Daiwa wins IFR's Yen Bond House of the Year Award

16 December 2014

IFR has named Daiwa as its Yen Bond House of the Year. This prestigious accolade recognises the firm's excellence in the market and is widely regarded to be the pre-eminent yen bond award. 

During 2014 the Daiwa Group completed 27 Samurai deals, with 18 of these for clients of Daiwa London. This is the highest number ever achieved in a single year by the London office in the 45-year history of the Samurai market and represents 67% of all Samurais for the Daiwa Group, the highest percentage since 1992. 

IFR's Editors commented on making the award: "Daiwa was the only bank to win grand slams on Scandinavian and Australian deals, leading all of the Samurai deals from those markets, and was one of the joint bookrunners for the sole debut Samurai bond since last year - from France's Caisse des Depots et Consignations...This year's standout deal for Daiwa was Deutsche Bank's massive JPY133.1 bn Samurai, on which Daiwa was the only other joint bookrunner aside from the issuer's local securities arm." 

IFR is the highly-regarded capital markets magazine published by Thomson Reuters.   

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Notes to editor

Daiwa Capital Markets (www.daiwacm.com/uk) is the wholly-owned investment banking arm of Daiwa Securities Group. The award winning firm provides integrated financial services including brokerage, capital raising, IPOs, M&A and other creative financial solutions to clients through a network of more than 20 offices across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Corporate finance and M&A advisory services are provided in Europe through DC Advisory (www.dcadvisory.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited.


Daiwa Securities Group (www.daiwa-grp.jp/english) is one of the largest brokerage and banking groups in Japan and employs approximately 14,000 professionals worldwide providing comprehensive financial services, including retail brokerage, investment banking and asset management. Daiwa Securities Group has been in continuous operation in the financial services industry since 1902.


For more details, please contact:

Grant Lewis
Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited
5 King William Street, London, EC4N 7AX

+44 (0)20 7597 8106


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