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Takeover Bid Boosts DMG Mori Seiki

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  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    The takover bid, announced last week by the Japanese partner, will give German machine-tool maker DMG Mori Seiki the reach it needs to maintain global market leadership.

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    • DMG Mori Seiki has been cooperating with its Japanese partner of the same name since 2009.
    • Shares in German DMG Mori Seiki jumped more than 12 percent after the take-over bid last Wednesday.
    • The merger will create a combined workforce of around 12,000 and about €3.5 billion in annual sales.
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German machine-tool manufacturer DMG Mori Seiki and its same-named partner from Japan have taken the next step in their relationship, with the announcement of a takeover offer from the smaller, family-owned Japanese company last week.

The German MDAX company – formerly called Gildemeister – and its Japanese partner have been consolidating their operations since 2009. They have already synchronized machine design, brand-and-marketing work and service departments.

The Japanese company wants to increase its share of the business from 24.3 percent to at least 50 percent. This would create the largest company in the sector, with almost 12,000 employees and sales of €3.5 billion.

“Our products perfectly complement each other,” said the head of the German partner, Rüdiger Kapitza, in support of the merger. The share price leaped to a record high after the announcement.

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