Bradesco is one of the biggest banking and financial services company in
Brazil. Bradesco was the largest private bank in Brazil until Banco Itaú and
Unibanco merged in 2009. Bradesco is headquartered in Osasco, has 4,686
branches, 3,781 Service Branches and 56.798 “Bradesco Expresso” Units, the
correspondent bank through of partnerships with supermarkets, drugstores,
department stores and other retail chains.
Banco do Brasil
Banco do Brasil S.A. (English: Bank of Brazil) is the largest Brazilian and
Latin American bank by assets, and the third by market value. The bank,
headquartered in Brasília, was founded in 1808 and is the oldest active bank in
Brazil, and one of the oldest financial institutions in the world.
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) is the second major steel-maker company
in Brazil. Its main plant is located in the city of Volta Redonda, in the state
of Rio de Janeiro. Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional is the largest fully
integrated steel producer in Brazil and one of the largest in South America in
terms of crude steel production.
EBX Group comprises six companies listed in BOVESPA’s Novo Mercado, the
segment that features the highest standards in corporate governance: OGX (oil),
MPX (energy), LLX (logistics), MMX (mining), OSX (offshore industry), and CCX
Eletrobras is a major Brazilian electric utilities company. It's also Latin
America's biggest power utility company, tenth largest in the world and is also
the fourth largest clean energy company in the world. Eletrobras holds stakes in
a number of Brazilian electric companies, so that it generates about 40% and
transmits 69% of Brazil's electric supply.
Embraer S.A. is a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate that produces commercial,
military, and executive aircraft and provides aeronautical services.
Gerdau is the largest producer of long steel in the Americas, with steel
mills in Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic,
Guatemala, India, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
It also holds 40% stake in the Spanish company Sidenor and has a joint venture
in India. Currently, Gerdau has an installed capacity of 26 million metric tons
of steel per year and it offers steel for the civil construction, industry and
Itaú Unibanco is a Brazilian publicly quoted bank with headquarters in São
Paulo, Brazil. The bank is the result of the merger of Banco Itaú and Unibanco,
which occurred on November 4, 2008 to form Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A, the
largest financial conglomerate in the Southern Hemisphere and is the 10th
largest bank in the world by market value. The bank its listed at the BM&F
Bovespa in São Paulo and in NYSE in New York. Currently is the second biggest
Brazilian bank by assets, after Banco do Brasil.
Itaúsa is a Brazilian conglomerate company which controls several companies
active in areas such as the financial and real estate sectors; industries
including wood panels, pottery and metal; health; chemicals; and electronics.
The main companies that Itaúsa controls are Itaú Unibanco, Duratex, Elekeiroz,
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. or Petrobras is a semi-public Brazilian
multinational energy corporation headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is
the largest company in the Southern Hemisphere by market capitalization and the
largest in Latin America measured by 2011 revenues.
Usiminas is one of the largest producers of steel in the Americas, with major
steel mills in Brazil with a total capacity of 9.5 million metric tons of steel
per year. The company accounts for 28% of total steel output in Brazil.
Vale (mining company)
Vale S.A. is a Brazilian multinational diversified metals and mining
corporation and one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil. In addition to
being the second-largest mining company in the world, Vale is also the largest
producer of iron ore, pellets, and second largest of nickel. Vale also produces
manganese, ferroalloys, copper, bauxite, potash, kaolin, alumina and aluminium.
In the electric energy sector, the company participates in consortia and
currently operates nine hydroelectric plants.