HC Picks Category: 01 Business

SoftBank backs Steven Mnuchin’s $2.5bn private equity fund
"There is almost no back and forth between Treasury secretary and financial businesses in Japan yet."
Shinsei battle puts Japanese government in formidable dilemma
"Both sides should disclose their mid-term business plan."
Japan's MUFG to sell part of U.S. unit to US Bancorp for about $7.3 bln -Nikkei
"This is in line with MUFG's domestic strategy. It is still not clear how they are planned to compete in larger transactions."
Japan’s SBI makes hostile $1.1bn move on rival Shinsei
"This was quite a surprise. Shinsei still bear government capital that needs to be paid back. They have strengths in non-bank business. Not sure how SBI is willing to collaborate with them."
SBI Holdings seeks up to 48% stake in Shinsei Bank in tender offer
Japan's SBI Holdings to unveil tender offer for Shinsei Bank -Yomiuri
PayPal acquires Japan’s Paidy for $2.7B to crack the buy now, pay later market in Asia
Daiichi Sankyo Positions Its Covid Vaccine as a Booster in Japan
"Although it looks a bit slow, if they can create a vaccine that works better for Asians, it is a positive news."
Corporate Japan opens wallet for Miracle Meat maker
"Japanese tend to take vegetarian protein, but still this article shows we are looking for healthier earth-friendly food."
The best news Japan has had in years can save Yoshihide Suga
"Business activities are always proof of innovation. Shall keep an eye on both of them."
More than $90 million in cryptocurrency stolen after a top Japanese exchange is hacked
"Unless regulated, this asset is quite difficult for investors to analyze."
Japan’s VisasQ to Buy Coleman Research for $102 Million
"Another M&A activities."
Houlihan Lokey Agrees to Buy Japan’s GCA in $595 Million Deal
"30% premium shows how Houlihan Lokey expect accelerating M&A activities in Japan."
MGM Resorts Reveals Plans for $9 Billion Casino in Japan
"The project delay might have helped casino operators and promoters under this COVID situation."