Z Holdings Corp.

Z Holdings Corp.

Z Holdings Corp.

Overview
Date Founded

1996

Headquarters

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

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

12.9K

Industries

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 Media and Commerce business segments. The Media business segment covers advertisement related services that include search linked advertisement and display advertisement. The Commerce business segment handles commerce related services in Yahoo Auction!, Yahoo! Shopping, ASKUL Corp., and Yahoo! Premium. It also provides settlement finance related services. The company was founded on January 31, 1996 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Executives & Employees

Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Media Company

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

Managing Executive Officer, Chief Senior Director of System in Technology Group & Manager of Technology Group

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

Chief Information Officer & Executive Officer

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

Corporate Officer, President, Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Officer, Paypay Corporation, Executive Vice President & President of Payment Services Group, Commerce Company

Executive Officer, Chief Senior Director of Search Services in Media Company

Executive Officer, Chief Conditioning Officer, Chief Senior Director of People & Development in Corporate Group

Executive Officer, Chief Senior Director of Yahuoku Services in Commerce Company, Manager of Business Promotion Office in Commerce Company

Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at SoftBank Corp.

Partner at YJ Capital, Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Representative Director at Z Holdings Corp.

Managing Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Senior Director of Finance in Corporate Group at Z Holdings Corp.

Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Media Company at Z Holdings Corp.

Managing Executive Officer, Chief Senior Director of Legal Affairs in Corporate Group, Manager of Corporate Group at Z Holdings Corp.

Executive Vice President at SoftBank Corp.

Managing Corporate Officer, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Z Holdings Corp.

Auditor at eBOOK Initiative Japan Co., Ltd.

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Owners & Shareholders
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IVA seeks long-term growth of capital by investing in a range of securities and asset classes from markets around the world. They employ a fundamental, bottom-up approach and will seek investments in mostly quality businesses with securities trading at what we believe to be a meaningful discount to our intrinsic value estimate. The size of the discount required and the position size is determined by the following criteria: quality of business, quality of balance sheet, ability for intrinsic value growth, quality of management, quality of capital allocation, liquidity/free float, dividend payout, and concentration/quality of shareholders. Additionally, IVA employs a flexible approach, which may include securities across all asset classes (equities, fixed income, gold, cash) and securities throughout the capitalization spectrum (small, mid, large caps).

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PSGAM is an active, contrarian, medium- to long-term manager which believes they can reduce risk and optimize returns by only investing in high quality companies for which they always pay less than a fair price.The firm utilizes three criteria (Moat, Management and Margin of Safety) to identify investments, where 'moat' refers to a company's sustainable competitive advantage and determines the quality of their cash flow and dividends. They seek to invest in well managed companies with a track record of creating wealth for shareholders and are particularly attracted to companies where management holds significant equity in these businesses. Finally, they aim to pay significantly less than their estimate of fair value because it leads to a significant reduction in risk and also results in higher potential returns.PSGAM's combined research capabilities are shared throughout all portfolios. Having a 'house-view' aims to provide a greater degree of consistency across the range of the PSG Unit Trusts and portfolios.

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ERIM is an active, research-driven, long-term manager which utilizes a bottom-up, fundamental approach. The firm utilizes various strategies including long/short large- and mid-cap and long-only . They invest in Japanese equity and equity-related securities, including securities issued by companies with substantial economic exposure to Japan as well as securities listed on stock exchanges in Japan. ERIM favors companies with a strong risk management ethos.

Recent Transactions
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Z Holdings Corp., LINE Corp. purchase LINE Corp. /Mobile Applications Business from NAVER Corp.

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Z Holdings Corp. purchases ZOZO, Inc.

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ValueCommerce Co., Ltd. purchases Dynatech, Inc. from Z Holdings Corp.

Transaction Clients

Advised on SoldOut, Inc. issued JPY Common Stock

Transaction Advisors
Accountant

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

Investment Advisor

Advised onZ Holdings Corp. purchases Ikyu Corp.

Investment Advisor

Advised onZ Holdings Corp. purchases Carview Corp. from SoftBank Group Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised onZ Holdings Corp. purchases Synergy Marketing, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Chief Operating Officer at Satori Labs, Inc.

Clients

Marchex, Inc. is a call analytics company, which engages in provision call solutions for marketers, sales and developers. It offers Marchex call analytics platform, Marchex call marketplace, and Marchex local leads products to automotive, travel and hospitality, telecommunications, insurance, home services, digital agencies, healthcare, education and careers, financial services, legal, real estate, and senior living industries. It delivers data insights and incorporate artificial intelligence (AI)-powered functionality that drives insights and solutions to help companies find, engage, and support its customers across voice and text-based communication channels. The company was founded by Russell C. Horowitz, Ethan A. Caldwell, Peter Christothoulou, and John Keister on January 17, 2003 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Criteo SA is a global technology company, which specializes in digital performance marketing. The firm enables e-commerce companies to leverage large volumes of granular data to engage and convert their customers. Its solutions include criteo shopper graph; criteo engine; publisher network; client platform; and product portfolio. The company was founded by Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, Franck Le Ouay, Pascal Gauthier, Laurent Quatrefages and Romain Niccoli on November 3, 2005 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$1.83T
Total Enterprise Value
$1.21T
Earnings Per Share
$14.74
Revenue
$955B
EBITDAMargin
20.08%
EBITDA
$192B
Total Equity
$911B
Net Profit
$78.7B
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.3x
TEVNet Income
15.35x
Debt TEV
0.18x
Enterprise Value Sales
1.26x
Total Debt
$215B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
27.93%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
21.2%
Investments
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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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istyle, Inc. engages in the management of beauty-related portal sites as well as the provision of advertising, marketing, and research services. It operates through the following segments: On Platform, Beauty Service, Global, and Others. The On Platform segment deals with domestic and overseas marketing, as well as premium membership services. The Beauty Service segment manages domestic cosmetics electronic commerce sites in addition to its specialty shop @cosme store. The Global segment includes services developed overseas. The Others segment covers beauty staff dispatching and investment training services. The company was founded by Tetsuro Yoshimatsu and Meyumi Hara on July 27, 1999 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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SGS, Inc., a subsidiary of Hikari Tsushin, Inc., is a Japanese company located in Tokyo that provides online solutions services. Hikari Tsushin, Inc. acquired SGS, Inc. on 02 Sep 13 for $8.74 million.

Suppliers
Media Kobo, Inc. Consumer Services | Tokyo, TY

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, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment includes businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, 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. IT Consulting & Services | Tokyo, TY

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
2014
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
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