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A bank and two securities companies under Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group could face punitive action for allegedly sharing customer information without consent, sources said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 7, 2024
MUFG units could be penalized for sharing client information
MUFG Bank and the securities firms exchanged information related to clients’ mergers and acquisitions without their consent, sources say.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 3, 2024
KKR weighs entering private credit in Japan to challenge banks
In Japan, most direct lending has been done overseas, and the domestic loan market is dominated by major banks.
Kioxia Holdings plans to go public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as early as October.
BUSINESS
Apr 16, 2024
Kioxia plans to list as early as October as merger talks stall
Kioxia faces a June deadline to refinance as much as ¥900 billion worth of loans, and a public listing will help its negotiations with banks.
The volume of mergers and acquisitions linked to Japan has grown 43% so far this year.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 22, 2024
Japan sees dealmaking boom as mergers and acquisitions rise 43%
A strong stock market is giving companies more scope for acquisitions at a time when the government and investors are pressuring firms to bolster growth.
Kioxia Holdings has approached Japan Investment Corp. about making a capital infusion to support its merger with Western Digital and strengthen the combined company’s financial base, according to people familiar with the matter.
BUSINESS
Oct 20, 2023
Kioxia has approached JIC to back Western Digital deal: sources
Kioxia’s lenders are working toward submitting a commitment letter as soon as possible to help facilitate the agreement.
SoftBank is targeting ¥120 billion in sales of the so-called bond-type class shares that will be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 25, 2023
SoftBank to sell more than ¥120 billion of bond-type stock
The firm has tentatively offered a dividend rate from 2.5% to 3% for the first five years.
Kioxia's Kitakami plant in Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture. Western Digital and Kioxia initially aimed to reach a decision on a merger in August, but discussions have dragged on as the companies tried to iron out details.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 20, 2023
Banks prepare ¥2 trillion funds for Kioxia-Western Digital merger
The moves towards a refinancing commitment would mark a step forward in the merger, which has faced months of delays.
The Shiodome City Center building in Tokyo's Minato Ward
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 6, 2023
GIC considering sale of Tokyo skyscraper for over $2 billion
The sale plans come as a glut of new office supply is expected in Tokyo over the next two years, potentially tempering investor appetite.

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