Natixis continues to build PE offering with new hire

Natixis appointed David S. Daniels as managing director, head of financial sponsor coverage Americas. Daniels joins from Nomura Securities International and brings experience working with private equity firms. Natixis, which recently acquired investment banking advisory firm Peter J Solomon, is the international financial services arm of France’s Groupe BPCE.


Natixis announced today the appointment of David S. Daniels as Managing Director, Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage Americas. Mr. Daniels reports locally to Stéphane About, CEO of the Americas Platform, and globally to Imed Ben Romdhane, Global Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage.

“Dave brings tremendous industry experience and leadership skills to our platform. I am thrilled that he has joined Natixis to help build our business and enhance our commitment to our financial sponsor clients,” said Mr. About. “Combined with our recent acquisition of investment banking advisory firm Peter J Solomon, we continue to strengthen our full-service investment banking platform for our corporate and private equity clients in the US.”

Mr. Daniels has extensive experience working with a range of private equity firms across an array of advisory and capital markets transactions. He began his financial services career nearly 30 years ago, and joins Natixis from Nomura Securities International, where he was Managing Director, Financial Sponsor Coverage Group. Prior to Nomura, he was Managing Director and Co-Head of the Financial Sponsor Coverage Group at RBC Capital Markets and Managing Director and Head of Middle Market Financial Sponsor Coverage at Wachovia Securities. He also held senior roles in the Financial Sponsor Coverage Groups at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown and UBS Capital.

Mr. Daniels holds a BA in Economics & Business from Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

About Natixis:
Natixis is the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 35 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.

With more than 16,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organized into three main business lines: Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions & Insurance, and Specialized Financial Services.

A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE’s banking networks.

Listed on the Paris stock exchange, it has a solid financial base with a CET1 capital under Basel 3 (1) of €12.4 billion, a Basel 3 CET1 Ratio (1) of 11.0% and quality long-term ratings (Standard & Poor’s: A / Moody’s: A2 / Fitch Ratings: A).
(1) Based on CRR-CRD4 rules as reported on June 26, 2013, including the Danish compromise – without phase-in except for DTAs on tax-loss carryforwards and pro forma of additional phase-in of DTAs following ECB regulation 2016/445.
Figures as at June 30, 2016