Nomura snaps up Instinet from Silver Lake Partners

Nomura Holdings, the Japan-based, global financial services firm, is set to acquire global agency broker, Instinet. Instinet is majority owned by Silver Lake Partners, a private equity firm focused on large-scale investments in technology and related industries. Silver Lake Partners sensationally acquired SunGard in March last year for $11.3 billion, making that acquisition the largest ever technology-related transaction. Instinet will be operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary and brand of No