Banco de Bogotá Interested in BAC-Credomatic

The Colombian Bank has made an offer to purchase 100% of BAC-Credomatic’s shares.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The value of the offer was kept private, but it was known that it expires on the afternoon of June 10.

“After being authorized by the board of ‘Banco de Bogotá’, its president instructed one of its subsidiaries to make an offer for 100% of the shares of BAC-Credomatic Central America”, said a source from the Colombian Financial Superintendence to

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Grupo Aval Finalizes BAC Purchase

December 2010

Grupo Aval completed the purchase of BAC-Credomatic completing the transaction for the purchase price of $ 1,920 million.

Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo, president of the board of Grupo Aval, which owns 75% of Banco de Bogota, told the press, "We hope to expand the product range and offer new services designed to meet Colombian customers established in Central America and Central American customers doing business in Colombia.”

The New Owners of BAC-Credomatic

July 2010

Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo, one of the richest men on earth, is the owner of Grupo Aval, which controls some of the largest banks in Colombia.

Grupo Aval agreed to purchase 100% of the shares of BAC-Credomatic from GE Capital for $1.9 billion. Currently, GE owns 75% of BAC-Credomatic and agreed to buy the remaining 25% to sell it to Grupo Aval.

Regional Banks Optimistic about Arrival of Aval Group

July 2010

The leading Central American banks believe that the presence of the Colombian financial holding group will bring greater dynamism to the market. reports that most bankers drew attention to the group’s size and its success in Colombia.

Armando Arias, president of the Salvadoran banking association (ABANSA), commented that, “the arrival of such a large group is good news for Central America.

GE sells BAC-Credomatic in Central America to Grupo Aval

July 2010

GE Capital Global Banking announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell BAC Credomatic to Grupo Aval, Colombia’s largest banking holding group, for $1.9 billion.

The transaction is subject to certain regulatory approvals and other customary conditions, and the parties anticipate closing by the end of 2010.

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