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Company Overview of Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.

Company Overview

Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd. develops and manufactures laboratory chemicals, specialty chemicals, and clinical diagnostic reagents for scientists, medical professionals, and industrial applications. The company offers laboratory chemicals in the areas of environmental analysis, electrophoresis, immunity, genes, inorganic chemistry/synthetic organic chemistry, cultures, chromatography, other biochemistry, and limulus testing; and specialty chemicals, including polymer-related materials, intermediates for organic synthesis, photographic chemicals, custom manufacturing chemicals, green chemistry products, chemicals for electronics manufacturing, and materials for pharmaceutical and cosme...

1-2 Doshomachi 3-Chome


Osaka,  540-8605


Founded in 1922


81 6 6203 3741


81 6 6203 2029

Key Executives for Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
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Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd. Key Developments

Toshiba Medical Systems Reportedly Joins Bid To Buy Wako Pure Chemical

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has made an offer to acquire Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd. from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502), Reuters reported citing Nikkei business daily. Takeda Pharmaceutical is seeking to sell its 70% stake in Wako Pure Chemicals Industries to streamline its operations. The first round of bidding closed on August 16, 2016, where FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (TSE:4901) and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), through its unit Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. (TSE:4217), also participated, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters this week.

Hitachi Reportedly Entered Into Race To Acquire Wako

Hitachi has elbowed into a race to acquire Wako Pure Chemical Industries Ltd from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) with FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (TSE:4901). Takeda owns a roughly 70% stake in Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd. According to people familiar with the matter, Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. (TSE:4217) has put in a bid for unlisted Wako.

Takeda Reportedly Sets Bidding Deadline For Wako Pure

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) will accept initial bids for its 70% stake in Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd., Ltd through August 16, 2016, with potential suitors including CVC Capital Partners Limited and Carlyle Group Limited, sources told Reuters. Takeda aims to sell its holding in Wako Pure to streamline operations, four people familiar with the plan said, declining to be identified as the matter was private. The winning bidder would likely buy out the remaining shareholders, taking the deal over ?¥100 billion ($957.95 million), the people said. The drug maker is likely to receive an aggressive bid from FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (TSE:4901), which is seeking to expand its medical business and already owns 9.5% of Wako Pure, the people said. Permira Advisers Ltd. is also among companies set to bid, they said. Takeda, Carlyle, CVC, Fujifilm and Permira declined to comment.

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