Capital Markets
  • the underwriters in Activia Properties’ $287.1 million global equity offering in 2018 and $135.3 million global equity offering in 2017.
  • the underwriters in ARUHI’s $240.2 million global equity offering in 2019 and $207.9 million global IPO in 2017.
  • Daiwa Securities Group in its 1 billion global notes offering in 2017.
  • the underwriters in GLP J-REIT’s $199 million global equity offering in 2020, $416 million global equity offering and $563 million global equity offering in 2018.
  • the underwriters in Idemitsu Kosan’s $1.115 billion global equity offering in 2017.
  • Industrial & Infrastructure Fund in its $123 million global equity offering in 2019, $124 million global equity offering in 2018 and $194 million global equity offering in 2017.
  • Japan Post Holdings in its $11.6 billion global equity offering in 2017.
    Japan’s biggest follow-on offering in 2017.
  • Japan Post Insurance in its $2.9 billion global equity offering in 2019.
  • the underwriters in Mitsui Fudosan’s $300 million senior notes offering in 2019, $300 million senior notes offering in 2018 and $500 million senior notes offering in 2017.
  • Japan Retail Fund in its 217 million global equity offering in 2017.
  • Nippon Prologis REIT in its $298.4 million global equity offering in 2020, $325.6 million global equity offering in 2019, $258.3 million global equity offering in 2018 and $295.3 million global equity offering in 2017.
  • Nomura Holdings in its $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 $800 million senior notes offering in 2019.
  • the underwriters in Renesas Electronics’ $2.6 billion global equity offering in 2018 and $2.9 billion global equity offering in 2017.
  • 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.
  • SG Holdings in its $1.02 billion global IPO in 2017.
    The largest IPO in 2017.
  • 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.
  • Softbank Group in its multi-tranche perpetual subordinated hybrid notes offering in 2017 and $6 billion multi-tranche senior notes offering in 2017.
    The hybrid notes offering was the largest non-investment grade perpetual bond offering by any issuer at the time.
  • 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.
  • Goldman Sachs in its capacity as the placement agent and financial adviser in TOSHIBA’s $5.33 billion equity private placement in 2017.
  • the underwriters in Tsubaki Nakashima’s $375.8 million global equity offering in 2017.
  • Yakult Honsha in its $1.31 billion global equity offering in 2018.
M&A
  • Honda Motor (Japan) in its pending acquisitions of Keihin (Japan), Showa (Japan) and Nissin Kogyo (Japan) and their pending 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 pending 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.
  • Lazard in its capacity as financial advisor to Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma (Japan) in its acquisition of Tolero Pharmaceuticals (U.S.) in 2017.
  • Marubeni (Japan) in its lease financing joint venture with IBJ Leasing (Japan) in 2019.
  • 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.
  • Nippon Steel (Japan) in its acquisition of Nisshin Steel (Japan) in 2019.
  • 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 sale of Tokio Millennium Re AG (Switzerland) and Tokio Millennium Re (U.K.) Limited to RenaissanceRe Holdings (Bermuda) in 2018.