Recent deals

A commitment to building Africa's digital future
2017 | South Africa

We are delighted to announce that Standard Bank has successfully led a debut USD550 million high yield bond offering for telecommunications giant Liquid Telecom. The proceeds allowed the company to refinance existing debt, and to expand its fibre broadband network across Africa.

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Standard Bank facilitates Sea Harvest IPO
2017 | South Africa

Standard Bank played a key role in South African seafood giant Sea Harvest’s Initial Public Offering (IPO), which listed on the JSE on 23 March 2017.

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Liquid Telecom set to transform pan-African communications
2017 |

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.

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Karuma hydroelectric power project set to transform Ugandan economy
2016 | Uganda

Uganda’s 600 megawatt Karuma hydroelectric power plant, budgeted to cost USD1.6 billion, is set to transform the east African country’s economy and the lives of its people.

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Standard Bank finances landmark power sector deal
2016 | , Zimbabwe

Standard Bank recently acted as Sole Lead Arranger in the provision of a USD 120m financing package to the Zimbabwe Power Corporation (ZPC). The funds will be used for rehabilitation and expansion works at the Kariba South Hydro Power Station in Zimbabwe and the Hwange Thermal Power Station in Namibia.

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Standard Bank facilitates second largest IPO in SA’s history
2016 | South Africa

Standard Bank is delighted to have played a key role in South African health and pharmaceutical retail giant Dis-Chem’s Initial Public Offering (IPO), which listed on the JSE on 18 November 2016.

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Busamed deal set to transform SA’s healthcare sector
2016 | South Africa

Standard Bank recently facilitated the R1.7-billion acquisition of the Gateway and Hillcrest Private Hospitals for Busamed, one of South Africa’s first black-owned private hospital groups.

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Standard Bank guides AB InBev through 16 countries in Africa
2016 | South Africa

When AB InBev had aspirations to expand into Africa by combining their strengths with SABMiller, they needed a bank that had the right capabilities and knowledge of Africa. A global bank with local roots.

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Famous Brands expands into UK market
2016 | South Africa

Standard Bank played a key role in Famous Brands’ recent ZAR 2.1 billion acquisition of UK-based Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

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Standard Bank partners with MTN to raise USD 1- billion
2016 | South Africa | Telecommunications and media

We are delighted to announce that Standard Bank successfully participated in MTN’s recent USD 1 - billion dollar Eurobond issuance.

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Standard Bank enables growth of key African client Wilderness Safaris
2016 | Botswana

Standard Bank has successfully concluded a USD35-million funding deal with Botswana-based multi-national Wilderness Safaris.

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Standard Bank unlocks value in Africa’s private equity sector
2016 | South Africa

Standard Bank is proud to have acted as Lead Arranger and Sole Funder in providing growth capital for long-term client J&J Transport –a transport company operating across sub-Saharan Africa. The expertise and knowledge of our specialists made us the obvious choice to support their organic growth and facilitate their acquisition of a South African transport company, Cargo 2 Congo.

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Bank of Namibia, USD500 Million, Hedge Provider
2016 |

Standard Bank acted as a Joint Hedge Provider for the Bank of Namibia for USD500 million in a cross currency swap to raise funding for their development budget financing and to support the country’s foreign reserve position. Together with two other hedge providers, Standard Bank provided the Bank of Namibia with a hedging solution to synthetically convert the USD liability to a ZAR liability over the term of the Eurobonds.

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Eskom, ZAR2.5 billion, Derivative Funding Provider
2016 | South Africa

Standard Bank extended a R2.5 billion derivative loan to Eskom in August 2016 to support their funding requirement for the year. Standard Bank’s Client Solution team in Global Markets, hedged USD250million of Eskom’s 2015 Eurobond issuance which allowed Eskom to synthetically convert its USD liability into a ZAR liability. This would simultaneously match its ZAR revenues while protecting against adverse movements in both the currency and interest rates. The derivative loan also allowed Eskom to borrow at better interest rate levels than issuing offshore bonds and swapping them back into local currency.

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Government of Uganda Interest Rate Swap. USD345.8 million, Lead Arranger
2016 | Uganda

Stanbic Bank Uganda acted as Lead Arranger by providing a risk hedging tool to mitigate interest rate risk after the Government of Uganda took out a 15-year loan facility for the construction of a Hydro Power Plant. This landmark transaction protects the Ugandan Government from interest rate hikes and helps to accurately predict future interest payment obligations.

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Standard Bank facilitates the evolution of Bidvest
2016 | South Africa | Corporate finance advisory

Standard Bank is proud to have acted as sole Financial Advisor and Transaction Sponsor to Bidvest on the R102-billion separate listing on the JSE, and unbundling of its foodservices business, Bidcorp.

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Redefine 5 Year Term Loan, GBP38 million
2016 | South Africa | Real Estate finance | Real Estate

Standard Bank Real Estate Finance successfully originated a GBP38 million term loan to facilitate Redefine’ s further investment in Redefine International PLC. Redefine is the second largest Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). It offers investors an opportunity to access income and capital growth through a diverse portfolio of well-located properties. With a degree of international diversification, approximately 20% of its assets are located in developed markets which include Australia, United Kingdom and mainland Europe. Standard Bank was able to seamlessly meet client requirements and obtain exchange control approval within short turnaround times. This deal is evidence of Standard Bank’s expertise as one of the leading providers of foreign currency lending in the real estate sector.

Kenya Pipeline Company signs USD 350 million deal
2016 | Kenya | Corporate finance advisory | Power and infrastructure

Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has secured USD 58.3 million from each of a consortium of six banks, to install a new pipeline from Mombasa to Nairobi. The deal underpins a new growth era for Kenya and the wider East African region. We acted as joint mandated lead arrangers and underwriters. Our on-the-ground expertise, deep market knowledge and ability to syndicate to the international market enabled us to assist in moving Kenya forward.

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Growthpoint Properties, refinancing and additional facilities
2016 | South Africa | Real Estate finance | Real Estate

Standard Bank’s Real Estate Finance division successfully negotiated the refinancing of expiring debt facilities totalling ZAR1.25 billion. In addition, new facilities of ZAR1 billion were advanced to Growthpoint Properties Limited. Standard Bank was able to structure an innovative and competitively priced funding solution that met Growthpoint’s funding requirements whilst also securing a DCM mandate for the Bank. This DCM mandate was later successfully executed.

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Attacq Ltd, Facilities
2016 | South Africa | Real Estate finance | Real Estate

Standard Bank’s Real Estate Finance division successfully concluded the refinance and increase of three foreign currency denominated transactions for Attacq Investment Holdings.

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