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No one knows Africa like we do

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150 years of African heritage

Beyond our company ethos and 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.

With over one and a half centuries of experience – and a significant footprint across the continent – we are a proudly pan-African institution that believes in building courageous partnerships that work.

In doing so, we go to extraordinary lengths to exceed expectations. We challenge limits and close distances, connecting people to opportunities across borders, languages and cultures.

Because African ingenuity knows no boundaries, neither do we.

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A truly pan-African bank

We’re a forward-thinking African business with a local presence in 10 countries across the continent, making us ideally positioned to solve regional challenges. 

Absa Group Limited is a listed, diversified financial services provider headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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

Our presence on the continent includes regionally-coordinated coverage in 12 markets with on-the-ground banking capabilities in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia – and representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria.

We provide global reach through our international offices situated in London and New York.

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Our capabilities and expertise

Our Corporate and Investment Banking business is a leader in African capital markets and offers a comprehensive suite of products, with the ability to leverage a unique combination of local presence and global reach.

Turning an investment opportunity in Africa into something exceptional requires a financial services partner on your doorstep who can offer universal solutions to meet your business needs.

Our industry leaders work in Africa’s key sectors to bring possibilities to life across a comprehensive suite of corporate and investment banking services.

As one of Africa's largest listed banking groups, we harness our deep understanding of investment flows, market participants, sector trends and regulations to unlock value for our clients across the continent.

Bringing our African ingenuity to key global corridors

Transforming an investment opportunity in Africa into something exceptional requires a financial services partner on your doorstep who can offer universal solutions to meet your business needs.

Our International offices, located in London and New York, deliver the continent of Africa to you.

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With the right perspective, any vision is possible

Commercial Property Finance with a positive outlook.

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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.

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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 sales opportunities.  

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R1,3 billion commercial property development finance

Absa backs local development with R1.3 billion loan, attracting additional foreign investment to the region.

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Largest corporate bond issuance in Nigeria’s history

Absa acts as joint lead issuing house in allocating NGN100 billion in unsecured bonds in Nigeria’s largest corporate bond issuance in history.

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Curro Holdings secures a landmark R1 billion

Absa continues to support Curro’s instrumental role in changing the education landscape.

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Absa assists J&J Group to fulfil its capital requirements with R166 million deal.

The R166 million deal affirms Absa’s continued commitment towards empowerment financing in South Africa.

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Absa supports London-based private equity firm to grow its African footprint

R45 million deal helps London-based business to acquire South African company, Efficient Group Limited.

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Absa plays critical role in US$225 million deal

Absa cements position as only African bank to be involved in financing of the two jumbo tower companies, HIS and Helios Towers.

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Absa participates in R15 billion Eskom deal

Absa’s R2.5 billion participation partially funds Eskom’s requirement for capital expenditure and general corporate purposes.

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R450 million deal supports Kaap Agri’s growth plans

Absa backs Kaap Agri, the largest co-operative company in the Western Cape to ensure the business maintains a strong presence and influence in the agricultural sector.

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Absa participates US$12.5 million in US$25 million Mauritius-based deal

Absa remains the only African bank involved in financing UK-based Helios Towers.

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Absa supports South African mining sector with R500 million loan

A R500 million revolving credit facility supports Gold Fields, one of the world’s largest gold mining firms.

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Absa contributes US$300 million to record natural gas project

Absa backs Total South Africa in the Area 1 Mozambique LNG project, a landmark project that will transform Southern Africa.

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2020

Best Trade Finance Services and Best Online Portal in Africa

Global Finance Awards

Best Cash Management Services and Best Payment Services in Africa

EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards

Best M&A Bank in Africa

Global Finance World’s Best Investment Banks Awards 2020

Excellence in Leadership in Africa

Euromoney

2019

Market Leaders: Ghana & Zambia

Euromoney 2019

Best Service Overall (Ghana)

Euromoney 2019

Corporate Debt Deal of the Year

Bonds & Loans Africa - Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Awards 2019

Best Investment Bank in Tanzania

The Banker Transaction Banking Awards 2018

2018

Best Cross-border M&A Deal in Africa

EMEA Finance - African Banking Awards 2018

Best M&A House in Africa

EMEA Finance - African Banking Awards 2018

Best IPO in Africa: Vodacom, Tanzania

EMEA Finance - African Banking Awards 2018

Refinancing Deal of the Year: Bujagali Hydro Power Project

IJ Global Awards 2018

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