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Motorola Subsidiary Bids For Radio Equipment Maker

MI Inc.'s $108 million planned bid would give the company 80 percent stake in Japanese two-way radio equipment maker Vertex Standard Co.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — Motorola Inc. plans to spend $108 million (euro74.5 million) to acquire an 80 percent stake in a Japanese maker of two-way radio equipment, officials said Monday.
MI Inc., a Motorola subsidiary, will launch a tender offer to acquire Vertex Standard Co. and will form a joint venture with Tokogiken, a privately held company controlled by Vertex Standard's president and chief executive officer.
Tokogiken will control the remaining 20 percent of Vertex Standard.
''This joint venture will enable Motorola and Vertex Standard to deliver an enhanced combined product offering to new regions and customers worldwide,'' Mark Moon, senior vice president of Motorola's government and commercial markets said in a statement.
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