No one knows Africa like we do

As a leader in African capital markets with a comprehensive suite of products, we have a unique ability to leverage our local presence and global reach


150-years of African heritage

Beyond our wealth of experience – our bravery to imagine and our will to get it done makes us the right partner to bring your African vision to life.



A truly pan-African Bank

With a local presence in 10 countries across the continent, we are ideally positioned to solve regional challenges.



Extensive reach and expertise

With our extensive branch network, our team of 41 000 and a customer base of nearly 12 million, we are one of Africa’s most respected banks.


Home to brave ideas


Why Letters of Credit remain the safest, surest way to connect buyers and sellers in international trade transactions.

International trade transactions are simple – exporters sell something and expect to be paid on time in an acceptable currency, while importers buy something and expect to receive what they pay for on time.





Risk Management

What do liberalised exchange controls mean for South African investors, asset managers and pension fund members? We find out in this episode of Coffee Break Commerce

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Committed to delivering innovative funding for ground-breaking collaborations

Building a new standard for investing in Africa

With the bravery to imagine and the will to get things done, our Absa Nigeria team acted as Joint Lead Issuing House on the @DangoteCement deal, the largest corporate bond offering in the history of the Nigerian capital markets. The Absa Nigeria team acted as Joint Lead on the Dangote Cement Plc Deal, allocating NGN 116 billion across a 5-, 7-, and 10-year fixed-rate deal. This is the largest corporate bond offering in the history of the Nigerian capital markets.

Greening Affordable Housing with Transcend

Absa is proud to have supported and enabled the “greening” of the Transcend rental portfolio by providing a R147.5m green loan.  Transcend has Edge Certified a third of their portfolio and the remaining certifications will be rolled out in the short term. Edge Certification, the gold standard of residential sustainability measurement, ensures properties are at least 20% more energy, water and embodied energy materials efficient.

Delivering pan-African excellence on a global scale

We are proud to have served as a Joint Global Co-ordinator and Bookrunner for Bidcorp's first €200 million syndicated multi-currency revolving credit facility. We also served as the Mandated Lead Arranger and Facility Agent.

Funding solutions as abundant as the air that we breathe

We are proud to have acted as the Joint Mandated Lead Arranger for Air Liquide's R5.9 billion where we refinanced a portion of the acquisition of Sasol's air separation units located in Secunda, South Africa. This is the biggest oxygen production site in the world.

Setting the scene for Africa’s digital growth

We are proud to have acted as the mandated lead arranger, facility agent and original lender to fund the acquisition of MultiChoice’s increased stake in BetKing.

Innovative restructuring solutions for sustainable business growth

We helped Tongaat Hulett restructure their R6.3 billion debt package.

Engineering a shared vision for a connected future

Absa advised IHS on the acquisition, and sale and leaseback of 5,709 telecommunication towers from MTN in South Africa in a deal worth R6,4 billion. Through this transaction, IHS will enter South Africa and become the largest independent tower company in the country.

Innovative financing for sustainable growth

We are proud to have contributed R1.65bn and further leveraged our dedicated ESG financing team, to structure a R1.7bn sustainability-linked tranche that supports environmental protection and inclusive growth for our client Exemplar REITail Limited.

East Africa Breweries Deal

We are proud to have concluded a R2.5 billion transaction with Teraco to expand digital connectivity in Africa. The deal includes R2billion for a data centre construction in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and R500 million to provide liquidity and optimise capital structure for improved shareholder returns. This funding will accelerate growth in Teraco’s business, enabling them to sign up many large new clients while increasing their services to existing clients.

Creating sustainable economies through impactful development

Developing and investing in commercial and residential property requires specialised focus, honed expertise and the right financial collaborators. Our team of multi-disciplinary experts continually assess markets for opportunities that offer sustainable growth streams.

Building a better Africa with innovative financing solutions

Our partnerships are made possible by a dedicated team of property finance experts with extensive experience in structuring tailor-made, innovative financing solutions. We are excited to have successfully assisted Gateway Real Estate Africa (GREA) in funding the development of their 90-unit residential complex in Nairobi.

Redefining the future through green energy finance

Green, clean, energy is the way to go.

Our R5,2bn deal with Globeleq demonstrates our commitment to the financing of clean energy and the acceleration of investments that make a sustainable impact on the communities we serve.

The bravery to imagine. That’s Africanacity.

Two bronze cogs

Collaborating in responsible lending to create sustainable economies.

Absa has paved new collaborative pathways in the form of a US$50 million risk-sharing facility with Development Financial Institution and Impact Investor, CDC Group.

Two bronze cogs
The Harbour Arch Building

CIB partnership

It takes partners with strong foundations to build a brighter future. We’re proud to have successfully funded the Amdec Group for the construction of Harbour Arch, a mixed-use development comprising six residential towers.

The Harbour Arch Building
Africa seen from space

Enabling Africa’s Digital Transformation

Contributing R2.5 billion in capital funding to Teraco's data centre infrastructure development. That's Africanacity.

Africa seen from space
A solar panel array

Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power plant

Refinancing of R958M

A solar panel array
PWC Building

We see potential from every angle

Commercial Property Finance with a positive outlook.

PWC Building
A modern building

With the right perspective, any vision is possible

Commercial Property Finance with a positive outlook.

A modern building
An industrial harbour

Commercial property deal expected to boost local economy by R8 billion

New Absa deal expected to inject R2 billion into South Africa's economy and attract R6 billion worth of new business sales opportunities.

An industrial harbour
Aircraft Turbine

Aircraft finance deal boosts Angola’s national carrier

Absa assists Angola’s national air carrier in acquiring six De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircrafts to the value of US$55 million.

Aircraft Turbine
Bridge over water

Finance deals expand the portfolio of Africa's largest property investor

Absa successfully concludes first cross-border CPF transaction to the value of US$40 million in Mozambique.

Bridge over water

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We provide tailored solutions, and advisory to meet growing energy and infrastructure demands



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