CSC Media Group (of UK) acquired by SONY for 107 million pounds

CSC Media Group of UK (formerly Chart Show Channels) owns 19 cable and satellite channels acquired by SONY

CSC Media Group acquisition for UKL 107 million

On June 26, 2014 SONY announced the acquisition of the CSC Media Group of UK for a total of 107 million pounds from the major shareholder Veronis Suhler Stevenson.

CSC Media Group owns and operates 16 satellite and cable channels in the UK.

With this acquisition SONY owns 25 TV channels in Great Britain, and about 64 channels globally.

We believe that with this acquisition SONY aims to strengthen the profitability of content distribution to accompany the restructuring of SONY’s loss making electronics division, which includes the production of TV sets.

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Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd. acquires Fisia Babcock Environment GmbH

Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co Ltd (Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Tokyo Stock Exchange Code 5401) on May 7, 2004 acquired 100% of the shares of Fisia Babcock Environment GmbH (located in Gummersbach, Germany) from Impregilo International Infrastructure N. V. (which is wholly owned by Salini Impregilo S.p.A., Milano, Italy), for EURO 139.3 million.

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Japanese investments in EU M&A

Video surveillance specialist Milestone Systems A/S acquired by Canon

Canon acquires video surveillance specialist Milestone Systems A/S in June 2014

Milestone Systems A/S is a leading IP based video management software (VMS) and network video recorder (NVR) provider for video surveillance

Milestone System was founded in 1998 to apply IP technology from the financial sector to the surveillance video sector, which had previously been predominantly analogue.

10 July 2008, Index Ventures announced an investment of $27 million (17 million Euros) into Milestone Systems.

IHD estimates that the video surveillance market size is on the order of US$ 13 billion, while Milestone Systems A/S is estimated to have an 8% market share.

Milestone Systems A/S

Milestone Systems A/S

Founded in 1998 by Henrik Friborg and John Blem by applying their knowledge of IP technology for real-time financial systems to digital video surveillance, replacing previously mainly analogue recording techniques.

In June 2014 Milestone Systems A/S was acquired by Canon, reports to Canon Europe, but works as a stand-alone company.

Revenues: DKK 709 million (= US$ 110 million) (2016)
Operating incomee: DKK 121 million (= US$ 19 million) (2016)
Net income: DKK 42 million (= US$ 6.5 million) (2016)
Employees: 600 (2015)

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