Mitsubishi Group of Companies

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The Mitsubishi Group, also known as the Mitsubishi Keiretsu, is a group of ~40 autonomous Japanese multinational companies in various industries. Each of the companies holds substantial shares in the others. Although the group companies participate in limited business cooperation, most famously through monthly "Friday Conference" executive meetings, they are formally independent and not under common control.

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Core Member Companies

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc

MUFG is a Japanese financial services holding company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the largest Japanese banking groups. Income breaks down by activity as follows: retail banking (29.4%); corporate banking (24%); market banking (11.4%); financial assets management (4.5%); international banking activities: (30.7%).Website, Structure, MarketScreener, Group Companies

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

MUTB is the wholly-owned trust banking arm of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG), and is one of the major institutional investors in global markets. Website
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Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation is Japan's largest trading company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It operates through 7 business segments: infrastructure, finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals and food.ref
See main article: Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MEC manufactures air-conditioning systems, consumer white goods (fridges etc), factory automation systems, automative equipment, elevators, nuclear and electrical power systems, semiconductors and other devices, visual information systems, space systems, radar and microwave components.ref Website
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd

MHI is a multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles.ref It ranked 43rd in the world's Top 100 Defense Companies in Aug.2018.ref

See main article: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd

Non-Core Companies

Kirin Holdings Company Ltd

Kirin Company Ltd, a subsidiary, is involved in the alcohol, soft drink, pharmaceutical and agribio businesses. Significant segments in Europe are Kirin Europe GmbH (Germany); Kirin Agribio EC BV (France); Southern Glass House Produce Ltd (England); Fides Holding BV (Netherlands); Barberet & Blanc SA (Spain); and Germicopa SA (France). It also owns Lion (Australasian company)Wikipedia-W.svg. Website, History, Financials, etc., Overview

Kirin beer company cuts brewery ties with Myanmar military over coup. Japanese drinks giant Kirin Holdings will abandon its partnership ‘as a matter of urgency’ with a Myanmar brewery part-owned by military generals who overthrew the elected govt and are under international sanctions for genocide. Ben Doherty, Ben Butler, The Guardian, Feb.05.2021.

Orix Corporation

Orix Corporation is a publicly-listed financial services group headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, and Osaka, Japan. Orix owns Robeco Groep NV, amongst others. History, Reports

Orix offers leasing, lending, rentals, life insurance, real estate financing and development, venture capital, investment and retail banking, commodities funds and securities brokering, in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Robeco Groep NV

Robeco offers assets management services to both institutional and private investors. The funds for private investors are available through Robeco itself and other financial institutions.

Originally a Dutch asset management firm, Robeco was founded in 1929 as the Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium (Rotterdam Investment Consortium). It was acquired in 2001 by the Rabobank Groep, and sold in 2013 to ORIX Corporation.ref Robeco

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  • Jul.2013: Robeco Groep NV: Orix acquired ~90% of the Dutch asset manager from Rabobank; the remaining 10% was acquired in 2016, at which point Robeco Groep NV was renamed as ORIX Corporation Europe NV.ref,ref, ref, ref, B'berg
  • Oct.2000: Weiss Peck & Greer split into two firms - Lightspeed Venture Partners,ref and Opus Capital. Lightspeed.arch, Opus.arch,,
  • Sept.1998:
    Weiss Peck & Greer Venture Partners, an investment management firm founded in 1970, was acquired by Robeco USA LLC.ref,ref wpgvp.arch, wpginvest.arch, wpgequity.arch, robecousa.arch
  • Jan.1998: RREEF America LLC of Chicago, the 3rd-largest real-estate asset manager in the USA for institutions, was acquired by RoProperty Services BV, a Robeco unit.ref

Boston Partners Global Investors Inc

Boston Partners Global Investors Inc is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation, a publicly-listed Tokyo-based international financial services company. Boston Partners provides asset management services and continuous investment advice on a fully discretionary basis to institutions, and to high net worth individuals.ref
  • Boston Partners Securities LLC, a limited purpose broker-dealer, which offers interests in registered and unregistered funds advised by Boston Partners or its affiliates.
  • Boston Partners Trust Company, a non-depository trust company formed in New Hampshire, which offers interests in bank collective investment trusts.
  • Boston Partners (UK) Ltd, a private limited company formed in the UK. Boston Partners UK provides sales and client services to institutional clients in Europe. The actual discretionary investment management services are delegated to Boston Partners UK's parent company, Boston Partners Global Investors Inc.
  • 2003: Boston Partners Asset Management: Robeco acquired the remaining 30%.ref,link,CH
  • 2002: Boston Partners Asset Management: Robeco acquired a 60% interest in the Boston-based value equity manager.ref

See also B'berg, Website, About, OC

ORIX Corporation UK Ltd

CH, B'berg, About, About ORIX

ORIX Aviation

In Ireland. Website

Teijin Limited

Teijin is a chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology company. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT products.
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