Today, UBS Securities LLC (“UBS”) and INVERLINK, the leading boutique investment bank in Colombia, announced they signed a collaboration agreement. Together they will provide investment banking services in Colombia and on select transactions in Central America and the Caribbean, in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements. The agreement will combine UBS’s global platform and pan-Latin America expertise with INVERLINK’s local presence and long history in the Colombian market.
Working together, UBS and INVERLINK will be positioned to become the top provider of investment banking services in Colombia, with one of the most substantial in-country investment banking teams in the industry. The partnership will also deepen UBS’s competitive advantage in Latin America and enhances the firm’s coverage footprint in the region.
“With over 35 years of experience and strong relationships in the region, INVERLINK will help us unlock access to markets where we see significant growth opportunities,” said Ros L'Esperance, UBS Co-Head of Global Banking. “This partnership, together with our strategic partnership with Banco do Brasil, broadens our coverage footprint in Latin America, deepens our competitive advantage in the region and will create additional opportunities for our current and prospective clients.”
Mauricio Saldarriaga, INVERLINK’s Managing Partner, highlighted that, “This collaboration agreement is the result of our belief in the power of partnership. It is about combining UBS´s global capabilities with INVERLINK’s deep local knowledge. We are excited about expanding our ability to serve large corporates, governments and sponsors, and look forward to continuing to provide our clients with new solutions and access to UBS’s global investment banking platform.”
“This partnership will allow us to provide clients with the best local knowledge while leveraging our strengths in an efficient manner,” said Jose Luis Martinez, UBS Head of Global Banking for the Andean Region, Central America and the Caribbean, and UBS Head of Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions. “We look forward to working closely with INVERLINK to continue to develop our local presence and relationships in the region.”
UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS's strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.
UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in more than 50 regions and locations, with about 31% of its employees working in the Americas, 32% in Switzerland, 19% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 18% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs over 67,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
With 35 years of experience in the market, INVERLINK was the first investment bank to be founded in Colombia and it is the leading independent firm with presence in the areas of M&A, structured and corporate finance. The team is one of the largest locally, comprised of highly qualified and seasoned professionals with both local and international experience. INVERLINK has executed more than 200 transactions in more than 10 countries throughout Latin America worth over US$25 billion.
UBS complies with all applicable regulatory requirements for the provision or marketing of its services in each of the regions and locations in which it operates.