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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 06 Mar 2015


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

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, South Africa

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, Angola

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 , 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 facilitation of Woolworths' ground-breaking acquisition wins Deal of the Year

The R21.4 billion acquisition by Woolworths of David Jones has won the Deal of the Year 2014 award at the Cell C DealMakers Annual Gala Awards Banquet, hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa last night. Standard Bank Group, Africa's largest lender by assets, acted as joint financial and debt advisor, lead debt provider, transaction sponsor, joint book runner and underwriter to Woolworths Holdings Limited, on the acquisition of the iconic Australian department store retailer and on the R2.2bn offer to the remaining Country Road minorities.

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GEPF chooses Standard Bank Group to provide Master Custody and Recordkeeping Services for its more than R1.5 trillion of assets

Africa’s largest pension fund, the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), has chosen Standard Bank Group to provide a full range of investor services product solutions for its more than R1.5-trillion of assets under management.

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Batten down the hatches on industrial commodities, says Standard Bank expert

Investors in industrial commodities may need to batten down the hatches in the year ahead, while precious metals could show improved signs of growth over the next three years, says the Head of International Mining and Metals at Standard Bank, Rajat Kohli.

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Standard Bank named `Bank of the Year’ for Middle East & Africa at 2014 PFI Awards Ceremony

Standard Bank has been awarded Middle East & Africa Bank of the Year in the 2014 Project Finance International (PFI) Awards in recognition of its key role in arranging some of the most strategically significant power infrastructure transactions on the African continent last year. Africa’s biggest lender by assets, Standard Bank was recognised for its role in arranging a €625.3 million facility for the Lake Turkana wind farm project in Kenya; the structuring of USD893 million in funding for a 340 Megawatt (MW) power plant in Ghana; as well as arranging of USD 170 million in debt to build a 118 MW gas-fired power plant in Mozambique.

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Accolades

  • Best Bank for South African Rand , 2014

    FX Week

  • Best in Frontier Markets (Global), 2014

    Global Finance World’s Best Investment

  • Best Investment Bank in Africa, 2014

    Global Finance World’s Best Investment

  • Best Overall Bank for Cash Management in Africa , 2014

    Global Finance World’s Best Treasury & Cash Management Providers

  • Global Emerging Markets Dealer of the Year , 2014

    Risk Awards

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