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ORIX Corporation (オリックス株式会社, Orikkusu Kabushiki-gaisha), styled as ORIX, is a diversified financial services group headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, and Osaka, Japan.

ORIX Corporation
Native name
オリックス株式会社
Public (K.K.)
Traded asTYO: 8591
IndustryFinancial services
FoundedKita-ku, Osaka, Japan (April 17, 1964 (1964-04-17))
HeadquartersWorld Trade Center Building, Hamamatsucho, Minato, Tokyo
ORIX Hommachi Building, Nishi-Hommachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka
Key people
Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Senior Chairman
ProductsInvestment Banking
RevenueIncrease ¥ 2,678.7 billion (~ $ 23.6 billion)
Increase ¥ 273.2 billion (~ $ 2.40 billion)
Number of employees
35,912
Websitewww.orix.co.jp/grp/en/

ORIX offers leasing, lending, rentals, life insurance, real estate financing and development, venture capital, investment and retail banking, commodities funds and securities brokering. In addition to expanding its offerings, ORIX has also expanded globally, offering financial services in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Northern Africa. Divisions include Japan-based ORIX Auto Leasing Corporation, which operates in other countries through subsidiaries such as ORIX Auto Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. It is also known for being the majority owner of the ORIX Buffaloes baseball team in Nippon Professional Baseball.

HistoryEdit

ORIX was established 17 April 1964 as Orient Leasing Co., Ltd. The company's name was changed to ORIX Corporation in 1989.

ORIX was originally a subsidiary of the trading house Nichimen (now Sojitz). Yoshihiko Miyauchi transferred to the company from Nichimen and went on to serve as its chairman and CEO, taking a key role in expanding its leasing business into a global player. Following his retirement in 2014, he was paid a 4.4 billion yen retirement bonus, an amount generally unheard of in the Japanese corporate world.[1]

In 2006, ORIX USA acquired a majority stake in the investment bank Houlihan Lokey to address the growing international demand for middle-market investment banking services. Houlihan Lokey opened offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo in 2007.

As of 2007, ORIX was Japan's largest leasing and leading diversified financial services conglomerate with assets in excess of US$69 billion and subsidiaries & associates in 24 countries worldwide.[2]

In early 2009, ORIX management advised employees worldwide that due to suffering a series of losses because of the economic downturn, a retrenchment of 10% of its employees would occur. In turn this resulted in the termination of approx 600 individuals' employment contracts.

On July 1, 2013 ORIX has acquired approximately 90.01% of the equity in Dutch asset manager Robeco from Rabobank also from the Netherlands.[3] The total sale price was €1,937 million (JPY 250.7 billion). Robeco will help Orix to pursue its growth ambitions in global asset management.[3]

ORIX and Vinci SA won a 45-year contract in 2015 to operate Itami Airport and Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture, at a price of around US$18 billion.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "オリックス、宮内氏に44億円の「功労金」". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ "MAF ORIX Corporate Information". Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  3. ^ a b ORIX press release ORIX completes acquisition of Robeco, July 1, 2013 , accessdate July 13, 2013
  4. ^ Fujita, Junko (22 May 2015). "Orix only confirmed bidder for Kansai airport rights after more drop out". Reuters. Retrieved 14 September 2015.

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