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August 26, 1987 | Associated Press
Reichhold Chemicals Inc. on Tuesday agreed to a sweetened $60-a-share cash buyout offer from Japan's Dainippon Ink & Chemicals Inc., a deal the companies valued at about $600 million. Word of the agreement came hours after Dainippon, which had a hostile $473-million buyout offer pending, and Reichhold disclosed that they were engaged in merger negotiations following months of sometimes sharp exchanges between the two companies. Directors of Reichhold, a White Plains, N.Y.
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July 7, 1987 | From Reuters
Reichhold Chemicals Inc., the target of a $473-million takeover offer by Dainippon Ink & Chemicals Inc. of Japan, said Monday that it is holding preliminary talks with other groups interested in buying the company. In addition, Dainippon said in a government filing that it would reconsider its $52.50-a-share acquisition offer if its executives could meet Reichhold's managers. Reichhold, a manufacturer of speciality chemicals and inks based in White Plains, N.Y.
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July 1, 1987 | PAUL RICHTER, Times Staff Writer
Like many of his fellow Japanese executives, Shigekuni Kawamura starts work at dawn, toils late into the evening and talks about making his Tokyo-based company, Dainippon Ink & Chemicals, the world leader in its field. Yet Kawamura's peers know he is not the typical Japanese executive. Not only has he spurned such Japanese management techniques as group calisthenics and employee discussion groups, but he is refining to an art a very American management skill--the hostile takeover.
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