Investment Banks in Brazil

Following are some of the major investment banks in Brazil:

BTG Pactual - It is the largest independent investment bank in Brazil and Latin America. It has offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Porto Alegre, London, New York, and Hong Kong. The bank obtained 'Investment Grade' rating from Fitch Ratings in September 2010.

Banco Bradesco BBI S.A. - BBI stood out among the main investment banks in Brazil, placing 2nd in the Closing Ranking by number of operations, published in September 2010 by ANBIMA. The bank is responsible for coordinating and placing Public Offerings in domestic and foreign capital markets, in addition to intermediating Public Tender Offers.

Banco P.L.R. S.A. - It is one of the main investment banks in Brazil, focusing mainly on the following activities: Research, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Asset Management, Private Banking, Proprietary Trading, Investments, Sales & Trading/Broker Dealers.

Itaú BBA - It is one of the leading institutions in investment banking activity, consistently leading the top rankings in equities, M&A and local fixed income. The bank has won wide recognition for its achievements such as: "Best Local Investment Bank – Brazil," Latin Finance, 2009; "Best Cash Management Bank – Brazil," Euromoney, 2009; "Best Investment Bank in Brazil," Global Finance, 2009; "Best Capital Markets House in Brazil," Euromoney, 2009; "Best Investment Bank – Brazil," Euromoney, 2009; among others.

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