May 29, 2015

Japan Post names ex-Goldman's Sago to head asset management

Japan Post Holdings Co. hired Katsunori Sago, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive in the country, as head of asset management at its banking unit as it reallocates its portfolio. Sago will start on June 1, the state-owned company said in a statement ...

May 21, 2015

Line said to prepare dual listing before Japan Post IPO

Line Corp., operator of Japan’s most popular mobile-messaging service, is preparing for a dual listing in Tokyo and New York before Japan Post Holdings Co.’s initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Tokyo-based company aims to sell shares around September ...

Pachinko parlor operator Niraku to go public in Hong Kong

Mar 24, 2015

Pachinko parlor operator Niraku to go public in Hong Kong

Niraku Corp., an operator of pachinko parlors, plans to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange where its stock is expected to start trading around April 8, sources close to the matter said Monday. Fukushima-based Niraku is expected to raise some ¥5 billion ...

Dec 27, 2014

Japan Post confirms long-awaited IPO on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Japan Post has confirmed a long-awaited plan to list its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with the government-owned firm set for what could be one of the world’s biggest initial public offerings. The parent company, Japan Post Holdings Co., along with its insurance ...

Oct 9, 2014

Skylark returns to TSE after eight-year buyout hiatus

Skylark Co., operator of the Bamiyan and Jonathan’s restaurant chains, returned to the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s first section Thursday, eight years after going private in a management buyout. Skylark shares were launched at ¥1,200 apiece, the same as its initial public offering price. The ...

Sep 29, 2014

Recruit seeks ¥197 billion in IPO to fund deals

Recruit Holdings Co. and its owners are seeking as much as ¥197 billion in an initial public offering to fund acquisitions. The Tokyo-based company and existing investors are offering 63.6 million shares at ¥2,800 to ¥3,100 each, it said in a filing with the ...