Sony will invest more than $600 million in Olympus, the Nikkei
Olympus last year that comes with an alarming economic situation, to the point that Sony had to come to the rescue and support (and capital) for the Japanese camera and medical equipment does not disappear from the map. And according to Nikkei, Sony’s Investment will be big.
The report indicates that Sony wants to become the single largest shareholder of Olympus, and gain 10% of total shares in the amount of USD $ 623 million, more than 50,000 million yen. The agreement should be sealed next month, and in addition to the amounts millionaire, is notable for the fact that the financial situation of the same Sony is far from being the best .
Anyway, rather than an expense is an investment, they should see in the company of Kaz Hirai has the digital imaging business as one of the three pillars of his recovery. Moreover, Sony’s investment would not prevent some changes that they would be given in Olympus, such as the dismissal of 7% of its workforce.
Although the information has not been confirmed yet by any of the parties involved, usually do not give information Nikkei lightly. In fact, some of the features of the new design of the Nintendo 3DS were anticipated by Nikkei back a few weeks ago.
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