Angola’s economic development is attracting foreign investors into its emerging capital market, and tax and exchange reforms, improved public financial management, and enhanced banking and fiscal transparency are raising its prominence as an attractive emerging markets investment destination.

Angola at a glance

Standard Bank de Angola is enjoying strong growth in tandem with the evolving financial services needs of our local and international clients. We provide a full spectrum of corporate and investment banking services, backed by the universal banking capabilities and financial strength of Standard Bank Group, a leading bank in Africa. We develop working investment solutions by leveraging our on-the-ground expertise and extensive local networks, and coordinate and execute our clients’ financing and banking requirements within and across continents.

As Africa’s largest bank by assets, Standard Bank is a trusted financial services partner to governments, parastatals, larger corporates, financial institutions and international counterparties. As an African bank who calls this continent home, our understanding of local risks and opportunities makes us the right partner for those investing in this important African market.

Sectors in Angola

Angola is Africa's second-largest producer of oil and has substantial mineral resources. As a leader in commodity-related financial services and trade finance, Standard Bank realises significant value for our clients who are investing in key sectors in Angola.

Through our project finance team, Standard Bank creates customised solutions that draw on sector and product expertise from across the bank. We have particular experience in: 

  • Oil and gas

This sector is a major contributor to Angola’s economy. Our team of oil and gas specialists provide in-depth advisory and structuring capabilities that meet the requirements of participants across the oil and gas value chain.

  • Mining and metals 

Angola is richly endowed with mineral wealth. The sector benefits the economy and provides a source of funding for other sectors with higher multiplier effects, presenting numerous opportunities for investors and businesses.

  • Power and infrastructure

With huge unmet demand in this sector, it presents significant opportunities for those with an expert partner who can advise on and secure appropriate funding on the best possible terms.

  • Telecommunications and media 

As a comparatively new sector in Africa, it is well-supported by international investors. The sector is currently dominated by telephony but data services are gaining prominence.

With in-depth understanding of local market conditions and drivers, and our experience in emerging markets, Standard Bank develops client-focused solutions that are customised to each client's unique investment requirements. We leverage Standard Bank's extensive presence to create cross-border solutions, supported by our global network of experts with world-class risk and capital management systems.

With expertise in the sectors driving real growth and development in Africa, invest with Standard Bank Angola, your financial partner for growth on this continent we call home.

Products and service in Angola

Our Corporate and Investment Banking unit serves clients with leading solutions in corporate finance advisory and financing. With local expertise in Angola and access to regional specialists through Standard Bank Group, clients have access to solutions based on a real understanding of the market and teams that are driven to make progress real.

Our investment banking team supports growth in Angola by providing expert advice to corporates and institutions across the spectrum of corporate actions, from assembling and underwriting long-term financing to the structuring of complex and specialised products. Angolan corporates and institutions will soon be making greater use of capital markets for their investment and funding needs, which Standard Bank is supporting with corporate banking expertise and specialist technical advice. We also leverage our international connections into China (through our relationship with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China), Brazil, Dubai, London and New York. 

We provide trusted advisory to guide your business in Angola, with innovative solutions including: 

  • Corporate finance advisory
  • Transaction structuring across debt and equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public to private transactions, including leveraged acquisitions
  • Corporate and debt restructuring
  • Capital raising
  • Valuations.

Our broad financing capabilities extend to major projects across diverse sectors, both domestically and across borders. We continue to assist our corporate clients with their local and international expansion plans, and assist local and national governments with their funding requirements and infrastructure projects, contributing to improvements across the continent. Our financing services include: 

  • Debt primary markets
  • Equity capital markets
  • Project finance
  • Diversified lending and leverage
  • Real estate finance
  • Vehicle asset finance.

Our Global Markets team provides clients with access to the market using various funding, risk mitigation and yield enhancement strategies through structured and innovative solutions across multiple asset classes. Consideration is given to all aspects of proposed solutions including capital and regulatory issues, documentation, timing of execution, accounting, tax and exchange control.

Our in-country market expertise enables us to provide and execute sophisticated market solutions, across:

  • Corporate hedging solutions
  • Foreign currency hedging solutions
  • Money Market solutions
  • Foreign exchange.

Our transactional banking team offers products that add value to the way clients deal with the cash management cycle of their respective businesses. Increasingly, clients are utilising Standard Bank de Angola’s intermediation capabilities to address the challenges in managing their liquidity. We strive to continuously introduce solutions that allow better liquidity management as well as an increasingly efficient circulation of funds.

Our comprehensive transactional products and services include:

  • Cash management
  • Account management 
  • Payments
  • Collections
  • Liquidity management
  • International trade services

These are underpinned by leading electronic banking solutions.

Contact Standard Bank de Angola, a leading corporate and investment bank backed by Standard Bank Group, for a financial advisor and banking partner that leads the way in investing in Africa.

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Standard Bank de Angola S.A.

Belas Business Park
Edíficio Kuando Cubanjo
6 to 8th floor

 +244 923 190 888


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