BI&P is a Brazilian bank that uses its 45 year-experience in the financial market to position itself as an innovative financial institution, focused on corporate credit in local and foreign currency, fixed income and corporate finance for midsized and large companies. The Bank has a network of 11 branches strategically located in the most representative regions of the Brazilian economy, including an offshore branch, in addition to a brokerage firm that intermediates transactions in the São Paulo Stock, Commodities and Future Exchange - BM&FBOVESPA, and a company that originates agricultural bonds, which was acquired in April 2011 under the scope of the Investment Agreement signed in March 2011 with Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity fund, and Sertrading, one of the leading companies in foreign trade services in Brazil.
BI&P's roughly 450 employees are prepared to provide agility and quality in the development of customized products to meet the needs of its more than 800 corporate credit clients. The Bank closed the 1Q13 with R$4.3 billion total assets, R$3.0 billion expanded credit portfolio, R$498.4 million shareholders' equity and 14.2% Basel Index.
BI&P is a publicly-traded financial institution with shares listed on Level 1 Corporate Governance segment at the São Paulo Stock Exchange since July 2007 that migrated to Level 2 listing segment on March 1st, 2012. Besides granting preferred shareholders the right of vote in resolving specific relevant matters, since its IPO, the Bank voluntarily adhered to practices required only for companies listed in the "Novo Mercado" segment.