Quote Originally Posted by corposant View Post
I think one of their only stated goals was to help expand the brand in the Asia-Pacific region - one would think they surely know Leica there already...?
They undoubtedly do, and that is no doubt part of the logic behind what could prove a good investment. There's a vast amount of new money about in China and other Asian countries, together with a desire for Western consumer products, particularly top-end brands.

Seems a sound proposal from both sides, and nothing more than a normal business decision.