Financial Sponsors

Our Financial Sponsors Group is a leading global provider of advisory, investment banking and innovative solutions to private equity firms and investors.

We are a leading partner to our sponsor clients throughout the lifecycle of their investments, from origination through initial strategic advisory, acquisition financing, and integrated structured solutions to subsequent monetization alternatives, including sales, mergers, IPOs, secondary stock offerings, recapitalizations and margin loans.

We also have a highly differentiated and value-added approach to our global sponsor clients away from investing, that focuses on innovative and efficient capital formation, capital markets, credit investors, risk hedging and mitigation, and offer growth areas of strategic importance to our highly valued client base.

Leveraging opportunities in private equity

Our team strives to keep financial sponsors abreast of unique investment opportunities and value-enhancing strategies in this intensely competitive marketplace.


  • Financial Advisor, Admin Agent, and Lead Arranger on the debt financing of AOL, a portfolio company of funds managed by Apollo Global Management
  • Sell-side Advisor to Vista Equity Partners on the $4.6 billion sale of Apptio Inc. to IBM 
  • Exclusive Financial Advisor to GIC Real Estate, Inc. on its acquisition of a 95% interest in a $1.8 billion open air retail platform from Crow Holdings; Mizuho also acted as Admin Agent and Sole Joint Lead Arranger on a $387 million secured term loan as part of this transaction
  • Financial Advisor, Joint Lead Arranger, and Joint Bookrunner to Thoma Bravo on the acquisition of  Snow Software U.S. Inc. by Flexera Software LLC
  • Financial Advisor, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Arranger to Roark Capital Group on its acquisition of Subway
  • Coordinating Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner, Syndication Agent, Documentation Agent, Global Coordinator, and P1 Collateral Agent on the $10.8 billion project financing of Rio Grande LNG Phase 1


Industry expertise


  • Leveraged Finance
  • Derivative Products
  • Equity Products + Margin Loans
  • Project Finance
  • Asset Securitization + Subscription Facilities 
  • Strategic Advisory

  •  Fundraising 
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