A trusted and reliable M&A partner

SMBC Group delivers expertise and experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services, taking advantage of one of the largest international organisations in Japan with a vast global network.

As part of a leading global financial institution and investment banking firm, the London M&A advisory team combines global resources with local market expertise to provide the highest level of client service.

We leverage our extensive transaction experience and sector expertise across a variety of sectors, including technology, media and telecoms, industrials and power, utilities and infrastructure, to provide our clients with balanced and insightful judgment.

Our strength lies in our unrivalled knowledge of the Japanese business universe and exceptional cross-border M&A capacities which are supported by experienced professionals in Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Singapore.

The international scope of our services allows us to provide a full range of M&A advisory services underpinned by over 400 experienced investment bankers globally.


With a focus on domestic and cross-border transactions, our M&A bankers advise on both large-cap and small to mid-size situations for both public and private companies.

Our range of advisory services

  • Corporate acquisitions and divestitures
  • Valuations and fairness opinions
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Leveraged and management buyouts
  • Restructuring and distressed transactions
  • Equity fundraising