BDO Capital & Investment Corporation (BDO Capital) was recognized as the country’s
Corporate and Investment Bank of the Year for the 6 th 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 in relation to 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 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 Bookrunner for the transaction.
“We share these awards to our valued clients for their continued support and to our dedicated
team members for their unwavering commitment to fulfill customers’ objectives. We are deeply
honored for the recognition as BDO Capital’s investment banking deals will contribute to drive
further economic development, provide livelihood and uplift 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 to clients’ businesses and significant
contributions in 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 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 is able to 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