Toshiba TEC, a unit of Toshiba, will acquire IBM's
Retail Store Solutions (RSS) business, which offers
retail point-of-sale (POS) solutions worldwide.
Upon completion of the transaction, Toshiba Tec would
strenf=gthen its position as a retail point of sale
systems company, offering hardware, software and
integrated in-store solutions, and will team with IBM to
bring the Smarter Commerce experience to retailers and
their customers worldwide.
The purchase price is approximately US$850 million (JPY:
As part of the transaction, Toshiba Tec will enter into
a multi-year agreement with IBM in which Toshiba Tec
will become a IBM Premier Business Partner for
Smarter Commerce. It is expected that upon completion of
the deal, Toshiba Tec, a subsidiary of Toshiba, will
acquire IBM's Retail Store Solutions overall business
operation functions globally, including development,
sales and related in-store maintenance.
The transaction is expected to close late in the second
quarter or early in the third quarter of 2012 subject to
the satisfaction of regulatory requirements and
customary closing conditions.