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C Suisse said to balk, Nomura delivers

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When private equity firm Hellman & Friedman proposed a $3.4bn refinancing for Kronos, a workforce management company, you might think much of Wall Street would line up to handle the deal. Except it didn’t.

Mizuho hires new MD and head of investment healthcare banking in North America

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Mizuho Americas has hired Jason Fertig as Managing Director and Head of Healthcare Investment Banking for its North American banking business. Jason joins Mizuho’s growing North American investment banking franchise with a mandate to develop the firm’s equity, M&A and strategic capital raising advisory capabilities for clients in the healthcare sector, primarily in the specialty pharmaceuticals, biotech, life sciences and emerging medical technology verticals.