About Us

Reborn as an Investment Bank in 2001

Investment Banking the Global Economy Needs

In 2001 Oak Capital reinvented itself as an investment bank. Today Oak Capital conducts underwriting of equity finance, growth support investment, investment in corporate restructuring and other investment-banking operations, as an independent investment bank handling IPO investment, financial support for listed companies and support for business restructuring. These operations strengthen Oak Capital’s financing of listed companies in Japan and overseas such as Christofle, a French silver manufacturer.

Management Forum

Since 1995 Oak Capital has been proud to host a Management Forum. Launched as a means of supporting the training of future-oriented managers working toward an IPO, the Forum invites the most prominent names in each field to take part. Many of the companies that participated in the past have carried out successful IPOs.

Supporters Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
Funai Consulting Incorporated
Nipponkoa Insurance Co., Ltd. (current Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.)
Asahi Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.
NIF SMBC Ventures
Aioi Insurance Co., Ltd. (current Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd.)
The Kyoei Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Limited
Main speakers Yukio Funai Chairman Emeritus, Funai Consulting Incorporated
Toshiki Kaifu Former Prime Minister of Japan
Goro Watanabe Vice President, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Kihachiro Onitsuka Chairman, Asics Corporation
Yoichi Funabashi Editor, the Asahi Shimbun Company
Takanori Nakajo Honorary Adviser, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Tsuneo Ikeda Deputy President, former Sakura Bank
Michio Matsui President and Representative Director, Matsui Securities Co., Ltd.
Motoshige Ito Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
Yoshikoshi Koichiro President and Representative Director, Triumph International Japan
Mitsuhiro Kurokawa President, Toraya
Tomoyo Nonaka Journalist
Hiromu Takayanagi President, Toyo Keizai Inc.
Yukio Okamoto Diplomatic analyst
Eikan Kyu Author
Tokuji Munetsugu Founder and Special Advisor, Ichibanya Co., Ltd.
Koji Oboshi Advisor, NTT DoCoMo Inc.
Kenzaburo Mogi Vice-chairperson of the Board, Kikkoman Corporation.
Takeshi Fujimaki Representative Director, Fujimaki Japan
Kentaro Okawa President and Representative Director, Zensho Holdings Co., Ltd.
Note: Position names are correct as of the time of each lecture.


  • The Company reinvents itself as an investment bank.
  • Changes its name to BSL Co., Ltd.
  • Head office is moved to Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo.
  • Forms capital partnership with Christofle, a French luxury silverware brand.
  • Purchases a 50% stake in Christofle Japan
  • Changes its name to Oak Capital Corporation
  • Changes category on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to Securities & Finance.
  • Establishes Oak Capital No. 1 Fund with joint funding from Resona Bank. Ltd. and Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Redefines its investment-banking business, reorganizing it into investment banking, advisory services and brand operations.
  • In response to changes in the market environment, begins providing grow-support investment to medium-sized listed companies.
  • As its first joint operation in project investment, Oak Capital establishes and funds Digital Post Co., Ltd.
  • Purchases a stake in FM Karuizawa Co., Ltd.
  • Provides support investment to 11 listed companies.
  • Attains highest earnings since its transformation into an investment bank.
  • Shifts to a two-division organizational structure consisting of pure investment and project investment.
  • Launches resort and real-estate operations in the US state of Hawaii.
  • Partners with Dentsu Inc. on growth-strategy support for listed companies.
  • Launches asset-management business.
  • Acquires Togaku Securities (now Sterling Securities).
  • Makes Northenergy Inc. a subsidiary.