CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANKING
Standard Bank has been present in Namibia since 1915 with the first commercial bank opening in Lüderitz in August 1915. Our Namibian operation has grown to be a major player in the local market with representation across the country.
We service the evolving needs of local and international clients through our universal banking offering, delivered by 1752 employees at 58 branches, along with 297 ATMs and our advanced online banking services. We have the widest branch and ATM network in the country.
Our Corporate & Investment Banking team combines an in-depth understanding of local market conditions and drivers. With our experience in emerging markets, we can develop client-focused solutions, customised to each client’s unique requirements. Moreover, we are able to leverage Standard Bank’s extensive presence to create cross-border solutions, supported by our global network of experts along with world-class risk and capital management systems.
Our Corporate and Investment Banking team services a substantial share of the local market in the public, mining and metals, and financial services sectors. As a global leader in commodity-related financial services, we are well positioned to realise significant opportunities in Namibia’s mining and agricultural sectors. We have strong capability in key strategic sectors namely power, infrastructure, oil and gas, mining and metals as well as property finance.
Within the Corporate and Investment Banking Division, the Bank not only provides investment banking services to corporate clients inclusive of full service bank offerings, but also further draws on the deep resources across the Standard Bank Group in its delivery of innovative solutions to clients.
Standard Bank Namibia was bestowed the ‘Best Investment Bank in Namibia Award’ as recently presented by EMEA Finance when it announced its winners at its 10th African Banking Awards 2017.
EMEA Finance recognizes retail and investment banks, asset managers, brokers and advisers for their accomplishments across the year. Winners exemplify the sound, sustainable management required to switch gears and temper strategies when their business environments change direction.
Our success lies essentially in our local knowledge and relationships where our relevant corporate and investment banking experience and have long term relationships with, among others, the following businesses with multinational and local corporations in the country, mobile network operators as well as Government ministries and parastatals. Our expertise, skills and footprint leverage speaks to our combined local knowledge with our global pool of specialist understanding across products, industry sectors and geographies. And lastly, our tailor made solutions play a pivotal role as we are well positioned to deliver bespoke and value enhancing solutions that are tailored to the Namibian operating environment.
Furthermore, as part of Standard Bank Group, the Bank has a physical presence on the African continent ensuring a deep understanding of the markets in which it operates with a primary focus on its client’s needs and priorities, as well as in North and South America, Europe, the Middle-East and China. This gives our clients the benefit of having access to t he latest innovative solutions in the financial sectors across the world as well as enhancing our capability to raise capital internationally for our African clients.
Standard Bank is recognised for being ‘the leading investment banking franchise in Namibia’ with excellent capabilities in debt capital markets, advisory and debt arranging. It provides investment banking services to large corporate clients within its Corporate and Investment Banking department.
The Corporate and Investment Banking department has a portfolio which includes most of the leading local entities as well multinationals across the country’s key sectors such as Financial Services, Power & Infrastructure, Consumer as well as Government & Public Service clients.
The Standard Bank brand is internationally well known and trusted for its capability to handle large and complex transactions in an efficient and innovative manner.