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Supporting economic progress through power and infrastructure

As a bank dedicated to driving Africa's growth, our Power and Infrastructure practice is at the core of our purpose as a business and central to our vision for Africa's growth and its future prosperity.

Power and infrastructure form the foundational pillars of growth across the African continent and we are committed to supporting you in developing Africa through finance or refinancing any power and infrastructure transaction, with minimal risk and volatility for you.

Some of the Benefits

Local specialist expertise

We provide specialist, local capabilities and expertise to deliver world-class solutions to you

Innovative solutions

Our deep industry and country insights help us provide you with innovative solutions, and connect you to the right partners

Established African presence

For over 150 years we have connected the relevant players across the African continent

Access latest trends

Our specialists with on-the-ground expertise are able to advise you on the latest trends within your industry
Our Offering

We offer a comprehensive suite of financing and advisory solutions for the power and infrastructure sector, including:

  • Financial advisory services, including project advisory, procuring authority advisory and M&A advisory
  • Project equity placement and corporate equity raising
  • Local currency funding on a corporate, structured or project basis
  • Project finance
  • Asset and structured finance
  • Structured trade and commodity finance
  • Export credit funding
  • Working capital facilities
  • Customised vendor financing solutions for construction companies
  • Bridging finance facilities
  • Price risk management and hedging products
  • Foreign exchange, interest rate and fuel hedging
  • Acquisition finance facilities
  • Equity investments
  • Transactional products and services
Why talk to us
  • Unlock opportunities for you: We identify potential projects for you and assist to originate deals across Africa.
  • On-the-ground expertise: Our sector specialists have comprehensive and on-the-ground knowledge of the energy and infrastructure sector.
  • Innovative financing solutions: Our holistic, leading-edge equity raising and debt financing solutions are customised to your specific requirements.
  • Universal support and capabilities: We are able to provide an end-to-end solution, from transactional capabilities, finance and access to global markets.
  • A single experience across countries: We understand that as a multinational company you may experience complexity when navigating different regulatory requirements. We not only assist in navigating regulations, but also ensure that you have the same banking experience across locations.
  • Optimising the value chain: Our expertise across energy and infrastructure helps us optimise your financing requirements along the entire value chain, from fuel supply and transportation to electricity generation and distribution.
  • Leaders in renewable energy projects: We are active in renewable energy projects, such as solar and wind energy, and waste-to-energy projects.
  • Our Offering
  • Why talk to us

We offer a comprehensive suite of financing and advisory solutions for the power and infrastructure sector, including:

  • Financial advisory services, including project advisory, procuring authority advisory and M&A advisory
  • Project equity placement and corporate equity raising
  • Local currency funding on a corporate, structured or project basis
  • Project finance
  • Asset and structured finance
  • Structured trade and commodity finance
  • Export credit funding
  • Working capital facilities
  • Customised vendor financing solutions for construction companies
  • Bridging finance facilities
  • Price risk management and hedging products
  • Foreign exchange, interest rate and fuel hedging
  • Acquisition finance facilities
  • Equity investments
  • Transactional products and services
  • Unlock opportunities for you: We identify potential projects for you and assist to originate deals across Africa.
  • On-the-ground expertise: Our sector specialists have comprehensive and on-the-ground knowledge of the energy and infrastructure sector.
  • Innovative financing solutions: Our holistic, leading-edge equity raising and debt financing solutions are customised to your specific requirements.
  • Universal support and capabilities: We are able to provide an end-to-end solution, from transactional capabilities, finance and access to global markets.
  • A single experience across countries: We understand that as a multinational company you may experience complexity when navigating different regulatory requirements. We not only assist in navigating regulations, but also ensure that you have the same banking experience across locations.
  • Optimising the value chain: Our expertise across energy and infrastructure helps us optimise your financing requirements along the entire value chain, from fuel supply and transportation to electricity generation and distribution.
  • Leaders in renewable energy projects: We are active in renewable energy projects, such as solar and wind energy, and waste-to-energy projects.

Investing in renewable energy

The World Bank estimates that just over 60% of sub-Saharan Africa's population is without electricity. Read more about how we invested in 435MW of renewable energy in South Africa and 37 MW in Namibia in 2018. 

Emerging energy landscape

The advent of renewables, new storage technologies present Africa’s utilities with an opportunity to increase capacity and efficiency while re-kindling their appeal to investors. Read more

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Stephen Barnes
Global Head: Power and Infrastructure

We are passionate about driving Africa’s growth through Power and Infrastructure and in partnering our clients in their ongoing contributions to this critical sector

Deals in the Power and Infrastructure Sector
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Standard Bank paves the way for local currency lending

In a first-ever guarantee collaboration with the development finance institution Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique S.A. (Proparco), Standard Bank assembled an innovative local funding structure for the construction of a ZAR 950 million 45-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in Namibia.

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Stephen Barnes
Global Head: Power and Infrastructure
Rentia Van Tonder
Head: Renewable Energy, Power and Infrastructure
Aadil Cajee
Head Infrastructure, Client Coverage
Pascal Bernous
Executive: Business Development, International
Natalia Dias
Regional Head: Power and Infrastructure, Americas
Zen Dlamini
Head: Power and Infrastructure, SA, Client Coverage
Patrick Guo
Head: Regional Coverage, China
Florence Wanja
Head: Power and Infrastructure, Kenya
Jeannot Boussougouth
Executive: Power and Infrastructure
Folake Ademiluyi
Head: Power and Infrastructure, Nigeria
Jorge Mucambe
Power and Infrastructure, Mozambique
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