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.
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.
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.