Jan 26 Fujifilm Holdings Corp
will present a capital and business alliance offer to Olympus
Corp arguing that its medical systems make it a good
match with the manufacturer of digital cameras and endoscopes,
the Nikkei business daily said.
Olympus, which has recently been in the news for its
cover-up of losses on securities investments, will be getting an
offer from Fujifilm soon, the daily reported.
Fujifilm, which enjoys a 30 percent share in the market for
image-sharing systems in hospitals, believes that Olympus'
endoscopes might give it a competitive edge, the report said.
Fujifilm is ready to fight any potential legal hurdles
arising out of antitrust proposals due to the dominance enjoyed
by the two companies in manufacturing endoscopes, Nikkei said.
It is still undecided as to what could be the ownership
pattern for Fujifilm in Olympus, with the later not willing to
give up more than 20-30 percent, the Nikkei said.