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Fujifilm Buys Controlling Stake In Xerox, Creating An $18 Billion Printer Industry Behemoth

Fujifilm Holdings Corporation has entered into a deal that combines Xerox with Fuji Xerox, creating an $18 billion industry juggernaut that has the potential to shift the balance of power in the intensely competitive printer market.

Under the definitive agreement, Xerox will cede a 50.1 percent stake in the U.S. printer and copier giant to the Japanese document solutions powerhouse, the companies said Wednesday.

The deal, which has been approved by the boards of directors at Xerox and Fujifilm, combines Xerox with Fuji Xerox, a longstanding joint venture agreement between the two. Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson has been tapped to lead the newly formed entity, which will also be named Fuji Xerox.

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13 May 2021

NWN Corp. Acquires Carousel Industries

Financial Information ($USD) Not Disclosed Transaction Details NWN Corporation, a leading Cloud Communications Service Provider (CCSP), announced yesterday that it will acquire fellow solutions provider Carousel Industries. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. New State Capital Partners, majority stakeholder of NWN since 2015, is backing the transaction which will form a combined company...

13 May 2021

Softchoice Files for IPO

Announcement Details Softchoice Corporation, a leading technology solutions provider in North America, announced yesterday that it has filed a preliminary prospectus for an initial public offering. Softchoice’s common shares will be traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, although the number of shares and price have not yet been disclosed. Before Toronto-based Softchoice was taken private in...

15 Apr 2021

KKR to Acquire Ensono in $1.7 Billion Deal

Financial Information ($USD) Enterprise Value:    $1.7 Billion Transaction Details Global investment firm KKR & Co, Inc. (NYSE: KKR) is acquiring leading hybrid IT services provider Ensono from private equity firms Charlesbank Capital Partners and M/C Partners. While financials have not been disclosed, the transaction is valued at $1.7 billion inclusive of debt, according to Reuters....