Corporate and Investment

Telecommunications, Media and Technology Sector

Connecting you to the right partners in the telecommunications, media and technology sector

With our long-standing track record in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology sector (TMT), our established presence across Africa, as well as our connectivity and access to international players both strategic and financial, we are the go-to-institution to help you with your needs across all TMT sub-sectors. 

We are active across many verticals including mobile, tower infrastructure sharing, fibre and enterprise telecoms, data centres across the media sub-sectors as well as in technology including hardware distribution, software, business process outsourcing and fintech. We also cover private education across the continent.

As a trusted partner, we are committed to journeying with you to navigate challenges and identify growth opportunities.

Deals in the TMT Sector
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Global partnership set to increase connectivity and boost economic growth

Standard Bank acted as Financial Advisor on a deal between SA fibre infrastructure and Internet Services Provider, MetroFibre Networx, and French investment company STOA Infra & Energy, in a transaction that will increase South African businesses’ and households’ access to open fibre.

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Airtel Ghana Limited, Loan Facility, USD100 million

Stanbic Bank Ghana and The Standard Bank of South Africa (Standard Bank) served as mandated lead arranger, underwriter, security agent and lender for the loan facility to Airtel Ghana Limited.

Our offering

We offer a comprehensive suite of financing and advisory solutions for the telecommunication, media and technology sector, including:

  • Corporate Finance advisory including capital raise advisory services
  • Equity Capital Markets on International and African Exchanges
  • Debt Capital Markets (Eurobond as well as local bonds) and mezzanine finance
  • Syndicated lending, including:
    • Bridge and vendor finance
    • Acquisition finance
    • Selectively, equity finance
    • Structured trade and asset finance
  • Transactional Services including:
    • Account opening
    • Collections,
    • Host to host
    • Employee banking
  • Interest rate and foreign exchange hedging, spot and forward
  • Integrated banking solutions across our retail and corporate offering as well as Wealth
Why talk to us
  • Identify market opportunities: With our extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, we can help you to identify new opportunities across Africa.
  • We deliver: We have a well established track record since the early 1990’s in Africa built on deep cross sectoral expertise, our wide footprint across the continent as well as the ability to offer multi product solutions in multiple jurisdictions. Our teams across South Africa and the continent as well as in London, New York, Dubai and Beijing have been covering the sector for many years.
  • Global specialisation and sector expertise: Leverage our deep global sector expertise and partner with us to assist you in identifying industry opportunities and navigating local market risks.
  • Universal support and capabilities: We are able to provide an end-to-end solution, from transactional capabilities, finance and access to global markets.
  • On-the-ground expertise: Our sector specialists have comprehensive and on-the-ground knowledge of the telecommunications and media and technology sector.
  • Access to capital: As Africa’s largest financial services group, we have strong cross-sector relationships and contact with a broad investor base, making us a leader in bringing capital into the industry.
  • Our offering
  • Why talk to us

We offer a comprehensive suite of financing and advisory solutions for the telecommunication, media and technology sector, including:

  • Corporate Finance advisory including capital raise advisory services
  • Equity Capital Markets on International and African Exchanges
  • Debt Capital Markets (Eurobond as well as local bonds) and mezzanine finance
  • Syndicated lending, including:
    • Bridge and vendor finance
    • Acquisition finance
    • Selectively, equity finance
    • Structured trade and asset finance
  • Transactional Services including:
    • Account opening
    • Collections,
    • Host to host
    • Employee banking
  • Interest rate and foreign exchange hedging, spot and forward
  • Integrated banking solutions across our retail and corporate offering as well as Wealth
  • Identify market opportunities: With our extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, we can help you to identify new opportunities across Africa.
  • We deliver: We have a well established track record since the early 1990’s in Africa built on deep cross sectoral expertise, our wide footprint across the continent as well as the ability to offer multi product solutions in multiple jurisdictions. Our teams across South Africa and the continent as well as in London, New York, Dubai and Beijing have been covering the sector for many years.
  • Global specialisation and sector expertise: Leverage our deep global sector expertise and partner with us to assist you in identifying industry opportunities and navigating local market risks.
  • Universal support and capabilities: We are able to provide an end-to-end solution, from transactional capabilities, finance and access to global markets.
  • On-the-ground expertise: Our sector specialists have comprehensive and on-the-ground knowledge of the telecommunications and media and technology sector.
  • Access to capital: As Africa’s largest financial services group, we have strong cross-sector relationships and contact with a broad investor base, making us a leader in bringing capital into the industry.
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Nina Triantis
Global Head: Telecommunications, Media and Technology

TMT continues to be a very dynamic sector, particularly in sub-sectors of Telecoms and in Technology, driven by global and Africa specific trends of digitisation, technology related disruption as well as consumer and business led underlying dynamics.  We see continued strong interest and investment across many of the verticals by existing as well as new operators, infrastructure funds and other financial investors alongside the private debt as well as the public debt and equity capital markets.

Get in touch
Nina Triantis
Global Head: Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Jurgen Heppe
Executive Vice President Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Kumbirai Gundani
HEAD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY SOUTH AFRICA
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