Lenovo targets European growth with Medion acquisition

China’s Lenovo is buying a leading German computer business, valued at $831 million, to help drive growth in Europe.

Lenovo targets European growth with Medion acquisition
Lenovo's acquisition of Medion makes it Germany's third-biggest computer company

Lenovo is back on the acquisition trail after agreeing to buy German computer company Medion. It is the Chinese company’s biggest acquisition since its landmark takeover of IBM in 2004 a deal that launched a thousand seminars on the “China outbound” phenomenon.

This deal is smaller and more strategic. Lenovo has agreed to buy 37% of Medion’s outstanding shares from Gerd Brachmann, the company’s founder and chief executive, at 13 $18.60 a share. Brachmann currently...

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