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Global M&A race pushes Nippon Paint to pursue Axalta

Hefty price tag to necessitate massive fund procurement, raising concern

A successful purchase of Axalta Coating Systems by Nippon Paint would create the fourth-largest entity in the global industry.   © Reuters

OSAKA -- Nippon Paint Holdings' offer to acquire Axalta Coating Systems of the U.S. reflects the Japanese company's deep concern that it could become an acquisition target itself unless it scales up first to ward off such attempts. 

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