Corporate History

July
2001
Entry into investment business and launch of investment activities including IPO investments, M&A and investments into listed stock.
October
2001
Corporate name changed to BSL Corporation.
December
2002
Implementation of gratuitous allotment of equity warrants to all shareholders – unprecedented in Japan.
July
2005
Head office relocated to Akasaka, Minato-ku.
July
2006
Capital and business tie-up formed with Christofle (France), a luxury silverware brand. Acquired a 50% equity stake investment in Christofle Japan K.K.
October
2006
Corporate name changed to Oak Capital Corporation.
October
2006
Change of industrial sector classification on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (classified under "Financial & Insurance Business" – "Other Financial Business"; later, under "Securities & Commodity Futures").
December
2006
Establishment of an investment trust fund through capital contributions by major financial institutions and other contributors (fund managed until 2011).
February
2007
Capital investment in Yamada Heiando Co., Ltd., a major seller of high-grade lacquerware.
April
2008
Investment business redefined and reorganized in separate Investment Banking Business, Advisory Business and Brand Business entities.
July
2008
First advisory mandate received from a major Italian apparel maker regarding its marketing operations for Japan.
October
2009
Launch of Growth Support Investment activities targeting midsize listed companies in response to changes in the market environment.
February
2010
Announcement of key policy to convert Growth Support Investments in midsize listed companies into the main business domain.
March
2011
Launch of "Specified Business Project Investments" aimed at enterprises.
April
2011
Announcement of key policy to place priority on support for new business projects for enterprises ("Specified Business Project Investments").
September
2011
Establishment of and capital investment in Digital Post Co., Ltd., the first joint enterprise coming from "Specified Business Project Investments".
December
2011
Launch of services for general users by Digital Post Co., Ltd.
December
2012
Participation in the capital of FM Karuizawa with a view to enter the internet broadcasting business.
July
2013
Establishment of “Oak Capital Growth Fund” for the purpose of investing a total amount of 15 billion yen in collaboration with a UK investment firm.
July
2013
Implementation of a 300 million yen Growth Support Investment in Softfront Inc. (TSE JQG 2321).
August
2013
Implementation of a 660 million yen Growth Support Investment in Klab Inc. (TSE 1st Section 3656).
October
2013
Implementation of a 600 million yen Growth Support Investment in Acrodea, Inc. (TSE Mothers 3823).
December
2013
Implementation of a 500 million yen Growth Support Investment in Wintest Corporation (TSE Mothers 6721).
January
2014
Implementation of a 290 million yen Growth Support Investment in OHIZUMI MFG. CO., LTD. (TSE Mothers 6618).
March
2014
Implementation of a 500 million yen Growth Support Investment in Softfront Inc. (TSE JQG 2321).
March
2014
Implementation of a 1 billion yen Revitalization Support Investment in PATH Corporation (TSE Mothers 3840).
March
2014
Implementation of a 500 million Growth Support Investment in GALA INCORPORATED (TSE JQS 4777).
July
2014
Implementation of a 1.77 billion yen Growth Support Investment in Red Planet Japan, Inc. (TSE JQS 3350).
August
2014
Implementation of a 550 million yen Growth Support Investment in RECOMM Co., Ltd. (TSE JQS 3323).
December
2014
Implementation of a 1.51 billion yen Growth Support Investment in SymBio Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (TSE JQG 4582).
March
2015
Achievement of record profits in the full-year fiscal period ended March 31, 2015 posting the highest profits since the investment banking business entry in 2001.
April
2015
Introduction of a twofold business unit structure consisting of a unit making investments for purely investing purposes and a unit investing in businesses.
April
2015
Implementation of a 170 million yen Growth Support Investment in TB GROUP INC. (TSE 2nd Section 6775).
May
2015
Implementation of a 1.51 billion yen Growth Support Investment in GALA INCORPORATED (TSE JQS 4777).
June
2015
Implementation of a 1.5 billion yen Growth Support Investment in PATH Corporation (TSE Mothers 3840).
July
2015
Implementation of a 1.21 billion yen Growth Support Investment in Aeria, Inc. (TSE JQS 3758).
August
2015
Implementation of a 1.41 billion yen Growth Support Investment in PIXELA CORPORATION (TSE 2nd Section 6731).
September
2015
1.72 billion JPY business support investment in Red Planet Japan Inc. (TSE JQS 3350).
November
2015
Launch of investment banking business for companies in growth sectors in Hawaii, USA.
November
2015
Launch of domestic tourist resort and brand investment business.
November
2015
Acquisition of a golf resort and residential subdivision in Hawaii.
December
2015
Establishment of US subsidiary: Oak Hawaii Resort & Golf Inc.
January
2016
300 million JPY growth support investment in Modulat Inc. (TSE JQG 3043).
January
2016
1.4 billion JPY growth support investment in Hotto Link Inc. (TSE M 3680)
February
2016
500 million JPY growth support investment in Recomm Co., Ltd. (TSE JQS 3323).
February
2016
1.51 billion JPY revitalization investment in Softfront Holdings (TSE JQG 2321).
March
2016
1.5 billion JPY growth support investment in Path Corporation (TSE M 3840).
June
2016
Business alliance with Dentsu Inc. to support growth strategies of listed companies.
July
2016
800 million JPY revitalization support investment in Wintest Corporation (TSE 2nd 6721).
August
2016
2 billion JPY growth support investment in Pixela Corporation (TSE 2nd 6731).
March
2018
3.1 billion JPY growth support investment in Pixela Corporation (TSE 2nd 6731).
April
2018
1 billion JPY growth support investment in Gala Inc. (TSE JQS 4777).
April
2018
Establishment of property investment division.