BPI Capital Named Best Investment Bank and Best ECM House
MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA—BPI Capital, the boutique investment banking firm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), was recently named the Best Investment Bank and Best ECM House in the Finance Asia Awards, an accolade given by the Hong Kong-based publication, Finance Asia, the region’s authoritative source for finance, investment banking, economic, and capital markets news. In addition, BPI Capital also received the Alpha Southeast Asia Award for Best ECM House.
Supported by its parent bank, the Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Capital has become the leading transaction advisor, credit sponsor, and financing originator in the country partnering with the most respected businesses and corporations in the country.
"These citations bestowed upon us further cement the position of BPI Capital as the investment banking firm of choice for the country’s most prominent and successful companies," says Reggie Cariaso, Officer-in-Charge and Managing Director at BPI Capital Corporation.
"Through our collaboration with BPI, the Philippine’s oldest bank and leading banking institution, we are able to provide our clients with the competitive advantage that comes with our extensive corporate finance experience, the astute understanding of the local market, and industry leadership across all areas of capital markets. We are very excited to share our progress with our current and future partners."
Currently, BPI has a customer base of about 7 million and manages approximately P619 billion (as of December 2014) in trust and mutual assets. BPI Capital’s client-focused and solutions-driven approach has been instrumental in introducing new names to investors and helping businesses achieve their target growth through landmark and transformational deals.
The issuers in these deals range from small, medium, to very large companies coming from industries such as consumer, technology, diversified, financials, telecommunications, and construction.
In 2014, BPI Capital helped Philippine corporate raise over P70.4 billion in the equity capital markets and introduced some well-known names to the investing public for the first time. These include Max’s Group Inc.’s P3.5 billion pubic equity offering, and SSI Group Inc.’s P7.5 billion initial public offering.
"The success of these deals was made possible through our diverse, comprehensive, and innovative approach towards investments; our experienced team; and our solid partnership with the entire organization of BPI," says Cariaso. "And we hope to help grow more business in the future."
ABOUT BPI CAPITAL CORPORATION
BPI Capital Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), the oldest bank in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia and currently one of the largest, best capitalized universal banks with a complete set of financial products in the country. As the leading transaction advisor, credit sponsor, and financing originator, BPI Capital is the trusted financial partner to the most respected names with their most important financial transactions in the Philippines.
As a multifaceted boutique investment banking firm, we are able to provide full-service corporate finance and capital markets advisory services. Our client-focused solutions include debt and equity underwriting, financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, corporate restructuring, securities distribution, securities trading, merchant banking, loan syndication, and strategic legal advisory. BPI Capital consists of professionals with significant local and international experience. Our team brings a wealth of knowledge, extensive corporate finance experience and sharp understanding of the markets allowing us to assume the most meticulous and demanding investment banking assignments.
ABOUT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
BPI, the first bank in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, is a universal bank with an expanded banking license. Together with its subsidiaries, BPI offers a wide range of financial services from consumer banking and lending, asset management, securities brokerage and distribution, insurance, leasing, foreign exchange, and corporate and investment banking. BPI is a leader in Philippine banking, with its high market capitalization, strong Tier 1 capital adequacy ratio and healthy shareholder return, all promoted and supported by prudent management. BPI is rated investment-grade by the international ratings agencies.