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Power and Infrastructure Sector

Driving Africa’s Just Energy Transition

The African continent continues to be one of the world’s fastest-growing economic hubs, and prioritising the improvement of Africa’s energy supply is key to unlocking further growth.  As a bank that’s at the forefront of energy transition, we are committed to partnering with businesses and other relevant stakeholders to ensure we find the right energy solutions to improve and drive Africa’s growth. We have deep sector expertise and use our insights to support  energy projects focusing on clean technologies, providing tailored finance  solutions across the value chain.

The continued development of energy infrastructure will result in increased productivity and economic activity for the continent and, as such, our commitment to playing a pivotal role in facilitating the Just Energy Transition in Africa. Standard Bank was  a proud sponsor of the annual Africa Energy Forum, where  we gathered  in discussions about the role that we will play in ensuring the successful facilitation of the Just Energy Transition that benefits the social, environmental, and economic futures of African citizens.

Deals in the Power and Infrastructure Sector
Project Green Light
Standard Bank Group jointly funds USD$75M sustainability-linked facility in East Africa

Standard Bank Group, Citibank, CDC Group and Norfund have jointly funded a USD 75M equivalent (KES 8,240,385,000) Local Currency Sustainable Finance Facility for Greenlight Planet Kenya, one of Africa’s leaders in off-grid solar home solutions.

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.
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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

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Stephen Barnes
Global Head: Power and Infrastructure
Rentia Van Tonder
Head: Power, Client Coverage
Jonathan Muga
Head: Infrastructure
Pascal Bernous
Power and Infrastructure, International
Patrick Guo
Head: Regional Coverage, China
Jeannot Boussougouth
Executive: Power and Infrastructure
Hoosein Chothia
Executive, Client Coverage
Folake Ademiluyi
Head: Power and Infrastructure, Nigeria
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