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2020

February
Formed a capital and business alliance with The Shimizu Bank, Ltd. to endeavor towards contribution in regional revitalization, through reinvigoration of regional financial institutions and regional economy
January
Formed a capital and business alliance with THE CHIKUHO BANK Ltd. to endeavor towards contribution in regional revitalization, through reinvigoration of regional financial institutions and regional economy

2019

December
Jointly established SBI OneConnect Japan Co., Ltd. with An ke technology Co., Ltd. and OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary and subsidiary of one of the largest private financial institutions, Ping An Insurance Group, and commenced domestic service
December
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. announces to free commission for part of its services
November
Formed a capital and business alliance with FUKUSHIMA-BANK, Ltd. to endeavor towards contribution in regional revitalization, through reinvigoration of regional financial institutions and regional economy
November
SBI NEO FINANCIAL SERVICES Co., Ltd. has signed an agreement to establish SBI LendingHome Asia Co., Ltd. as a joint venture with LendingHome Corporation, a provider of a mortgage loan platform in the U.S.
November
Established SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Israel's Decentralized Mobile Applications Ltd. to support distribution and adoption of “PayKey”, a social banking solution that seamlessly delivers financial services from various media applications
October
Approval from the Central Bank of Cambodia for the acquisition of shares in Ly Hour Microfinance Institution PLC., which operates microfinance business in Cambodia
October
SBI Security Solutions Co., Ltd. and NEC Corporation jointly established SBI DigiTrust Co., Ltd. to provide solutions for financial institutions, etc., such as personal identification (KYC), AML/CFT and next-generation authentication using distributed ledger technology
October
SBI Holdings, Inc. and Z Holdings Corporation formed an alliance amongst their group companies.
October
SBI Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has been granted the Capital Markets Services Licence under the Securities and Futures Act (CAP. 289) (THE SFA) by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as of Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.
October
SBI Regional Business Investment Co., Ltd. established the SBI Business Succession Fund (SBI Regional Business Succession Investment No. 1 LPS), in order to support business succession for SMEs nationwide
October
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. and 5 other securities companies jointly established the Japan STO Association, a self-regulatory organization for security token offerings (STO), in order to promote the healthy development of the industry
September
Formed a capital and business alliance with Shimane Bank to endeavor towards contribution in regional revitalization, through reinvigoration of regional financial institutions and regional economy
August
Established of SBI Africa Co., Ltd. that engage in export of Japanese used cars towards Africa-centric emerging markets
July
SBI VC Trade Co., Ltd. (formerly SBI Virtual Currencies Co., Ltd.) launched cryptocurrency spot transaction service “VC TRADE Pro”
May
Established a representative office in Manila, Philippines
April
SBI Sumishin Net Bank, Ltd.'s total mortgage loan and deposit balance exceeds 5 trillion yen
April
SBI NEO MOBILE SECURITIES Co., Ltd. was registered as a Type I Financial Instruments operator and commenced service on Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019
March
Established a representative office in Berlin, Germany, as the first representative office in Europe
March
Established SBI Mining Chip Co., Ltd. that manufacture mining chips and develop mining systems for cryptocurrencies
March
Established Money Tap Co., Ltd., the provider of next-generation financial infrastructure
March
*SBI SSI Holdings Co., Ltd. acquires shares of JAPAN ANIMAL CLUB CO. LTD. and makes it a subsidiary
February
Established SBI Regional Business Investment Co., Ltd., a company that manages and operates the business succession fund

2018

October
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. and CCC Marketing Co., Ltd., concluded a capital and business alliance, establishing SBI NEOMOBILE SECURITIES Co., Ltd.
September
SBI Regional Revitalization Asset Management Co., Ltd. completes registration as a Type 2 Financial Business Operator, and Investment Management Business Operator
September
SBI Holdings, Inc., Orb Inc. and GLORY LTD. began a PoC in Oct. 2018 for the settlement token “S-Coin,” which is issued by SBI Holdings, Inc. through the S-Coin Platform, that utilize blockchain/distributed ledger technology
September
SBI Ripple Asia Co., Ltd. completes registration as an electronic payment agency
August
Morningstar Japan K.K. acquires a 67% stake in Carret Holdings, Inc., the holding company of Carret Asset Management, a U.S. asset management company, to make it a subsidiary, subject to approval from the local authorities
June
SBI Virtual Currencies Co., Ltd. launched cryptocurrency spot transaction service “VC TRADE”
April
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. jointly established the “Securities Consortium” with 35 companies, mostly brokerage firms.
March
After completing registration as a Type 1 Financial Business Operator on Mar. 6, 2018, starting from Apr. 2, 2018, SBI PRIME SECURITIES Co., Ltd. begins to offer a new domestic stock spots trading service SBBO-X in collaboration with SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd.
February
Established a representative office in Jakarta, Indonesia
January
Establishment of the SBI AI&Blockchain LPS (SBI AI&Blockchain Fund), a venture capital fund targeting the AI and blockchain sphere

2017

December
SBI Holdings, Inc. and SBI Ripple Asia Co., Ltd. established the “Japan Payment Card Consortium”
October
Establishment of SBI CapitalBase Co., Ltd. that offers a fintech-driven platform to support financing of SMEs
October
SBI Holdings, Inc. and SBI Ripple Asia Co., Ltd., together with other participating companies, jointly inaugurated the “Beyond Blockchain Technical Program” to endeavor towards training engineers related to advanced technology such as blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrency
October
Morningstar Japan K.K. commenced rating business for cryptocurrencies and ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings)
October
SBI Japannext Co., Ltd. begins management of B-Market, a Japanese government bond private transaction system.
October
SBI Holdings, Inc. and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. established JAL SBI FinTech Co., Ltd. as a shared holding company. The first joint action was the establishment of the joint venture JAL Payment Port Co., Ltd. between Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., JAL SBI FinTech Co., Ltd., and SBI Sumishin Net Bank Ltd, and entered global brand prepaid card business in 2018
September
SBI Holdings, Inc. begins project for constructing the “S-Coin Platform” as a new settlement platform for reduced settlement cost and transition to a cashless society, utilizing the S-Coin for settlement
September
SBI Holdings, Inc. acquires 20% shares of Sri Lankan Wealth Trust Securities Limited and agreed to provide investment products, mainly Sri Lankan bonds, through SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd.
September
Capital contribution in SBI FinTech Incubation Co., Ltd. from SoftBank Group Corp. and Toppan Printing CO., LTD.
August
The Russian commercial bank SBI Bank LLC (previously YAR Bank LLC) was converted as a wholly owned subsidiary
August
SBI Holdings, Inc. agreed to acquire a part of the equity of SBI Thai Online Securities Co., Ltd. from Finansia Syrus Securities Pcl. to make it a consolidated subsidiary of the Company
August
SBI FinTech Solutions Co., Ltd. and Coinplug of South Korea established SBI Cosmoney Co., Ltd. as a joint venture focusing on international remittance between South Korea and the world
July
SBI AXES Co., Ltd. changed its name to SBI FinTech Solutions Co., Ltd.
June
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd acquired all shares of SBI MONEY PLAZA Co., Ltd. from SBI FINANCIAL SERVICES Co., Ltd., an intermediate holding company
May
SBI Holdings, Inc. and ReNet Japan Group, Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly establish a joint venture company to develop a leasing business in Cambodia for automobiles, motorcycles, auto tricycles and agricultural equipment, utilizing fintech
April
Established SBI Leasing Services Co., Ltd. for operating leases arrangement
April
SBI Holdings, Inc. and SFC Laboratory of Keio University begin collaborative research into improvement of aging-related diseases via 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)
March
The Japan Bank Consortium, for which SBI Holdings, Inc. and SBI Ripple Asia Co., Ltd. serve as the secretariat, has conducted a PoC on the “RC Cloud,” a payment and settlement platform that uses blockchain-related technology (distributed ledger technology) to unitarily handle domestic and foreign exchange
March
SBI Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. signs licensing contract allowing sole distribution rights in Japan of “ALAGLIO® Divided Granules 1.5g” with Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
March
SBI Insurance Holding Company Planning Co., Ltd. (prep company for an insurance holding company to unify insurance business) receives authorization from relevant authorities and commences operations after completing a corporate name change to SBI Insurance Group Co., Ltd. on Mar. 31, 2017
March
SBI AXES Co., Ltd. makes fintech-related companies, including SBI Social Lending Co., Ltd, SBI Remit Co., Ltd. and SBI Business Solutions Co., Ltd., into its subsidiaries as the result of a restructuring. Corporate name changed to SBI FinTech Solutions Co., Ltd. on July 1, 2017
February
Start of local over-the-counter foreign exchange (FX) services under the BYFX brand name in Hong Kong by BYFX HK Co., Ltd.
February
Establishment of SBI FinTech Incubation Co., Ltd. as a joint venture between SBI Holdings, Inc. and IBM Japan Ltd. for the development of fintech service adoption support for regional financial institutions
January
SBI Biotech Co., Ltd. signed an exclusive license agreement with Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd for SBI Biotech's “SBI-9674” (non-clinical stage) for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

2016

December
SBI ALA Hong Kong and Neopharma, a pharmaceutical manufacturing and sales company in the United Arab Emirates, agree to establish a joint venture company to strengthen sales of 5-ALA-related products overseas
November
SBI Islamic Fund II established by SBI(B) SDN BHD, a joint venture between SBI Holdings, Inc. and the Treasury of Brunei that conducts fund managements, for investment into suitable Islamic industries
November
Establishment of SBI Virtual Currencies Co., Ltd. (currently SBI VC Trade Co., Ltd.) for providing transaction and exchange services for cryptocurrencies
October
SBI Bond Investment Management Co., Ltd. begins setup and adoption of the first-in-Japan domestic fund at a foreign currency rate (private offering for eligible institutional investors)
October
“Japan Bank Consortium” inaugurated with 42 banks including regional financial institutions and Internet pure-play banks. SBI Ripple Asia Co., Ltd. acts as secretariat
September
Nihon SSI Co., Ltd. (now SBI Nihon SSI Co., Ltd.) was made 100% subsidiary by acquisition of shares
June
The company and SBI Ripple Asia Co., Ltd. launched the “The Japan Bank Consortium”
June
Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to acquire a 25% stake in First Guardian Equities (Pvt) Limited, a Sri Lankan brokerage firm, and to provide investment products, mainly Sri Lankan government bonds, through SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd.
June
Agreed to co-manage an investment fund with Investment & Capital Corporation of the Philippines (ICCP). Acquired 35% of the ICCP Venture Partners (Hong Kong), the venture capital arm of ICCP. Ltd., and made it an equity-method affiliate
May
SBI Sumishin Net Bank, Ltd. obtained a patent for a “two-path authentication function” for the “smart authentication” system that prevents unauthorized transfers.
May
Obtained a reinsurance license from the Financial Services Authority of the British Cayman Islands under the Insurance Act for the purpose of establishing an overseas reinsurance subsidiary
April
Participation in establishing the Japan Blockchain Association for the development of blockchain policy proposals
March
Participation to the blockchain consortium led by U.S. fintech company R3 CEV
February
Contract signed to transfer all shares under the equity method of Phnom Penh Commercial Bank Ltd. to a consortium revolving around South Korea's Jeonbuk Bank
January
Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ripple Labs Inc., which develops the blockchain technology based next-generation settlement platform “Ripple Connect,” regarding investment into Ripple Labs Inc. and the establishment of a joint venture
January
Invested in the U.S. company Fundbox Ltd., which provides online finance services towards SMEs

2015

December
SBI Investment Co., Ltd. established the Fintech Fund to invest in promising ventures in the fintech sphere
November
SBI ALAPromo Co., Ltd. receives clearance from Japan's Consumer Affairs Agency for “ALAPLUS Tou (Sugar) Down” under the “Foods with Function Claims” classification. Sales begin in Dec.
November
Established SBI Global Asset Management Co., Ltd. as an intermediary holding company for asset management-related services
November
SBI Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, a HK local subsidiary of SBI SECURITIES established in June 2015 to create a structure for composition of structured bonds, acquired license by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong to engage in securities trading
November
SBI Energy Co., Ltd. established for renewable electric energy generation business
November
PCA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. changed its name to SBI Life Insurance Co., Ltd
October
SBI China, the management company for business in China, obtained a business license from the Shanghai Free Trade Pilot Zone for INESA-SBI Leasing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a joint venture with INESA (Group) Co., Ltd.
July
SBI BITS Co., Ltd. established as a system development company, endeavoring to internalize system tasks of the SBI Group
April
SBI Thai Online Securities receives basic approval for the issuance of securities business license from the Thailand Securities Exchange committee
April
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. made Book Field Capital Co., Ltd. a 100% subsidiary via stock acquisition
March
SBI MONEY PLAZA Co., Ltd. receives bank agency authorization from the Director-General of the Kanto Local Finance Bureau on Feb. 19, 2015, having SBI Sumishin Net Bank, Ltd. as the principle bank
February
PCA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (currently SBI Life Insurance Co., Ltd.) made a consolidated subsidiary via stock acquisition

2014

December
Entered into Vietnam marketplace business with econtext Asia Limited and BEENOS Inc., by jointly making investments in Sendo, a joint venture formed with Vietnam's largest IT company, FPT Group.
October
SBI SAVINGS BANK merges its affiliated banks
September
Agreement over strategic alliance with Vertex Venture Capital, an Israeli major venture capital
June
Commenced the first online individual banking service in Russia by a Japanese company
April
SBI Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. begins sales of its first medical device, bicolor LED light source “Aladuck LS-DLED,” a medical use light source
March
A preparation company was established for joint development of online finance business in China
February
SBI Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., received the patent for mechanism of a diagnostic agent for bladder cancer through the oral administration of 5-ALA.

2013

October
Reached a basic agreement with the Lujiazui Group and the New Hope Group to form a strategic alliance for joint development of an online financial services business in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone
September
SBI Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. launched ALAGLIO®, an orally administered in vivo diagnostic agent for malignant glioma, as the first pharmaceutical agent.
September
SBI Mortgage Co., Ltd. acquired shares of SBI Lease Co., Ltd. from SBI Holdings, Inc. and converted it into a subsidiary.
September
Hyundai Swiss SAVINGS BANK changed its corporate name to SBI SAVINGS BANK.
August
Concluded a basic agreement with King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain on clinical study of 5-aminolevulinic acid
July
SBI Sumishin Net Bank, Ltd. became the first Internet bank with a balance of deposits exceeding 3 trillion yen.
March
Acquired all shares of IKIIKI SEDAI Inc.(currently SBI IKIIKI SSI Inc.)
March
Conducted procedures for the acquisition of shares in Hyundai Swiss SAVINGS BANK (currently SBI SAVINGS BANK) and converted it into a consolidated subsidiary
March
SBI Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. entered into a memorandum of understanding with Mumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain, to cooperate in the 5-ALA business in Bahrain focusing on the pharmaceuticals industry.
February
SBI Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. reached a basic agreement to establish a joint venture company with Dawani Group Holding, Bahrain's major corporate group, for sales of 5-ALA products in Bahrain.

2012

December
SBI Biotech Co., Ltd. converted Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. into a wholly-owned subsidiary.
December
SBI AXES Co., Ltd. listed on the KOSDAQ Market of the Korea Exchange.
October
SBI Searchina Co., Ltd. and SBI Asset Management Co., Ltd. were made subsidiaries of Morningstar Japan K.K.
June
Established SBI Capital Management Co., Ltd. as an intermediate holding company with subsidiaries engaged in the asset management business; and SBI FINANCAL SERVICES Co., Ltd., as an intermediate holding company bringing together Group companies engaged in financial services
June
Implemented reorganization of face-to-face sales businesses centering on SBI MONEY PLAZA Co., Ltd., and transferred the face-to-face division of SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. to SBI MONEY PLAZA Co., Ltd.
May
SBI FXTRADE Co., Ltd., a foreign exchange trading company commenced business.
April
SBI ALApromo Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to SBI Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. and newly established a sales company SBI ALApromo Co., Ltd.
March
The China business management company, SBI (China) Co., Ltd., commenced business in Dalian.
February
Acquired shares of Nihon Shinsai Partners Inc. (currently SBI SSI Co., Ltd.).

2011

November
Established SBI Pay For All Co., Ltd., which offers a new smartphone-based payment system
November
Introduced “Stock Benefit Trust (Employee Stockholding Association Purchase-type)”
July
Morningstar Japan K.K. merged its subsidiary Gomez Consulting Co., Ltd.
June
Established CSJ-SBI Financial Media Co., Ltd., a joint venture with China Securities Journal
May
Established a representative office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April
Hong Kong Depositary Receipts of SBIH’s common shares listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. (Delisted in June 2014)
March
SBI Social Lending Co., Ltd. commenced business to provide a peer-to-peer lending service in Japan.
February
Established a joint venture, SBI-LG Systems Co., Ltd., with LG CNS Co., Ltd. of Korea that offer comprehensive system-related services

2010

December
SBI Remit Co., Ltd. was registered as a money transfer agent and opened for business as Japan’s first Internet-based international money transfer service.
November
  1. An in vivo diagnostic agent for use during the surgical resection of malignant glioma (active pharmaceutical ingredient: 5-aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride) which was developed by SBI ALApromo Co., Ltd. and Nobelpharma Co., Ltd. was designated as an orphan drug by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
November
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. acquired a 20% stake in FPT Securities Joint Stock Company, one of the largest securities company in Vietnam, through subscription to a third-party allocation of new shares.
October
SBI Phnom Penh Securities Co., Ltd. becomes the first Japanese financial institution to acquire a “full license” for securities business in Cambodia from the Cambodian Securities and Exchange Commission.
October
Established a representative office in Hanoi, Vietnam
October
Reached a basic agreement with Fudan University in Shanghai to jointly establish a fund to invest in promising unlisted companies in China
September
Established a representative office in Moscow, Russia
July
Jointly established investment funds targeting U.S. and Asian companies with Jefferies Group, Inc. of the U.S.
July
Accepted the capital increase of Korea Technology Investment Corporation, a South Korean company listed on KOSDAQ, through a public offering, and converted this company into a subsidiary
July
Acquired a 7.65% stake in Tianan Insurance Co., Ltd., a major nonlife insurance company in China, from existing shareholders
June
Reached a basic agreement with Jefferies Group, a U.S securities company, to establish investment funds targeting U.S. and Asian promising companies
April
Established a representative office in Shanghai, China
April
SBI Futures Co., Ltd. was merged with SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd.
February
Acquired shares of Searchina Co., Ltd., which operates a top category Japanese site on Chinese information, and made it a subsidiary
February
Sold all shares of SBI AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. to AXA Japan Holding Co., Ltd.

2009

December
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. became the first online securities company with the number of comprehensive securities accounts exceeding two million.
September
A part of the VC business of HIKARI Private Equity, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HIKARI TSUSHIN Inc., was trans-ferred to SBIH with its operating authority of funds.
August
SBI Group acquired a 20% equity share of TIEN PHONG COMMERCIAL JOINT STOCK BANK, a commercial bank in Vietnam
July
The SBI Group celebrated its 10th anniversary.
June
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. and Nippon Investors Securities Co., Ltd. concluded a business transfer agreement.

2008

December
Established SBI Hong Kong Co., Limited as a registered investment base in Hong Kong
October
Established SBI PRIVATE EQUITY Co., Ltd., which operates debtor-in-prossession (DIP) financing funds in South Korea
October
“Japannext PTS” operated by SBI Japannext Co., Ltd., started the daytime trading
September
Phnon Penh Commercial Bank Limited, which is jointly established with Hyundai Swiss Group (Korea) in Cambodia, received approval from the finance authority, and started its operation on September 1.
August
Made SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary through a share exchange
July
Established SBI Liquidity Market Co., Ltd., which offers market infrastructures with guaranteed liquidity of FX trading and high convenience to financial commodity brokers
July
Established SBI AutoSupport Co., Ltd., which provides financing for buyers of used cars, as a joint venture with JAPAN AUTOMOBILE AUCTION INC.(JAA)
July
SBI E*TRADE SECURITIES Co., Ltd., changes its name to SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd.
May
Established SBI ALApromo Co., Ltd. as a research company to conduct product design, development and marketing of medicine, health foods and cosmetic products that include "5-aminolaevulinic acid (5-ALA)" as active element
April
SBI AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. obtained the life insurance license from Financial Services Agency and commenced its business on April 7.

2007

December
SBI Insurance Co., Ltd. obtained non-life insurance license from Financial Services Agency and commenced its business on Jan 16, 2008.
November
Increased equity investment in Autobytel Japan Co., Ltd. (currently Autoc one K.K.), making this company a consolidated subsidary
November
SBI Graduate School obtained approval of the establishment from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
October
Merged with SBI Technology Co., Ltd.
October
SBI Securities Co., Ltd and SBI E*TRADE SECURITIES Co., Ltd merged, with SBI E*TRADE SECURITIES as the surviving company.
September
SBI Sumishin Net Bank, Ltd. obtained the banking business license and commenced its business.
August
SBI Japannext Co., Ltd., starts operation of PTS (Proprietary Trading System) started operations.
May
Opened the first SBI MONEY PLAZA in Tokyo's Aoyama district, a "bricks-and-mortar" shop that sells a full line of financial products
May
Signed an agreement with the Goldman Sachs Group to establish an equity and business alliance, and transferred 40% stake of SBI CAPITAL Co., Ltd, a consolidated subsidiary, to the Goldman Sachs Group
April
Established SBI Wellness Bank Co., Ltd. which endeavors to provide comprehensive healthcare services including anti-aging treatments
April
Reached a final agreement with Tsinghua Holdings Co., Ltd. to jointly establish an asset management company in Mainland China
March
Transferred 50% stake of SBI Japannext Securities Preparations Co., Ltd. to The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., for the joint operation of a neutral proprietary trading system (After completing the registration as the Securities Business, changed its name to SBI Japannext Co., Ltd.)
March
Acquired shares of Kyobo Life Insurance Co.,Ltd.
February
Established SBI VEN CAPITAL PTE. LTD. as a registered investment base in Singapore
February
Acquired shares of CEM Corporation Co., Ltd., which provides real estate-secured loans

2006

November
Established SBI Japannext Securities Preparations Co., Ltd. for the launch of a new Proprietary Trading System(PTS)
August
A subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (majority shareholder) sold its shares in the Company, thereby the Company is no longer an equity-method affiliate of SoftBank Corp.
March
Merged with FINANCE ALL CORPORATION and SBI Partners Co., Ltd., and converted SBI Securities Co., Ltd. into a wholly-owned subsidiary
February
SBI Guarantee Co., Ltd. was established to engage in commercial transaction guarantee operations.
February

JCNLAND, Inc. and SBI Accounting Co., Ltd. merged, and changed its corporate name to SBI Business Solutions Co.,Ltd.

2005

November
The stock of JCNLAND was acquired to become a subsidiary.
November
SBI Life Partner was established to provide lifestyle information services.
November
SBI Business Support was established to engage in outsourcing (general affairs, personnel, call center) for SBI Group companies.
October
SBI Children's Hope Foundation was established to improve child welfare and to help children grow into self-reliant adults.
October
Converted SBI CAPITAL Co., Ltd. into a wholly-owned subsidiary a share exchange
September
Established a representative office in Beijing, China
July
Changed corporate name to SBI Holdings, Inc
Transferred asset management business to SOFTBANK INVESTMENT CORPORATION, and moved to a holding company system
June
Established SBI Card Co., Ltd., a credit card business subsidiary
May
Established NEW HORIZON FUND jointly with a Singapore investment company to invest in promising Chinese companies
March
Established SBI BB Media Investment Corporation Limited Liability Fund (SBI BB Media Fund) with Fuji Television Network, Inc. and Nippon Broadcasting System Inc. to invest in content and media businesses, with SBI VENTURES K.K. (currently SBI Investment Co., Ltd.) as the management company

2004

December
Established SBI Child Welfare Limited Liability Intermediate Corporation to help improve child welfare
November
Listed subsidiary E*TRADE SECURITIES Co., Ltd.(currently SBI E*TRADE SECURITIES Co., Ltd.) on JASDAQ
July
Made Morningstar Japan K.K. a subsidiary

2003

December
Acquired Nissho Iwai Securities Co., Ltd. (changed name to Fides Securities Corporation, and then merged with E*TRADE SECURITIES Co., Ltd.), and converted to a subsidiary
October
Acquired WORLD NICHIEI Securities Co., Ltd. and converted to subsidiary
June
Merged with E*TRADE Japan K.K., and converted E*TRADE SECURITIES Co., Ltd. to subsidiary

2002

November
Listed on First Section of Osaka Securities Exchange
February
Listed on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

2001

June
Acquired AOZORA ASSET MANAGEMENT CO., LTD. (currently SBI Asset Management Co., LTD.) to bolster asset management business
April
Acquired SOFTBANK ASSET MANAGEMENT Co., Ltd. (currently SBI Asset Management Co., LTD.) to expand investment advisory business
April
Established SBI CAPITAL Co., Ltd. to operate and manage LBO funds

2000

December
Listed on NASDAQ Japan (currently JASDAQ)
January
Absorbed SoftVenture Capital Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary

1999

November
Converted SoftVenture Capital Co., Ltd., Softbank Ventures, Inc., SOFTBANK CONTENTS PARTNERS CORPORATION and SOFT TREND CAPITAL Corp. into wholly owned subsidiaries through stock swap
July
SOFTBANK INVESTMENT CORPORATION established in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo to undertake venture capital and incubation business.

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