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Investments

20

Portfolio Exits

7

Partners & Customers

10

About Z Holdings

Z Holdings (TYO: 4689), a consolidated subsidiary of SoftBank Group, operates Yahoo! JAPAN, an Internet portal site in Japan. Offering more than 100 services including search, news, advertising, and eCommerce via PC and smart devices, Yahoo! JAPAN serves more than 80 million daily unique browsers, and 60 billion monthly page views on average.

Z Holdings Headquarter Location

1-3 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho

Tokyo, 102-8282,

Japan

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Grafting an RX-7 Rear End On the NA Miata Looks Surprisingly Sharp

Aug 17, 2021

It's an impressive swap that we'd likely see more often if it wasn't so hard to pull off. The Mazda Miata is one of the most popular roadsters of all time, prized for its spirit of fun as well as its accessibility. It's a handsome enough car for its purpose, but few mention it in the same breath as exquisite designs like the Honda NSX or, indeed, the final generation Mazda RX-7. However, one enterprising enthusiast went as far as grafting the tail of an FD RX-7 on to a first-gen Miata, and we're loving the results. Even better, it's now on sale on a Yahoo! Japan auction . As reported by CarThrottle , the vehicle in question is being sold due to "family circumstances." Photos show the tail light conversion to be nicely installed, and from some angles, it looks almost stock. However, from the front end, it has the slight drawback of making the rear end look as if it slopes down at the back. Thus, the overall lines of the car aren't perfect, but sometimes that's the price you pay for having something different. Yahoo! Japan The car comes complete with several other body kit pieces, including the vented front fenders and the large front airdam. It's finished in what appears to be something close to Mazda's Soul Red Crystal Metallic . Naturally, it's got a sweet set of rims, as well as Cusco suspension set up with a low and cambered stance. Yahoo! Japan Yahoo! Japan It's not clear as to the model year of the vehicle, but it sports the later 1.8 liter engine introduced partway through the production run of the first-gen Miata. The car has 150,000 km on the clock, though the owner notes that this will increase slightly as they're still dailying the car. While it appears great in photos, it reportedly has a few dents and scratches that are apparent in person. Anyone who has been to check out a mint-looking car on Craigslist before will be very familiar with this phenomenon. The original Miata's tail lights are in fact catalogued in the Museum of Modern Art . However, you'd be hard pressed to find an automotive enthusiast that doesn't rate the FD RX-7 significantly higher in terms of outright beauty and style. It's surprising how well the lines of the Miata blend into the svelte RX-7 rear, and we suspect the same mod on an NB Miata would look rather elegant, too. As it's on sale in Japan, it could be difficult to lay your hands on this one. There's nothing stopping you converting your own Miata, of course, but you might find it tough to find the parts to do so. Nonetheless, it's a great example of mashing up two of the greatest sports cars of Mazda's long and storied history. All it needs now is a rotary under the hood. Got a tip? Let the author know: lewin@thedrive.com MORE TO READ

Z Holdings Investments

20 Investments

Z Holdings has made 20 investments. Their latest investment was in ZEALS as part of their Series C on April 4, 2021.

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Z Holdings Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/1/2021

Series C

ZEALS

Yes

2

3/23/2018

Corporate Minority

TaoTao

$19M

Yes

3

11/15/2017

Series C

PayPay Securities

$22.16M

Yes

1

8/23/2017

Series B

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$99M

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10

8/2/2017

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

4/1/2021

3/23/2018

11/15/2017

8/23/2017

8/2/2017

Round

Series C

Corporate Minority

Series C

Series B

Series A

Company

ZEALS

TaoTao

PayPay Securities

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Amount

$19M

$22.16M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

3

1

10

10

Z Holdings Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

Z Holdings has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Taboola on June 29, 2021.

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6/29/2021

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15

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Z Holdings Acquisitions

9 Acquisitions

Z Holdings acquired 9 companies. Their latest acquisition was LINE Corporation on March 01, 2021.

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Investment Stage

Companies

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Total Funding

Note

Sources

3/1/2021

IPO

Merger

10

9/12/2019

IPO

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10

7/27/2018

Corporate Majority - II

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$99M

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10

7/11/2018

Series B

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10

6/9/2016

IPO

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$99M

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Date

3/1/2021

9/12/2019

7/27/2018

7/11/2018

6/9/2016

Investment Stage

IPO

IPO

Corporate Majority - II

Series B

IPO

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Total Funding

$99M

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Z Holdings Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Z Holdings has 10 strategic partners and customers. Z Holdings recently partnered with Anaqua on August 8, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/4/2021

Vendor

Anaqua

United States

Japan’s Z Holdings Enhances IP Management with Anaqua AQX Platform

When upgrading its previous IP management system , Z Holdings Corporation chose Anaqua , Inc. 's AQX platform as the group was seeking a global solution that would streamline its entire IP management lifecycle ; improve financial management and budgeting ; and enhance communications within group companies in order to better exploit licensing opportunities .

2

10/19/2020

Partner

DoubleVerify

United States

DoubleVerify Announces Exclusive Partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN To Power Their Standard Feature of Ad Fraud and Brand Safety Protection

`` DV 's exclusive partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN reflects our commitment to provide consistent , comprehensive quality coverage for global brand advertisers , '' said Mark Zagorski , CEO of DoubleVerify .

2

7/23/2018

Partner

SoftBank Group, and Paytm

Japan, and India

It's official: SoftBank partners with India’s Paytm to launch barcode-based payment service in Japan

Japanese internet conglomerate SoftBank on Friday confirmed the news of partnering with Indian financial services company Paytm to start a payments service .

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3/22/2018

Partner

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2/26/2018

Partner

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Date

8/4/2021

10/19/2020

7/23/2018

3/22/2018

2/26/2018

Type

Vendor

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Anaqua

DoubleVerify

SoftBank Group, and Paytm

Country

United States

United States

Japan, and India

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Japan’s Z Holdings Enhances IP Management with Anaqua AQX Platform

When upgrading its previous IP management system , Z Holdings Corporation chose Anaqua , Inc. 's AQX platform as the group was seeking a global solution that would streamline its entire IP management lifecycle ; improve financial management and budgeting ; and enhance communications within group companies in order to better exploit licensing opportunities .

DoubleVerify Announces Exclusive Partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN To Power Their Standard Feature of Ad Fraud and Brand Safety Protection

`` DV 's exclusive partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN reflects our commitment to provide consistent , comprehensive quality coverage for global brand advertisers , '' said Mark Zagorski , CEO of DoubleVerify .

It's official: SoftBank partners with India’s Paytm to launch barcode-based payment service in Japan

Japanese internet conglomerate SoftBank on Friday confirmed the news of partnering with Indian financial services company Paytm to start a payments service .

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