Grupo Aval: Excellence in Executing Regional Strategy

Grupo Aval: Excellence in Executing Regional Strategy

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A little over eight years ago, Grupo Aval made one of the biggest foreign acquisitions ever by a Colombian company. It bought the Central America-based banking group BAC Credomatic from a financial services unit of US-based conglomerate General Electric for $1.9 billion. This added banking and financial muscle to the group and sparked a wave of expansion by Colombian banks in Latin America. Grupo Aval went on to double the size of its banking operations in Central America between 2010 and 2014, making it the biggest player in the region. The group now boasts 3.4 million customers across Central America, on top of the 11.3 million it serves in Colombia. The regional expansion has paid off, as

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