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Sony in talks to sell computer business to Japan Industrial Partners

5 Feb 2014

japanese home_sqSony is reportedly in talks to sell its personal-computer business to private equity firm Japan Industrial Partners.

The sale is part of a wider restructuring that Sony could announce as soon as tomorrow and could include job cuts, said Bloomberg, citing a person with knowledge of the situation.

A memorandum of understanding for the deal which includes the Vaio brand could be released tomorrow, said the source.

Recent private equity deals in Japan include Asian asset management firm PAG’s $250m investment in theme park operator Universal Studios Japan.

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