Panasonic Moves Ahead With Sanyo Takeover

Nov 5 2009 | 9:23am ET

Japan’s Panasonic Corp. will make a formal takeover bid for Sanyo Electric Co., in a move that will make it a powerhouse in the cleantech sector.

Panasonic said Wednesday it had received enough assurance from world regulators to go ahead with the JPY 400 billion ($4.45 billion) deal. The takeover will give it a strong position in three green business areas: solar panels, fuel cells and rechargeable batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.

European antitrust regulators approved the deal in September, and China gave it the green light on Friday, although it stipulated that Panasonic reduce its stake in a joint battery venture with Toyota. The deal has also received informal consent from U.S. regulators.


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