Financial Institutions

Our Financial Institutions Group (FIG) provides corporate finance and investment banking solutions to companies in the fast-evolving financial services sector. Our bankers have extensive experience and in-depth expertise in every facet of the industry.
 

Mizuho's FIG bankers work collaboratively with our product specialists to provide comprehensive solutions that address a range of clients' needs, including debt and equity financing, structured finance, risk management and M&A advisory.

Capital and ideas to navigate rapid change

At a time when technology, consolidation and other forces are reshaping the financial sector, our FIG team is laser-focused on those megatrends and their impact on clients.  Like other industries, the sector is being disrupted by new upstarts, including roboadvisors, blockchain technologies, but also incumbents seeking to provide vertically integrated solutions.  Supported by Mizuho's strong balance sheet, we provide clients the creative ideas and capital they require to navigate those changes. Our sectors of specialization include Insurance, Financial Technology, Specialty Finance, Alternative Asset Managers and Banks.
 

Highlights
 

  • Exclusive Financial Advisor to Snow Capital Management on the sale of an equity interest to Easterly Investment Partners
  • Exclusive Financial Advisor to White Oak Global Advisors on the acquisition of Finacity Corporation
  • Joint Bookrunner on Robinhood’s Initial Public Offering
  • Winner of IFR Yen Bond House of the Year Award in 2020 and 2019 for Mizuho-led issuances of Aflac, Berkshire Hathaway, and MetLife
  • Administrative Agent for OneMain’s inaugural Revolving Credit Facility following repeat ABS and High-Yield Bookrunner roles 
  • Lead roles for ESG issuances including Sustainability Structuring Agent on Aflac’s Senior Sustainability Notes and Joint Social Bond Structurer and Coordinator for OneMain’s High-Yield Social Bond (the first ever Social Bond in the US High-Yield Market) 
  • SoFi student loan ABS (Structuring Lead), SoFi Convertible Notes Issuance
  • Leading Funding-Agreement Backed Note (FABN) origination and distribution, with Active Bookrunner roles for AIG, MassMutual, MetLife, New York Life, Pacific Life, and Protective Life

 

Industry expertise

 

  • Insurance
  • Financial Technology
  • Specialty Finance
  • Asset Managers & Alternative Asset Managers
  • Banks
  • Market Data & Trading Technology
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