Corporate Profile


Apr. 1973Japan Associated Finance Co., Ltd. (JAFCO) established with capital of ¥500 million
Feb. 1981Osaka Branch established
Apr. 1982JAFCO established Japan’s first venture capital partnership fund
Nov. 1982Nagoya Branch established
Oct. 1983Fukuoka Branch established
July 1984JAFCO America Ventures Inc. established in San Francisco
Jun. 1987JAFCO shares traded on the OTC market
Apr. 1988JAFCO issued ¥13.5 billion in European depositary receipts, and capital increased to ¥9.4 billion
Jun. 1992JAFCO issued $200 million of dollar-based CBs in Eurocurrency
Aug. 1997JAFCO changed its formal name to JAFCO Co., Ltd.
Mar. 1999NOMURA/JAFCO INVESTMENT (ASIA) LTD., presently JAFCO Investment (Asia Pacific) Ltd, became a 100% subsidiary
Jan. 2001JAFCO listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Sep. 2002Beijing Representative Office established
Dec. 2007JAFCO registered as a financial instrument firm (the Second Financial Instruments business and Investment Management business) under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law
Nov. 2008Shanghai Representative Office established
Jun. 2015JAFCO made the transition to a company with board-audit committee
July 2017Acquired and cancelled all shares held by Nomura Holdings and Nomura Research Institute (27.8% of outstanding shares)
Aug. 2017JAFCO Asia (Shanghai) Equity Investment Management Co., Ltd(China-based subsidiary)established
Mar. 2018JAFCO introduced the partnership model to its business structure