Investment Banking Business
Offering cutting–edge investment banking services of the highest–quality to clients around the world
Our Global Investment Banking Division comprises “coverage” units, which directly interface with clients, and “product” units which create highly-sophisticated solutions for them. These units work in harmony to provide tailored investment banking services, including equity and bond financing through capital markets and M&A advisory services, as part of global management strategies.
To meet the increasingly sophisticated and diverse needs of our clients, we are building strategic partnerships with them by offering customized solutions based on our business and financial strategy expertise, our knowledge of industry and production, and our investment banking track record.
FY19 deal highlights
Mizuho Securities provides solutions tailored to the sophisticated and diverse needs of clients.
Some of the epoch-making deals we closed in FY19 are showcased below.
Showa Denko's acquisition of Hitachi Chemical
As a deal valued at 964 billion yen, this was one of the largest ever M&As in the Japanese chemical industry, and one of the largest TOBs in Japan.
Mizuho Securities was appointed “financial advisor” by Showa Denko to provide the purchase scheme and capital acquisition advisory services.
East Nippon Expressway/Hanshin Expressway
R&I ratings agency certified this financing project in recognition of the socioeconomic benefits offered by the expressway business and its importance in Japan’s Fundamental Plan for National Resilience.
This marked the first time in Japan for an expressway company to issue a social impact bond, which subsequently led to the dramatic expansion of Japan’s SDG bond market.
This became one of the largest subordinated bond subscriptions publicly offered by a Japanese company.
In serving as clerical lead manager, we successfully drove large-scale bond issuance based on business strategies, financial strategies, and capital policies of issuers, while also addressing product creation and allocation based on institutional investor appetites.
Mizuho Securities has earned a first–class reputation as an industry leader in bond underwriting operations backed by proven skills in proposing solutions inherently–suited to market conditions and issuer needs, an ability to determine prices that accurately reflect investor demands, an incomparable responsiveness to market changes, and a strong track record in bond sales.
Mizuho Securities has achieved sector–leading performance in equity underwriting operations, serving as a lead underwriter in a number of large finance deals thanks to superior underwriting knowhow and strong equity selling power both in Japan and overseas. We also provide extensive support to companies transitioning from private to public.
Mizuho Securities has a top–class track record in M&A advisory business, underpinned by cutting–edge knowledge and expertise that enables us to offer clients advice in line with their management strategies.
Our advisory services reach far beyond Japan's borders, to cross–border deals, which have experienced a substantial increase in recent years.
Mizuho Securities has also achieved a strong track record and earned a first–class reputation in structured finance operations, particularly regarding the securitization of various financial assets such as monetary claims and real estate. Accordingly, we have lived up to our reputation as a front–runner in Japan’s securitization market.