Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Banking serves the diverse needs of governments, parastatals, larger corporates, financial institutions and international counterparties. We have concluded many deals that cross function, business line and region, and provide a comprehensive range of products and services to our clients through our cross-functional teams. Our market-leading solutions cross global markets, investment banking, and transactional products and services, supported by trusted advisory and research capabilities.
Standard Bank has expertise in industry sectors most relevant to real growth and development in Africa, focusing on the mining and metals; oil and gas; power and infrastructure; financial institutions; telecommunications and media; and consumer sectors. We have an extensive Real Estate capability. We also have expertise in relevant sectors at a country level, including diversified industries (including automotive), healthcare and pharmaceuticals, international development groups, and the public sector.
Standard Bank played an instrumental role in Liquid Telecom’s recent ZAR 6,55 billion acquisition of South African communications network operator Neotel. The deal expands Liquid Telecom's footprint in Africa, enabling them to better service corporate South African and multinational clients.
Key global consumer themes are now also evident and relevant in Africa. Combined with new technologies this presents Africans with a real opportunity to participate – as producers and suppliers of consumer products – in the world’s rapidly evolving and expanding consumer market.
Standard Bank, as mandated Lead Arranger, has finalised a USD120 million debt package with Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC), for the rehabilitation of existing power infrastructure at Kariba South Hydro Power Station and Hwange Thermal Power Station.
Funding commercial property developments with a mix of hard and local currency provides an innovative mechanism for Africa’s commercial real estate sector, to mitigate currency volatility and liquidity risk says Standard Bank.