Our success stories in EMEA


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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

Proud to have participated in 50% more transactions above EUR300 million across EMEA stock exchanges

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.

Find out more about the winners here.

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”.




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. Read more about our involvement here.



Our success stories internationally


GTR Leaders in Trade

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.

Find out more about the other categories and winners

Infrastructure Investor Global Awards

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.

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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.

Best New Trading Product

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.

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.