Published On: March 7, 2013

Samsung Buying Stake in Sharp

Published On: March 7, 2013

Samsung Buying Stake in Sharp

Samsung has just begun buying shares in Sharp, making for a very interesting partnership between the two consumer electronics manufacturers - both known for the television designs.

Samsung-Sharp-logos-small.jpgAccording to The Fiji News, Samsung has agreed to help Sharp with the company's financial problems - by buying up part of the company. The deal is worth $110 million and grants Samsung a 3% stake in Sharp.

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The deal is one both companies agree with. Sharp has been experiencing mounting losses leading to a change in the company's credit rating. The Japanese company was searching for a partner to help it stabilize and restructure. It would appear they have found such a partner in the South Korean Samsung.

The partnership appears to be favorable to Sharp, as the company not only receives needed funds it receives a potential consumer. Samsung can consume Sharp's products which may help improve production for the struggling company.

With this new deal in place, Samsung will become the fifth-largest shareholder in Sharp. Several Japanese institutions remain ahead of the South Korean electronics manufacturer.

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