Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Banking serves the diverse needs of governments, parastatals, larger corporates, financial institutions and international counterparties. We have concluded many deals that cross function, business line and region, and provide a comprehensive range of products and services to our clients through our cross-functional teams. Our market-leading solutions cross global markets, investment banking, and transactional products and services, supported by trusted advisory and research capabilities.
Standard Bank has expertise in industry sectors most relevant to real growth and development in Africa, focusing on the mining and metals; oil and gas; power and infrastructure; financial institutions; telecommunications and media; and consumer sectors. We have an extensive Real Estate capability. We also have expertise in relevant sectors at a country level, including diversified industries (including automotive), healthcare and pharmaceuticals, international development groups, and the public sector.
Standard Bank played an instrumental role in Liquid Telecom’s recent ZAR 6,55 billion acquisition of South African communications network operator Neotel. The deal expands Liquid Telecom's footprint in Africa, enabling them to better service corporate South African and multinational clients.
Nina Triantis, Global Head of Telecommunications at Standard Bank believes that the current convergence between telecommunications, technology and media provides a new lens through which to understand Africa’s rapidly evolving growth - and future potential.
Key global consumer themes are now also evident and relevant in Africa. Combined with new technologies this presents Africans with a real opportunity to participate – as producers and suppliers of consumer products – in the world’s rapidly evolving and expanding consumer market.