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Market Scramble: Search is on for adept acquirers

Toshiba serves as lesson for all investors and corporate buyers

TOKYO -- Investors here are carefully assessing the quality of corporate acquisitions in the wake of Toshiba's disastrous purchase of Westinghouse Electric.

Tokyo stocks headed south Tuesday, weighed down in part by Toshiba's twice-delayed release of unaudited April-December results. The Nikkei Stock Average slid 50 points to 18,747.

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