100 years of heritage

DC Advisory is owned by Daiwa Securities Group Inc., which is one of Japan’s leading financial institutions - operating since 1902. Daiwa has made a strong commitment to building an international advisory business of scale and has brought together a powerful combination of advisory businesses in key financial markets. Each of these has a deep-rooted, long-standing local expertise. They are united by a common commitment to make a difference and to deliver the best that our International firm has to offer.

DC Advisory Netherlands

2022 – DC Advisory enhances Benelux presence

The Netherlands office launched in Jan 2022 to deepen DC Advisory’s Benelux coverage, as part of its commitment to deliver international excellence to clients.

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2021 - DC Advisory launches Thailand office

DC Advisory Thailand is launched, as parent company Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s Singapore entity, enters into a joint venture with 9 Basil Co., Ltd. and strategic investors in Thailand.


2019 - DC Advisory launches Italy presence

DC Advisory Italy further connects existing international sector teams and relationships with the Italian mid-market.

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2019 - DC Advisory expands Spanish capabilities

Daiwa acquires independent Spanish investment bank, Montalbán, to expand DC Advisory's presence across mainland Europe.

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2017 - DC Advisory strengthens US presence

US boutique investment banks Sagent Advisors and Signal Hill are acquired and merged, to strengthen DC Advisory's US presence.

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1990 - 2008 - Close Brothers Corporate Finance expands

Prior to its acquisition by Daiwa in July 2009, Close Brothers Corporate Finance was the advisory business of Close Brothers plc. It bolstered its UK business through the acquisitions of the corporate finance teams of Hill Samuel and Rea Brothers and extended its European capabilities through the acquisition of leading advisory firms in France, Germany and Spain and formed a longstanding, and ongoing, partnership with Danske Bank in Scandinavia.

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1902 - Fujimoto Bill Broker opens

Forerunner of today's Daiwa Securities Group, Fujimoto Bill Broker opened its doors in 1902 in Osaka, Japan.


1878 - Close Brothers Merchant Bank founded

Close Brothers merchant bank was formed by William Brooks Close and his two brothers who successfully bought and leased farmland in the American mid-west. In 1897, spotting the opportunity that came with the gold rush for transport to remote regions of Canada and Alaska the Close Brothers bought the right to build a railway into the Yukon. The success of that venture provided the foundations for their development into a major merchant bank.

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