Mizuho Securities USA Announces New Equity Capital Markets Head

December 7, 2014

New York – Mizuho Securities USA (“MSUSA”), the U.S. investment banking subsidiary of the global Mizuho Financial Group, today announced the appointment of Derek Dillon as Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets. Mr. Dillon will focus on the continued expansion of MSUSA’s equity capital market business by providing new and existing clients with high-level strategic advisory and execution capabilities. He will report to Matthew DeSalvo, Head of MSUSA’s Equity Division.       

Mr. Dillon has more than fifteen years of financial service experience, most recently as Co-Head of Capital Markets& Syndicate at Plural Investments, where he oversaw the global capital markets business. Prior to that, Mr. Dillon served as Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets at Banc of America Securities where he spent the majority of his career. Some of the deals Mr. Dillon has worked on include the $20 billion Visa IPO, the $12 billion General Electric follow-on offering and CIT Group’s $300 million follow-on offering, among others. He began his career at Salomon Brothers.     

John Koudounis, MSUSA’s President & CEO, stated, “MSUSA is committed to growing our Equity franchise andthis appointment is a further sign of the progress we continue to make in our efforts. Derek brings a wealth of capitalmarkets expertise, long standing client relationships and a strong track record of success with him to Mizuho, and we expect immediate benefits to our clients and a greater overall presence for MSUSA.”

Matthew DeSalvo, MSUSA’s Head of Equities, stated “Equity Capital Markets continues to be an important part of the MSUSA Equity platform, and adding a banker with Derek’s record of high-quality execution better positions us to provide value to every aspect of our clients’ business.”              


About Mizuho Securities USA
Mizuho Securities USA Inc. is a U.S. registered broker-dealer headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hoboken (NJ), Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London (UK). MSUSA provides a widerange of fixed income and equity securities products and investment banking services to institutional clients. MSUSA is one of only 22 firms designated as a Primary Dealer in U.S. Government and Agency securities. MSUSA also is a U.S. registered futures commission merchant (“FCM”) and a member of most international futures exchanges. MSUSA’s parent company, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., is a top-tier, full-service, Japanese securities firm and a core member of the Mizuho Financial Group. 

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), based in Japan, is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering a broad range of financial services including banking, securities, trust and asset management, credit card, private banking services, and venture capital through its group companies. The group has approximately 56,000 staff working in more than 920 offices in over 32 countries and total assets of over $1.71 trillion as of September 30, 2014. Its core global corporate banking entity, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., has offices throughout Japan, the U.S., the Americas, and the world, providing financial and strategic solutions to major corporations, financial institutions and public sector entities. For more information, please visit http://www.mizuho-fg.co.jp/english/

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