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Banco Votorantim S.A. Sep 10
Standard & Poors, September 2010
Implicit support from shareholders Strong brand name recognition and good competitive position in auto finance Experienced management team and agile decision-making process Strong competition in the Brazilian banking sector Challenge to maintain business agility under a joint venture Riskier credit profile than peers' The ratings on Banco Votorantim S.A. (BV) reflect the challenges the competitive landscape in the Brazilian banking sector poses, a riskier profile than peers', and the bank's reliance on wholesale funding--a risk that it has significantly mitigated by associating with Banco do Brasil S.A. (BdB; foreign currency: BBB-/Stable/A-3; local currency: BBB-/Stable/--). Standard & Poor's Ratings Services sees the bank's ownership by Votorantim Participa--es S.A. (BBB/Stable/--) and BdB as positive because it enhances funding access and financial flexibility....
Companies mentioned in this report are: Banco Votorantim S.A.,Votorantim Participacoes S.A.,Banco do Brasil S.A,Votorantim Financas S.A.,BV Leasing Arrendamento Mercantil S.A.,St. Marys Cement Inc.,VCNA Nova Scotia ULC,Votorantim Cement North America Inc.
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Banco Votorantim S.A.,Votorantim Participacoes S.A.,Banco do Brasil S.A,Votorantim Financas S.A.,BV Leasing Arrendamento Mercantil S.A.,St. Marys Cement Inc.,VCNA Nova Scotia ULC,Votorantim Cement North America Inc.