Big Blog Changes Effective Immediately: Rebooting What We Cover and How We Cover It
Instant and Mail-In Rebates...
+ Stackable Olympus M43rds Instant Rebates (exp 3/1/14)
+ Canon DSLR Instant Rebates (exp unknown)
+ Sony Alpha Instant Rebates and Sony NEX E-mount Instant Savings

January 13, 2012

Private equity firm (TPG Capital) may take over Olympus digital camera business

Reuters has a new update on the Olympus saga, private equity firm TPG Capital is interested in investing $1 billion in Olympus together with Sony or another able and willing partner (via Techmeme)

Of photography interest, make sure you read the "MESSY DEAL" section of the Reuters article that says TPG Capital could take over the less profitable body parts of Olympus which includes digital cameras, making the investment in the more profitable parts of Olympus more attractive to potential TPG Capital partners.

This seems to suggest that TPG Capital and other partners would invest $1 billion in the profitable Olympus businesses that would retain the mainline Olympus line, while cameras (and other not-very-profitable parts) would be transferred to TPG Capital, where their "gurus" would presumably try to optimize, re-organize, save, repackage, rebundle, sell, or-who-knows-what-else-they-would-do. Perhaps put them on the roof of their car and take them for a loooong drive.

As the Reuters article points out, the other Japanese electronics manufacturers are mostly interested in the (profitable) medical business parts of Olympus, either as a way to get into those particular markets or defend their current positions (Fuji).


Latest Camera Deals from NoisyDeals.com

Comments


Latest News



Latest Lens Reviews


OLYMPUS CAMERAS

M43rds & 43rds

LEICA CAMERAS

RICOH CAMERAS

SAMSUNG CAMERAS

SIGMA CAMERAS

All Top

  • Alltop, all the top stories

Noisy Stats

  • Whos.Amung.Us; Google Analytics;

Noisy Stats II