The FGI Group provides solutions, hinging on finance, to address increasingly complex and diversified issues faced by corporations, mainly, as well as smaller businesses, operating projects and organizations.
The FGI Group supports clients seeking to raise capital by offering planning and suggestions on ideal financial strategy and by inviting financial institutions, investors and others to participate in financial arrangements. On the flip side, the Group provides investment and loan opportunities created through financial arrangements to financial institutions, investors and others seeking to utilize available capital. Investment and loan activity captures various assets, including real estate and securities, from investors and others, and the acquisition, management and operation of such assets is entrusted to an investment management subsidiary.
Fund-raising can be a huge stumbling block on the road to creating businesses and projects that address social issues. The FGI Group helps address issues by providing solutions based on an extensive range of knowledge and experience in such areas as start-up/venture capital contribution, regional renaissance projects and business succession.
The projects, namely, arrangements, asset management and principal investment, in which the FGI Group was involved over the last 11 years (October 2010–September 2021) present an aggregate value of ¥942billion.
The balance of assets under management is growing rapidly, driven by new requests for asset management services targeting investment in residences and renewable energy facilities. With addition requests going forward, the balance should hit ¥50 billion by March 31, 2023.
Through arrangements and other financial services, the FGI Group also contributes to solutions that address ES (environment/social) issues. Results from ES-related projects are described on the sustainability page.
Group company FinTech Asset Management Incorporated (FAM) is involved in real estate investment management and lays out frameworks matched to different asset scale, type and location. Of note, however, the company has built a proven track record on projects, such as facility upgrades, using the real estate specified joint venture structure in Japan to deliver solutions to local issues.
FAM’s representative director and president is a member of the community-building group within the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism’s investigative committee on various uses and methods for real estate specified joint venture businesses. In the utilization and application handbook for real estate specified joint venture businesses, an interim report put together by the investigative committee, FAM’s approach is presented as a good example of the real estate specified joint venture structure.
Group company FGI Capital Partners, Inc., (FGICP) undertakes asset management related to investments in, primarily, domestic and international stocks, including unlisted stocks, as well as hedge fund operation and renewable energy power generation businesses.
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Strong points of the support extended by FGI and other members of the FGI Group are flexible responses customized to the diverse needs of selling shareholders and the various conditions faced by target companies as well as success in raising the value of target companies.
FGI and other members of the FGI Group purchase shares from owner-shareholders who are struggling with a range of issues, including the absence of someone to take over the business, then work to improve value through various measures, from supporting management to streamlining operations and building a better management structure, and once value has improved, transfer the shares to a third party.
The FGI Group is involved in corporate investment, directing investments and loans into companies and operations, as well as asset investment, with a focus on real estate.
The FGI Group approaches investments from two sides—debt and equity—targeting a range of companies, from venture companies to mid-sized companies, with growth potential. Another area of activity is investment for companies struggling with such issues as the shortage of potential successors. Details can be found on the
business succession page.
FGI’s involvement in the Metsä business hinges on asset investment in Metsä Village and corporate investment in Moomin Monogatari, Ltd., which operates Moominvalley Park, and its subsidiary, Rights and Brands Japan Co., Ltd.
Metsä, 327-6, Miyazawa,
Hanno, Saitama Prefecture 357-0001 Japan
1. Metsä Village (area:163,000㎡)
Stores, restaurants, workshop facilities, event space and parking etc.
2. Moominvalley Park (area:73,000㎡)
Stores, restaurants, cafés, entertainment facilities and etc.
・No cost to enter Metsä Village, which maintains the atmosphere of a public park rich in natural beauty that people can come to enjoy on a routine basis.
・Design showcases Nordic lifestyle and creates a Nordic mood.
・Market offers enjoyable shopping opportunity for sundry items under Northern European labels as well as fresh local produce and handicrafts.
・Restaurants provide delightful taste of Nordic cuisine.
・Rental boats extend enjoyment of the lake.
・Seasonal events and events based on various brands and community activities.
These companies function as the two wheels of a cart—the Moomin brand cart—as operator of Moominvalley Park and manager of Moomin copyrights, respectively, and together help improve corporate value as the rising value of the Moomin brand translates into expanding licensing revenue.
In addition, the FGI Group will support efforts led by Moomin Monogatari and Rights and Brands Japan to enhance the appeal of Metsä, maximize the guest base and diversify business revenue through the operation of Metsä Village and Moominvalley Park.
As an independent advisor to the aviation industry, SGI-Aviation Services B.V. (SGI) provides technical consulting and advisory services in the areas of aircraft and engine asset management. In association with aviner & co., inc., SGI’s parent, the company provides aircraft financing services as a specialist organization with global aviation industry experience.
Aircraft investment and asset management requires not only specialized knowledge, such as that pertaining to aircraft and technology, but also know-how, such as financing methods, and industry connections. SGI and aviner have this kind of expertise, which has earned them trusted partner status from players in the aircraft finance domain, and underpins efforts to develop the aviation industry.