Scotiabank to Acquire a Portion of Daiwa Securities Brokerage

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Canada’s third- largest bank by assets, agreed to buy a portion of the prime brokerage of Japan’s Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (8601)

The bank is buying a technology platform and the size of the transaction is “small”, Diane Flanagan, a spokeswoman at the Toronto-based company, said today in an e-mail. The Tokyo Stock Exchange reported the transaction earlier.

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