Mizuho announces new US head of equity markets

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Mizuho Securities USA has announced the appointment of Derek Dillon as Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets.

Dillon will focus on the continued expansion of MSUSA’s equity capital market business by providing new and existing clients with high-level strategic advisory and execution capabilities. He will report to Matthew DeSalvo, Head of MSUSA’s Equity Division.

Dillon has more than fifteen years of financial service experience, most recently as Co-Head of Capital Markets & Syndicate at Plural Investments, where he oversaw the global capital markets business. Prior to that, Dillon served as Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets at Banc of America Securities where he spent the majority of his career. Some of the deals Dillon has worked on include the $20bn Visa IPO, the $12bn General Electric follow-on offering and CIT Group’s $300m follow-on offering, among others. He began his career at Salomon Brothers.

John Koudounis, MSUSA’s President & CEO, stated, “MSUSA is committed to growing our Equity franchise and this appointment is a further sign of the progress we continue to make in our efforts. Derek brings a wealth of capital markets expertise, longstanding client relationships and a strong track record of success with him to Mizuho, and we expect immediate benefits to our clients and a greater overall presence for MSUSA.”

Matthew DeSalvo, MSUSA’s Head of Equities, stated “Equity Capital Markets continues to be an important part of the MSUSA Equity platform, and adding a banker with Derek’s record of high-quality execution better positions us to provide value to every aspect of our clients’ business.”

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