Standard Bank Group has been named by the prestigious Global Finance magazine as the best investment bank in South African and Africa. This is in addition to the growing list of accolades the group has already received this year, in recognition of its capabilities and achievements.
Head of Standard Bank Investment Banking South Africa, William Blackie, said that the recognition is testament to the group’s knowledge and expertise in finance for major projects in all of our key sectors and highlights the group’s ability to advise clients on and implement significant domestic and cross border deals in emerging markets.
“Winning this Global Finance accolade is particularly significant as it is an acknowledgement of our commitment to our clients as they grow in and across Africa. In addition, it highlights our depth of expertise, the benefit of our domestic operations in key African markets and our ability to facilitate cross border transactions,” says Mr Blackie.
“Standard Bank is uniquely positioned to provide its clients with solutions across a broad product range, together with deep sector expertise and service excellence,” says Mr Blackie.
Assessment of the Global Finance awards drew input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology experts. The judges considered a number of factors, including market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation. Deals announced or completed in 2011 were considered.