Consumer & Retail

Our Consumer Group offers innovative financing solutions and strategic advice to leading companies across the Consumer industry. Our team of specialists provides clients with deeply informed and insightful guidance tailored to their objectives.

Working in tandem with our firm's product specialists, we craft solutions for clients in four core segments: Food, Beverage + Tobacco, Consumer Products, Retail, and Restaurant, Leisure + Consumer Services. Our solutions span an array of client needs from debt and equity issuance, balance-sheet optimization and recapitalizations to strategic alternatives and acquisition financing.

Creative financing for consumer-facing enterprises

Mizuho has helped structure and finance some of the largest recent M&A transactions in the consumer sector. We also have extensive expertise in cross-border acquisition finance, leveraged finance, and financing trade in agricultural commodities.


  • Active Bookrunner and Billing & Delivery Agent on Walmart Inc.’s $5 billion offering of Senior Unsecured Notes
  • Active Joint Bookrunner on Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation’s $1 billion offering of Senior Unsecured Notes and Solicitation Agent for each of the 4.250% Sustainability-Linked Senior Notes and 3.500% Senior Notes
  • Active Joint Bookrunner on Norwegian Cruise Line’s $600 million offering of Senior Secured Notes
  • Active Joint Bookrunner on Herbalife Nutrition’s $250 million offering of Convertible Senior Notes
  • In connection with Kroger’s proposed merger with Albertsons, served as Agent, Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner on a $12.6 billion Senior Unsecured Bridge Loan, $3.0 billion Senior Unsecured Term Loan and $1.7 billion Senior Unsecured Term Loan



Industry expertise


  • Food & Beverage
  • Consumer Goods (Non- Food)
  • Retail & Restaurants

  • Consumer Services
  • Digitally Native Brands/Ecommerce  
  • Out of Home Entertainment  
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