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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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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 leads on largest Sub-Saharan Africa Sukuk

Standard Bank has acted as Joint Lead Manager on the National Treasury of South Africa’s debut Sukuk in the international capital markets. The US$500m 5.75-year Sukuk is the largest Sukuk issuance from Sub-Saharan Africa and only the third Sukuk to be issued by a non-Islamic country. It follows Sukuk issues by the UK in June this year and Hong Kong earlier this month. The Sukuk will be used to fund South Africa’s National Revenue Fund. It also creates a benchmark for the market which will assist state-owned companies to access diversified sources of funding from Islamic investors. The resounding success of the transaction positions South Africa as a future hub for Islamic finance in Africa.

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Standard Bank Group receives kudos at Euromoney Real Estate Survey Awards 2014

Standard Bank Group has received several prestigious awards in numerous categories in the 2014 Euromoney Real Estate Survey Awards. The awards speak to Standard Bank Group’s ability to deliver solutions that showcase the group’s real estate expertise and in-depth knowledge across various markets on the African continent.

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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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  • Best Bank for South African Rand , 2014

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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

  • 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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