Today, DC Advisory has launched a new website pledging to ‘Make a Difference’ to its international client base, and to its people, the planet and progress. This new promise underlines DC Advisory’s renewed focus on transactions of consequence – particularly prominent during this challenging economic climate –as well as allowing users worldwide to navigate key information and insights from the firm.

DC Advisory is Daiwa’s internationally deployed M&A franchise –established throughout Europe, the US and Asia – and provides clients with access to a 500 strong team of professionals in 21 offices[1], with 11 industry groups[2], and 7 bespoke products[3], under one firm.  

This move marks the next step in DC Advisory’s evolution to one of the largest M&A platforms worldwide. In December 2017, Daiwa acquired two storied investment banks in the Americas (Sagent Advisors and Signal Hill) to launch its US offering, followed by the acquisition of Montalbán in January 2019 to cement its Spanish presence. More recently, its Italian office was launched in September 2019 with the strategic hire of Alberto Vigo.

Yuichi Akai, Co-Head of Global Investment Banking Division for Daiwa, commented:

“As companies around the world face unprecedented challenges as a result of Covid-19, there has never been a more important time for professionals to have a truly focused mission with a global perspective. In order to deliver to our commitment to make a difference to our clients, it is not enough to simply have an international footprint - we must be fully connected. Our team is now united under a single DC Advisory brand which ensures we are best placed to find the optimal solutions for our clients, wherever their needs or requirements.”


[1] 14 countries, 21 locations: China (Beijing; Hong Kong; Shanghai); France; Germany; India (Bangalore; Mumbai); Italy; Japan; Poland; Singapore; South Korea; Spain; Thailand; United Kingdom (Manchester; London); United States (Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Washington DC); Vietnam

[2] Aerospace, Defense & Government Services; Business & Tech-Enabled Services; Consumer, Leisure & Retail; Financial Services; Education; Healthcare; Industrials; Infrastructure; Media & Telecoms; Real Estate; Technology & Software

[3] M&A advice (buy-side, sell-side); debt advice; restructuring; private capital; GP advisory; Asia Access