTCPK:HTHIY) are the two frontrunners to buy the cash-strapped rail subsidiaries of italy's Finmeccanica (OTCPK:FINMF), Reuters reports.
- Finmeccanica has been trying to sell its cash-strapped train division together with its profitable rail signals business for three years to help reduce net debts of €4.8B ($6.4B).
- Bombardier is said to be well-placed to win because it already works with the AnsaldoBreda train division in the development, production and sale of the new Frecciarossa 1000 train.
Jun. 13, 2014, 7:44 AM
- GE Vice Chairman John Rice has stated that General Electric (GE) will pursue its bid over Alstom (ALSMY) alone. The statement comes after Siemens (SIEGY) announced it would partner up with Mitsubishi (MHVYF) and possibly Hitachi (HTHIY) for a joint bid over the French energy business.
- “We don’t think we need a partner in the context of our bid,” says Rice. “We feel really good about the way the process is working, and interactions that we had with the government.”
- GE has put in a $17B bid for Alstom.
Jun. 12, 2014, 3:20 AM
- Hitachi (HTHIY) is said to be in talks in joining Siemens' (SIEGY) bid on Alstom's (ALSMY) energy business, the Nikkei business daily reports. The account comes after yesterday's announcement of Mitsubishi (MHVYF) coming on as a partner to Siemens' bid.
- Siemens is looking to ramp up its effort to out do General Electric's (GE) $17B offer.
Nov. 1, 2013, 11:31 AM
- Hitachi (HTHIY) is selling 10.87M of the 25M Western Digital (WDC -0.7%) shares it received as part of its compensation for the latter's purchase of the former's hard drive unit. (PR)
- The shares are being sold through a secondary offering that has been priced at $67 (3% below WDC's current trading price), and features a 1.63M-share underwriter option.
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