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.


  • Successfully executed a $125mm Accelerated Share Repurchase (ASR) transaction for The Wendy’s Company (Nasdaq: WEN). Mizuho served as Sole Structuring and Executing Bank on the transaction.
  • Served as Bookrunner of Life Time Group Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE:LTH) $730mm IPO in October 2021. The transaction marked the first Bookrunner role for the team in the sector.
  • Served as M&A Advisor, Lead Left Arranger, Bookrunner, Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent on KKR’s acquisition of Neighborly, a leading franchised home services provider. The financing was creatively structured and included a $50mm revolving credit facility, $100mm acquisition bridge term loan and $175mm delayed draw term loan bridging to a Whole Business Securitization take-out.
  • Active Joint Bookrunner across all three tranches of Norwegian Cruise Lines’ February 2022 $2.1bn capital raise that included a $1.0bn secured bond, $600mm unsecured bond and $500mm convertible note.
  • Active Joint Bookrunner on JBS USA’s June 2022 three-part $2.5bn comprised of $500mm 5-year notes, $1.25bn 10-year notes and $750mm 30-year notes.



Industry expertise


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

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