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About BiG

Profile

Banco de Investimento Global, S.A. (BiG) is a specialized investment bank with headquarters in Lisbon, licensed to operate in all business areas open to the banking sector in Portugal.

The Bank is registered with and supervised by the Banco de Portugal (Portuguese central bank), the Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários (the Portuguese securities market regulator) and the Instituto de Seguros de Portugal (insurance and pension fund supervisory authority).

Independence

BiG is independent from any financial group and has a fairly widely dispersed shareholder base – no individual position larger than 12%.

Innovation

The Bank strives to anticipate changing needs of customers and to respond with rapid and innovative solutions.

Global investment

BiG provides access for clients to the main global markets via a range of trading platforms and savings and investment products.

Business areas

BiG serves both individual and corporate / institutional clients, offering a broad range of financial services and access to global markets.

BiG – Business segments

Specialized retail Investment and saving products, brokerage, wealth management, self directed trading, custody, banking & credit services

Wholesale clients Corporate finance, asset management, structured products, brokerage, custody, market risk management and liquidity solutions

Treasury and capital markets Balance sheet management, client structures and market-making

Highlights

The Bank aims to provide efficient and competitive financial services to its clients and to create long-term value for its shareholders.

Equity and capital ratio*

Equity | € 340 M

TIER 1 | 45.1%

High solvency since inception

Employees*

+ 250

Team with extensive domestic and international experience

Assets under supervision*

€ 3.2 B

Growing volume of assets, reflecting client’s confidence in the Bank

* As of 31/12/2017

Corporate Finance services

We aim to deliver independent advisory, through innovative and tailored solutions, in pursuit of our clients objectives

Private placements

BiG leverages its network of national and international equity and debt investors, in order to execute private placements, representing an alternative to the typical bank financing.

Divestments

We advise our clients through divestment transactions including direct sales and competitive processes, in both strategic and distressed situations. We may also provide insights into strategic alternatives such as recapitalizations, spin-offs, carve-outs, etc.

M&A

BiG advises clients in mergers, acquisitions, public takeovers, LBOs and MBOs, among other transactions across industries, both domestic and cross-border.

Debt advisory

We advise companies in the analysis of the optimal capital structure and debt capacity, addressing available funding options and financing alternatives.

IPO's

We advise through the preparation and execution of initial public offerings, for our clients looking to finance further growth, generate an exit option to specific investors, or any other motives, through the public listing of their companies in the equity capital markets.

Privatizations

BiG advises governments and other public institutions in highly complex privatizations, through international public tenders.

How we add value

Our Corporate Finance professionals bring expert perspectives and strive to help clients making critical decisions and execute transactions.

  • Access to investors, companies and key decision people
  • Objective and unbiased advice
  • Strong strategic and analytical capabilities
  • Market intelligence
  • Cross industry / sector knowledge
  • Best international practices

Transactions – selection of credentials

BiG’s Corporate Finance team has solid credentials in financial advisory, with more than 300 mandates executed.

Awards

In 2017, for the 10th time in the last 11 years, BiG was named Portugal's Best Bank, in the category of medium and small banks, by Exame Magazine.

Also in 2017, for the 8th time, and every year since this award was created, BiG was named the Most Solid Bank in its category.

Previous years

Team

BiG’s senior management team

BiG’s Corporate Finance team