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

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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.

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A truly pan-African Bank


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

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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.

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RISK MANAGEMENT

Just over a year since it opened, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is already showing positive signs of facilitating easier – and cheaper – trade on the continent

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Committed to delivering innovative funding for ground-breaking collaborations

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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

Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power plant

Refinancing of R958M

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We see potential from every angle

Commercial Property Finance with a positive outlook.

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With the right perspective, any vision is possible

Commercial Property Finance with a positive outlook.

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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.

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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.

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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

Our team of hand-picked sector experts combine their specialist skills and regional knowledge to help you unlock real value.

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

We provide competitive finance solutions and regional advisory services to support your African projects

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CONSUMER GOODS & SERVICES

We provide bespoke solutions and advisory to help you adapt to evolving trends and solve regional challenges

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NATURAL RESOURCES & ENERGY

We provide tailored solutions with a long-term view to meet capital and capacity needs across the continent

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AGRICULTURE

We bring specialist solutions and decades of experience to support the full agriculture value chain

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POWER, UTILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE

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

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COVID-19 & BEYOND

Leadership for today and tomorrow

Thoughtful planning, adaptive strategy and decisive action are required to withstand, reshape and progress.

Awards and accolades

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African Region Award - Best Equity Bank

Global Sector Award - Best Investment Bank in Power/Energy

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Local Markets Loan House of the Year

Sub-Sahara Africa Investment Bank of the Year

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2021

Best Equity House in Africa

Best Syndicated Loan House in Southern Africa

Best sub-sovereign syndicated loan:
Industrial Development Corporation’s ZAR917mn loan

Best financial institution bond in Africa:
Absa’s US$500mn ATI perpetual callable issuance

Best IPO in Africa:
IHS Holding's US$378mn IPO

Best corporate bond in Africa:
Bidvest's debut 5NC2 senior unsecured US$800mn issuance

Best financial institution bond in EMEA:
Access Bank's debut US$500mn 144A/Reg S AT1 issuance

Best Ghanaian cedi bond:
Bayport Savings and Loan’s dual tranche GHS74.9mn issuance

Best rand bond:
Toyota Financial Services' ZAR1.066bn multi-tenor senior unsecured issuance

Best local currency bond in EMEA:
Dangote Cement's ₦50bn issuance

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