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.
Skye Bank Plc – USD 150m Remittance Backed Term Loan, Nigeria
Standard Bank Plc, together with Citi and Afreximbank, acted as Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners for a USD 150m, 5 year amortising remittance backed term loan facility for Skye Bank Plc in Nigeria. The transaction was supported by international and local investors. The transaction is an example of Future Flow Financing and a first for the country to be executed on a public basis.
Atlant-Soyuz Aviation Company, USD $138 million Loan, Uganda, South Africa
Standard Bank Russia (ZAO Standard Bank) and Standard Bank Plc. became arrangers and underwriters of a ten-years guarantee credit amounting to $138 million for Russian Atlant-Soyuz Aviation Company. The sixth largest in respect of passenger carriage volume in 2007 aviation company in the country attracts a loan aiming to purchase five Boeing 737-800NG planes.
SuperDrive – R1.5 billion Further Note Issue, South Africa
Standard Bank acted as sole arranger and book runner for the second issue of notes by SuperDrive Investments, following its launch in 2011. SuperDrive Investments is, BMW Financial Services (South Africa)’s auto loan securitisation programme. In this issue R1.5 billion of 3.3 and 5.3 year notes, rated Aaa.za, were placed with a number of domestic investors. This brings the total amount of notes placed by Standard Bank for SuperDrive to R3.5 billion.
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.
Standard Bank Group provides R1bn finance for South Africa’s first black-owned private hospital group
Standard Bank Group is mandated lead arranger and underwriter for around R1-billion in senior debt facilities to BusaMed Holdings, one of South Africa’s first black-owned healthcare groups, for the construction of four new private hospitals in the Western Cape, the Free State and Gauteng provinces.
Standard Bank wins inaugural award for Best Bank for South African Rand at FX Week Best Bank Awards 2013
Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest lender by assets, has won the inaugural award for Best Bank for the South African Rand at the FX Week Best Bank Awards 2013. Standard Bank is South Africa’s leading market maker and largest rand trader operating from 30 dealing rooms across the globe with 24 hour access highlighting the bank’s trading capability.
South Africa’s corporate bond market remains resilient despite the series of sovereign downgrades experienced by the country over the past year. Standard Bank Group estimates that total debt issuance in the South African market (excluding government) this year is likely to remain on par with the record sales of approximately R120-billion (US$12.2-billion) seen in 2012. That compares with total non-government debt issuance of about R40-billion in 2006.
Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest lender by assets, has been named the continent’s Best Investment Bank for the sixth consecutive year in EMEA Finance’s 2013 Africa Banking awards.
The most valuable banking brand in Africa, 2013
Best Bank in South Africa, 2013
Emeafinance African Banking Awards
Best Bank in South Africa, 2013
Best Primary Originator – Kyoto Project Credits, 2012
Environmental Finance Magazine
Top Bank Brand in Africa, 2013