The French Rothschilds can supply the "vin", but look to the UK Rothschilds to provide the financial coup. With roots going back to the 1700s, N M Rothschild & Sons is the merchant banking arm and UK branch of the Rothschild family's financial empire. The company's services include investment banking, private banking, wealth management, and asset management. N M Rothschild's investment banking activities include mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and access to capital markets. The Rothschild family controls the firm through the publicly listed holding and investment company Paris-Orl�ans, which in turn owns N M Rothschild's immediate parent Rothschold Continuation Holdings through Concordia Holding.