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Awards & Recognitions

Mizuho Securities receives Yen Bond House of the Year in 2019 IFR Awards

For out-performing our peers in delivering more cross-border Yen issuances and for our leading role in all key themes driving the yen market, Mizuho Securities has been awarded Yen Bond House of the Year in the 2019 IFR Awards for the second year in a row.

The IFR Awards is considered to be the most prestigious event in the global capital markets calendar. It sees over 900 of the world’s most senior investment banking professionals gather to celebrate capital markets excellence. 

IFR said, “Mizuho Securities maintained its dominance in the international yen market by successfully underwriting bail-in-able bonds, leading almost all sovereign issues, and helping first-time issuers. Mizuho earned bonus points as it became the only Japanese bank among the bookrunners hired for Berkshire Hathaway's massive yen deal, extending its lead over Japanese competitors. In a low yield environment with bail-in bank debt, emerging-market sovereigns and longer-term debt firmly in fashion during 2019, Mizuho was active in all those segments, topping the international yen league table with ¥820.6bn (US$7.5bn) and a 22.8% share, five percentage points clear of second place.”

Receiving this award for the second year in a row is testament to the continued effective collaboration between all the Debt Capital Markets teams across regions and entities, and has not been achieved since we received the accolade back to back in 2009 and 2010.

Why we retained our title as IFR’s Yen Bond House of the Year >

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Mizuho wins Impact Deal of the Year category for Room2Run

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Mizuho wins SCI Capital Relief Trades Awards - Impact Deal of the Year category

Mizuho International wins Structured Credit Investor's Impact Deal of the Year category for structuring the first-ever synthetic impact securitisation transaction, Room2Run.

Mizuho International acted as financial advisor to AfDB on the transaction. Juan-Carlos Martorell, Managing Director, co-head of securitised products and structured finance at Mizuho, comments that his firm was also “very happy” with the transaction. Particularly, he adds, because it pioneered the use of synthetic securitisation for capital relief for the MDB community and also achieved the reduction of RWA under S&P’s rating agency methodology, because MDBs are unregulated banks.

Impact of the Year Winner: Room2Run

What is Room2Run?

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Mizuho International partners with Asset Control

Asset Control, the leading financial data management technology company is pleased to announce that Mizuho International plc (Mizuho International), the London based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. has selected and implemented Asset Control’s AC Plus financial data management platform. The platform will be used to help fulfil Mizuho International’s IPV and broader market data management needs.

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Mizuho Securities receives Yen Bond House of the Year in 2018 IFR Awards

For doing more than its peers to connect issuers and investors, Mizuho Securities was awarded Yen Bond House of the Year in the 2018 IFR Awards. The Awards dinner took place at Grosvenor House in London, on 29 January 2019.

The IFR Awards is considered to be the most prestigious event in the global capital markets calendar. It sees over 900 of the world’s most senior investment banking professionals gather to celebrate capital markets excellence. Accepting the award on behalf of Mizuho Securities was Mizuho International’s President & CEO, Suneel Bakhshi.

IFR said that in a market characterised by tightening currency basis swaps, easing geopolitical tensions between the US and North Korea and clarifications on holdings of loss-absorbing bonds, Mizuho Securities was ahead of the game. Mizuho’s constant engagement with issuers and investors resulted in the business being best placed to capture the key deals of the year. The meticulous preparation on the past years’ deals inclusive of Banco Santander’s Samurai debut, Lloyds’s three-part Yen offering and bringing UBS back to the Yen market after a 10 year absence, produced a very good year with key mandates standing out from its competitors.

Masaya Mizobuchi, head of global debt capital markets at Mizuho said that since last year and even the year before, Mizuho Securities has been proactively making sales pitches to issuers and providing information to investors, and these efforts started to bear fruit. Mizuho Securities also assisted the investor relations work, and this surely helped to bring investor feedback and issuer needs together.

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Deal of the Year Award for Danone – Nikkei Veritas

Danone’s sell-down in Yakult shares received the “Deal of the Year 2018” Award in the “follow-on offering” category by Nikkei Veritas, Nikkei's weekly financial newspaper. Mizuho acted as lead-left joint global coordinator on this transaction which was executed in February / March 2018. 

Danone is a leading global food company built on four business lines: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition. With products being present in over 130 markets, Danone generated sales of approximately €22 billion in 2016. Yakult is a pioneer in the field of daily products with significant focus on probiotics. Introduced 80 years ago, Yakult branded dairy products are sold in 38 countries and regions worldwide. Yakult generated sales of ¥390 billion in 2016.

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African Development Bank, Mariner Investment Group, and Africa50 price landmark $1billion impact securitization

  • With “Room2run,” the Bank launches securitization market for multilateral development bank sector
  • Transaction is in direct response to G20 action plan for MDB balance sheet optimization
  • The Bank commits to reinvest freed up capital into new african infrastructure lending, making Room2run one of the largest impact investments ever
  • Transaction is supported by new European Union Guarantee Tool (European Fund For Sustainable Development)

See the Press Release in full.

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Mizuho EMEA Investment Grade Corporates Desk maintain best in class-leading rankings in Request for Quote (RFQ) electronic trading

Mizuho is proud to be at the core of a global shift to electronic trading in corporate bonds, with our EMEA Investment Grade Corporate Desk maintaining class-leading rankings on both the largest European and US electronic trading platforms, achieving #1 position on MarketAxess and #2 on Bloomberg for corporate bond trading*.

The electronic trading market for corporate bonds continues to mature, particularly in Europe where over 60% of the investment grade corporate bonds market is now electronic. Recent surges in volumes have been driven by increased regulation, with electronic trading providing a simplified, seamless reporting process for regulations such as MiFID II. While this has been particularly noticeable in Europe, increased electronic trading in the US, where adoption rates have been slower, has been clearly noted by the market for vanilla credit products. Increased pre-trade price transparency also continues to improve, and will lead to a further increase in electronic trading as pricing and trading are more closely integrated. Initiatives such as Project Neptune in which structured, standardized pre-trade data is sent directly from the sell-side to clients, with execution available on the client’s preferred platform with no additional intervention required, will also enhance the electronic trading experience for all clients and is likely to drive adoption by new market participants.

*Data provided by Bloomberg and MarketAxess

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Proud to be the #1 Asian investment bank involved in large EMEA Equity Capital Markets transactions

Mizuho International, the London Securities business has participated in 50% more transactions above EUR300 million than our next Asian competitors across EMEA stock exchanges, since July 2016. These transactions consist of two initial public offerings (IPOs), five capital increases, one accelerated bookbuild and one convertible bond. The issuers were listed on various EMEA stock exchanges, including France, Germany, South Africa and Switzerland.

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Mizuho wins at the 2018 GlobalCapital Bond Awards

We are delighted to have collected the ‘Coming Force in Corporate Debt Capital Markets’ award with notable mentions in the ‘Most Impressive Corporate Bond House in Yen’ and ‘Coming Force in Emerging Market Bonds’ categories at the 11th annual GlobalCapital Bond Awards Dinner, held recently in London. This acknowledgement is testament to the growth of our global Debt Capital Markets platform and is further demonstration of our ‘customer first’ mentality.

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ECM Deal of the Year in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Our London securities team are proud to have acted as co-bookrunner on these transaction.

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Mizuho acts as bookrunner on winning High Yield deal in Global Capital's Corporate Bond Deals of the Year

Wind Tre won in Global Capital’s High Yield Bond Deal of the Year category. Our London Securities team is proud to have acted as a bookrunner on this transaction: “Wind Tre broke high yield records in October with Europe’s largest ever high yield bond issue, including the largest HY floating rate note, which also has an innovative non-call structure of six months plus six months with a 101 soft call. Such was the demand, a mooted dollar FRN was not needed. This deal lit a fire under the HY market which burned for the remainder of 2017”.
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Number one ranking on Bloomberg in Euro Corporates

We continue to benefit from our substantial investments into and strategic focus on e-trading. We are proud to report that we ranked #1 on Bloomberg in 2017 on Euro IG Corporates, the most important client platform for Credit Bonds. We also made significant improvement in flow financials and generally continue to build out our footprint in other products such as derivatives. Financial markets are increasingly becoming an IT game and our strong e-trading platform allows us to scale our business, increase our distribution channels and create a level playing field with the bulge bracket competition.

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Inspired By Mentoring awards 2016 - 2017

The London securities business Mizuho International, was named a runner-up for ‘Dynamic Mentoring Organisation of the Year’ in the 30% Club’s ‘Inspired by Mentoring’ awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of organisations involved in the scheme, as well as their mentors and mentees. 

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Our success stories internationally


Mizuho Financial Group Awarded AAA Ranking in Nikko Investor Relations' 2018 Survey

We are honoured to have received an AAA ranking in the Overall Ranking category of Nikko Investor Relations' 2018 survey of the websites of all Japanese listed companies, and received first place (AAA ranking) in the Sector Ranking category for the fourth year in a row.

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Mizuho selected as "Best Trade Finance Bank in East Asia & the Pacific" by GTR 

We are pleased to announce that we have been recognised by Global Trade Review (GTR), the world’s number one trade finance magazine, as the Best Trade Finance Bank in East Asia & the Pacific as part of their annual Leaders in Trade Awards for 2017.

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Infrastructure Investor Global Awards

We are excited to have won Bank of the Year, Asia Pacific Debt Fundraising of the Year and Global PPP Deal of the Year, Latin America in the Infrastructure Investor Global Awards.

Find out more about the other categories and winners here.

Infrastructure Investor Global Awards

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Mizuho Financial Group receives Nadeshiko Brand designation for FY2017

We are honoured to have been recognised by the The Nadeshiko Brand designation for our outstanding contribution to the empowerment of women in the workplace.

Read more about The Nadeshiko Brand recognition here.

Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2018

We are proud to announce that the MSUSA Electronic Trading Desk brand name as MET (Mizuho Electronic Trading) in Mizuho Americas won the Best New Trading Product at the 2018 Fund Technology and WSL Awards.

Find out more here.

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Best Digital Bank

Asiamoney best bank awards 2017: Japan

Digital transformation is taking a hold of the financial industry and we’re not one to be left behind. We constantly strive to be at the forefront of digital innovation and we’re proud to have won the award for the best digital bank in Japan for 2017. Read more about what we have done in the industry here.