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Why BNP Paribas CIB for Investment Banking? / Overview of BNP Paribas CIB

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BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking is a French middle market financial services firm offering investment banking, corporate banking, and market services solutions. It is a branch of BNP Paribas, which itself came to be through a merger of the Banque Nationale de Paris and Paribas in 1999.

In 2021, BNP Paribas acquired Exane, a firm specializing in European equities research and asset management firm.

BNP Paribas CIB Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking focuses its practice in the EMEA region. It advised the French division of private equity firm Ardian on the purchase of leading Italian medical equipment manufacturer Biofarma Group.

  • Transaction Description: Ardian France SA agreed to acquire a 70% stake in Biofarma S.r.l. from White Bridge Investments S.p.A.

  • Transaction Value: US$1.2B

  • Transaction Date: Closed March 2022

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Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (part of BNP Paribas)

  • Description: BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking is a leading global financial services firm, offering solutions in capital markets, securities services, advisory, finance, and treasury

  • Bank Category: Middle Market

  • Ticker: EPA:BNP and OTCMKTS: BNPQY

  • Founded: 2000 (for CIB division)

  • Employees: 190,000 (for BNP Paribas)

  • Chief Executive Officer: Jean-Laurent Bonnafé

  • Headquarters: Paris, France


BNP Paribas CIB Glassdoor

BNP Paribas CIB Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Analyst at BNP Paribas is $85k - $105k.


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