Sony Corporation is working with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup on the possible split of electronics and entertainment businesses, according to a report by Bloomberg. Two weeks ago, outspoken investor Daniel Loeb spoke with Sony chief executive officer Kaz Hirai about the proposal, with Sony's board of directors starting a formal discussion on the idea around a week ago.
Sony's stock has risen 8.2 percent since the news of Loeb's proposal was reported. Loeb's stake in Sony is valued at around $1.1 billion and he believes that splitting off the entertainment division will give the electronics division a chance to focus on becoming profitable.
Sony, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup all declined to speak about the story.