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NAGASE expands U.S. specialty chemicals reach with acquisition of Fitz Chem Corporation

| Biz News, Investment & Acquisition, USA | 08/24/2017

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NAGASE expands U.S. specialty chemicals reach with acquisition of Fitz Chem Corporation

Date: Aug 23, 2017
Source: Nagase America

NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2017Nagase America Nagase America announced today that it has acquired US-based specialty chemicals distributor Fitz Chem Corporation. This acquisition advances the strategy of the NAGASE Group (NAGASE) for growth in the specialty chemicals market in the United States.

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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Makes Food Company Kükre A.Ş. of Turkey a Wholly Owned Subsidiary – Accelerating Business Expansion in the Turkish Market

| Biz News, Investment & Acquisition, Turkey | 08/21/2017

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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Makes Food Company Kükre A.Ş. of Turkey a Wholly Owned Subsidiary – Accelerating Business Expansion in the Turkish Market

Date: Aug 18, 2017
Source: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

TOKYO, August 18, 2017 – On August 17, 2017 (local time), Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (“Ajinomoto Co.”) acquired an additional 50% of the stock of Kükre A.Ş., a food company in Turkey, for approximately 181 million Turkish Lira (TRY) (approximately JPY 5.7 billion*) and made it a wholly owned subsidiary. With this acquisition, Ajinomoto Co. will accelerate business expansion in Turkey with the intention of further strengthening its operations in the Middle East.

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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. to Newly Enter the Powdered Drinks Market in India with the First Rollout of Its Blendy Brand outside Japan

| India, Investment & Acquisition | 08/21/2017

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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. to Newly Enter the Powdered Drinks Market in India with the First Rollout of Its Blendy Brand outside Japan

Date: Aug 10, 2017
Source: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

TOKYO, August 10, 2017 – Ajinomoto India Private Limited, an affiliate of Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (“Ajinomoto Co.”) will newly enter the powdered drinks market in India with the start of sales of Blendy 3 in 1 1 powdered drinks (coffee and masala chai) in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India in mid-August. This will be the first rollout of the brand outside Japan since Ajinomoto Co. acquired the trademark rights for Blendy 2 on November 1, 2016.

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Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) holds meeting with more than 20 Japanese investors

| Biz News, Investment & Acquisition, Saudi Arabia | 08/10/2017

More than 20 representatives from leading Japanese companies meet at SAGIA

SAGIA holds meeting with Japanese investors

Date: Aug 9, 2017
Source: Viet Nam News

RIYADH — The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) hosted more than 20 Japanese businessmen for an investment meeting last Monday to discuss opportunities under Vision 2030, and the efforts underway to enhance Saudi Arabia’s business environment in cooperation with other governmental authorities under the “Tayseer” campaign.

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Japan’s food product company Ajinomoto acquires French Labeyrie frozen food unit

| Biz News, Investment & Acquisition | 08/04/2017

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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Strengthens Its Business Platform for Consumer Foods in Europe

Acquisition of Frozen Food Company LABEYRIE TRAITEUR SURGELÉS S.A.S. of France

Date: July 26, 2017
Source: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

TOKYO, July 20, 2017 – Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (“Ajinomoto Co.”) has decided to acquire LABEYRIE TRAITEUR SURGELÉS S.A.S. (“LTS”) of France through its consolidated subsidiary AJINOMOTO FOODS EUROPE S.A.S. (”AFE”), which signed a share purchase agreement with LABEYRIE FINE FOODS S.A.S. (“LFF”), the parent company of LTS, on July 19, 2017 (local time).

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Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma to Buy Israeli Drug Maker “NeuroDerm” for Record $1.1 Billion

| Investment & Acquisition, Israeli | 07/27/2017

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Japanese Firm to Buy Israeli Drug Maker for Record $1.1 Billion

Date: July 26, 2017
Source: The Tower by ISRAEL21c

NeuroDerm, an Israeli clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing next-generation treatments for central nervous system disorders, will be acquired for $1.1 billion in cash by Japanese company Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation.

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Japanese companies invested $4.7 billion last year in India, says envoy

| India, Investment & Acquisition | 07/25/2017

A file photo of Japanese ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/ Mint

Japanese companies invested $4.7 billion last year in India, says envoy

Date: June 27, 2017
Source: livemint by Elizabeth Roche

New Delhi: Japanese ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu says that Japanese investments into India are growing steadily with more and more companies setting up base in India. That Japanese companies are not able to make a profit immediately after entering the Indian market is not seen as a deterrent, he says.

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Japanese company “Sumitomo Corp.” buys stake in Canada’s Pacific Bioenergy

| Canada, Investment & Acquisition | 07/22/2017

The Pacific BioEnergy plant on Willow Cale Forestry Road is seen in a 2010 file photo. Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corporation has purchased a 48-per-cent stake in the pellet producer. - Brent Braaten, Photographer

Japanese firm buys stake in Pacific Bioenergy

Date: July 21, 2017
Source: PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN by FRANK PEEBLES

One of Prince George’s flagship companies in the alternative forestry sector has gotten an international boost.

Sumitomo Corporation of Japan has acquired a 48 per cent equity interest in Pacific BioEnergy Corporation (PBEC), one of Canada’s leading producers of wood pellets. It has its head office in Vancouver but its original manufacturing facility is in Prince George on the Willow Cale Forest Service Road, built in 1994 then rebuilt and expanded in 2007.

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