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Minebea Co., Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiary NMB (USA), Inc. finalize the acquisition of myonic Holding GmbH, Leutkirch, Germany


Westport, CT, March 5, 2009 – Knox & Co., a leading investment bank for middle-market and cross-border mergers and acquisitions has announced that Minebea Co., Ltd. (“Minebea”) has formally completed its purchase of substantially all of the shares of myonic Holding GmbH, Leutkirch, Germany (“myonic”).

Minebea, with its head office in Tokyo Japan, is a major producer of machinery components including bearings and electronics devices. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature bearings, with global operations and annual revenues of greater than $3.5 billion. Minebea supplies the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, automotive, and industrial markets. Primarily engaged in the design and manufacture of miniature precision ball bearings, myonic, for over 40 years, has provided these products to the medical, dental, aerospace and industrial markets.

Knox & Co. is an investment banking, consultancy and advisory firm specializing in two complementary advisory disciplines: Investment Banking and Corporate Reorganization. The firm undertakes assignments throughout North America and abroad. Knox & Co. conducts its securities-related business through its wholly owned subsidiary, Knox Securities Corp., member FINRA. In addition, the firm enjoys a number of international strategic alliances that facilitate access to global acquirers and capital.

Knox & Co. ( has advised on more than 200 middle-market merger and acquisition and financial advisory assignments since its inception.

Jeffrey B. Gaynor
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