China’s Midea Begins Cash Offer for German Robot Maker Kuka

  • Chinese home-appliance maker aims for more than 30% stake
  • Midea plans to help Kuka expand into robots for consumers

China's Run on Takeover Deals

Midea Group Co., China’s biggest appliance manufacturer, began a tender offer to raise its stake in Kuka AG that values the industrial robot maker at 4.6 billion euros ($5.2 billion) and has provoked calls from within the German government for an alternative European investor.

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