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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 17 Apr 2014

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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South African corporate bond market unaffected by sovereign downgrades

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.

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Standard Bank named Africa’s best investment bank for sixth consecutive year by EMEA Finance

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.

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  • Best Bank in South Africa, 2013


  • Best Primary Originator – Kyoto Project Credits, 2012

    Environmental Finance Magazine

  • Best Investment Bank in Africa, 2013


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