Capital Markets
  • the underwriters in Activia Properties’ $212.5 million global equity offering in 2021 and $287.1 million global equity offering in 2018.
  • the underwriters in ARUHI’s $240.2 million global equity offering in 2019.
  • the underwriters in GLP J-REIT’s $534 million global equity offering and $199 million global equity offering in 2020, $416 million global equity offering and $563 million global equity offering in 2018.
  • Honda Motor in its $2.75 billion global green notes offering in 2022.
  • Industrial & Infrastructure Fund in its $123 million global equity offering in 2019 and $124 million global equity offering in 2018.
  • Japan Post Holdings in its $7.4 billion global equity offering in 2021.
  • Japan Post Insurance in its $2.9 billion global equity offering in 2019.
  • the underwriters in Mitsui Fudosan’s $300 million senior unsecured notes offering in 2022, $300 million senior notes offering in 2019 and $300 million senior notes offering in 2018.
  • Nippon Prologis REIT in its $298.4 million global equity offering in 2020, $325.6 million global equity offering in 2019 and $258.3 million global equity offering in 2018.
  • Nippon Steel Corporation in its ¥300.0 billion zero coupon convertible bonds offering in 2021.
  • Nomura Holdings in its $1.9 billion global TLAC notes offering and $2.5 billion global TLAC notes offering in 2022, $3.25 billion global TLAC notes offering in 2021 and $2.5 billion global TLAC notes offering and $3.0 billion global TLAC notes offering in 2020.
  • the underwriters in Nomura Real Estate Master Fund’s $303.7 million global equity offering in 2019.
  • the underwriters in Rakuten’s €1 billion undated subordinated hybrid notes offering and $1.75 billion multi-tranche undated subordinated hybrid notes offering in 2021 and $800 million senior notes offering in 2019.
  • the underwriters in Renesas Electronics’ $2.6 billion global equity offering in 2018.
  • the underwriters in Recruit Holdings’ $3.3 billion global equity offering in 2019.
  • the underwriters in Sekisui House REIT’s $371.3 million global equity offering in 2019.
  • the underwriters in Skylark Holdings’ $369.2 million global equity offering in 2021.
  • Softbank Corp in its $11.8 billion global equity offering in 2020 and $23.55 billion global IPO in 2018.
    The largest IPO in Japan of all time and the second largest IPO ever globally. Named “Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year” and “Equity Deal of the Year” by the Asian Legal Business.
  • the underwriters in SUMCO CORPORATION’s $1.1 billion global equity offering in 2021.
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical in its €3.6 billion global notes offering and $7.0 billion global notes offering in 2020 and €7.5 billion global notes offering and $5.5 billion global notes offering in 2018.
    The dollar-denominated notes offering was the largest dollar-denominated bond offering by a Japanese issuer in history and the euro-denominated notes offering was the largest debut euro-denominated unsecured bond offering in history. The offerings were named “Debt Market Deal of the Year” by the Asian Legal Business.
  • the underwriters in TechnoPro Holdings’ $117 million global equity offering in 2018.
  • the underwriters in Tokyu Fudosan Holdings’ $475.6 million global equity offering in 2018.
  • the underwriters in WingArc1st’s $154.8 million global IPO in 2021.
  • Yakult Honsha in its $1.31 billion global equity offering in 2018.
M&A
  • Honda Motor (Japan) in its acquisitions of Keihin (Japan), Showa (Japan) and Nissin Kogyo (Japan) and their combination with Hitachi Automotive Systems (Japan) to establish a joint venture with Hitachi (Japan) in 2020.
  • ITOCHU (Japan) in its acquisition of additional shares of Descente (Japan) in 2019.
    The first successful hostile tender in Japan involving major public companies.
  • J. Front Retailing (Japan) in its acquisition of Parco (Japan) in 2020.
  • Lazard in its capacity as financial advisor to Showa Shell (Japan) in its business combination with Idemitsu Kosan (Japan) in 2019.
  • Marubeni (Japan) in its lease financing joint venture with IBJ Leasing (Japan) in 2019.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (Japan) in its pending divestiture of MUFG Union Bank (U.S.) to U.S. Bancorp in 2021.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (Japan), the parent company of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (Japan), on U.S. regulatory aspects of its acquisition of nine subsidiaries of Colonial First State Group Limited (Australia) from Commonwealth Bank of Australia in 2018.
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (Japan) in its acquisition of DAIBIRU CORPORATION (Japan) and in its acquisition of Utoc Corporation (Japan) in 2022.
  • Nippon Steel (Japan) in its acquisition of Nisshin Steel (Japan) in 2019.
  • Polaris Capital Group (Japan) in its acquisition of Space Value Holdings (Japan) in 2022.
  • Recruit Holdings (Japan) in its acquisition of Glassdoor (U.S.) in 2018.
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical (Japan) in its acquisition of Shire (Ireland) in 2018.
    The biggest-ever acquisition of a foreign firm by a Japanese company.
  • Tokio Marine Holdings (Japan) in its divestiture of Tokio Millennium Re AG (Switzerland) and Tokio Millennium Re (U.K.) Limited to RenaissanceRe Holdings (Bermuda) in 2018.