that pretty much puts every major EEG / Psg player under their umbrella. Last major corp and competition left is Nihon Kohden. Looks like they ultimately want to squeeze NK out of the business and eliminate the last vestige of any competition. Of course the ultimate goal of CEO is to have all this neatly wrapped and packaged to attract some major player to buy them out and SR. management walks away with a hefty payday.
Well, he's done it before! The goal though is to get a duopoly in EEG and take discounting off the table... two players tend to see things that way. Problem here though is that nothing in their portfolio is exciting, or high-margin, so the rationale is just size. Hawkins hints 500m will do it.
Unfortunately for any buyer Hawkins has taken most of the synergies out of the baby already. The new tax is not at all favorable for low margin businesses either.