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SBI Holdings History

2014

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.
May
The cumulative total of housing loans extended by SBI Mortgage Co., Ltd. surpassed the 2 trillion yen mark.
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 Mortgage Co., Ltd. listed on the KOSPI Market of the Korea Exchange.
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
SBI Life Living, Inc. merged its subsidiary SBI Planners Corporation.
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.).
February
Acquired 100% ownership of SBI Net System Co., Ltd. through stock swap

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’s national 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

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 garanteed 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
Acquired shares of LIVING Corporation, Inc. (currently SBI Life Living Co., Ltd.) and made it a subsidiary
September
SBI Sumishin Net Bank, Ltd. obtained the banking business license and commenced its business.
August
SBI Japannext Co., Ltd., as Japannext 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 a 40% stake in 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
Agreed to establish comprehensive business alliance with Living Corporation (currently SBI Life Living Co., Ltd.) in the housing and real estate business
March
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. makes equity investment in SBI Japannext Securities Preparations 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.(currently SBI Japannext Securities Co., Ltd.) for the launch of a new Proprietary Trading System(PTS)
August
A wholly-owned 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 through stock swap
September
Established a representative office in Beijing, China
July
Changed 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
February
Acquired Finance All Corporation and converted six of its companies into subsidiaries, including GOODLOAN Co., Ltd. (currently SBI Mortgage Co., Ltd.)

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
June
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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