Corporate and Investment
Sign in

BEE Sector

Sectors BEE landing banner

Leverage our BEE expertise for your business growth

We seek a competitive advantage in the SA economy by being a market leader in the funding of BEE transactions. We aim to build sustainable, long-term relationships with BEE companies and corporate clients through transaction structures that derive value for both parties and the bank, and in particular positions BEE companies for their next level of growth. 

Our Client Coverage team will engage with you across all sectors to understand your strategy and needs and translate these into appropriate financial products and services working alongside our internal product partners. These services include Advisory, Principal Finance, Structured Finance, Corporate Finance, Treasury Solutions and Transactional Products and Services.

Some of the benefits

Market-leading sector expertise

Helping you to identify opportunities through our in-depth sector insights

Risk Management

We understand generic and sector specific codes and legislative frameworks

Strong bank balance sheet

Assisting you in debt, mezzanine and equity solutions

Structuring capability

We can assist in structuring the right solution for you
Our offering
  • Our first step in any potential BEE deal is to understand and refine the transaction rationale, potential partners, long-term strategy, short-term tactics and eventual value to be derived through the BEE partnership.
  • As we have chosen an expansionary approach that seeks to increase the volume of BEE funding that we provide, as well as the number of players who can build sustainable BEE companies, we engage as widely as possible using our broader franchise group to seek out winning teams that we can support.
  • Our relationship with BEE clients and SA corporates engaged in BEE transactions is long-term. We leverage our vast network and expertise to introduce relationships which are backed by our strong suite of products and solutions.
Why talk to us
  • We have committed to deepening and broadening the sector by supporting the expansion and operational evolution of existing empowerment companies, while also identifying and developing the next generation of BEE companies.
  • Our established commitment to the sector means that we identify and nurture new entrants by identifying the partnerships and synergies that ensure the success, diversification and growth of this rapidly expanding ecosystem.
  • We also assist BDE companies to actively target the suppliers of South Africa’s large corporations, allowing these companies to benefit from procurement legislation by progressively owning the entire supply value chain.
  • With a solid history in supporting the development of this sector in South Africa, we also have in-depth insights into the challenges that you may face and our well-established capabilities ensure that we help you to navigate the common pitfalls and find the right solutions for you.
  • Our offering
  • Why talk to us
  • Our first step in any potential BEE deal is to understand and refine the transaction rationale, potential partners, long-term strategy, short-term tactics and eventual value to be derived through the BEE partnership.
  • As we have chosen an expansionary approach that seeks to increase the volume of BEE funding that we provide, as well as the number of players who can build sustainable BEE companies, we engage as widely as possible using our broader franchise group to seek out winning teams that we can support.
  • Our relationship with BEE clients and SA corporates engaged in BEE transactions is long-term. We leverage our vast network and expertise to introduce relationships which are backed by our strong suite of products and solutions.
  • We have committed to deepening and broadening the sector by supporting the expansion and operational evolution of existing empowerment companies, while also identifying and developing the next generation of BEE companies.
  • Our established commitment to the sector means that we identify and nurture new entrants by identifying the partnerships and synergies that ensure the success, diversification and growth of this rapidly expanding ecosystem.
  • We also assist BDE companies to actively target the suppliers of South Africa’s large corporations, allowing these companies to benefit from procurement legislation by progressively owning the entire supply value chain.
  • With a solid history in supporting the development of this sector in South Africa, we also have in-depth insights into the challenges that you may face and our well-established capabilities ensure that we help you to navigate the common pitfalls and find the right solutions for you.
Deals in the BEE Sector
SA Taxi 14 x Image set revised
Standard Bank drives progress in South Africa’s taxi industry

Standard Bank acted as Financial Advisor, Transaction Sponsor, Lead Mandated Arranger and Co-Funder to longstanding client SA Taxi on their recent 25% equity partnership transaction with the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO).

Sanlam x 14 Image set
Innovative transformation deal secures local and global buy in

In a structure requiring no equity injection from the participating shareholders, Standard Bank acted as sole financial advisor, sole transaction sponsor and funder to Sanlam on its transformational R8 billion B-BBEE transaction completed in March this year.

Africa China Agent Proposition from Standard Bank image set
Landmark deal transforms South African securities industry

Standard Bank’s innovative funding of Nkholi Consolidated Investments’ ZAR 760 million purchase of Peregrine Securities has seen the creation of Legae Peresec, South Africa’s largest securities trading business.

Ntlai Mosiah
Ntlai Mosiah
Head: BEE Sector

BEE is a fundamental driver of growth and development in the South African economy. It is a critical pillar of our democracy and seeks to create a South Africa that is aspirational yet inclusive. Our BEE commitment speaks to our belief, that Africa is our home and we drive her growth.

Ntlai Mosiah
Head: BEE Sector
Vusi Riba
Executive: BEE Sector, Client Coverage
What we offer
Advisory
Advisory

Expert insight and analysis

Principal Finance image set
Principal Finance

Innovative equity financing

Cash Management image
Cash Management

Secure and reliable payment collections across Africa