ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter

CVC Capital's bid for Toshiba exposes pervasive conflicts of interest

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's dual roles pull in opposite directions

| Japan
METI has many reasons for wanting Toshiba to disappear from the headlines.   © Reuters

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo.

The reported $20 billion bid to take Toshiba private from U.K.-based private equity fund CVC Capital Partners has the investment community abuzz: Will CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani actually be allowed to pull it off and escape the nets that are encircling him?

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more