BBVA in 2012

Corporate finance

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In the Corporate Finance unit, BBVA consolidated its position as leading financial adviser in the Spanish mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, with a total of 55 deals since 2009, according to Thomson Reuters. Of the transactions carried out in 2012, the following are worth highlighting: The private placement of Cementos Portland, underwritten by Blackstone; the acquisition of 90% of Naturgas Energa Transporte by Enags from EDP; the sale of Inima, the OHL environmental division, to the Korean group GS E&C; and the sale of Torre Picasso by FCC to Amancio Ortega.

BBVA also plans to replicate in Latin America the success of the Corporate Finance unit in the Spanish market and has reinforced its teams in the region in recent years. The acquisition of San Martn by ICA and of Soldexa by Colfax are worth highlighting in Latin America in 2012. BBVA has become the second biggest financial adviser in the Peruvian M&A market in terms of transaction numbers, according to Thomson Reuters.

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