Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris - April 26th,2012 - Today NYSE Euronext welcomed BTG Pactual, Brazil’s largest investment bank, to NYSE Alternext in Amsterdam. BTG Pactual (ticker code: BTGP) was admitted to trading on NYSE Alternext through admission of 90,000,000 European units. Each European unit represents one common share and two Series A preferred shares of Banco BTG Pactual S.A. in the form of Global Depositary Shares and one Class A voting common share and two Class B non-voting common shares of BTG Pactual Participations Ltd.
NYSE Euronext welcomes BTG Pactual to its European market
The admission is part of a global offering of European units and Brazilian units. The European units (and the underlying securities) are only open to qualified investors.
BTG Pactual is the largest independent investment bank in Latin America. The BTG group operates an investment bank, asset manager and wealth manager with a dominant franchise in Brazil. In addition, the group has established an international investment and distribution platform.
The issue price of BTG Pactual’s European units was set at € 12,60. Trading on NYSE Alternext opened at 3 PM CET to coincide as much as possible with the opening of trading of the Brazilian units on the São Paulo Stock Exchange around 10 AM BRT. Market capitalization stood at approx. € 11.26 billion at the start of trading.
Alexandre Ibrahim, Vice President and Regional Head for Latin America at NYSE Euronext said:
“We are pleased to welcome BTG Pactual to NYSE Euronext’s European markets. The listing highlights the attractiveness of NYSE Euronext Amsterdam as a leading listing venue for international companies that look to access the European capital markets. We look forward to a beneficial and lasting partnership and to providing the company and its shareholders with the highest levels of service, liquidity and brand visibility associated with listing on NYSE Euronext markets.”
Steve Jacobs, Partner of BTG Pactual said:"The listing represents a consolidation of our history as well as an important step for us in the capital markets."
NYSE Alternext offers market access which can be restricted to professional investors with fewer issuer obligations. NYSE Alternext-listed companies benefit from a market with adapted listing requirements and innovative operating rules, while still ensuring protection and transparency for investors. NYSE Alternext is structured and operated in a centralized trading environment for all listed companies, enhancing transparency of the price-formation process.
In seven years, € 2.7 billion has been raised on NYSE Alternext, half through secondary issues, by companies from countries including Belgium, Canada, China, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the US. Their market capitalization totals € 6.2 billion. Today 181 companies are listed on NYSE Alternext.
To celebrate the new listing, Steve Jacobs, Partner of BTG Pactual, sounded the gong which marked the closing of trading on the Amsterdam exchange.
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About BTG Pactual
• Leading investment bank in M&A deals in Brazil (Thomson Reuters, 2010/2011);
• Voted the Best M&A Bank in Latin America by Global Finance (2012);
Voted the Best Investment Bank in Brazil by Latin Finance (2010) and Global Finance (2011);
• Voted the Best Equity House by Latin Finance (2010) and Euromoney (2010/2011) magazines;
• One of the main global asset managers based in emerging markets, with US$ 64bn in funds under management and/or administration;
• Voted the Best Fund Manager in Brazil in 2011 by Exame magazine and by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV);
• One of the leading Wealth Management providers in Brazil, with US$ 23bn in assets under management;
• Presence in Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Belo Horizonte, Brasília and Porto Alegre), the US (New York), the United Kingdom (London) and China (Hong Kong);
• Over 28 years’ experience in Brazilian and international markets;
• Approximately 1,300 employees.
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