Sanyo (SANYY.PK +1%) would love to be acquired (at the right price, rather than a discounted...

|By:, SA News Editor

Sanyo (SANYY.PK +1%) would love to be acquired (at the right price, rather than a discounted tender offer) by Panasonic (PC), to form a battery behemoth. So it's increasing investment in its solar and auto battery segments. A merger could shake up everything from renewable energy to smart grids, and spell disaster for new players such as A123 Systems (AONE -4.9%).