Natwest Group will acquire Greenwich Capital Holdings Inc. of Connecticut from Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan Ltd. for $590 million in cash.
Greenwich Capital Markets has an average daily clearing volume of more than $20 billion. It is an underwriter and dealer in U.S. Treasury and mortgage- and asset-backed securities and a broker in exchange-traded options.
"This acquisition completes the major strategic moves Natwest Markets needed to build a strong competitive position in the U.S.," said Martin Owen, chief executive of Natwest Markets, the group's corporate and investment banking arm.
On completion of the deal, the global fixed-income business of Natwest Markets will be renamed Greenwich Natwest with the Greenwich Capital name retained in U.S. markets.
Gary F. Holloway and Konrad R. Kruger, co-presidents and co-chief executives of Greenwich, will become co-heads of global fixed income for Natwest Markets, reporting to Peter Hall, deputy chief executive of Natwest Markets.