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Stanbic Bank Named Kenya’s Best Investment Bank


NAIROBI, Kenya, Juk 29 – Stanbic Bank Kenya has been recognized as Kenya’s Best Investment Bank by EuroMoney Awards for Excellence 2020, making it their second win with the Global Institution. 

This award is recognition to Stanbic Bank’s ability to deliver solutions across a range of products and services to its customers and further demonstrates a breadth of capabilities in terms of client-driven business across debt, equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, corporate advisory, and areas such as foreign exchange and cash management.

Stanbic Bank Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Anton Marais said, “This recognition speaks volumes of our track record and is a pleasing achievement in Kenya’s highly competitive investment banking environment where we are up against both local and international competitors.”

The award further reaffirms the bank’s leading position in structuring relevant and innovative financial deals for its Corporate & Investment banking customers. It also demonstrates Stanbic’s unparalleled investment banking capabilities and expertise in financial advisory across the country and the pan-Africa region which has awarded them the International EMEA Award for 12 years consecutively.

Jonathan Muga, Head of Investment Banking Kenya added that, “We understand the intricacies of the Kenyan market and have the experience, skill and relationships to assist our clients negotiate the often challenging and complex financial and regulatory environments in Kenya and beyond. Delivering solutions for our clients that allow them to accelerate and grow their portfolio is our focus and this accolade is evidence that we are on the right track and are making an impact for our clients and the nation at large.”

For over a decade, Stanbic Bank Kenya has been ahead of the pack, leading investment banking for years and enabling key projects to materialize and help drive not only Kenya but the region at large. The bank has also maintained an efficient use of capital and strong collaboration between divisions. Highlighting this, Stanbic Bank’s investment in Sustainable Financing gained recognition when they received the most innovative and ground-breaking deal in 2019 for their involvement in closing Kenya’s first-ever Green Bond by Acorn Project (Two) Limited Liability Partnership, a Sh4.261bn 5-year fixed-rate green project bond.

This was the first Green Bond to be issued in East Africa and the first corporate issuance to be listed on both the Nairobi Securities Exchange (“NSE”) and the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”). It was also the first senior secured bond in Kenya and the first corporate bond to be rated by Moody’s in East Africa. Providing sustainable solutions to customers through the development of affordable and environmentally-friendly rental housing in Kenya, led Acorn to receive the Climate Bonds initiative award for ‘New Market Green Pioneer: Kenya”. This award was in recognition of the organization’s best practices and innovation in green investments in emerging markets.

Stanbic Bank Kenya is a member of the Standard Bank Group which continues to demonstrate its commitment to the continent, its growth, and the financial sector. Under EuroMoney awards for excellence 2020 the Group successfully won eight other awards – Best Investment Bank in Africa, Best Bank for Wealth Management in Africa, Best Bank for Transaction Services in Africa, Best Investment Bank in Nigeria & Malawi and Best Bank in South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.

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