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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 24, 2021 - 2:46pm

Nat res - hard working team, know a few people there.. Generally, Nomura has no M&A dealflow and no exits to the buyside...

Know some people who did an intern at nomura then went to bb

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Jan 26, 2021 - 2:04am

The above is simply not true.

From what I am hearing from my friends (and I have a few across the firm across different levels), their M&A business had one on the best years ever in 2020 despite COVID etc...some of the larger deals include advising Global Wafers on US$5.3bn bid for Siltronic, Ardian on acquisition of a EUR1.5bn stake in Inwit in Italy, Allianz on EUR5.0bn JV with Telefonica in Germany, etc.

On exit opps, indeed these are probably more sporadic, but just do a LinkedIn search and you will see people recently exiting to GIC, Triton, Nordic Capital, GS MBD, Temasek, Alpinvest, Oaktree, TDR Capital, etc.

Plus, some indeed decide to lateral to GS/JPM/BAML if they so choose.

Not all teams are equal, of course, and the new enlarged Energy, Infrastructure and Industrials team is one of the best (if not the best) team at Nomura at present with exceptional M&A dealflow on par with top firms on the street. Particularly, as it concerns the Utilities & Infrastructure verticals.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 26, 2021 - 5:23am

Look up league tables for past three years in European M&A and tell me how Nomura ranks...

Truth is best interns/analyst usually move to lower tier BB (UBS, DB etc) and no exits (apart from middle market in which Nomura has some limited activities)

Jan 26, 2021 - 5:36am

Your life as an analyst will not be defined by league tables but by the number of deals per analyst and exposure you have within your group. But as Analyst 1 you may have a very vague idea of what matters and what does not. Some banks and EBs that are in so much favor on this forum couldn't care less about league tables just because their overall footprint is so much smaller.

Good luck being analyst #15 or #20 in a large and even successful team at some BB - if league table is what makes you happy, so be it. I hate to break it to you but not everyone (and actually only a small minority, representing less than 5-10% of your analyst class) is going to make it to Apollo, Blackstone or KKR and other MFs even from MS, GS or JPM. Some will have to settle for "lesser" opportunities.

The truth is that you will get a perfectly fine experience at a group with solid deal flow at Nomura and there are a 3-4 of those to choose from, incl NatRes. And if you have good experience, you will be able to find exits that are attractive, if that's what matters to you.

Jan 26, 2021 - 6:11am

Nomura has decent headcount adjusted dealflow, but memes are destroying their rep to some extent between new grads

Their NRG team does have smaller deals than other large platforms as expected but they keep exiting to other BBs and MMs

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Oct 14, 2021 - 3:51am

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