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Think Africa. Think RMB

We believe Africa is the new frontier and investment destination.

Seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa right now, which is why we believe Africa is the new frontier and investment destination. With the highest rate of return on investment in the world – we believe that the paradigm has shifted from ‘should one invest in Africa’, to ‘managing the risk of not being in Africa’.

Raising capital can however be a daunting task in Africa, which is why potential investors need a reliable, on-the-ground financial services partner who understands the unique challenges and regulatory frameworks of doing business in Africa. RMB is that partner and gateway for investors in Africa.


Our African Footprint

RMB is a signatory to Nepad and plays an active role in the ongoing economic transformation of the African continent.

RMB is a proud and leading African investment bank. As the investment banking arm of the FirstRand Group, we have representative offices and subsidiaries in the UK, India, China, and the Middle East and access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries.

Through FirstRand, our parent company, RMB is a signatory to Nepad (New Partnership for African Development) and we play an active role in the ongoing economic transformation of the continent. From a development perspective, we constitute a critical pool of capital and expertise. Our activities help to build the social, financial and infrastructural foundations of both South Africa and the African continent.


Our deal footprint in Africa encompasses the following countries:


RMB Offices   RMB Representative Offices   Countries with FirstRand Subsidiaries
1. South Africa   4. Angola   6. Botswana
2. Namibia   5. Kenya   7. Lesotho
3. Nigeria         8. Mauritius
            9. Mozambique
            10. Swaziland
            11. Tanzania
            12. Uganda
            13. Zambia
               



RMB unlocks value in Africa

The need for infrastructure development, agriculture and consumer goods in Africa is critical. RMB has advised on and financed many infrastructure development projects, resource finance projects, mergers and acquisitions and property developments in Africa over multiple sectors.


Deals in Africa

RMB FLAG FLIES HIGH IN TANZANIA

RMB co-arranges US$250-million sovereign loan for United Republic of Tanzania.

Rand Merchant Bank is proud to have acted as co-mandated lead arranger and co-bookrunner for the recent US$250-million syndicated loan to the Ministry of Finance of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.

  Contact Ato Gyasi on +27 11 282-1827 or email ato.gyasi@rmb.co.za or
Ian Lessem on +27 11 282-1440 or email ian.lessem@rmb.co.za
   

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MONEY. FOR AFRICA. (RESOURCE FINANCE)

RMB commits resources, for resources in Africa.

Rand Merchant Bank is committed to the sustainable future of the African continent and its people, with financial solutions available for resource deals that develop Africa’s mining and energy potential.

  Contact

Henk Deist on +27 11 282-4345, email henk.deist@rmb.co.za or
Gary Buisansky on +27 11 282-8417, email gary.buisansky@rmb.co.za for your project funding needs in Africa
   

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THINK AFRICA. THINK RMB.

Winner of the ACQ Global Awards 2011, Africa – Investment Bank of the Year and M&A Advisory of the Year.

Rand Merchant Bank has established itself as an award-winning investment banking solutions provider to its clients in over 35 countries in Africa, across a wide range of industries.

  Contact

Michael Larbie on +27 11 282-1233 or email michael.larbie@rmb.co.za for more information on what RMB can do for your business
   
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  Contact Us on +27 11 282 8000, or email rmbafrica@rmb.co.za



Africa – the new frontier

We believe Africa offers many sustainable investment opportunities.

Africa is not just one country. It is a vast continent with 54 sovereign states with multiple and often fragmented economies and territories, rules, regulations, stakeholders and markets. Yet, many countries in Africa are facing the same challenges: lack of infrastructure, a need for basic services such as water and telecommunications, financial services, trade finance and distribution networks. We view these challenges as sustainable investment opportunities.

Other compelling reasons to invest in Africa right now are:

  • Africa is home to some of the world’s rarest resources
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa has risen six-fold in the past decade
  • In the period since 2002, the overall size of the African economy has more than trebled
  • Twenty-seven African countries have already attained middle income status
  • Africa offers significant opportunities across resources, agriculture, consumer and infrastructure multiple sectors – with US$2.6-trillion of revenue expected by 2020 across:
  • Agriculture is the most important sector of the African economy and accounts for 65% of the continent’s employment and 75% of its domestic trade
  • After Asia, Africa has the second-largest population in the world right now
  • Inter-Africa trade has grown at a CAGR of 19% over the last ten years
  • Large parts of sub-Saharan Africa have become more peaceful



Accolades for Africa


RMB has received several industry accolades for its innovative solutions to complex transactions across a wide range of industries the past couple of years – making it one of the leading corporate and investment banks in Africa.

 

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  Our Africa presence
RMB covers the continent from its South African base.
We provide the full spectrum of investment banking services to all industries, making us one of the leading financial and business partners on the continent.


We have funded various infrastructure development projects in over 35 African countries the past decade, ranging from ports, dams and energy installations to mines, railways and factories.

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Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a diversified financial services brand encompassing investment banking, fund management, corporate banking and advisory services. All businesses in the RMB brand stable form part of the wider FirstRand Group.