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Japanese consortium to launch 14 bln USD Toshiba buyout on Aug. 8

TOKYO, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) — Japan Industrial Partners Inc., a Tokyo-based funding fund, introduced Monday it would launch a 2 trillion yen (about 14 billion U.S. {dollars}) tender provide for Toshiba Corp. on Tuesday, a transfer that will finish the corporate’s 74-year historical past as a public firm.

The tender provide will run for 30 days by way of Sept. 20, throughout which the consortium goals to accumulate not less than two-thirds of Toshiba’s 432 million shares.

The transfer comes because the scandal-tarnished Japanese electronics and power large has been struggling to recuperate from a spate of issues over the previous decade, together with an accounting scandal and big losses in its U.S. nuclear enterprise.

Toshiba Chairperson Akihiro Watanabe requested shareholders to again the proposal, saying it’s the solely choice for Toshiba to return to its former energy.

“For those shareholders who have yet to make up their minds, I would ask them to read the material that has been disclosed and make a firm decision,” Watanabe instructed a news convention.

The buyout plan, if profitable, will permit Toshiba to chop ties with abroad activist shareholders searching for short-term shareholder returns and rebuild its enterprise underneath a extra secure shareholder base, the corporate has stated.