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M&A Vice President

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London, UK

Published Date

14 December 2021

About the job:

Department overview:

Nomura’s Investment Banking Division provides a vast array of advisory and capital-raising solutions to corporations, financial institutions, governments and public-sector organizations around the world. Our global teams act as geographic, product and industry specialists.

Collaborating across geographies and products, we provide comprehensive and innovative financing, advisory and risk solutions to our clients across global sectors such as consumer retail, infrastructure, natural resources and power, healthcare, technology, financial institutions and financial sponsors.

EMEA Mergers & Acquisitions is the one of the largest and highest profile teams within the Investment Banking Division, reflecting the importance of M&A execution and Nomura’s emphasis on M&A. The team comprises seven managing and executive directors, supported by mid- and junior level bankers, drawn from a variety of countries and backgrounds.

Nomura secured its position as one of the world’s leading global M&A advisors, Nomura ranking #11 in 2020 global M&A (Bloomberg) announced league table, with $174.5bn in announced global M&A transactions for the year. During the year where global M&A deal volumes decreased by 8%, Nomura increased its announced deal volumes by 71%, nearly doubling its M&A market share.

In a year of advising on numerous marquee transactions around the globe, Nomura has demonstrated particular expertise in complex cross-border M&A, with a good mix of sell-side and buy-side M&A, having led key transactions including,

  • NTT DoCoMo’s $40.3 billion sale to NTT

  • 7-Eleven’s landmark $21 billion acquisition of Speedway

  • Norfund’s $1.8 billion sale of SN Power to Scatec Solar

  • GlobalWafers’ $4.5bn announced acquisition of Siltronic

  • Renesas’ €4.9bn announced acquisition of Dialog Semiconductor

Key objectives critical to success:

  • Typical work includes (i) taking a lead role in execution, including leading and overseeing financial analysis, modelling and valuation, financial due diligence, process management and client deal team interaction as well as (ii) client and sector coverage, including generating transaction ideas and providing deep sector insight both internally and externally

  • Required to co-ordinate and work with all other product, geography and industry teams, including: M&A, Leverage Finance, Debt Capital Markets and Equity Advisory

  • Opportunity to work on a range of transaction types, including sell-side M&A, buy-side M&A, leveraged buyouts, equity advisory mandates, for a broad range of public, private or governmental clients

  • Broad engagement across teams / groups, for example: M&A, Leverage Financed, Financial Sponsors, DCM, Equity Advisory, Structured and Risk solutions (e.g. IR, FX swaps)

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:


  • A proven background in Corporate Finance from either a bank/ boutique advisory firm or the Corporate Finance, Modelling and Valuation, Transaction Services groups of a large accounting firm.

  • Previous experience in Transport or Infrastructure-focused banking group

  • Excellent financial modelling experience (e.g. operating models, merger models, LBO)

  • Experience in buy-side and sell-side M&A

  • Project management: ability to manage teams to deliver to client needs

  • Strong communications skills: ability to interact confidently with banking professionals and clients

  • Outstanding analytical skills, including ability to perform data analysis

  • Team work: experience of working in a project based environment with tight deadlines

  • Strong academic record

Nomura competencies:

Trusted Partner

  • Understand clients’ needs and issues, and provide solutions utilizing Nomura Group company’s resources, earn the clients’ trust

  • Acquire a wide range of knowledge as an employee of Nomura, instead of focusing only on one’s own area of expertise; play a part in improving the company’s services level and corporate value

Entrepreneurial leadership

  • Take on new challenges for improvement and cultivate a corporate culture of challenge by driving change in business operations


  • Ensure views are not biased, accept different opinions and perspectives, and collaborate with other members to create common values


  • Provide appropriate guidance to others and act in a manner that places emphasis on the performance and growth of the organization


  • Improve further the understanding and awareness of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance risk management, and code of conduct, and make decisions and take actions from a management position

Right to Work

The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the UK (who require a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that this is a genuine vacancy for a qualified role

Diversity & Inclusion

Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.

We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any assistance or reasonable adjustments due to a disability or long-term health condition, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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