Women in finance: Reiko Hayashi

For her work on market-defining debt transactions in Japan, Reiko Hayashi earned a spot on FinanceAsia's list of influential women in finance.

Reiko Hayashi, head of Japan global capital markets for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is on our list for her work on market-defining transactions in Japan’s debt markets.

Hayashi was heavily involved in bringing to market debt financing for the $16 billion Suntory acquisition of US distiller Beam. The acquisition was the third-largest cross-border purchase by a Japanese company and symbolic of Japan Inc. expanding overseas in search of growth.

Hayashi also worked on Development Bank of Japan’s landmark 250 million green bond, the first by a Japanese firm, and is promoting this socially responsible asset class to other Japanese corporates. 

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