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Bandai Visual Co. Ltd.

Company Overview

Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., a visual entertainment company, engages in the development, creation, distribution, and sale of visual programs and software packages. It plans and produces visual productions, as well as licenses from the holders of rights to visual works, and sells them as software packages. These software packages are sold to customers either directly, or through wholesale companies who distribute to businesses, such as video retail stores, home appliance volume retail stores, and toy stores, as well as television and theater productions. Bandai Visual operates in Japan, North America, and Europe. The company was founded in 1983 under the name A.E. Planning and changed its name to...

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Shiodome Sumitomo Building

16th Floor

1-9-2 Higashi-Shimbashi

Minato-ku

Tokyo,  105-0021

Japan

Founded in 1983

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Key developments

Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. completed the tender offer to acquire remaining 37.60% stake in Bandai Visual Co. Ltd.

Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. (TSE: 7832) launched a tender offer to acquire remaining 37.60% stake in Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. (TSE: 4325) for �.54 billion on November 8, 2007. The offer per share will be �7030.88 for each Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. share. As reported, Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. generated �.68 billion of revenue for the year ended December 31, 2006. If Namco Bandai fails to acquire all of the outstanding shares in Bandai Visual Co. Ltd., it plans to make Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary via a stock swap. Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. has agreed to the tender offer. The offer will start from November 9, 2007 and will close on December 10, 2007. Bandai Visual is likely to be delisted from the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In a related transaction, Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. also made a tender offer to acquire Bandai Networks Co. (TSE:3725). Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. acted as financial advisor for Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. and Daiwa Securities SMBC acted as financial advisor for Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. (TSE: 7832) completed the tender offer to acquire remaining 37.60% stake in Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. (TSE: 4325) on December 10, 2007. As a result of the tender offer, Namco Bandai's equity stakes will rise to 93.63% from 62.4% for Bandai Visual in terms of voting rights. Namco Bandai will purchase all the shares tendered on December 18, 2007. Namco Bandai will make Bandai Visual wholly owned subsidiary through stock swap. Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. will be delisted following the share acquisition by Namco Bandai.

Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. launched a tender offer to acquire remaining 37.60% stake in Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. for a purchase price of �.54 billion.

Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. (TSE: 7832) launched a tender offer to acquire remaining 37.60% stake in Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. (TSE: 4325) for �.54 billion on November 8, 2007. The offer per share will be �7030.88 for each Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. share. As reported, Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. generated �.68 billion of revenue for the year ended December 31, 2006. If Namco Bandai fails to acquire all of the outstanding shares in Bandai Visual Co. Ltd., it plans to make Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary via a stock swap. Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. has agreed to the tender offer. The offer will start from November 9, 2007 and will close on December 10, 2007. Bandai Visual is likely to be delisted from the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In a related transaction, Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. also made a tender offer to acquire Bandai Networks Co. (TSE:3725). Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. acted as financial advisor for Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. and Daiwa Securities SMBC acted as financial advisor for Namco Bandai Holdings Inc.

Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. Reports Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended May 2006

Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. reported earnings results for the first quarter ended May 2006. The company reported group operating profit for the March-May quarter slid to �01 billion ( $8.6 million), down 32% from its year-earlier parent-only pretax profit. Group sales came to ?�36 billion, down 9% from the parent-only sales a year earlier.

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