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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 28 Apr 2015

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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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Price speculators spur buying interest in oil exchange-traded note

The oil price shock is still reverberating throughout the world, but Standard Bank Group’s West Texas Intermediate crude oil tracking exchange-traded note has received a spike in buying interest over the last six weeks as investors try and pick the bottom of the oil market.

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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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