Nomura Mezzanine Partners announces first close on N-MEZ Fund 1

Maria Nikolova

At first close, the fund has received a commitment of JPY28.5 billion from Japanese institutional investors.

Nomura Mezzanine Partners Co., Ltd. (N-MEZ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings Inc (TYO:8604), today announced the first close on its mezzanine fund N- MEZ Investment Business Limited Partnership 1 (N-MEZ Fund 1).

At first close, the fund has received a commitment of 28.5 billion yen from Japanese institutional investors. In the future, N-MEZ will continue to raise investments from institutional investors in Japan in an effort to grow the fund to 40 billion yen (maximum of 45 billion yen).

N-MEZ was established in September 2019 to manage Japanese mezzanine funds. Leveraging the expertise developed through Nomura ICG, the firm will continue to provide mezzanine investment opportunities to respond to its clients’ leveraged and management buyout needs and contribute to the expansion of the Japanese mezzanine market.

As FinanceFeeds has reported, N-MEZ Fund 1 completed its lending business registration in December 2019.

Nomura Group has long-lasting and proven expertise in sourcing deals for business succession, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and other client needs. Harnessing Nomura’s franchise as well as its own expertise and network, N-MEZ aims to deliver attractive investment returns for institutional investors by providing mezzanine solutions tailored to the unique Japanese market.

Through N-MEZ, Nomura provides mezzanine investment opportunities to institutional investors in order to contribute to the expansion of the Japanese mezzanine market.

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