JAPAN > US based Amgen to redeem Kirin’s shares the JV Kirin- Amgen making Kirin- Amgen a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amgen

Amgen logo Both Amgen and Kirin Holdings have agreed that Kirin-Amgen’s, Kirin shares will be bought by Amgen making Kirin- Amgen a wholly- owned subsidiary of Amgen. Established in 1984 as a 50-50 joint venture between Amgen and Kirin to fund the development of EPOGEN® (epoetin alfa) and later NEUPOGEN®(filgrastim), Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa), Nplate® (romiplostim) and brodalumab. Kirin-Amgen also holds the intellectual property of More …

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 …

JAPAN > US based TransDigm to acquire Aerospace Business of Takata Corporation for $90Mn

transdigm-logo-1jpg-c7c079c6567b33c6 US based TransDigm Group is set to acquire aerospace business of Takata Corporation for around $90 million in cash. The deal consists of Takata’s subsidiary SCHROTH Safety Products and Takata Protection Systems along with other certain aviation and defense assets and liabilities from other companies.   About SCHROTH Safety Products SCHROTH Safety Products develops and manufactures restraint systems and other safety More …

JAPAN > US Based Equinix Opens $43 Million Data Center in Tokyo

equinix Equinix Inc is investing in data center known as TY5 in the Japanese capital, Tokyo. According to the their press release, “the new $43 million facility will support strong demand from local and global enterprises including financial services firms, as well as cloud and content providers who are increasingly relying on data center colocation and interconnection services in Tokyo.” Equinix calls More …