Takahiko Hyuga

For Takahiko Hyuga's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jul 2, 2015

Toyota's lock-stock sale brings customers to Nomura

A new type of security Toyota Motor Corp. is selling is proving a hit with Japanese drawn to the combination of limited risk and fixed dividends that beat the near-zero interest being offered on bank deposits. Nomura Holdings Inc., the sole underwriter on the ...

Apr 23, 2015

Daiwa to reboot Asian expansion via stakes in brokerages

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. is seeking to buy stakes in Asian brokerages as Japan’s second-biggest securities house resumes expansion in the region after an earlier effort faltered. Teaming up with peers in Asia will help the company generate more business and income sources abroad, ...

Apr 16, 2015

Rizap gym owner seeks to triple profit by shrinking waistlines

For Kenkou Corp., slimmer waistlines mean fatter profits. The health and fitness company seeks to almost triple profit this year and shift its stock listing to Tokyo from Sapporo as it expands abroad, founder and president Takeshi Seto said. Shares of Kenkou jumped more ...

Nomura, SMBC Nikko boost graduate hiring as stocks gain

Mar 6, 2015

Nomura, SMBC Nikko boost graduate hiring as stocks gain

Nomura Holdings Inc. and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. accelerated hiring of university graduates this year as the stock market rally brightens prospects for securities firms. Nomura recruited 600 new graduates for its main brokerage arm, a 20 percent increase from a year earlier, said ...

Number of IPOs in Japan projected to hit 17-year high

Feb 18, 2015

Number of IPOs in Japan projected to hit 17-year high

Nomura Holdings Inc. expects initial public offerings to double to their highest level in 17 years as the resurgent stock market attracts investors to entrants, including Japan Post Holdings Co. The value of debut share sales in the nation may exceed ¥2 trillion in ...

After IPO, Recruit finds 100 potential acquisition targets

Oct 25, 2014

After IPO, Recruit finds 100 potential acquisition targets

Recruit Holdings Co., Japan’s biggest provider of temporary staff, has identified about 100 global companies as potential takeover targets since its an initial public offering this month. The Tokyo-based firm has the capacity to spend about ¥700 billion ($6.5 billion) on acquisitions over the ...

Mizuho to encourage equity analysts to become investment bankers

Sep 2, 2014

Mizuho to encourage equity analysts to become investment bankers

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. plans to encourage equity research analysts to become investment bankers as the megabank competes for business arranging share sales and advising on mergers. Mizuho Securities Co. will offer its analysts the opportunity to switch jobs so the company can tap ...

Goldman's Japan M&A chief sees hunger for more deals

Jul 9, 2014

Goldman's Japan M&A chief sees hunger for more deals

When a 210-year-old vinegar company bought Unilever’s Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce business last month, it showed that Japanese firms are becoming more adventurous in their search for growth, said Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s national head of mergers and acquisitions. “Japan M&A is breaking ...

Jan 23, 2014

Nomura sees Japanese IPOs doubling to ¥1 trillion in 2014

Nomura Holdings Inc., the nation’s top manager of initial public offerings in 2013, expects debut share sales will almost double to ¥1 trillion this year as buyout funds recoup investments amid a stock rally. “Exits from private equity will increase this year,” said Hiroshi ...