Kenwood Confirms Joint Business Development Program with JVC
Jul 27, 2007
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Kenwood and JVC have announced plans to start working together in the car and home electronics business in an effort to pool development resources and save costs. Although the merging of both operations under a holding company is presently under discussion, there is no confirmation as of this date.

As part of the alliance, JVC will issue a total of 35 billion yen (US$290 million) worth of new shares to Kenwood and Kenwood's top shareholder, Sparx Group. Kenwood will pay 20 billion yen ($167 million) for a 17% stake in JVC while Sparx will buy 15 billion yen ($125 million) worth of shares, acquiring a 12.8% stake.

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