Job Title:  (Senior) Associate, Investment Banking, Benelux Coverage

Job Code:  5797
Country:  NL
City:  Amsterdam
Skill Category:  Investment Banking

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

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Department Overview

Nomura's Investment Banking division provides an array of advisory and capital-raising solutions to corporations, financial institutions, governments and public-sector organizations around the world. Our global teams act as geographic, product and sector specialists, with a focus on domestic, regional and cross-border collaboration in M&A, acquisition finance, equity advisory, DCM and solutions businesses. Our global sector teams include Greentech, Industrials & Infrastructure, Consumer & Retail, FIG, Healthcare, Technology, Media & Services, and Financial Sponsors.


The Benelux coverage team focuses on delivering the full suite of Nomura’s Investment Banking products and services to the Benelux region. This includes maintaining and building relationships and working with key corporates, financial institutions, financials sponsors and governments in the region as well as facilitating relevant investment needs of Nomura’s clients globally.


The Benelux is a key focus geography for the firm, with a significant profitability contribution to its activities in the EMEA region. The team currently has 8 bankers ranging from Managing Director to Analyst. Its ongoing dedication is reflected in a transaction track record of benchmark deals, including:

  • Sole Physical and Joint Bookrunner on the repricing of IQ-EQ’s TLB facilities (€980m);
  • Joint Bookrunner on the repricing of TMF’s senior secured credit facilities (€1.3bn);
  • Sale of Vrumona, a HEINEKEN wholly owned subsidiary, to Royal Unibrew (€300m);
  • Capital raise for Driveco, fully subscribed by APG (€250m);
  • Acquisition of a 24% stake in Open Grid Europe by Fluxys from Macquarie (undisclosed);
  • Advisor to SIF on securing committed financing for its manufacturing facilities upgrade (€328m);
  • Sale of Maitland to Apex Group (undisclosed);
  • HEINEKEN’s public offer for Distell (€2.4bn);
  • Acquisition of a minority stake in Norlys Fiber by PGGM and EDF (undisclosed);

The focus of the team is to:

  • Originate and execute transactions across a broad range of Investment Banking Division products (including M&A, acquisition financing, equity advisory DCM and solutions businesses) and sectors in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg;
  • Advise and work with sector and product teams on all relevant regional aspects of transaction execution such as market dynamics, modelling and valuation, financial and strategic analysis, regulatory issues, deal financing, due diligence coordination, negotiation, deal structuring, etc.;
  • Build and maintain relationships with key regional clients and facilitate relationship building and cross border investment flows.


Role Description

  • Typical work includes a mix of client coverage and execution, including: valuation, financial analysis, strategic analysis, due diligence, deal financing and process management;
  • Required to co-ordinate and work with all other product, geography and sector teams;
  • Opportunity to work on a range of transaction types including: financial advisory, sell-side M&A, buy-side M&A, capital raising, leveraged buyouts and structured and risk solutions.


Desired Profile, Qualifications and Knowledge Required

  • A proven background in M&A / Corporate Finance with experience obtained within investment banking or an advisory boutique environment;
  • Significant experience in sell-side and buy-side M&A and debt/equity financings;
  • Team work: experience of working in a project based, international, environment with tight deadlines and as part of a broader team;
  • Project management: ability to manage teams to deliver client needs;
  • Excellent financial modelling experience (operating models, capital models, merger models, LBO, etc.);
  • Solid analytical skills, including ability to perform data analysis;
  • Strong communications skills: ability to interact confidently with banking professionals and clients;
  • Fluent Dutch and English Speaker.


Nomura competencies

Culture & Conduct

  • Contributes to desired culture
  • Aware of different values / styles
  • Maintains own and holds others to high standards of behavior
  • Seeks to develop
  • Aware of impact of own strengths / weaknesses
  • Learns from experience

 Client-Centricity & Business Acumen

  • Demonstrates understanding of current market
  • Anticipates client needs
  • Pays attention to detail, synthesizes accurately
  • Sees problems, recommends solutions

 Strategy & Innovation

  • Articulates own contributions to divisional and firm-wide strategy
  • Embraces and balances new / differing ways of thinking / working
  • Makes decisions appropriate to their role, knows when and how to escalate
  • Knows when / how to compromise
  • Responds positively to changing needs and circumstances
  • Is able to change direction quickly

 Leadership & Collaboration

  • Proactively participates in own and others' performance year
  • Assists in recruiting and on boarding new team members
  • Gives credit to others for positive contributions
  • Builds collaborative and productive working relationships
  • Provides on-the-job training to colleagues
  • Provides and listens to constructive, timely and specific feedback to resolve conflict

 Communication & Connectivity

  • Adjusts communication style to suit topic / audience
  • Balances listening / talking
  • Communicates ideas and issues clearly and with consideration
  • Questions to understand others’ views
  • Is a proven and credible resource
  • Builds internal network
  • Willingly works with others to share information

 Execution & Delivery

  • Maintains positive commitment to results
  • Takes on challenging assignments
  • Executes priority actions on-time
  • Keeps stakeholders updated, manages expectations
  • Persists when confronted with resistance
  • Seeks, listens to and accepts feedback


Diversity Statement

Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.


DISCLAIMERThis Job Description is for reference only, and whilst this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job.  The management reserves the right to revise the job and may, at his or her discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 


Nomura is an Equal Opportunity Employer