Mizuho Announces Senior Technology Banking Hire

January 4, 2016

New York and San Francisco – Mizuho Bank (Mizuho) today announced the appointment of Avrum Spiegel as Managing Director and Co-Head of Technology sector coverage for its U.S. banking business. Based in San Francisco, Mr. Spiegel will help drive the expansion of the bank’s technology banking practice. He will report to Christopher Hall and Andrew Wynn, Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Technology, Media and Telecom banking for Mizuho.

Mr. Spiegel joins Mizuho with over twenty-five years of technology banking experience, having developed relationships and worked on strategic transactions with a wide range of major hardware, software, consumer electronics, social networking and internet search and services companies in the sector. Prior to Mizuho, he spent the majority of his career with Citigroup, most recently serving as a Managing Director in Technology Banking.

“The technology sector offers tremendous potential for Mizuho on a global basis,” said Andrew Dewing, Executive Officer and Head of Mizuho’s U.S. Corporate Finance Division. “The addition of a senior banker with Avrum’s wealth of relationships and proven track record demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the technology space and the US market overall.”


About Mizuho Bank
Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals, public sector entities and small and medium-sized enterprises. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customized solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, investment banking, transaction banking and risk management. With offices in 37 countries, Mizuho Bank offers clients both localized service and the extensive reach of a global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately $1.6 trillion as of September 30, 2015.

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