Z Holdings Corp.

Z Holdings Corp.

Z Holdings Corp.

Date Founded



Midtown Tower,9-7-1 Akasaka,Minato-Ku,Tokyo 107-6211

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



IT Consulting & Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

Z Holdings Corp. engages in the management of group companies and related operations. It operates through the following segments: Media and Commerce. The Media segment covers the advertisement related services that include search linked advertisement and display advertisement. The Commerce segment handles the commerce related services in Yahoo Auction!, Yahoo! Shopping, ASKUL Corp., and Yahoo! Premium. It also provides the settlement finance related services. The company was founded on January 31, 1996 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Executives & Employees

Managing Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Senior Director of Finance in Corporate Group

Senior Managing Corporate Officer

Director Senior Managing Corporate Officer Gcso (Group Chief Synergy Officer)

Senior Managing Corporate Officer Cgio (Chief Global Investment Officer)

Director Senior Managing Corporate Officer

Director Gcpo (Group Chief Product Officer)

President & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Representative Director & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Group Chief Technology Officer

Executive Officer, Chief Senior Director of Legal Affairs in Corporate Group

Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at LINE Corp.

Member, Audit & Supervisory Committee at Z Holdings Corp.

President & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Z Holdings Corp.

Director, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at LINE Corp.

Director & Chief Wow Officer at LINE Corp.

Corporate Auditor at Mitsubishi Corporation

Advisor at UUUM Co., Ltd.

Executive Director at ZOZO, Inc.

Senior Executive Managing Director at Nomura Research Institute Ltd.

Senior Vice President, Head of Consumer Business Unit, Head of Product & Marketing Unit & Marketing Strategies Division Head at SoftBank Corp.

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JOHCM is a long-term, growth-oriented, bottom-up manager which operate as a stand-alone boutique, investing six equity asset classes: the UK, Europe, US, Asia, Global and Global Emerging Markets, and their recently launched multi asset product, which are all offered to clients in a variety of countries worldwide through segregated mandates and in some countries, funds. These equity strategies cover UK, Pan and Continental Europe, US, Japan, Global, International, Asian and Emerging Markets strategies. JOHCM manages long-only OEIC funds, private equity and activist funds. In addition, a number of their other funds employ an active value approach, where shareholders are involved in the governance and daily operations of the businesses in which they invest.

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FIJ is an active, value and growth-oriented manager which focuses on long-term capital appreciation. The firm uses a wide variety of methods of security analysis and investment strategies in managing client assets. Their investment process is bottom-up and informed by in-depth fundamental research on individual companies including an extensive visitation program. Potential investments are first ranked by analysts. Portfolio managers then perform further research on select companies and make investment decisions using a team-oriented process. Portfolios are regularly reviewed by specialized investment committees.

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Alkeon Capital Management aims to achieve capital appreciation through investments primarily in long or short positions of publicly-traded and private companies across sectors globally. The firm employs a bottom-up, fundamentally driven, research-intensive approach to investing. On the long side, their investment program focuses on investments in the equity securities of companies that they believe are well positioned to benefit from demand for their products or services, including companies that can innovate or grow rapidly relative to their peers in their markets. On the short side, Alkeon Capital Management may affect short sales of securities when it believes that the market price of a security is above its estimated intrinsic or fundamental value.

Recent Transactions
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Z Holdings Corp., Z Venture Capital KK purchase Line Ventures Corp.

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Estore Corporation purchases Commerce21 Corp. from Z Holdings Corp.

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NAVER Corp., LINE Corp. purchase Z Holdings Corp.

Transaction Clients

Advised on SoldOut, Inc. issued JPY Common Stock

Transaction Advisors

Advised onZ Holdings Corp. purchases Overture KK from Yahoo! Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onZ Holdings Corp., LINE Corp. purchase from NAVER Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised onZ Holdings Corp., LINE Corp. purchase from NAVER Corp.

Co-Managing Partner for Asia

Advised onZ Holdings Corp. purchases Synergy Marketing, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants

Chief Operating Officer at Satori Labs, Inc.


Sanrio Co., Ltd. engages in the planning and sales of social communication gifts, greeting cards, books and video software. It operates through the following business divisions: Social, Communication, and Gifts, Theme Parks, and Others. The Social, Communication, and Gifts business division handles the greeting cards, publication, video software and copyrights management businesses. The Theme Parks business division involves the theme park operations as well as the planning of musicals and other performances. The Others business division includes the restaurant management, leasing of robots and automobiles, beverages, and non-life insurance agency services. The company was founded on August 10, 1960 by Shintaro Tsuji and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

BEENOS, Inc. engages in the electronic commerce business. It operates through the Electronic Commerce and Incubation segments. The Electronic Commerce segment handles net purchase sales through Brandear; products produce licensing through Mono Sense; internet shopping through Net Price; overseas transfer through Tenso.com and Buyee; and global shopping through Sekaimon. The Incubation segment manages investment promotions and new businesses before monetization. The company was founded by Teruhide Sato on November 25, 1999 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

ZOZO, Inc. engages in the electronic commerce (EC) business. It operates through the following business divisions: ZOZOTOWN Business, PayPay Mall, PB, MSP, BtoB, Advertising, and Others. The ZOZOTOWN Business division provides fashion shopping site called \"ZOZOTOWN\" and branded clothes shop called \"ZOZOUSED\". The PayPay Mall division is an online shopping mall where ZOZOTOWN can also be accessed and its products being sold. The PB division is a business form that sells in-house planned apparel products that match the individual body shape of the user. The MSP division performs production of some of the shop products requested by users and sell products within ZOZOTOWN. The BtoB division manages the sale, system development, design, production, logistics contractor, and marketing support of the EC (electronic commerce) sites. The Advertising division provides the fashion co-ordination services site called \"Wear\". The Others division covers the incidentals of ZOZOTOWN business. The company was founded by Yusaku Maezawa on May 21, 1998 and is headquartered in Chiba, Japan.

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Wizer Feedback Ltd. provides a business survey service. It analyzes statistical significance and free text while formulating complex statistical computations in an instant. The company was founded by Alon Ravid, Idan Geva, Mano Geva, Havi Inbar Lankry and is headquartered in Caesarea, Israel.

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Basho Technologies, Inc. develops non structured query language (NoSQL) database technology. It offers Riak, an open-source distributed database used to power scalable, data-intensive web, mobile, and e-commerce applications; and Riak CS, an open source storage software built on top of Riak that can be used to build public or private clouds, or as storage to power applications and services. The company was founded by Earl P. Galleher, Jeffrey M. Hoffman and Antony P. Falco in January 2008 and is headquartered in Herndon, VA.

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PayPay Securities Corp. engages in financial security businesses. It develops asset management applications. The company was founded by Kazuto Hayashi on October 31, 2013 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Media Kobo, Inc. Internet Software & Services | Tokyo, Japan

Media Kobo, Inc. engages in the digital content operations and sales business. It operates through the following segments: Fortune-telling Contents, Game Contents and Others. The Fortune-telling Contents segment produces and distributes contents for mobile phones and personal computers (PC). The Game Contents segment engages in businesses related to production and distribution of game contents. The Others segment includes the new businesses related to artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The company was founded on October 30, 1997 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Alphabet, Inc. Internet Software & Services | Mountain View, CA

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Broadband Tower, Inc. Computer Software | Tokyo, Japan

Broadband Tower, Inc. engages in computer platform and e-commerce platform business. It operates through the following business segments: Computer Platform, IoT/AI Solution and Media Solution. The Computer Platform business segment offers data center, cloud solutions, data solutions, smart energy, and other overseas businesses. The Internet of Things (IoT)/ Artificial Intelligence (AI) business segment provides artificial intelligence solutions utilizing natural language analysis technology. It also handles IoT business, invests in AI and IoT related venture companies. The Media Solution business segment develops video distribution services for consumers using IoT square and net cinema. The company was founded on February 9, 2000 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Awards & Honors
Rank #85
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
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