BNP Paribas is a French bank and financial services company with global headquarters in Paris. It was formed through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas (see below for name origin) in 2000. BNP Paribas is one of the largest banks in the world. Based on 2012 information BNP Paribas was ranked as the third-largest bank in the world, as measured by total assets, by Bloomberg and Forbes.

The firm is a universal bank split into three strategic business units: Retail Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking and Investment Solutions (which includes Asset Management, custodial banking, and real estate services).[6] BNP Paribas's four domestic markets are France, Italy, Belgium, and Luxembourg. It also has significant retail operations in the United States, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, and North Africa, as well as large-scale investment banking operations in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

The firm is divided into 6 key business areas:

- Fixed Income: BNP Paribas' fixed income team helps companies hedge their exposure to foreign exchange, interest rate, and credit risks, primarily though the structuring and sale of derivative products such as interest rate and foreign exchange swaps, foreign exchange options and credit derivatives. It also trades in these markets on behalf of clients or for its own proprietary account. On an average day, a quarter of a trillion dollars in fixed income instruments are traded at BNP Paribas Americas’ fixed income trading floor located just blocks from the NASDAQ MarketSite in Manhattan, New York City.
- Equity & Derivatives: BNP Paribas' Equity & Derivatives team helps companies manage their risks and investment portfolios with equity derivatives such as options, futures, and swaps, as well as highly complex, customized solutions such as structured products. It also trades in these markets on behalf of clients or for its own proprietary account.
- Commodity Derivatives: BNP Paribas' Commodity Derivatives team helps clients hedge their exposure to commodity risk though the structuring and sale of commodity futures and OTC commodity swaps. It also trades in these markets on behalf of its clients or proprietary account.
Investment Banking: BNP Paribas' Corporate Finance team performs most of the traditional investment banking functions of the group including mergers and acquisitions advisory, and equity raising operations such as Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), rights issues, and convertible bond issues.
- Structured Finance: BNP Paribas' Structured Finance group offers clients project finance solutions, export financing, syndicated loans, and financing for acquisitions and leveraged buyouts.
- Corporate & Transaction Group: BNP Paribas' Corporate and Transaction group offers clients simplified flow banking services including trade finance, international cash management, and basic hedging solutions.
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Paris, FR
Size (employees)
189,000 (est)
BNP Paribas was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Paris, FR
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BNP Paribas Office Locations

BNP Paribas has offices in Jackson, Guangzhou, Marseille, Arvada and in 182 other locations
Paris, FR (HQ)
16 Boulevard des Italiens
London, GB
60 London Wall
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BNP Paribas Financials and Metrics

BNP Paribas Financials

BNP Paribas's revenue was reported to be €43.16 b in FY, 2017 which is a 0.6% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

43.2 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

8.2 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

10.3 b

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

83.6 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2017)

178.4 b
BNP Paribas's current market capitalization is €83.6 b.
EURFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


42.9 b43.4 b43.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

33.2 b32.6 b32.9 b


9.8 b10.8 b10.3 b
EURQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


11.1 b11.1 b10.3 b10.4 b10.8 b11.3 b10.6 b10.7 b11.3 b10.9 b10.4 b

Operating expense total

8.9 b8 b7.8 b8.4 b8.4 b7.9 b8 b8.4 b8.7 b7.7 b7.8 b


2.2 b3.1 b2.5 b2 b2.5 b3.4 b2.6 b2.3 b2.6 b3.2 b2.6 b

EBIT margin, %

EURFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


134.5 b160.4 b178.4 b


725.9 b759.6 b773.3 b


21.6 b22.5 b24.1 b


10.3 b10.2 b9.6 b
EURQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


107.5 b99.4 b116.6 b147 b147.8 b173.8 b226.2 b243.4 b224.9 b


742.8 b741.2 b717.2 b734.3 b749.3 b744.3 b767.2 b761.8 b758.3 b


18.4 b18.7 b18.8 b21.4 b21.6 b21.6 b22.7 b22.8 b23.8 b


11.2 b11 b10.9 b10 b10.1 b10 b10.1 b9.8 b9.7 b
EURFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

7 b8.1 b8.2 b

Depreciation and Amortization

3.8 b4.4 b4.6 b

Cash From Operating Activities

20.3 b25.7 b29 b

Purchases of PP&E

(1.8 b)(1.5 b)(1.3 b)
EURQ2, 2015Q2, 2016Q2, 2017

Depreciation and Amortization

1.8 b2.1 b2.2 b

Cash From Operating Activities

(20.7 b)10 b86.8 b

Purchases of PP&E

(790 m)(709 m)(527 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(221 m)(715 m)158 m
EURY, 2017


226.3 k

Financial Leverage

18.3 x
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BNP Paribas Operating Metrics

Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Apr, 2018

Corporate and Institutional Clients

13 k

Insurance Customers

90 m100 m100 m

Retail Customers

32 m32 m32 m

Total Deposits

€786.63 b€780.79 b€775.79 b€784.46 b€804.19 b€824.10 b€839.39 b€841.61 b€898.61 b€902.19 b€894.33 b€843.39 b
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BNP Paribas Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
FCT OpéraFrance
BNPP B Institutional II Court Terme Belgium
BNPP US Medium Term Notes
Program LLC USA
FCT Laffi tteFrance
BNP Paribas SA
BNPP SA (Argentina branch)
BNPP SA (Australia branch)
BNPP SA (Austria branch)
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BNP Paribas News and Updates

Fintech investment fund introduced by BNP Paribas

The plan will also be to use the new fund as a vehicle for making indirect investments via venture capital funds. The post Fintech investment fund introduced by BNP Paribas appeared first on Computer Business Review.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management Market 2018 Trend, Segmentation and Opportunities Forecast To 2022

Pune, India, 2nd February 2018: WiseGuyReports announced addition of new report, titled “Super League In-Depth Analysis: BNP Paribas Wealth Management 2017 - Tracking the world’s major competitors in wealth management”. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

BNP Paribas Asset Management takes stake in Caple

BNP Paribas Asset Management has acquired a 10 percent stale in Caple, a European provider of alternative credit for small to medium-sized companies. No financial terms were disclosed.

Finalization of the acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall financial operations by Groupe PSA and BNP Paribas

Groupe PSA and BNP Paribas today announced the closing of their joint acquisition of the financial operations of Opel and Vauxhall, announced on March 6th. The new organisation combining the existing brands Opel Bank, Opel Financial Services and Vauxhall Finance is created. It will benefit from the …

BNP Paribas is looking for the next innovation in banking regulation tech (aka ‘regtech’)

Financial services giant BNP Paribas is hosting its next mixer event in Paris on May 30, tackling the challenge of regulation. The post BNP Paribas is looking for the next innovation in banking regulation tech (aka ‘regtech’) appeared first on
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