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Mang Inasal Creators' Circle wins in 2023 Dragons of Asia

Mang Inasal , the Philippines' Grill Expert, was named Black Dragon winner in the 2023 Dragons of Asia for its Mang Inasal Creators’ Circle (MICC).   MICC, a first-of-its-kind, brand-managed influencer community composed of nanoinfluencers to megainfluencers from different parts of the country, was among the award recipients under the Best Brand Building/Awareness Campaign category.   “MICC is one of the biggest post-pandemic milestones for Mang Inasal as we bring the brand closer to the communities we serve,” said Mang Inasal President Mike V. Castro. "We thank all MICC members for their contribution in bringing all the great Mang Inasal updates to their followers. This Black Dragon win is a validation of the effectiveness of their efforts."   Created in March 2022, MICC is comprised of digital content creators across the Philippines. Among the members of MICC are top mommy influencers like by  Mommy Diaries PH  and  Mommy Hieds  as well as known TikTokerists, including 

BDO Capital is PH’s Corporate and Investment Bank of the Year for 6th Consecutive Time, Wins 2 Other Awards for Landmark Deals

BDO Capital & Investment Corporation (BDO Capital) was recognized as the country’s Corporate and Investment Bank of the Year for the 6th straight year at the Asian Banking & Finance Awards 2023. BDO Capital’s remarkable achievement remains unsurpassed in the industry as it continues to demonstrate consistent excellence in delivering exceptional investment banking services across various product lines in the Philippine capital markets. 

BDO Capital also won the Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year in relation to the PHP25 billion investment of Aboitiz Infracapital, Inc. (AIC) in GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), the developer and operator of the award- winning Mactan Cebu International Airport. This transaction is a notable milestone in the transport and mobility sector which signifies a strong vote of confidence in the Philippine air transport industry, and aims to accelerate national economic growth.  BDO Capital acted as Sell-Side Financial Advisor to Megawide Construction Corporation and GMR Airport International BV.

In addition to these two awards, BDO Capital received the Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year for Frontier Towers Associates Philippines’ PHP50 billion debt facilities, for having supported the largest telecom tower sale and leaseback transaction closed in 2022 in the country and among the largest telecom-related financing packages signed within the year. The transaction showcased the seamless support provided by its parent company, BDO Unibank’s Institutional Banking and Trust and Investments Groups resulting in an optimal suite of customized banking solutions provided to the client. BDO Capital was engaged as the Mandated Lead Arranger and Bookrunner for the transaction. 

“We share these awards to our valued clients for their continued support and to our dedicated team members for their unwavering commitment to fulfill customers’ objectives. We are deeply honored for the recognition as BDO Capital’s investment banking deals will contribute to drive further economic development, provide livelihood and uplift the lives of Filipinos”, said Eduardo V. Francisco, President of BDO Capital.  

The Asian Banking & Finance (ABF) Corporate & Investment Banking Awards honor financial institutions for their noteworthy performance in delivering outstanding services to their customers. The judges also assess the local and investment banks’ unique and innovative initiatives and cutting-edge deals, their impact to clients’ businesses and significant contributions in the industry. 

BDO Capital has been recognized internationally and locally as the Best Investment Bank in the Philippines by various prestigious publications and associations such as the Investment House Association of the Philippines, The Asset, Finance Asia, Asiamoney, Alpha Southeast Asia, Global Finance, Acquisition International and Asia Pacific Loan Market Association. The Company’s continued dominance in the domestic investment banking industry can be attributed to its solid capital strength and stability, strong distribution capability and customer-centric approach with its customized, optimal solutions to achieve clients’, issuers’ and investors’ business goals.  As a “one-stop-shop” investment house, BDO Capital is able to cover all aspects of a deal: origination, structuring and execution, funding, fiduciary roles, secondary market trading, and insurance services through its parent bank’s various business units and subsidiaries. Its ability to offer these services under one roof has enabled clients to save costs and dispense with the need to deal with several parties to a transaction requiring some or all of these services.

In Photo (From Left to Right): Sonny Marpuri, First Vice President of BDO Singapore branch, Candice Lee, Manager of Institutional Banking of BDO Singapore and Miguel Jose Florescio, AVP of Treasury of BDO Singapore branch received from Tim Charlton, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Asian Banking & Finance BDO Capital’s Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year, Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year and Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year awards at the Asian Banking & Finance Corporate & Investment Banking Awards 2023 in Singapore. 

About BDO Capital

BDO Capital & Investment Corporation (BDO Capital), a majority-owned subsidiary of BDO Unibank, Inc., is a full-service investment house offering a wide range of investment banking services, including securities underwriting and trading, loan syndication, financial advisory, private placement of debt and equity, project finance, and direct equity investment.

BDO Capital has received multiple recognitions from various prestigious international and local publications and associations as the Best Investment Bank in the Philippines.

For account-related inquiries and concerns, please call BDO Capital at (02) 8840- 7000 (locals 36234, 58638, 53669 and 32192) or email us at

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