Toshiba reaches agreement to sell chip unit to Bain-Apple consortium for $17.7 billion
By Takashi Mochizuki and Kosaku Narioka
TOKYO -- Toshiba Corp. said it reached a legally-binding agreement with a group led by U.S. private-equity firm Bain Capital LLC to sell its memory chip unit for Yen2 trillion ($17.7 billion).
On Thursday, Toshiba reached a deal with the group, which includes Apple Inc.(AAPL) , Dell Technologies Inc.(DVMT) Seagate Technology PLC (STX) Japan's Hoya Corp. (7741.TO) (7741.TO) and South Korea's SK Hynix Inc. (000660.SE). The unit will remain a Toshiba affiliate even after the deal's completion. Toshiba and Bain want to get the deal done by the end of March.
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