London, 12 November 2019: Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH (Mizuho Securities Europe) the wholly owned European subsidiary of Mizuho International plc (a UK subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.), is pleased to announce the commencement of its operations in Madrid, Spain.
Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH Sucursal en España officially registered with the Spanish securities markets supervisor, Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) on 7 October 2019. The newly registered company, under the leadership of Borja Zamorano will be responsible for providing investment banking services to clients in southern Europe, previously covered from Mizuho International in London.
Christoph Seibel, CEO of Mizuho Securities Europe in Frankfurt said: “The registration of our branch in Madrid and the commencement of operations confirms our ongoing commitment to our clients in the region. We are excited to continue expanding our investment banking business complementing a strong corporate finance track record. With Borja’s experience and knowledge of the markets and the region, we are well positioned to serve our clients.”
Mizuho is very active in the Spanish market. From a primary debt markets perspective, in recent months it acted as bookrunner in the inaugural Cepsa, Telepizza, Abertis, Telefonica and Santander Consumer Finance capital markets transactions, to name a few. It also assists several of its clients to successfully access other markets in various currencies such as the euro, US dollar and Japanese yen.
Mizuho in Spain:
Mizuho has been present in Spain since 2008, providing corporate banking services to clients through Mizuho Bank Europe N.V. Madrid. In 2019, Mizuho was one of two banks that provided finance for the acquisition of the US company Tallgras by Enagas and the acquisition of Hispasat by Red Electrica. Recently, in capital markets, Mizuho has acted as a bookrunner on the inaugural bond issue by Cepsa, the high-yield issuance by Telepizza and two of the three jumbo issuances by Abertis in the Euro market. In addition, Mizuho has helped several companies to successfully access other markets, such as Telefonica accessing the US dollar market and Santander Consumer Finance accessing the Japanese Yen market this summer.
Biography: Borja Zamorano
Borja Zamorano joined Mizuho, in London, in 2011 as Head of Debt Capital Markets for Southern Europe. He reports in to Mark Wheatcroft, Head of Primary Debt Markets at Mizuho International and Christoph Seibel, CEO of Mizuho Securities Europe. Prior to Mizuho, Zamorano worked for the investment banking and capital markets divisions of RBS, ABN AMRO and BBVA. Zamorano has a degree in Law and in Economics and Business Administration from ICADE. Additionally he is a professor at ICADE, Universidad de Navarra and Bespoke School of Finance.
About Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH:
Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH (Mizuho Securities Europe) commenced its EU operations in March 2019. It was granted a MiFID investment services license in December 2018 by BaFin, Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority. Following this, Christoph Seibel was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mizuho Securities Europe and assumed his post on 28 March 2019. Mizuho Securities Europe is the wholly owned European subsidiary of Mizuho International plc based in London.
About Mizuho International:
Mizuho International plc (Mizuho International) is the London based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. With a primary focus on client based activities, its wide range of services includes sales and trading in both debt and equity securities, the underwriting of new issues and M&A advisory services. Mizuho International is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is a member of the London Stock Exchange and LCH.Clearnet Limited.
Mizuho International has a Branch in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (for which the operating name is Mizuho International plc (DIFC Branch)). In addition, Mizuho International has a subsidiary (Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH) in Frankfurt, Germany which has a Branch office in Madrid, Spain.