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Nomura Appoints Simon Russell as Head of Technology, Media & Services in EMEA

March 23, 2021

Nomura Europe Holdings

London, March 23, 2021 - Nomura Europe Holdings plc. (NEHS), part of Asia's global investment bank, has appointed Simon Russell as Head of Technology, Media & Services in EMEA, with immediate effect.

Based in London, Russell will report to Guy Hayward-Cole, Head of EMEA Advisory and Chairman of Technology, Media & Services in EMEA. In this newly created position, Russell will be leading a team advising European companies operating across Technology, Media and Services (both tech-enabled and traditional), on mergers and acquisitions, as well as divestments and their related financing needs.

Russell joins Nomura from Macquarie Capital, where he was a Managing Director in Technology Investment Banking. Previous roles include Global Head of Technology Corporate Finance at PwC, as well as Global Head of Technology Investment Banking at both Hawkpoint and Dresdner Kleinwort.

Guy Hayward-Cole, Head of EMEA Advisory, said: "Recent transactions show how Technology, Media and Services are becoming increasingly key sectors to help achieve our ambitions and serve our clients worldwide. Simon's extensive experience and expertise in advising and financing European Technology, Media and Services companies will greatly enhance our advisory capabilities and be complimentary to our global financial sponsors group. We're delighted to welcome him to the team."

In recent years, Nomura has advised on a rapidly growing volume of M&A transactions involving European companies across Technology, Media and Services. Earlier this year, Nomura acted as sole Financial Adviser to Renesas Electronics Corp on its recommended EUR 4.9BN cash offer for Dialog Semiconductor plc, as well as being sole advisor to GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. on its EUR 3.75BN takeover bid for Siltronic AG.


Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.

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