back to article Bain Capital plots to buy Toshiba with help from largest shareholder

Singapore-based Effissimo Capital Management, the largest shareholder in troubled Japanese tech giant Toshiba, has signed a deal to sell its stake to American private investment firm Bain Capital – if Bain decides to launch a takeover bid. As explained in a regulatory filing Effissimo submitted on Thursday, the deal does not …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Hold on a minute

    So, investors were dead against a split last week when it was the Board that proposed it, but this week a major investor is all for it ?

    And is brokering his own deal ?

    Smells like financial shenanigans are afoot.

    1. MiguelC Silver badge

      Re: Hold on a minute

      From the article it seems Bain wants the whole company to take it private. What they'd do it afterward is nothing but a guess.

      1. hoola Silver badge

        Re: Hold on a minute

        I would have thought all the usual:

        Load it with debt

        Split it up into smaller chunks

        Flog all the IP, probably to a subsidiary Bain own.

        Then wait for it to fold and into bankruptcy

        Walk away laughing with millions or billions in the bank.

        1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

          Re: Hold on a minute

          Billions. These people don't get out of bed in the morning for mere millions.

    2. oiseau Silver badge

      Re: Hold on a minute

      Smells like financial shenanigans are afoot.


      Stinks more like it.

      Be sure there's something going on.

      The usual when any corporation dedicated to moving unnamed money around* says it wants to bid for some company's assets.

      The words Management and Capital are the give-away.

      * Corporations not actually involved in the production of anything physical and of actual value.

      ie: they just use other people's money to make still more money, something only loansharks and dodgy banking institutions did before this new industry Thatcher and Reagan's 80's left us reared its ugly head over us all.


  2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "at this time, we have not made any decision regarding the tender offer for the common stock of Toshiba Corporation."

    To quote Yes, Minister: "You do mean you."

  3. gurugeorge

    I remember those lovely tiny palm size Toshiba full windows OS laptops, they were 20 years ahead of thier time. They even took discs and CDs, so the actual board footprint was not much larger than today’s phones. microphones WebCam speakers and modem all built in including a touch clitoris thing and vga out. Leyte models had Bluetooth as well

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