Corporate and
Investment Banking

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

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

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.

2022 Absa Awards

Global Finance

World’s Best Investment Bank Awards

Global Sector Award - Best Investment Bank in Power/Energy

African Region Award - Best Equity Bank

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Awards

Global Sector Award - Best Investment Bank in Power/Energy

Sub-Sahara Africa Investment Bank of the Year


Global Sector Award - Best Investment Bank in Power/Energy

African Region Award - Best Equity Bank

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Trade Finance and Working Capital

Mitigate trade risks, ensure payment security and maximise your working capital. Regardless of the complexity of your business, we help you manage the risks involved in trade through our specialised finance and guarantee solutions that ensure payment and even out cash flow.

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Global Markets

Expand your horizons – trade in global markets. With over 300 sales, trading and research employees, on-the-ground presence in 10 African countries and an extensive deal track record in a further 20 countries – we invite you to leverage the strength of our intellectual capital, access to African markets and leading technology platforms.


Investment Banking

Growing your business, is our business. By leveraging our deep regional knowledge and our advisory, financing and capital raising expertise – our award-winning, internationally experienced teams will tailor an ideal solution to help drive your strategic goals through organic or acquisitive expansion, domestically, regionally and internationally.

Committed to delivering innovative funding for ground-breaking collaborations

Scaling new heights in Nigeria’s capital markets

Absa Capital Markets Nigeria Limited successfully completed the Dangote Industries Limited Series 1 bond offering, allocating NGN 187 billion across a 7- and 10-year fixed-rate deal. The recently closed transaction marks the largest corporate bond issuance in the history of the Nigerian capital markets.


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.


Heirs Holdings and Transcorp Deal

Funding partner to Heirs Holdings and Transcorp, for their USD 1.1 billion acquisition of OML 17. Enabling economic development in Nigeria and strengthening Heirs Holdings and Transcorp’s impact on local communities. That’s Africanacity.