Nomura Babcock & Brown

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Nomura Babcock & Brown Co. Ltd.
野村バブコックアンドブラウン株式会社
Public
Industry Finance
Founded March 3, 1986
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Products Financial Services
Investment Banking
Parent Nomura Group
Website http://www.nbb.co.jp/nbb/english/

Nomura Babcock & Brown Co. Ltd. (NBB) is a Japanese investment firm and subsidiary of the Nomura Group. It was established in 1986 as a joint venture in 1986 between Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. (now known as Nomura Holdings, Inc.), Japan's largest security firm, and Babcock & Brown, an American investment and advisory firm. During the 1990s, the company became involved in a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company and Interscope Communications. It produced several films that were released between 1992 and 1995.

History[edit]

Nomura Babcock & Brown specializes in international leasing of aircraft, ships and other large equipment. It works in collaboration with BBAM Aircraft Management LLC (BBAM) to create investment programs tailored to Japanese investors. Nomura Babcock & Brown was established on March 3, 1986.[1] as a joint venture between Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. (now known as Nomura Holdings), Japan's largest security firm, and Babcock & Brown, an American investment and advisory firm.[2]

In 1990, Nomura Babcock & Brown invested $250 million in a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company and Interscope Communications.[3] The deal called for NBB to co-produce and finance[4] films for Interscope and Disney for four years. NBB produced five films between 1992 and 1995, all of which were marketed and released under two of Disney's production banners, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Co-production company Distributor
1992 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Interscope Communications Hollywood Pictures
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Touchstone Pictures
1994 The Air Up There Interscope Communications / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Hollywood Pictures
Terminal Velocity
1995 Roommates

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate Profile - NOMURA BABCOCK & BROWN CO., LTD.". Nomura Babcock & Brown Co. Ltd. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "What is Nomura Babcock & Brown - NOMURA BABCOCK & BROWN CO., LTD.". Nomura Babcock & Brown Co. Ltd. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Alan Citron (September 14, 1990). "Japanese Will Invest Up to $250 Million in Disney Filmmaking". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ Geraldine Fabrikant (11 August 1992). "Polygram to Buy 51% Stake in Interscope's Film Division - New York Times". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Alan Citron (14 September 1990). "Japanese Will Invest Up to $250 Million in Disney Filmmaking - Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 

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