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Nomura is planning to relocate its London-based investment bank and up to 4,000 staff to the City's new 525,000 sq ft Watermark Place development due for completion in 2010.
Nomura is considering plans to relocate 2,500 former Lehman Brothers staff to a new 250,000 sq ft office in the City of London, having appointed Drivers Jonas to review its property.
Nomura International is planning to refurbish the Cumberland Hotel in London at a cost of £71m, which will include the installation of plasma-screen TVs and electronic beds in each of the 895 rooms.
Nomura International is to acquire Hyder Business Services, the supplier of business process outsourcing services to local authorities, from Hyder for £100m.
Nomura is to buy the First Quench off-licence chain from Whitbread and Punch for £225m, and plans to invest in training and technology at the 2,500 branches.
Nomura of Japan is set to buy Turner & Townsend's UK facilities management division for £4.5m, in order to build up a business called Servus Facilities Management that will manage and redevelop corporate properties.
Nomura International is set to acquire Thorn, the rental group, for £980m, and the business is expected to be rationalised in preparation for a flotation.