Terada: New 4/3's body (bodies?) in the pipline for 2013

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
citizenlouie Contributing Member • Posts: 796
Re: Terada: New 4/3's SONY body

Notice in the linked page, Sony is the largest shareholder, but with only 11.46% voting right.  You need at least 50.1% to have controlling right.  I think Olympus sold them a lot of company stakes with no voting right (i.e., preferred stocks, bonds and other non-common share financial instruments) to retain company control (and obviously Sony agrees to it).  That means this relationship is strictly investment only, not to affect boardroom decisions.

alatchin wrote:

No, people ready too much into this. From an investment standpoint it is was investment from Sony, where one of the main arms of profit is their investing arm.

The two companies are separate, this doesnt mean Olympus engineers can pop into sonys part bins and root around for parts... After the investment it was announced they would collaborate on some elements in imaging, if they were to take that collaboration further it would mean large restructuring. And since Nex is the less developed less supported line, I would honestly see it go before m43rds.

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