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Japan’s King of Deals Preps His Biggest Buy in Yen Headwinds

  • Minebea Mitsumi CEO in market for firm with $2 billion revenue
  • Weak yen has hurt company’s ability to match bids overseas
Yoshihisa Kainuma
Yoshihisa KainumaPhotographer: Shoko Takayasu/Bloomberg

Minebea Mitsumi Inc.’s chief executive officer -- dubbed the “King of Deals” in Japan -- seeks his biggest acquisition yet, even as a crumbling yen constrains his search. 

The Tokyo-based maker of ball bearings and high-precision components is in the market to buy a company with revenue of 300 billion yen ($2.1 billion) or more in the next few years, Chief Executive Officer Yoshihisa Kainuma, 66, told Bloomberg News in an interview.