In a statment, Sharp said it will sell a three percent stake to Samsung that will make the South Korean company Sharp’s biggest foreign shareholder.
The Japanese firm – which as been trying to restructure its operations amid mounting losses – said the deal would help shore up troubled finances and boost “mutual trust” as the firms look to benefit from Sharp’s leading liquid-crystal display (LCD) technology for mobile phones and tablets.
Sharp has forecast a record Y450 billion loss in the fiscal year ending March 31 and has been under pressure to find an investor to bolster its capital base.
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