Our experienced Equity Capital Markets (“ECM”) department is establishing itself as a reputable force in European financial markets. It provides syndication, marketing, allocation and distribution of equities (for IPOs as well as POs), equity-linked products and Japanese REIT investment units. The team has an exceptionally strong sales and distribution network, hard-earned from years of experience in the market.
The ECM team is supported by highly qualified and well-connected investor relations/corporate access specialists who are responsible for introducing Japanese corporations to investors, creating opportunities for companies to meet their current and future shareholders, as well as assisting investors with their investment decisions.
We have excellent relationships with many Japanese companies as a result of the integration of SMBC, the second largest bank in Japan and SMBC Nikko Tokyo, once the third largest securities broker in Japan. These relationships help us to offer unique opportunities to both Japanese corporations and investors alike.
A unique feature of the team is that it also supports Japanese companies with their investor relations activities and provides them with a clear understanding of the markets outside of Japan. This enables these companies to keep one step ahead of the market.