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TOKYO (Reuters) - Embattled Toshiba Corp (6502.T) will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor business, public broadcaster NHK said on Tuesday.
The group includes the state-backed fund Innovation Network Corp of Japan, the government's Development Bank of Japan, and U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital, sources have told Reuters.
NHK said Toshiba, which needs to sell the prized chips unit to cover billions of dollars of losses from its now-bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit, is in the final stages of deciding on the group as preferred bidder.
Toshiba could not immediately be reached outside business hours.
Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki and Taiga Uranaka; Writing by William Mallard; Editing by Robert Birsel and Nick Macfie