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SBI Holdings History

2013

March
Acquired all shares of IKIIKI SEDAI Inc.
March
Conducted procedures for the acquisition of shares in Hyundai Swiss Savings Bank and converted it into a consolidated subsidiary
March
SBI Pharmaceuticals 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 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 converted Quark Pharmaceuticals into a wholly-owned subsidiary
December
SBI AXES listed on the KOSDAQ Market of the Korea Exchange
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 changed its corporate name to SBI Pharmaceuticals and newly established a sales company SBI ALApromo CO., LTD.
March
SBI Life Living, Inc. merged its subsidiary SBI Planners Corporation
March
Started of business by China Business Management Company SBI (China) Co., Ltd. in Dalian, China
February
Acquired 100% ownership of SBI Net Systems Co., Ltd.
February
Acquired shares of Shinsai Partners Inc.

2011

November
Established SBI Pay For All Co., Ltd., which offers settlement system with smartphones
November
SBI Mortgage obtained approval of Initial Listing on KOSPI Market of Korea Exchange
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 to offer a Sino-Japan economic and financial news service, advertising, and website development businesses
May
Kuala Lumpur Representative Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was established
April
Hong Kong Depositary Receipts of SBIH’s common shares listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
February
Concluded equity swap agreement to convert SBI VeriTrans Co., Ltd. into a wholly-owned subsidiary

2010

October
Hanoi Representative Office in Hanoi, Vietnam, was established
September
Moscow Representative Office in Moscow, Russia, was established
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
June
Accepted the capital increase of KTIC Global Investment Advisory Co., Ltd. (currently “SBI Global Investment Co., Ltd.”), a South Korean company listed on KOSDAQ, through a third-party allocation of new shares, and converted this company into a subsidiary
April
SBI Futures Co., Ltd. was merged with SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd.
February
Sold all shares of SBI AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. to AXA Japan Holding Co., Ltd.

2009

August
Basic agreement with HIKARI TSUSHIN, INC. for joint operations of the venture capital business of HIKARI Private Equity Inc., a subsidiary of HIKARI TSUSHIN, INC., by transferring a portion of its venture capital business along with fund execution rights, etc.
August
SBI Futures Co., Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock swap
June
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd. and Nippon Investors Securities Co., Ltd. concluded a business transfer agreement
June
Established joint venture Wall Street Journal Japan K.K. with Dow Jones & Company
April
SBI VeriTrans Co., Ltd. launched “Buy-J.com,” a Japan EC (e-Commerce) mall targeting China
March
Internet sweepstakes website operator Kensho TV subsidiarized by stock acquisition
January
Final agreement reached on joint establishment of investment fund with Abu Dhabi, UAE governmental fund “Masdar Clean Tech Fund”

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
"Japnnext PTS" operated by SBI Japannext Co., Ltd., started the daytime trading
September
Phnon Penh Commercial Bank Limited, which is jointly established with Hyundai Suisse Group (Korea) in Cambodia, received approval from the finance authority, and started its operation on September 1
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, 2008
March
An office was newly established in Weifang City, Shandong Province in China

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
 
SBI Fund Bank Co., Ltd. commenced its business as a financial products broker focusing on trust assets, putting SBI E*TRADE SECURITIES Co., Ltd. as belonging financial products broker
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. and made it a subsidiary
September
SBI Sumishin Net Bank, Ltd. obtained the banking business license and commenced its business
June
SBI Japannext Co., Ltd. commenced the PTS ("Japannext PTS") for after-hours trading
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
 
Signed an agreement with the Goldman Sachs Group to establish an equity and business alliance for making investments in quality mid-sized companies with excellent growth potential
April
Established SBI Wellness Bank Co., Ltd, which plans to provide comprehensive healthcare services as well as anti-aging treatments
April
Established SBI Fund Bank Co., Ltd. to start a "fee revolution" in the investment trust sector
 
Established an asset management company in China as a joint venture with Tsinghua Holdings
March
Agreed to establish comprehensive business alliance with Living Corporation 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
 
E*TRADE Korea Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SBI E*TRADE SECURITIES Co., Ltd., listed its shares on the KOSDAQ market in Korea
 
Acquired shares of CEM Corporation Co., Ltd., which provides real estate-secured loans
 
Norwegian search technology company FAST makes equity investment in SBI Robo
 
Established SBI Point Union Co., Ltd. to offer a joint Rewards points service using the Internet
January
Basic agreement reached among SBI Biotech Co., Ltd., ODC Therapy, Inc. (U.S.), and Changchun Huapu Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (China) to start a drug development business; start of world's first drug development joint venture involving entities from Japan, U.S. and China
 
Signed a memorandum of understanding for an alliance with Merrill Lynch Japan Securities in the housing and real estate business

2006

December
Reached agreement with China's Tsinghua Holdings Co., Ltd. to jointly launch a Renminbi(RMB) based fond in China
November
Established SBI Jpannext Securities Preparations Co., Ltd.(renamed SBI Japannext Securities Co., Ltd. in March 2007 upon receipt of securities business license) for the launch of a new Proprietary Trading System(PTS)
October
Established SBI Life Insurance Plannning Co., Ltd. with AXA Japan Holdings to prepare for the launch of life insurance operations
September
Established wholly-owned subsidiary SBI MACAU HOLDINGS LIMITED in Macau(China)
August
Reached basic agreement with The State Bank of India Group, India's largest commercial bank, for joint establishment of a venture capital fund to invest in unlisted Indian companies
August
SBI Holdings, Inc. purchased its stock held by majority shareholder SOFTBANK CORP. via its subsidiary, and is no longer an equity method affiliate of SOFTBANK CORP.
August
Listed Gomez Consulting Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Morningstar Japan K.K., on the Hercules market of the Osaka Securities Exchange.
May
Listed SBI FUtures Co., Ltd. on the Hercules market of the Osaka Securities Exchange.
March
Finance All Corporation and SBI Partners Co., Ltd. were merged. SBI Securities Co., Ltd. became a complete subsidiary.
February
SBI Guarantee Co., Ltd. was established to engage in commercial transaction guarantee operations.
February
JCNLAND, Inc. and SBI Accounting Co., Ltd. were merged.

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
An office was established in Beijing with resident employees. Main activities include local operations related to business in China and information collection related to the Chinese market.
October
SBI CAPITAL Co., Ltd. became a complete subsidiary through an exchange of stock.
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
January
Established SBI Servicer Co., Ltd. with CREDIA CO., LTD. to enter the servicer business

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
October
Listed VeriTrans Inc. (currently SBI VeriTrans Co., Ltd.), a subsidiary of Finance All Corporation, on the Hercules market of the Osaka Securities Exchange
July
Made Morningstar Japan K.K. a subsidiary
June
Made E*TRADE KOREA Co., Ltd. a subsidiary
April
Acquired Ascot Inc. and Swan Credit Inc. (currently SBI Equal Credit Co., Ltd.), and converted to a subsidiary
February
Acquired Finance All Corporation and converted six of its companies into subsidiaries, including GOODLOAN Co., Ltd. (currently SBI Mortgage Co., Ltd.) SOFTBANK FRONTIER SECURITIES CO., LTD. merged with WORLD NICHIEI Securities Co.,Ltd. (currently SBI Securities Co., Ltd.) and was listed on the Hercules market of the Osaka Securities Exchange

2003

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

2000

December
Listed on NASDAQ Japan (currently Nippon New Market ("Hercules") of Osaka Securities Exchange)
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 (SBI) established in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo to undertake venture capital and incubation business

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