Africa’s most innovative bank named
By MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Standard Bank Group said it had been acknowledged as the Most Innovative Investment Bank from Africa for the year.
The accolade has been given out at the 2015 investment banking awards.
Bill Blackie, Head, Investment Banking at Standard Bank Group, hailed the award.
“We are proud to have received further industry recognition as a leading and innovative bank that can truly call Africa home,” Blackie said.
Standard Bank is Africa’s largest banking group by assets and operates in 20 countries on the African continent and other key markets globally.
Its team of investment banking specialists has played a critical role in a series of landmark deals across the African continent in a variety of key sectors, such as mining and metals, oil and gas, power and infrastructure
“Each deal stands out as an example of innovation that benefits our clients, investors and the communities they touch. They also demonstrate how the group seeks to drive transformation in key markets,” said Blackie.
Blackie said the award-winning deals highlighted Standard Bank’s focus on placing sector expertise at the heart of client engagement.
This was at a time when multinational corporates are rapidly increasing investment in Africa, and revising their business strategies on the continent to benefit from increasing growth and rising consumer spending
“Our heritage and footprint put us in a strong position to capitalise on the business opportunities available in Africa.”
– CAJ News
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