Standard Bank has been named leading Investment Bank in Africa by EMEA Finance for the seventh consecutive year. The 2014 African Banking Awards reaffirm Standard Bank’s leading position in capital markets on the continent with the group earning the title of Best Investment Bank in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The awards recognise Standard Bank’s depth of knowledge and expertise across the continent, with accolades received across Southern, East and West Africa. “Despite increasing competition from regional and global banks, Standard Bank’s performance in the capital markets space in Africa continues to impress us,” says Christopher Moore, CEO of EMEA Finance.
Standout transactions contributing to the group’s achievement of 11 awards include Kenya’s US$2bn Eurobond, the largest debut bond from an African sovereign; the block trade carried out in Uganda’s Umeme; and the IFC’s local currency bond in Rwanda.
“We are pleased to have been recognised by EMEA Finance in this way. Awards such as these are an important external endorsement of our ability to leverage the Standard Bank Group extensive presence across the continent for the benefit of our clients. This, combined with our unique sector expertise, cross-border and product capability give us the platform to deliver world-class capital market transactions as evidenced by our role in key deals across the continent,” says Tasha Ferreira, Head, Corporate and Investment Banking, Stanbic Bank Botswana.
Over the years, the Standard Bank Group has built strong in-country advisory capabilities in a number of key markets, including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Mozambique delivering a full range of corporate and investment banking services to clients across various markets. The bank has a strong capability across key sectors, namely; Mining & Metals, Oil & Gas, and Power & Infrastructure. Standard Bank’s strategy is to continue to cement its presence on the continent in order to assist clients seeking to do business in Africa.
“To our customers and all our stakeholders, we thank you for your support in helping Stanbic Bank Botswana be the Best Investment Bank in Botswana and reaffirm our dedication towards moving Batswana forward,” continued Ferreira.
The latest EMEA African Banking Awards add to Standard Bank Group’s list of accolades received at the 2013 EMEA Finance Achievements Awards, where the bank was named Best Merger and Acquisition (M&A) House, Best Securitisation House and Best Syndicated Loan House in Africa.
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