(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Toshiba’s logo is seen at an industrial area in Kawasaki, Japan, January 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
(Reuters) -Activist investor Elliott Management has built a stake in Japanese conglomerate Toshiba (OTC:TOSYY) Corp, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing people with direct knowledge of the matter.
The hedge fund’s stake did not exceed 5%, the report said, citing people close to Toshiba. Elliot has held several meetings with the company’s board and advisers, FT added. (https://on.ft.com/3AVf6Nu)
Toshiba’s reported move comes as the company has been in talks with financial and strategic investors, including KKR & Co (NYSE:KKR) Inc and three other global private equity firms, to seek their ideas for its new strategy.
Earlier this year, Toshiba launched a full review of its current assets after it dismissed a $20 billion takeover bid from CVC Capital Partners as lacking detail.
The results of the review will be presented when the company announces a new mid-term business plan in October.
Toshiba and an Elliott representative did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.
Hedge fund Elliott builds stake in Toshiba – FT
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