Tag: Tokyo

  • Transportation Weekly: Polestar CEO speaks, Tesla terminology, and a tribute

    Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fourth edition of our newsletter, a weekly jaunt into the wonderful world of transportation and how we (and our packages) move. This week we chat with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, dig into Lyft’s S-1, take note […]

  • Nexon founder hints at plan to sell his $9B majority share in gaming giant

    The founder of Korea’s Nexon, one of the biggest gaming companies on the planet, today appeared to acknowledge his intention to sell his controlling interest for around $9 billion. The divestment has been a hot rumor after a via Reutersfresh from overturning a bribery charge last year

  • Takeda Drops as Investors Grapple With $64 Billion Shire Bid

    Shire Plc to about 46 billion pounds ($64 billion), as the drugmakers sought more time to agree on a deal. Takeda’s shares tumbled as much as 9.3 percent in early Tokyo trading even after Shire’s board said in a statement it’s willing to recommend to Takeda’s fifth proposal to its shareholders. Shire also agreed to […]

  • Permira to Buy I-Med From EQT for A$1.3 Billion

    Permira has agreed to buy Australia’s I-Med Radiology Network from EQT Partners and other investors, the Swedish buyout firm said in a statement.  Permira, the London-based private equity firm, will pay about A$1.3 billion ($1.1 billion) for I-Med, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the details are private. The […]