What Sets Us Apart

A leading presence in financial markets

Mizuho Securities has a retail network of 254 offices*1 across Japan and thus holds a leading position in the domestic industry.

We continue to establish joint branches with Mizuho Bank, including additional Planet Booths established inside the lobbies of Mizuho Bank branches around the country. In this way, we can deliver a comprehensive selection of Mizuho financial services at a single location. We also have a solid track record of excellence in investment banking, including bond and equity underwriting and M&A advisory services which consistently receive outstanding evaluations from clients.

Our research arm, which employs a team of highly specialized analysts, strategists, and economists, maintains top rankings in some of the most prestigious financial periodicals for its equities, fixed income, and forex analysis and is highly regarded by institutional investors.

*1 As of June 30, 2020.

Equity Analyst Ranking

No.2

Mizuho Financial Group ranked 2nd in the 2020 Equity Analyst Rankings announced by Nikkei Veritas, with our analysts ranking 1st in 9 out of 32 categories—the most of any company in the industry.

 

Annual Rankings by Company

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
32nd Annual Survey on Most Popular Equity Analyst (Overall Company Ranking) of Nikkei Veritas No.1 No.1 No.2 No.2 No.2

Survey on Most Popular Bond/Forex Analyst/Economist

No.2

Institutional Investor magazine reported, in the 2020 Nikkei Veritas Annual Survey on the Most Popular Bond/ Forex Analyst/Economist, that Mizuho Financial Group ranked 2nd by company and 1st in two out of five categories.

 

Annual Score Rankings by Company

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Nikkei Veritas 25th Annual Survey on Most Popular Bond/ Forex Analyst/Economist by company/group No.2 No.1 No.1 No.2 No.2

Bond Underwriting

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.

Amount No.1

Total Domestic Bonds from Public Offerings

 

Total Domestic Bonds from Public Offerings(Apr. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020)

Rank Company Name Amount (JPY bn) Share(%)
1 Mizuho Securities 41,632 20.3
2 SMBC Nikko Securities 40,039 19.5
3 Nomura Securities 37,465 18.2
4 Daiwa Securities 36,506 17.8
5 Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities 35,513 17.3

Based on underwriting amount and issuance date.
Figures above include straight bonds, investment corporation bonds, FILP agency bonds, local government bonds (lead manager method only), samurai bonds, and preferred securities, and exclude corporate treasury debt.
Source: Prepared by Mizuho Securities based on data from I–N Information Systems

Equity Underwriting

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.

Amount No.4

Total Domestic and Cross–border Equities

 

Total Domestic and Cross–border Equities(Apr. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020)

Rank Company Name Amount (JPY bn) Share(%)
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 4,403 19.5
2 Nomura Securities 4,050 17.9
3 Morgan Stanley 3,530 15.6
4 Mizuho Financial Group 3,317 14.7
5 Daiwa Securities Group Inc. 3,269 14.5

Based on underwriting amount and issuance date.
Figures above are the sum of equities from initial public offerings, equities from existing public offerings, and convertible bonds (including REITs)
Source: Prepared by Mizuho Securities based on data from Thomson Reuters Markets

M&A Advisory

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.

Deals No.2

M&A Advisory for Announced Deals

 

M&A Advisory for Announced Deals(Apr. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020)

Rank Company Name No. of deals Amount (JPY bn)
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 178 21,365
2 Mizuho Financial Group 137 68,368
3 Nomura Securities 120 84,739
4 Deloitte 109 22,943
5 KPMG 103 12,315

Based on number of deals; any Japanese–related deals
Real estate deals excluded
Source: Prepared by Mizuho Securities based on data from Thomson Reuters Markets

Structured Finance

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.

Deals Amount No.1

ABS Lead Manager

 

ABS Lead Manager(Apr. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020)

Rank Company Name No. of deals Amount (JPY bn)
1 Mizuho Financial Group 153 14,626
2 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings 25 10,108
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 34 7,598
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 25 4,498
5 Morgan Stanley 13 4,345

Based on deal amounts and settlement dates
Source: Prepared by Mizuho Securities based on data from Thomson Reuters Markets

IPO Lead Manager

No.3

The number of deals we have won has increased significantly since the 2013 merger*1, and for FY19 we ranked No. 2 in number of IPO lead manager deals*2.

 

IPO Lead Manager

*1 Since the merger of the former Mizuho Securities and former Mizuho Investors Securities

*2 Based on data from Capital Eye
Bookrunner basis
REITs and global offerings excluded

Taking One Mizuho to a new stage

Under the slogan "One Mizuho," Mizuho brings together multiple financial functions in terms of banking, trust banking, and securities solutions to consistently meet the diverse needs of clients.
To further enhance collaboration under the One Mizuho commitment, group companies are accelerating collective efforts to effectively leverage group–wide capabilities.

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Banking–Trust Banking–Securities integrated operations

Under the slogan "One Mizuho," we will further accelerate integrated efforts involving all Mizuho group entities thus enabling us to offer banking, trust banking, and securities services which resonate with the needs of our clients.

Planet Booths

Planet Booths
Located in the lobbies of Mizuho Bank branches, these joint branches with Mizuho Bank enable clients to access our full line of securities services.

 

Joint branches

*All figures for the number of offices are as of June 30, 2020.

Domestic Network

Industry–Leading 259 offices

Drawing on our industryleading retail network of 254 offices across Japan, we have the capacity to deliver services finely tuned to client needs. (As of June 30, 2020)

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