CDIONext Generation Corporate Development Division

Major Products and Areas

  • Corporate Development
  • Start-up Investment
  • Next Generation Media Business

Our Strengths

Corporate Development

With the aim of building businesses that will become pillars for Marubeni’s future growth, we strive to bring next-generation consumer businesses into the Marubeni Group. From our bases established in Asia and the U.S., we will accurately grasp local trends, incorporate businesses with high growth potential into our Group through large-scale investments and M&A, and support growth and promote value-enhancing measures as a long-term partner of the companies in which we invest.

Tim Hortons

Project Example

Focusing on the increase in demand for coffee in Southeast Asia and the rising use of cafes, especially among young people, we are developing a franchise business of Tim Hortons, a major coffee chain from Canada, in three Southeast Asian countries (Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia).

Start-up Investment

By investing in innovative start-ups globally through Marubeni Ventures, our corporate venture capital arm, and investments in venture funds under Temasek, a Singaporean government-affiliated investment company, we gain exposure to the world’s most advanced and groundbreaking technologies, enhancing a culture of innovation and forward thinking within the Marubeni Group, while applying the strengths of the Marubeni network to help our portfolio companies grow.

Next Generation Media Business

Using e-sports initiatives as a starting point, we are working to build a new media business centered on social media, video distribution sites, and other Internet media targeting the next generation of consumers.

  • Capital and strategic alliance with UK e-sports team Fnatic
    Capital and strategic alliance with UK e-sports team Fnatic