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Your consumer sector partner that will drive your business growth. We understand your business landscape, and with our well-established presence across Africa as well as holistic and innovative Agri-business, CPG and Beverages as well as Retail sector knowledge, we can help you to drive your growth.

Agribusiness
Financing the planet’s future food supply

Institutional regulation and economic freedom vary widely across Africa. Given this complexity, our specialist business teams in 20 African countries understand the regulatory environment and are well-positioned to identify suitable local partners and evaluate opportunity against risk.

Watch the hightlights from the  Agriculture in Africa webinar

Consumer Packed Goods & Beverages
The African consumer – the new market opportunity

In this era of rapid change, traditional business models have had to make way for more flexible and innovative solutions. Our substantial investment in technology and digital platforms enables us to offer our clients forward-looking solutions that meet their demands for convenient and accessible services in out-of-town locations.

Retail
Real growth for retailers

Standard Bank has the product capabilities and retail industry expertise to enable our retail clients and investors to  build a sustainable retail footprint on the continent.

Deals within the Consumer Sector
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Standard Bank partners with Heineken in support of their proposed acquisition of Distell

Standard Bank has issued a R19,670,000,000 guarantee on behalf of Sunside Acquisitions Proprietary Limited (part of the Heineken Group) to support Heineken’s proposed acquisition of Distell Group Holding Limited.

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Coca Cola Beverages Africa, USD330 million

Standard Bank was the lead arranger and sole lender for funding facilities of USD330 million to Coca Cola Beverages East Africa, a subsidiary of Coca Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA). The funding was used to refinance existing facilities, strategic investments and for general corporate purposes.

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East Africa Breweries Limited USD65m MLA and Lender

Following an RFP process, Standard Bank was awarded a USD65 million deal in a total funding transaction worth USD110 million (KES equivalent) for East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL).

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Streamlining Shoprite’s funding processes in Africa

Africa’s largest retailer, Shoprite, partnered with Standard Bank to streamline its funding processes across the continent and navigate the currency matching of cash flows for their presence countries.

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Agrivision is investing in its farming operations which are significant in the Zambian agricultural industry

Agrivision a subsidiary of Zeder /PSG group, is a vertically integrated agribusiness company operating in local and regional markets and is the market leader in the Zambian grain industry. 

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Cervejas de Mozambique, S.A. is a subsidiary of AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer with operations on every continent

Locally, CDM is the leading producer of alcoholic beverages and boasts a market share of in excess of 90% (by volumes) with brands such as 2M, Impala and Castle Lite.

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Clive Potter

HEAD: CLIENT COVERAGE, SOUTH AFRICA

"The African continent represents some of the largest consumer opportunities globally. With over USD400bn in consumer spend and a rapidly urbanising and youthful population, the Consumer sector is well positioned for growth on the continent."

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Fradreck Shoko
Head, Consumer Global
Karen Van Der Westhuizen
Head, Consumer SA
Fathima Onia
Executive, Consumer SA
Linda Manda
Executive, Agribusiness
Piotr Stulinski
Head, Retail Coverage
Khetha Mazibuko
Executive, Retail
Frederick Crawford
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Charles Amoadbeng-Nkrumah
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Simon Reeves
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Nnenna Okoro
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Chintu Ling’Omba
South and Central Africa
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