BBVA in 2013

Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) and Global Markets

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CIB specializes in the management of global corporate customers who are offered value-added investment banking and cash management products. Global Markets originates, structures, distributes and manages the risk of market products with a customer-based model, meeting their investment and risk coverage needs.

It is worth noting that 2013 has been a year with a high level of activity in these business units. BBVA in Mexico has financially supported Mexican companies with more than €7,100m through bank loans and the debt and capital markets.

There have been two major operations on the capital markets, such as initial public offerings by IEnova, the first-ranking energy company in Mexico, which trades on the Mexican Stock Exchange, and Lala, a leading food company at an international level. On the debt markets there was the placement of an international bond by Pemex for USD 2,100m, and the inaugural issue by Femsa on the international markets for USD 1,000m. This high level of activity has gained BBVA Bancomer recognition as the “Best Investment Bank in Mexico” from LatinFinance magazine.

This unit has also continued to work to consolidate its M&A franchise, which at the close of 2013 led the ranking in terms of number of deals, with operations such as the repurchase of Office Depot Mexico.

In foreign currency operations, the bank leads the market by volume of operations and innovation of structures, while the high level of operations in structured bills has gained it recognition through various awards, including: “Best Sales in Latin America” and “House of the year in Latin America” from Structured Retail Product.

Lastly, BBVA in Mexico has been the chief market maker for government debt for 18 months in a row, in the program of the Secretariat of the Treasury and Public Credit (SHCP) and the Bank of Mexico.

The success achieved by each of these departments is based on long-term vision, close relations with the customers and experienced teams made up of specialist professionals in a variety of areas, to meet all customer needs.