At a Glance
Difficult to advance
"Growing and growing"
"Never heard of it"
About Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
A little piece of France
Headquartered in Paris, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) is a business unit of French banking giant Credit Agricole Group, a sprawling corporation with a presence in 60 countries. Formerly known as Calyon, Credit Agricole CIB changed its name in February 2010 as part of parent Credit Agricole's strategy of bringing its varied units under a single brand name.
One of the top foreign banks in the U.S., Credit Agricole CIB operates in six divisions, including international private banking, equity brokerage and derivatives, fixed income markets, coverage and investment banking, structured finance, and transaction and commercial banking. Its industry expertise includes aerospace and defense, agrifoods, automotive, energy, financial institutions, gaming, health care, homebuilding, lodging, media and communications, real estate, transportation, water and environmental and forest, paper and packaging. Credit Agricole CIB also maintains a European group that focuses on international deal making.
Credit Agricole CIB was originally formed in 2004, when Credit Agricole Indosuez consolidated its banking operations with the corporate and investment banking division of Credit Lyonnais, which was promptly absorbed into Credit Agricole.
All about the IB
Investment banking at Credit Agricole CIB is split between a mergers and acquisitions practice and a corporate advisory practice. The M&A group advises clients and prospects of the entire Credit Agricolo Group network; the U.S. team works closely with colleagues in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Warsaw. Because of the bank's international reach, cross-border transactions are the name of the game, and Credit Agricole CIB staff members are trained in international planning, due diligence, negotiation and execution. Credit Agricole CIB typically focuses on middle-market transactions valued at $50 to $500 million, and almost all of its deals involve European buyers seeking U.S. targets (or U.S. buyers going after European targets).
The corporate advisory group deals with financial strategy, working in conjunction with Credit Agricole CIB's international equity, fixed income, specialized industries, financial sponsor, loan syndications and structured product and project lending teams. It also provides fairness opinions and transaction structuring advice.
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 261-7000
Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: CAGR
Stock Exchange: Euronext, LSE
CEO: Patrick Valroff
2010 Employees (All Locations): 13,000