In December, we announced that we are merging with Nomura to form Nomura Greentech. Our leadership, our team, and our mission will all remain the same, except that we will now have excellent relationships with Asian companies and investors to complement our number one M&A Advisory position in North America and Europe. In addition, Nomura’s strong sales and trading and capital markets businesses, and its complimentary team of bankers in Europe and the US, will enable Nomura Greentech to accelerate our clients’ success.
Deep Asian reach, strong financing capabilities, and complimentary NA and EMEA coverage relationships are only part of the strategic logic, however. In Nomura, we found a leadership team which believes that ESG focus (with sustainability as the “E” in ESG) will change how companies and investors assess and price both risk and return. Nomura leadership also has a strong commitment to developing financing solutions and investment management products which advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These shared values were what convinced us that, together, Nomura and Greentech could more effectively contribute to the sustainable transition than either could alone.
What’s next? Years of incredibly hard work helping our clients and investors succeed. But this is nothing new for us. Multiple times per week, we walk out of our clients’ offices excited and optimistic about the incredible progress they are making in the creation of lower carbon, more efficient, digitally networked products and services. We see direct evidence that we can transform our energy, transportation, food, and water and waste systems to be more sustainable and more profitable.
Then we read the news and grow concerned. Climate change is accelerating. 2019 was the second warmest year on record. The impact of droughts, wildfires, typhoons, wildlife extinction, melting ice shelves, floods, extreme weather, etc. is deeply depressing and alarming.
Thankfully, if you ask me to describe the Greentech team in one word it would be “gritty.” We put down the news and move forward. We are committed to the mission of helping clients successfully scale sustainable technologies and infrastructure.
We help our clients create shareholder value and show their investors, their customers, and their employees the tremendous financial and environmental value from embracing sustainability. Increasingly, investors reward these winners and put pressure on their peers to follow suit, or choose not to own their securities. Greentech’s clients can show the way for others. If every company actually did what it could with existing technologies and systems, they could cut CO2 emissions by over 10 billion tons, half of what we need to remain under a 2 degree rise in global average temperature.
And so we press on. Now with greater reach and capabilities as part of Nomura. The same Partners, the same high-quality colleagues, with the same intensity. We won’t waver in our mission. Please join us – it can be done!
All the best,