Who We Are

IBJ Leasing Company, Limited (IBJ Leasing) was established in 1969 as a general leasing company under the initiative of The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. (now Mizuho Bank, Ltd.) and with investment from major companies across Japanese industry.

 

We have focused on financing for equipment and other assets through leasing and installment sales, while also actively growing our operations in Japan and overseas as a comprehensive financial services group serving the business community. In addition to providing finance for capital investment in industrial machine tools, IT equipment, medical equipment and other business assets, we have been expanding its reach into new business areas by proposing a wide range of solutions that address the diverse needs of corporate clients, increasing its presence in the financial sector, and leveraging M&A activities.

 

In March 2019, in order to achieve further business growth and enhance corporate value of the Group, we entered into a capital and business alliance with Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and an alliance in the lease financing business with Marubeni Corporation. As an equity-method affiliate of Mizuho Financial Group, we are striving to deliver services that solve management issues faced by clients.

 

* We plan to change its trade name to “Mizuho Leasing”, subject to approval at the Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting scheduled for June 2019.

Pioneering Projects by IBJ Leasing

Leveraging our strengths in financial solutions for capital investment, we have built a strong track record in areas such as factory equipment leasing and structured finance. In the early days of Japan's leasing sector, IBJ Leasing was one of the first companies to offer lease financing for ships, aircraft and rolling stock and vendor finance programs for construction equipment, consistently taking the lead in the sector to support customers’ capital investment and sales promotion strategies.

Jan. 1972

Started construction equipment vendor leases

Dec. 1972

Started ship leases in overseas markets

Oct. 1985

Launched Japan’s first rolling stock lease product

Nov. 1998

Began full-scale move into structured finance