Nomura raises $4.4 billion from second share sale this year

After a difficult start as investors baulk at the repeat issuance and the size of the transaction, the deal attracts orders for about five times the number of shares on offer.

Nomura Holdings has raised 395.2 billion $4.4 billion from its second follow-on share sale this year after fixing the offer price at a 4.1% discount to yesterday's closing price. The deal size may increase to $5.1 billion if the 15% overallotment option is exercised in full.

The Japanese bank has told investors that it plans to use the funds to strengthen its overseas operations, primarily in the US. At the end of 2008, Nomura acquired Lehman Brothers' bankrupt operations...

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