Nomura’s Acquisition of Greentech Capital Advisors


Skadden advised Greentech Capital Advisors on the deal.

Nomura entered into an agreement to acquire Greentech Capital Advisors.

The proposed transaction will give Nomura’s existing client base increased access to deep domain expertise and relationships in these areas, and provide Greentech with a broader suite of product capabilities, global reach, and direct access to Asian markets. Greentech is to be rebranded “Nomura Greentech” and form part of Nomura’s Americas Investment Banking franchise. The transaction, expected to close on March 31, 2020, subject to certain conditions, including relevant regulatory approvals.

Founded in 2009 by Jeff McDermott, with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Zurich, Greentech Capital Advisors is a leading boutique investment banking firm focused on supporting clients across sustainable technology and infrastructure.

Nomura is Asia’s global investment bank with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its four business divisions.

The Skadden team includesd M&A partners Howard Ellin (Picture) and Sven Mickisch, counsel Dohyun Kim, and associate Matthew Nemeroff; Tax partner Pamela Lawrence Endreny; Executive Compensation and Benefits partner Joseph Penko and associate Genia Gokhmark; and Investment Management partner Heather Cruz. All attorneys are located in New York.

Involved fees earner: Heather Cruz – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Howard Ellin – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Genia Gokhmark – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Dohyun Kim – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Pamela Lawrence Endreny – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Sven Mickisch – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Matthew Nemeroff – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Joseph Penko – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom;

Law Firms: Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom;

Clients: Greentech Capital Advisors;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti