December 1969

Pacific Lease Co., Ltd. is established under the initiative of The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. (now Mizuho Bank, Ltd.) with the participation of life insurance companies and major companies,representing Japanese industry.

January 1972

Begins vendor leases of construction equipment.

December 1972

Begins vessel leases overseas.

November 1981

Changes trading name to IBJ Leasing Company, Limited.

December 1982

Begins leveraged leasing of aircraft.

October 1985

Undertakes Japan’s first rolling stock leasing.

February 1992

Acquires the equity interests of Krung Thai IBJ leasing Co., Ltd. (now, Krungthai Mizuho Leasing Company Limited, Thailand, an equity method affiliate)

July 1993

Undertakes securitization of lease receivables using a trust scheme.

January 1998

Acquire the equity interests of Japan PNB Leasing and Finance Corporation (now, an equity method affiliate)

April 1998

IBJ Auto Lease Company, Limited is established.

November 1998

Begins full-scale business in structured finance.

February 1999

Acquires Nissan Leasing Co., Ltd.

June 2000

Acquires Saison Auto Lease Systems Co., Ltd. (now, Mizuho Auto Lease Company, Limited and a consolidated subsidiary)

December 2000

Awarded ISO 9001 certification for management of business quality.

June 2001

Acquires Universal Leasing Co., Ltd. (now, a consolidated subsidiary)

October 2004

Shares listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

September 2005

Designated an issue on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

March 2006

Acquires Dai-ichi Leasing Co., Ltd. (now, a consolidated subsidiary)

March 2008

Awarded ISO14001 certification for enviromental management.

July 2008

IBJ Leasing (China) Ltd. is established. (now, Mizuho Leasing (China) Ltd. and a consolidated subsidiary)

August 2010

PT. IBJ VERENA FINANCE is established.

February 2012

Acquires TF Asset Service Co., Ltd. (now, Mizuho-Toshiba Leasing Company, Limited and a consolidated subsidiary), a receiver company succeeding the corporate financial services business split off from Toshiba Finance Corporation

April 2015

Merged with Nissan Leasing Co., Ltd.

February 2016

Moved into the field of aircraft operating leases with the establishment of IBJ Air Leasing Limited (now, a consolidated subsidiary), a joint venture with major U.S. aircraft leasing company Aircastle Limited.

May 2016

Thai equity method affiliate Krung Thai IBJ leasing Co., Ltd. acquires an auto leasing business from a local leasing company.

January 2019

Acquires PT. VERENA MULTI FINANCE Tbk, an Indonesian auto finance provider.(now, a consolidated subsidiary)

March 2019

Becomes equity method affiliate of Mizuho Financial Group.

March 2019

Acquires MG Leasing Corporation.(now, Mizuho Marubeni Leasing Corporation, an equity method affiliate, joint venture with Marubeni Corporation)

July 2019

Merged with PT. IBJ VERENA FINANCE with PT. VERENA MULTI FINANCE Tbk as the surviving company.

October 2019

Change of trade name to Mizuho Leasing Company, Limited

March 2020

Acquire the equity interests of Aircastle Limited, a major U.S. aircraft leasing company. (now, an equity method affiliate, joint operating company with Marubeni Corporation)

March 2020

Acquire the equity interests of PLM Fleet, LLC, a U.S. refrigerated trailer leasing and rental company. (now, an equity method affiliate, joint operating company with Marubeni Corporation)

April 2020

Acquires RICOH LEASING COMPANY, LTD..(now, an equity method affiliate)

March 2021

Singapore subsidiary Mizuho Leasing (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. started operations (now, a consolidated subsidiary)

May 2021

Aquires the equity interests of Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd. (now, an equity method affiliate)

August 2021

Aquires additional equity interests of Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd. (now, an equity method affiliate)

January 2022

Aquires Affordable Car Leasing Pty Ltd (now, an equity method affiliate, jointly run with Marubeni Corporation)