Well-capitalized banks, the near-record strength of the yen, and few avenues of growth at home...

|By:, SA News Editor

Well-capitalized banks, the near-record strength of the yen, and few avenues of growth at home mean Sumitomo's (SMFG) purchase of RBS's aircraft-leasing business might be the first of several European asset acquisitions by Japanese banks. Also, taking a close look at the stream of potential deals flowing through boardrooms is Mizuho Financial (MFG).