In Photo (From Left to Right): Sonny Marpuri, First Vice President of the BDO Singapore branch, Candice Lee, Manager of Institutional Banking of BDO Singapore, and Miguel Jose Florescio, AVP of Treasury of BDO Singapore branch received from Tim Charlton, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Asian Banking & Finance BDO Capital’s Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year, Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year and Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year awards at the Asian Banking & Finance Corporate & Investment Banking Awards 2023 in Singapore.
BDO Capital & Investment Corporation (BDO Capital) was recognized as the country’s Corporate and Investment Bank of the Year for the 6th straight year at the Asian Banking & Finance Awards 2023.
BDO Capital’s remarkable achievement remains unsurpassed in the industry as it continues to demonstrate consistent excellence in delivering exceptional investment banking services across various product lines in the Philippine capital markets.
BDO Capital also won the Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year for the PHP25 billion investment of Aboitiz Infracapital, Inc. (AIC) in GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), the developer and operator of the award-winning Mactan Cebu International Airport. This transaction is a notable milestone in the transport and mobility sector, which signifies a strong vote of confidence in the Philippine air transport industry and aims to accelerate national economic growth. BDO Capital acted as a sell-side financial advisor to Megawide Construction Corporation and GMR Airport International BV.
In addition to these two awards, BDO Capital received the Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year for Frontier Towers Associates Philippines’ PHP50 billion debt facilities for having supported the largest telecom tower sale and leaseback transaction closed in 2022 in the country and among the largest telecom-related financing packages signed within the year. The transaction showcased the seamless support provided by its parent company, BDO Unibank’s Institutional Banking and Trust and Investments Groups, resulting in an optimal suite of customized banking solutions provided to the client. BDO Capital was engaged as the mandated lead arranger and book runner for the transaction.
“We share these awards with our valued clients for their continued support and with our dedicated team members for their unwavering commitment to fulfilling customers’ objectives. We are deeply honored for the recognition, as BDO Capital’s investment banking deals will contribute to driving further economic development, providing livelihoods, and uplifting the lives of Filipinos”, said Eduardo V. Francisco, President of BDO Capital.
The Asian Banking & Finance (ABF) Corporate & Investment Banking Awards honor financial institutions for their noteworthy performance in delivering outstanding services to their customers. The judges also assess the local and investment banks’ unique and innovative initiatives and cutting-edge deals, their impact on clients’ businesses, and their significant contributions to the industry.
BDO Capital has been recognized internationally and locally as the Best Investment Bank in the Philippines by various prestigious publications and associations such as the Investment House Association of the Philippines, The Asset, Finance Asia, Asiamoney, Alpha Southeast Asia, Global Finance, Acquisition International, and the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association. The company’s continued dominance in the domestic investment banking industry can be attributed to its solid capital strength and stability, strong distribution capability, and customer-centric approach with its customized, optimal solutions to achieve clients’, issuers’, and investors’ business goals. As a “one-stop-shop” investment house, BDO Capital can cover all aspects of a deal: origination, structuring and execution, funding, fiduciary roles, secondary market trading, and insurance services through its parent bank’s various business units and subsidiaries. Its ability to offer these services under one roof has enabled clients to save costs and dispense with the need to deal with several parties to a transaction requiring some or all of these services.