Permira inks $3.51 bln sale of Arysta LifeScience

By Luisa Beltran — 1 year ago

Platform Specialty Products Corp. said Monday it has agreed to buy Arysta LifeScience for about $3.51 billion. Arysta, a crop protection and life science companies, is backed by Permira. Permira is expected to receive about $2.91 billion in cash and a $600 million in a preferred note in Platform. Credit Suisse, Barclays, UBS Investment Bank and Nomura Securities International acted as M&A advisors to Platform. Credit Suisse, UBS Investment Bank, and Nomura have committed financing for the acquisition. Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan provided financial advice to Permira.


Nomura beefs up investment banking unit with 15 hires

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Asia-based financial services group Nomura has expanded its investment banking division with 15 senior appointments. Among the hires are Frank Kinney who joins Nomura as a managing director and head of industrials, Americas; Michael Rintoul, who is now managing director and head of business services; and Christopher Harned, who has become managing director in M&A, specializing in consumer products.


Clearlake buys Sage

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Clearlake Capital has acquired automotive textile supplier Sage. No financial terms were disclosed. Nomura Securities International and XMS Capital Partners advised Sage on the deal.


Riverstone forms energy credit team

By Chris Witkowsky — 2 years ago

Riverstone Holdings has formed a team of energy-focused leveraged finance professionals to lead the firm’s expansion into credit and capital markets activities. The team includes Christopher Abbate, former managing director and head of energy leveraged finance at Citigroup; Jamie Brodsky and Daniel Flannery, who both join Riverstone from Nomura Securities International. All three also worked together on the energy leveraged finance team at UBS.


VC-backed Zosano files for IPO

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Zosano Pharma Corp. said Tuesday that it has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. Based in Fremont, Calif., Zosano is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on transdermal drug delivery. Its backers include Nomura International, BioMed Ventures, HBM BioVentures, NEA and ProQuest Investments.


Reuters/IFR – Terra Firma Leads PIKs Down New ABS Path

By Reuters News — 3 years ago

Terra Firma‘s planned ABS-style Payment-In-Kind bond may be easier to sell to investors than some market experts anticipate due to stricter rules on cash payouts to equity investors, writes Reuters/IFR. Guy Hands’ Terra Firma buyout group this week agreed to buy Annington Homes from Nomura in a deal worth 3.2 billion pounds ($5.1 billion), which will be financed by 1 billion pounds of new equity, debt financing in the form of the PIK, and the assumption of existing securitised debt of 2.2 billion pounds.


Nomura in Talks to Sell Property Business

By Angela Sormani — 4 years ago

Nomura has started talks to sell domestic businesses including its real estate arm, the Financial Times reported, writes Reuters. Nomura is considering the sale of Nomura Real Estate Holdings and its consulting arm, Nomura Research Institute, the newspaper said on Tuesday, and is in preliminary talks with private equity buyers, writes Reuters. (Reuters) – Nomura […]


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By Jonathan Marino — 4 years ago

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Nomura Set to Buy GE Capital Unit in China

By Reuters News — 4 years ago

(Reuters) – Nomura Holdings is set to buy a China unit of GE Capital, in a deal allowing Japan’s largest brokerage to expand deeper into the Chinese financial market. While Nomura has had a presence in China for around three decades, the purchase of the GE unit would put the Japanese bank in a stronger […]


Bain in Talks to Buy Japanese Restaurant Chain

5 years ago

Private equity firm Bain Capital is in final talks to buy Japanese restaurant chain Skylark Co. from Nomura Holdings Inc., Reuters reported. The deal was estimated at 280 billion yen ($3.4 billion), including debt. Nomura Principal Finance – Nomura’s buyout unit –invested in Skylark in 2006 through a management buyout with UK-based private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. It currently holds a 77.8% stake in the restaurant chain along with other investors, Reuters wrote.