JAPAN > A consortium of Apple, Bain, South Korean Chipmaker SK Hynic, Dell Inc., Seagate Technology Plc. and Kingston signed $18 billion deal to buy Toshiba’s chip division

toshiba logo A consortium led by Bain Capital LP has agreed to take over the chip unit of Toshiba Corporation for $18 billion to stave off a potential delisting for the unit. However, due to too many conflicting interests for the eight member group, a Tokyo news conference on the deal was cancelled as all the member want access to NAND technology. More …

SOUTH KOREA > UK based Unilever has agreed to acquire Carver Korea for €2.27 billion ($2.67 billion) from Bain Capital Private Equity and Goldman Sachs

unilever logo Unilever has agreed for a €2.27 billion ($2.67 billion) acquisition of Carver Korea from Bain Capital Private Equity and Goldman Sachs. Carver Korea, originally an aesthetics company that supplies professional products to beauty salons, has had exponential growth in the last five years and high success rate through the sale of its brand, AHC. Carver’s recent sales revenue was €321m More …