• Blackstone is one of the largest global alternative asset managers
  • Sony Payment Services Inc (SPSV), established in 2006, is one of Japan’s leading payment service providers and part of Sony Bank Inc (Sony Bank), a subsidiary of Sony Financial Group Inc (SFGI)
  • SPSV specializes in credit card payment services, and credit card data processing


  • Daiwa and DC Advisory acted as a financial advisor for Blackstone on its acquisition of a majority stake in SPSV 


  • Private Equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in SPSV, from Sony Bank
  • Sony Bank will roll over a portion of its equity and will continue to support the growth of SPSV as a minority investor