Investment Banking

We provide a variety of advisory and capital-raising solutions to corporations, financial institutions, private equity, governments and public-sector organizations around the world. Collaborating across geographies, industries and products, we provide comprehensive and innovative financing, advisory and risk solutions to our clients.

Our Products

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

We act as a financial advisor to identify and facilitate strategic merger and acquisition, sale of business or alliance opportunities for our corporate, financial institutions and sponsor clients. Our dedicated M&A teams in Asia, EMEA and the Americas work across borders and time zones to deliver holistic support to our clients globally.

Capital Raising

Capital Raising

In Equity Capital Markets, we originate and execute equity and equity-linked transactions, including IPOs, rights issues, accelerated bookbuilds and convertibles.

Our Debt Capital Markets team helps clients execute local and foreign-currency debt transactions with specialized teams servicing financial institutions, corporates, public sector agencies and sovereigns.

In Acquisition and Leveraged Finance, we arrange financing for leveraged buyouts and corporate acquisitions along with on-going refinancing needs using a variety of debt products.



An integral part of Investment Banking, our Solutions teams apply a broad range of Fixed Income solutions, Equity related solutions and Insurance solutions to address the various risks faced by clients.

We are also dedicated to understanding the capital and risk management needs of insurance companies and developing cutting-edge Insurance Solutions to help them respond to these challenges. These include securitization products, structured reinsurance and derivative hedging solutions for complex insurance-specific asset and liability risks.


Consumer / Retail

Consumer / Retail





Natural Resources & Power

Natural Resources
& Power

Telco / Media / Technology

Telco / Media /

Financial Institutions

Financial Institutions

Real Estate / Gaming / Lodging / Leisure

Real Estate / Gaming /
Lodging / Leisure

Financial Sponsors

Connecting Markets

  • European Commission (European Union)
    NextGenerationEU Green Bond


    October 2021

  • NTT Finance
    Green Bond / EUR Denominated Green Bond Offerings

    JPY 300bn / €1.5bn

    October 2021 / December 2021

  • Stock Acquisition of Distell Group (So. Africa) and Namibia Breweries (Namibia) by Heineken (Netherlands) & Investment in a Newly Established Company in South Africa


    November 2021

  • Mitsui & Co.’s Acquisition of 27.5% Stake in Mainstream Renewable Power (Ireland) from Resource Group (Norway)


    March 2022

  • Kirin Holdings’ Sale of China Resources Kirin Beverages (China) to Plateau Consumer Fund (China)


    February 2022

  • Nippon Paint Holdings
    International Follow-on Offering


    January 2022

  • Hungary
    Green Samurai Bond Offering / Samurai Bond Offering

    JPY59.3bn / JPY16.0bn

    February 2022

  • Acquisition Financing on Hellman & Friedman (US)’ Acquisition of Athenahealth (US)


    February 2022

  • Nippon Telegraph & Telephone’s Raise of Stakes in NTT Data and Marge International Business within NTT Group


    May 2022

  • Life Insurance Corporation of India (India)


    May 2022

  • Kyobo Life Insurance (So. Korea)
    USD Denominated Sustainability Subordinated Bond


    June 2022

  • Japan Exchange Group
    Digitally Tracked Green Bond


    June 2022

Awards & Recognition

Best Deals - North Asia [Hong Kong]

House of the Year


#1 in Best for Creative and Useful SSA Funding Ideas

Investment Bank of the Year
for Sustainable FIG

The Banker Investment Banking Awards 2021

League Table

  Bookrunner Deal Value
# Issues
1 Nomura 1,478 21.8 27
2 Sumitomo Mitsui Finl Grp Inc 1,259 18.6 26
3 Mizuho Financial Group 1,179 17.4 32
4 Daiwa Securities Group Inc 932 13.8 17
5 Morgan Stanley 737 10.9 5

Source: Refinitiv (2021/1/1 - 2021/12/31)

Japan=AEJ Cross-Border M&A
  Financial Advisor Ranking Value
# Deals
1 Morgan Stanley 4,440 22.2 7
2 Nomura 4,346 21.8 7
3 JP Morgan 2,996 15.0 2
4 Sumitomo Mitsui Finl Grp Inc 2,956 14.8 11
5 Citi 2,500 12.5 2

Source: Refinitiv (2021/1/1 - 2021/12/31)