Nomura Expands Investment Banking Coverage in the Americas

          Nomura Expands Investment Banking Coverage in the Americas

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nomura, Asia's global investment bank,
today announces the appointment of Jason Fertig as Managing Director and Head
of Healthcare sector coverage within Investment Banking in the Americas.

He will report to Mark Epley and Mike Hill, Co-Heads of Corporate Finance for
the Americas, and will be responsible for leading the firm's coverage of
healthcare companies operating in the United States while working with
colleagues in Japan, AEJ and EMEA to deliver cross-regional opportunities.

"Jason brings a tremendous amount of transactional experience and deep client
relationships to Nomura at a time when the firm is seeing a significant
increase in cross border M&A and financing activity," said Jim DeNaut, Head of
Investment Banking for the Americas and Joint International Head of Investment
Banking at Nomura. "Jason's experience working with clients in Japan will be
a significant benefit to our franchise. His appointment to this newly created
role demonstrates Nomura's twin-track strategy of focusing on its considerable
strengths in the Americas, while allocating resources to increase
cross-regional collaboration across the firm."

Jason has more than 15 years of investment banking experience, focused
principally on the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors, and has
advised clients on $50bn+ of strategic and financing transactions. He started
his investment banking career at Lehman Brothers where he joined the global
healthcare investment banking group in New York in 1998 and has led investment
banking coverage of the specialty pharmaceutical sector at Barclays Capital
and Lehman.

Nomura's Wholesale operations in the Americas recently reported its strongest
quarterly revenues. The firm's Investment Banking franchise is continually
building on its proven track record as a provider of strategic and financing
solutions to individual, institutional, corporate and government clients in
the Americas and overseas.

For further information please contact:
Name                Company Telephone
Jonathan Hodgkinson Nomura  +1 212 667 1484

Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based
investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of
innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual,
institutional, corporate and government clients through an international
network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in
Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs over 27,000 staff worldwide.
Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference
for clients through three business divisions: retail, asset management, and
wholesale (fixed income, equities, and investment banking). Nomura's
subsidiaries in the US include Nomura Securities International, Inc. (a member
of SIPC) and Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc. For further
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