DC Advisory’s US business was formed in 2017, following shareholder Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s acquisition of investment banks Sagent Advisors and Signal Hill. In the past seven years, the business has grown to house a full service product offering, including Technology-SaaS Vertical applications; FinTech; Cybersecurity; Infrastructure; Healthcare; Education; Business and Tech Enabled Services; Consumer; Aerospace, Defense & Government Services; Industrials; Chemicals & Advanced Materials; Digital Infrastructure & Telecom, with 26 Managing Directors and 120 employees. Scott A. Wieler operated as Chairman or Chief Executive from 2002 to 2024. 

With an ambitious growth strategy, DC Advisory’s 100% shareholder Daiwa Securities Group Inc., has invested considerably in its US footprint, with continued growth planned for 2024. The business is currently led by Chief Executive Bill Kohr, appointed in April 2023.

“It has been an incredible journey leading DC Advisory US and its predecessor. I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together and what more is to come. Our dedicated employees, leadership team, and supportive shareholder have made being in the ‘dreams business’ and providing ‘The Right Advice’ for our clients, immensely satisfying. As I pass the baton to Bill Kohr, I am confident that the company is well positioned to thrive and achieve ever greater breakthroughs while continuing to ‘Make a Difference’ around the globe.”

Scott A. Wieler
Chairman of the Board, DC Advisory US

“On behalf of the Daiwa management team, we extend our profound appreciation for Scott’s strategic vision, dedication to the firm, and principled leadership style. We are confident in our future with the foundation that Scott, Bill, and their team have put in place. We congratulate Scott and his family and wish them the best in his retirement.”

Hiroki Ikeda
Deputy Global Head of Investment Banking, Daiwa Securities

This continued US investment complements the growth of DC Advisory’s international footprint – now over 700 bankers in 23 locations – as shareholder Daiwa Securities Group Inc. pursues its mission to become the premier, mid-market investment bank, globally. Recent activity includes the firm’s acquisition of IBI Corporate Finance in November 2023, the launch of a Benelux office in 2022, opening DC Advisory Thailand in 2021, the launch of DC Advisory Italy in 2019 and an acquisition to create DC Advisory Spain in 2019.

About DC Advisory

DC Advisory is an international investment bank committed to making a difference. As part of an established global business, we offer access to over 700 professionals in 23 locations throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Across 11 industry focused teams, we offer tailored, independent advice on M&A, debt raisings and restructurings, private capital, secondary advisory and access to unrivalled Asia investment knowledge. For more information, visit http://www.dcadvisory.com/aboutus >