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Hong Kong’s BPEA in Talks to Join JIP’s Toshiba Bid, Sources Say

  • Buyout firm could join JIP group as equity, debt investor
  • BPEA in talks with advisers for potentially historic deal
Toshiba Corp. headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

Toshiba Corp. headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Baring Private Equity Asia is considering joining a consortium led by Japan Industrial Partners Inc. for a buyout of Toshiba Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.

The Hong Kong-based investment firm is in talks with financial advisers as it evaluates the potential transaction, the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is private. BPEA could join the JIP-led group as both an equity and debt investor, the people said.