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Nomura Seeks M&A Bankers as Japan Deals Surge

  • Client consultations are up as much as 40%, M&A head says
  • Nomura may join top 10 global M&A advisers for the first time
Views of Nomura and Daiwa Securities Ahead of Earnings Announcement
Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Nomura Holdings Inc. is hiring bankers for its mergers and acquisitions business in Japan as a sharp rebound in domestic deal-making vaults the nation’s biggest securities firm to the top ranks of global advisers.

“We’re recruiting people more eagerly than usual,” global M&A head Shinsuke Tsunoda said in an interview. Consultations on local deals are up about 30% to 40% from a normal year, with clients seeking advice on “every kind of transaction” during the pandemic, he said.