HC Picks Category: 01 Business

Bain Capital raises $1 bln in first Japan-focused private equity fund-source
"More to come, more to action."
Retailer Rakuten Beats Japanese Lenders at Digital Bank Game
"Not to forget that Rakuten is bearing a huge amount of cost to attract consumers."
In Japan Inc, activist investors come in from the cold
"Clearly, we see more and more corporate actions."
Norinchukin Bank Denies State-Backed Toshiba Bid Report
"It is important for Toshiba to select the most appropriate sponsor to restructure and grow their businesses."
IHG signs Japan conversion deal
"This news brings light to hospitality sector."
Toshiba receives offer from CVC to go private in $20bn deal
"If this size of deal is possible, Japan shall accelerate consolidation and focus on growth."
Japan’s Biggest Bank Rebuilds Tokyo HQ for Post-Pandemic Work
"Encouraging direction shown by the largest mega bank. He looks serious to transform their core business to fee businesses."
J-Power subsidiary to turn Virginia coal plant into solar-plus-storage facility
Japan gathering information on Nomura, MUFG losses linked to U.S. client
"It will be a funny situation if BoJ and FSA announce risk measurement improvement plan before Nomura or Mitsubishi do."
Hitachi to acquire U.S. software firm GlobalLogic for $9.6 billion
"We need both acquires and sellers to activate private equity businesses."
Takeda Completes Sale of Japan Consumer Healthcare Business Unit to Blackstone
"Encouraging consolidation plan realising in Japan. Hopefully, Japanese private equity will be part of these activities."
Japan’s Nomura flags $2 billion loss at U.S. unit, cancels bond issue
"This is part of Nomura or Credit Suisse core business risk. Would they introduce a new risk management policy?"