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At Corporate & Investment Banking we aim to be the leading corporate and investment banking business in, for and across Africa, with a deep specialisation in natural resources.

We provide services to governments, parastatals, larger corporates, financial institutions and international counterparties around the world, and serve our clients requirements for banking, finance, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services.

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Updated 30 Aug 2014

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Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) USD 500 million dual currency convertible bond,

Standard Bank acted as joint bookrunner and debt sponsor to Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) raising USD 500 million in both rand and US dollar. Our ability to distribute across markets was an integral part of the success of this landmark capital market transaction.

Pembani’s acquisition of a strategic interest in Afrisam,

Standard Bank acted as financial advisor and investment bank to Pembani on their acquisition of a strategic interest in Afrisam. Our breadth of products and unique local insights enabled us to navigate this complex transaction. Together, with Pembani, we secured a deal that’s building business, our country and the continent at large.

Sonangol – USD1.5 billion Pre-Export Finance Facility,

Standard Bank acted as Mandated Lead Arranger in a USD1.5 billion, 5 year syndicated loan facility to fund Sonangol Finance Limited’s purchases of receivables from Sonangol under a Receivables Purchase Agreement.

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Tower Bersama USD50 million acquisition loan facility, Indonesia ,

Standard Bank acted in a structuring and arranging role to raise USD50 million in mezzanine acquisition funding. Standard Bank was appointed Facility Agent and Security Agent. The transaction was successfully closed on 2 August 2012. The loan was successfully syndicated in the international bank market. The transaction is the first mezzanine facility for the telecom industry in Indonesia.

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Standard Bank Group arranges City of Johannesburg’s debut green bond with R1.46 billion debt issue

Standard Bank Group has acted as co-arranger on the City of Johannesburg’s green bond, the first listed green bond in the South African Debt Capital Markets.  The bond will be used for environmental and social sustainability projects.

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Renewable energy projects funded by Standard Bank deliver power to Eskom REIPPP initiatives

JOHANNESBURG 19 June 2014: Standard Bank has been instrumental in funding more than 940MW of renewable energy as part of Eskom’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) initiated by government. Of these projects, three were connected to the Eskom grid in 2013 bringing 121.5MW of renewable energy production to the national grid. This is enough to power over 65,000 homes.

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Sub Saharan Africa Needs Climate More Conducive to IPP Investment, Standard Bank Says

Johannesburg 18 June: Nations in Sub Saharan Africa need to bolster their efforts to create more conducive climates for investment from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) if they are to remedy their severe shortfall in power generating capacity, according to Standard Bank Group, Africa’s biggest lender by assets and market capitalization.

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Standard Bank Group in massive rail and port project in Africa

Standard Bank Group has been appointed as financial adviser and mandated lead debt arranger by Sundance Resources in a USD3.5-billion project to build port and rail infrastructures for the Mbalam-Nabeba Iron Ore Project in Central Africa.

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  • Best in Frontier Markets (Global), 2014

    Global Finance World’s Best Investment

  • Best Investment Bank in Africa, 2014

    Global Finance World’s Best Investment

  • The most valuable banking brand in Africa, 2013

    Forbes magazine

  • Best Bank in South Africa, 2013

    Emeafinance African Banking Awards

  • Top Bank Brand in Africa, 2013

    The Banker

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