Transportation & Industrial Machinery, Financial Business GroupFinance, Leasing & Real Estate Business Division
- Aerospace & Ship Division
- Finance, Leasing & Real Estate Business Division
- Construction, Industrial Machinery & Mobility Division
Major Products and Areas
- Automotive Finance Business
- Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Leasing Business
- Rental and leasing business of refrigerated trailers, commercial vehicles, and freight cars
- General Leasing & Non-Bank Business
- Next-generation finance business and femtech-related services
- Private equity fund management Business, principal investment in Japan
- Domestic and overseas real estate development business
- Real estate REIT and fund management business
- A U.S.-based real estate asset management service business
- Insurance Business
Automotive Finance Business
Our automotive finance business offers industry-leading products, services, and technology solutions for B2B and B2C clients in various countries around the world, including the United States, Chile, Australia, and Indonesia. Our business continuously achieves year-over-year growth, driven by cutting edge data analysis technology and accumulated knowledge cultivated over many years in the automotive industry.
Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Leasing Business
Based on our recognition of mid-long term rising air traffic demand led by growth in emerging economy countries, Marubeni entered the aircraft leasing business in 2010 and the engine leasing business in 2011. In 2013, Marubeni took a stake in Aircastle Ltd., one of the world’s major aircraft leasing companies, and in 2020, Marubeni completed full acquisition of the company by acquiring all of its shares together with Mizuho Leasing.
Refrigerated Trailer Lease, Commercial Vehicle and Freight Car Rental and Lease Business
This Division develops refrigerated trailer leasing and railcar leasing businesses that respond to the strong demand for land transport in the United States. In addition, the Canadian commercial vehicle rental & lease, sales, and dealership business provides services to meet the various transportation needs of its customers.
General Leasing & Non-bank Business
We provide the best solutions to meet our clients’ financial needs with our extensive product lineup. In 2020, Marubeni re-entered the U.S. vendor finance market through the acquisition of Auxilior Capital Partners, Inc., through Mizuho Marubeni Leasing (formerly MG Leasing), which underwent a capital restructuring. Moving forward, in collaboration with Mizuho Leasing Company, we will further promote Mizuho Marubeni Leasing as a Marubeni Group captive business and expand our business domain in domestic and overseas markets.
Next Generation Finance Business and Femtech Business
We are aiming to develop a new finance business model through investments in fintech-related companies both in Japan and overseas. For example, in 2020, we invested in AND Global, a company headquartered in Mongolia with a fintech development facility, in anticipation of growing global demand for digital financial services for consumers.
In the femtech business, we are supporting solutions that contribute to improving the health and work environments of working women through LIFEM Inc., which was established in 2022. Through the provision of our services, we will support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE & I) and wellness management, and promote the strengthening of corporate competitiveness.
Private Equity and Fund Management Business and Domestic Principal Investment
The Marubeni Group plans and manages private equity funds targeting small and medium-sized companies in Japan and overseas. We aim to provide solutions to all stakeholders, including investors, portfolio companies, and society, by leveraging our investment know-how accumulated over more than 20 years as well as the business support we provide with portfolio companies through our capabilities as a general trading company, bringing together strengths from across the Marubeni Group. We are currently involved in the management of funds totaling over JPY 100 billion, including iSigma Business Advancement Fund II Investment Limited Partnership (JPY 20.3 billion), iSigma Business Advancement Fund III Investment Limited Partnership (JPY 31.8 billion), iSigma Business Advancement Fund IV Investment Limited Partnership (total target amount: JPY 50 billion), and Advantage Partners Asia Fund, L.P (USD 380 million), a joint venture with leading partners.
In the domestic principal investment, we will incorporate new business platforms and business models through M&A. At the same time, we will utilize the knowledge we have acquired in the PE business to grow our portfolio companies by improving management efficiency, productivity, and overseas expansion, based on the fundamental policy of long-term ownership.
Utilizing Sogo Shosha Functions to Operate Real Estate Development & Related Businesses in the Real Estate Industry in Japan
Over 50 years, Marubeni has accrued a track record of over 80,000 units in the domestic condominium development and sales business. Our domestic real estate business covers a wide range of areas, and we continue to develop our capabilities in various facets of the industry, including real estate development and planning proposals for various assets, facility operation and management, and real estate brokerage. We are striving to provide attractive real estate and financial products. In recent years, we have been working on new businesses in real estate and construction sectors, including a building material search platform, which enables workers in construction industry to work more efficiently, and an advanced real estate brokerage franchise which adopt agent system that enables each agent flexible work style. We will further expand our business.
Real Estate REIT and Fund Management Business
The Marubeni Group manages a total of more than 1 trillion yen in real estate, including the private placement fund business (JPY 150.4 billion as of the end of January 2023), which is optimized for individual investors. The Group started with private REIT United Urban Investment Corporation (assets under management of JPY 658.2 billion , end of January 2023) in 2003, followed by Marubeni Private REIT Investment Corporation (assets under management of JPY 341.3 billion, end of January 2023), another private REIT, in 2014.
Regarding Marubeni Real Estate Management, we are expanding our active involvement in services related to real estate management and operation. In addition, Marubeni launched Japan Infrastructure Fund Investment Corporation (JPY 56.9 billion) in 2019, entering into the management of funds for renewable energy facilities and further expanding its asset scale and its business through management and operation.
Development of real estate and investment businesses overseas
Utilizing the know-how we accumulated in the domestic real estate development business, we are developing a real estate development business centering on condominiums in China, ASEAN countries, and India, where the middle-income class is expanding and demand for housing is high. In the U.S., we provide one-stop asset management services related to U.S. real estate investment for Japanese investors.
The services include introducing real estate investment properties, providing acquisition advice, post-investment general asset management, accounting and tax support in both Japan and the U.S. during the investment period, and proposals and executions of sales for properties.
Providing comprehensive insurance solutions
We have a global network with a multitude of non-life and life insurance companies worldwide. We also provide risk management services in line with corporate and individual clients’ needs, including insurance and reinsurance arrangements and insurance claim in the event of an accident, mainly through Marubeni Safenet, an insurance agency in Japan, and the Marnix Group (Tokyo, Singapore, London), an insurance broker overseas.