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From what I heard (and I haven't looked at that page yet though) Nippon has always had two sides to the company. The hardware side, and a software side.
They sold about 42% of their shares in the company, which was basically the whole of the software side of things, and have now actually divided everything up into more defined areas.
So they have a much greater cash resource, which hopefully will mean better research etc into new Audio equipment, but they will also probably have to introduce a slight American taste to some of their componentry.
I have no misgivings about this news. I think Denon will continue to produce good quality products (although I have a had a bad run recently of the small gold AVF-100 home theatre series - this is basically a very small AVR1601 split into a 2channel poweramp/receiver and seperate 3 channel power amp)