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Co-Piloting Capital Raising

Feb 1, 2004

Unibanco, one of Brazil's largest banks, has a solid history of capital markets activity dating back to the 1950s, acting both for itself and its clients. The bank began raising money in the international markets in the early 1990s and often paved the way in a variety of currencies for other Brazilian private sector borrowers. Unibanco has executed 62 different international bonds worth $7.06 billion in the last decade, many of them innovative transactions for an emerging market borrower.

Unibanco was at the top of its game last year by launching an impressive number and variety of bonds ? including dollar and yen securitizations ? and tapping the equity market for the first time since 1997. At the end of the year, the bank also raised $218 million through a subordinated debt issue. All...

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