Corporate finance

Our corporate finance team helps clients optimise their balance sheet through capital structure analysis and liability management studies to find the perfect financing solutions.

Our extensive solutions set is geared toward meeting the specific and unique financial objectives of our clients - whether major international corporations, private equity sponsors or public sector entities.

At the same time, our global reach gives clients access to integrated capital markets and lending capabilities for more flexibility, efficiency and funding sources. Our extensive track record and ability to deliver makes us the partner of choice for strategic financing.

Corporate finance offered by Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Debt capital markets

We provide innovative solutions by working closely with our relationship management and advisory partners across a broad range of fixed income and equity products.

We originate, structure and execute transactions with varying degrees of complexity providing the ultimate value for our clients.

Our approach sets us apart to effectively underwrite and manage risk positions, syndicate both public issues and private placements, and deliver retail and institutional demand for Medium Term Notes (MTNs).

With global syndication and distribution capabilities, the team provides debt financing solutions through an unparalleled intensity of coverage to our clients worldwide.

These products are delivered across a carefully constructed blend of sectors globally including Sovereigns, Supranationals and Agencies (SSAs), Corporates (Investment Grade and High Yield), Financial Institutions and Emerging Markets.

As a result,  we are well positioned to provide impartial new issue and structuring advice on fundraising across Euro, US Dollar, Pound Sterling, and Japanese Yen, and a variety of other major currencies across many formats:

  • Samurai, Pro Bond and EuroYen;
  • SEC Registered;
  • 144A;
  • Reg S;
  • US Private Placements;
  • Euro MTNs;
  • Uridashi;
  • Formosa; and
  • Dim Sum bonds.

Our team of well qualified professionals work closely to providing best-in-class corporate finance and advisory services across the following areas:

  • Capital structure optimisation;
  • Liability management;
  • Acquisition and leveraged finance alternatives;
  • Ratings advisory;
  • Loan and bond debt financing;
  • Hybrid capital structuring; and
  • Derivatives risk solutions.

Debt capital markets offered by Mizuho International plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Derivatives

Providing professional derivatives products and solutions to our EMEA and global client base; from idea generation and origination to structuring and efficient execution.

We provide market making services in vanilla interest rate derivatives to a wide range of institutional and wholesale clients, in addition to other entities within the wider Mizuho Group. These derivative products include: fixed to floating, basis, overnight index and variable notional swaps; predominantly focusing on the core Euro, Dollar and Yen currencies.

Derivatives solutions to issuer clients are provided in conjunction with primary markets DCM advisory activities to tailor interest rate and currency profiles to client’s requirements. Here, we adopt a “solutions-based approach”, where we deliver suitable hedging structures and transactions which support funding recommendations to issuers.  Working closely with primary debt markets covering corporates, financial institutions and sovereign, supranational and agency clients across the EMEA region,   Debt Capital Market-related derivative transactions are provided in the context of benchmark public issuance, private placements and client asset/liability management.

We work closely with financing functions, to provide risk management solutions for structured finance transactions, event-driven acquisitions or M&A deals and to provide rates and credit solutions to meet client funding requirements or hedge different market risks.

Financing-related derivative transactions may either be executed with Mizuho’s UK authorised securities dealer, Mizuho International, or with Mizuho Bank.  Depending on client requirements and subject to Mizuho risk policy and applicable regulation, transactions may be executed either in cleared, collateralised or uncollateralised form.

We also provide more bespoke derivatives advisory and solutions as part of our Structured Solutions business. With our team’s depth of experience in global rates and currency markets, we advise clients on market pricing & liquidity, optimal execution, credit mitigation and exposure diversification, ensuring the right balance is found between risk and cost.

We maintain full back office support for our derivative operations, allowing rapid response to clients and incorporating specialist operations, legal and compliance support. With sophisticated risk management functionality, we are able to offer efficient execution whilst comprehensively managing market and credit risks.

We are an LCH SwapClear direct clearing member as well as fully compliant with European EMIR reporting regulations

Derivatives offered by Mizuho International plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Equity capital markets

We market the full range of equity and equity-linked products to clients, underwrite and manage risk positions, market and syndicate transactions.

Our Equity Capital Markets team provides solutions to all our clients and partners from corporates to financial sponsors and banks. Leveraging our complementary and differentiated global equities platform, we deliver incremental investor demand, especially through our Asian franchise.

We also play an integral role in the arrangement and hosting of corporate roadshows to investors.

Equity capital markets offered by Mizuho International plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Export finance

We are consistently ranked in the top 10 of arrangers of ECA financing on a global basis.

Our focus is in mobilising and arranging European Export Credit Agency ("EECA") backed debt facilities to finance export contracts involving the bank's exporting and borrowing clients, across all regions of the world. We work with the ECAs from all the major European exporting countries, providing advice, arrangement and management on all aspects of the process with the relevant exporters, ECAs and borrowers.

Export finance offered by Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Financial solutions

We help clients in meeting their financial needs, whether through Securitisation, Future Flow Securitisation or Islamic Finance.

Securitisation and future flow securitisation:

With a seasoned securitisation team, we are ready to serve clients as a securitisation arranger, agent and committed funding provider.

We have been a major player in the Future Flow Turkish DPR market both as structurer and investor for local banks.

Our specialised securitisation team is well positioned to help clients meet securitisation funding objectives with:

  • Structuring expertise across a broad range of consumer and commercial asset classes;
  • Arranging warehouse funding programs;
  • Providing solutions to help clients meet working capital needs;
  • Structuring transactions that qualify for off-balance sheet finance under IFRS, and
  • Using a relationship-based approach to delivering market-leading securitisation capabilities. 

 

Islamic finance:

We have historically supported our customers by participating and arranging conventional finance. However, we have decided to broaden and deepen relationships by having the capability to support clients’ desire to maintain compliance to Shariah.

Our Islamic Finance team is pleased to be able to offer Islamic banking products, namely Commodity Murabaha Finance and Commodity Murabaha Deposit.

Financial solutions offered by Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Japanese corporate finance

We provide comprehensive corporate and investment banking services to Japan-based corporations that have an interest in the EMEA region and want to work seamlessly within its borders.

Our collaborative solutions for client subsidiaries, affiliates and representative offices include:

  • Corporate banking;
  • Specialised financing and advisory capabilities for potential acquisitions;
  • Divestitures or joint ventures;
  • Lease, trade and project finance;
  • Access to capital markets; and
  • Cash management, foreign exchange and derivative products and services.

Japanese corporate finance offered by Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Leveraged finance

With a continuously active track record of 30+ years in the EMEA Leveraged finance market, our highly respected team have an excellent track record in Leveraged finance and deep relationships with the private equity players across EMEA

By utilising our speed of delivery and combining our understanding of the investor market with our industry and sector knowledge our clients rely on our experience and the value we can add in structuring solutions. We specialise in supporting out clients across the corporate life cycle, be it via idea generation, acquisition, divesture, recapitalisation or a minority equity investments.

Leveraged finance offered by Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Project finance

With our outstanding track record in project finance, we’re consistently ranked as a top 5 global mandated lead arranger.

Our clients rely on our 30+ years of experience advising and arranging major projects throughout EMEA and throughout the project development process. From initial advisory to post-financial close, we help clients in areas including infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, renewable energy and thermal power.

Project finance offered by Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Syndicated finance

We leverage our worldwide lead arranger capabilities to provide clients with domestic and cross-border financing solutions and access to investors around the world.

With our relationship managers, we arrange and syndicate loan facilities for leveraged buyouts, investment grade and non-investment grade corporate finance transactions and project finance transactions for all types of clients, including private equity sponsors, and domestic and international corporations.

We have extensive coverage of the primary and secondary loan markets and access to a broad universe of investors enabling us to provide up to the minute pricing and structuring advice and feedback to our customers and to distribute our underwritten and arranged transactions efficiently.

In conjunction with our core Syndicated Loan Product, we have strong capabilities and a good track record in arranging Schuldschein transactions for clients in the EMEA region.

Syndicated finance solutions offered by Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Trade finance

Our extensive trade finance solutions help our clients buy and sell goods globally

To meet our client's needs on a deal-after-deal basis we have significantly enhanced our trade finance capabilities. The product is supported by a team of experienced specialists, who are integrated into our global network, providing clients in the EMEA region with high quality service through dedicated offices in New York, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The products include letters of credit, buyer/supplier/receivable finance, structured trade finance and commodity finance.

Trade finance offered by Mizuho Bank, Ltd.