Bandai brings divisions closer

Bandai Namco Holdings will make group companies Bandai Visual and Bandai Networks wholly owned subsidiaries.
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BNH had boosted its holdings of the two companies' stock to more than 90 per cent of total shares by the end of November.

It plans to complete the acquisitions by February 21st. On February 15th Bandai Visual will be delisted, from the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange; Bandai Networks will exit the Jasdaq.

Bandai Visual is a leader in the Japanese homevid market, handling titles in the iconic Gundam and Ultraman series. Bandai Networks supplies mobile communications contents and services.



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