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Why Nomura for Investment Banking? / Overview of Nomura

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Nomura is a Japanese middle market investment bank with operations worldwide. Nomura Holdings, the parent company, offers various retail services in addition to wealth and investment management.

In 2020, Nomura purchased sustainable infrastructure investment bank Greentech Capital Advisors. The deal solidified Nomura's presence in the green energy sector.

Nomura Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Nomura, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

Although it has global reach, a large portion of Nomura's deal activity is located in the APAC region. An example of this is its advisory role to beverage retailer Kirin Holdings through the sale of its Chinese soft drinks business to investment fund Plateau Consumer.

  • Transaction Description: Plateau Consumer Fund L.P. signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 40% stake in China Resources Kirin Beverages (Greater China) Company Limited from Kirin Holdings Company, Limited (TSE:2503).

  • Transaction Value: CN¥115B

  • Transaction Date: Closed August 2022

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Nomura Transaction

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Nomura

  • Description: Nomura is a global financial services that services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking) and Investment Management

  • Bank Category: Middle Market

  • Ticker: NYSE:NMR and TYO:8604

  • Founded: 1925

  • Chief Executive Officer: Kentaro Okuda

  • Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan


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Nomura Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Investment Banking Analyst at Nomura is about $80k - $96k. We understand this data may be outdated, and therefore not representative of current compensation.


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