Nomura set to acquire Greentech Capital Advisors

Maria Nikolova

Greentech will be rebranded “Nomura Greentech” and will form part of Nomura’s Americas Investment Banking franchise.

Nomura today announces the proposed acquisition of Greentech Capital Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm focused on supporting clients across sustainable technology and infrastructure.

The proposed transaction is set to provide Nomura’s existing client base with an increased access to deep domain expertise and relationships in these areas, and provide Greentech with a broader suite of product capabilities, global reach, and direct access to Asian markets. The transaction is expected to close on March 31, 2020, subject to certain conditions, including relevant regulatory approvals.

Founded in 2009 by Jeff McDermott, with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Zurich, Greentech is a major financial and strategic advisor in sustainable technology and infrastructure, with a global team dedicated to supporting clients who are driving the sustainable transition of Nomura’s core infrastructure systems. Greentech aims to provide unmatched insights and connectivity amongst innovators, incumbents, and investors.

Greentech will be rebranded as “Nomura Greentech” after the closing of the transaction. The entity will be a part of Nomura’s Americas Investment Banking franchise.

Kentaro Okuda, Deputy President and Group Co-COO and incoming CEO, Nomura Holdings, commented:

“This transaction represents a key step towards strengthening Nomura’s global investment banking capabilities and enhances our presence in the Americas as well as our growing Power, Utilities, and Infrastructure practice in EMEA. Combined with the establishment today of Nomura Institute of Capital Market Research’s Research Center of Sustainability it shows our commitment towards the sustainable development of society.”

Also today, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research (NICMR), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, said that it established the Nomura Research Center of Sustainability. The new research center will focus on practical research. The center will identify and conduct research into areas of sustainability closely related to the financial and capital markets and provide value-added information and proposals to clients.

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