About us

At Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Banking, we dream of Africa realising its potential and we aspire to be the leading corporate and investment banking business in, for and across Africa, with a deep specialisation in natural resources.

Our business at a glance
  • Full spectrum of corporate and investment banking services offered, backed by universal banking capabilities and the financial strength of the Standard Bank Group
  • On-the-ground presence in 20 countries in Africa and other key markets outside Africa
  • Focus on sectors relevant to real growth and development in Africa
  • Over 2 300 Corporate & Investment Banking employees worldwide
  • Cross-border capabilities within and outside Africa
  • Secure and reliable digital banking platforms
  • In-depth research capabilities
  • Long-standing relationships with governments, regulators, key industry players and investors in all the countries in which we have a presence

With our on-the-ground knowledge, risk appetite and balance sheet, we are involved in some of the biggest deals in Africa.

Our client approach

Combining our strong presence in Africa with our global capabilities, we support the aspirations of local and international corporate and financial institutions looking for a banking partner to lead the way across Africa.

Standard Bank’s client engagement model is centred on commercial mindedness and urgency. We work to understand the needs of our clients and provide trusted advice and appropriate solutions that take into account the risks, regulations and market.

Financial results


Standard Bank Group Limited’s 2015 interim results to 30 June 2015 saw good earnings growth, despite slight slowing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Credit ratings


At 30 June 2015, SBG remains appropriately capitalised with tier I and total capital levels at 13.7% (FY14: 12.9%) and 16.1% (FY14: 15.5%) respectively.

Our structure


Universal banking capabilities are offered to individuals, small-to medium-sized businesses, corporates, financial institutions and internationals.

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Brait Virgin Active ZAR 12.2 billion

Standard Bank advised Brait in relation to its acquisition of an ~80% interest in the Virgin Active Group and acted as Corporate Finance Advisor to Brait on this ZAR12.2 billion investment.