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RMB's presence across the globe

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Africa

RMB is the partner and gateway for investors in Africa.

We have an extensive pool of investment banking talent and fixed income, currency and commodities experts who understand the African business landscape. We have over the past two decades concluded many high-profile deals across multiple sectors in over 30 countries in Africa – making us a leading investment business partner on the continent.

We have funded various infrastructure development projects in Africa, ranging from ports, dams and energy installations to mines, railways and factories. Apart from mining and natural resources, Africa offers many investment opportunities in: real estate, consumer services, health, transport, financial services, services and logistics, energy, agriculture, tourism, construction, education and information communications technology (ICT).

Regardless of whether your business is well-established, or if you are venturing into Africa for the first time, access to finance is a key consideration. RMB’s knowledge of local financing requirements, legal and jurisdictional frameworks, backed up by the expertise and balance sheet of FirstRand Bank, enable us to service the rapidly expanding African economy. 

United Kingdom

RMB is the leading South African bank in Eurobond issuance for South African issuers.

Rand Merchant Bank operates in the UK as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited (London Branch).

We give international investors access to sub-Saharan debt products in both hard and local currency. We leverage our local investment banking network to provide unique and bespoke investment products to the international investment community. In addition, RMB London provides investors with innovative solutions to access private equity and debt opportunities in Africa via fund structures and risk sharing initiatives.

RMB London provides companies with physical operations in sub-Saharan Africa, access to a truly international purpose-built investor base with specific appetite for sub-Saharan debt products, as well as balance sheet lending. This has allowed RMB to become the leading South African bank in Eurobond issuance for South African issuers.


Contact Martin Richardson in London on +44 20 7939 1731 or email martin.richardson@rmb.co.uk

India

FirstRand Bank is the first bank from Africa to be granted a full-scale commercial banking licence in India.

FirstRand Bank is the first bank from the African continent to be granted a full-scale commercial banking licence in India.

The India Branch, based in Mumbai, primarily focuses on Investment Banking, Fixed Income, Currency and Commodity products, Trade Finance as well as Debt Capital Markets and other structured products.

The Branch provides services to Indian corporates who are looking to do business in Africa and African corporates who are looking to do business in India.


Contact Sriram Narayanan in India on +91 22 6625 8604 or email sriram.narayanan@firstrand.co.za
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China

The FirstRand Group’s vision is to be the African financial services group of choice by growing its franchise in the broader African continent, targeting trade and investment flows between Africa, China and India.

FirstRand's Chinese Representative Office is located in Shanghai. Through this office we facilitate the financing of cross-border trade between Africa and Asia, including the provision of banking products and services to financial institutions in the region. We are also well positioned to provide advisory services for inward investment into Africa.

In July 2009, FirstRand Bank formed a strategic partnership with China Construction Bank (CCB). This partnership aligns two leading banks on two strategic continents to facilitate banking opportunities in the China-Africa corridor.

Through our Representative Office and our strategic partnership with CCB we are well positioned to provide our clients with a holistic banking offering.


Contact Erwin Pon in South Africa on +27 011 282 4202 or email Erwin.Pon@rmb.co.za
Julia Zhu Jin in China on +86 216 210 0909 or email Zhu.Jin@firstrand.co.za

Middle East

FirstRand operates a fully-fledged Representative Office based in Dubai.
FirstRand operates a fully-fledged Representative Office in the Middle East, based in Dubai.

Through this Representative Office, we are able to facilitate the financing of cross-border trade between Africa and the Middle East. We also offer a full range of banking products and services to South African entities with a presence in the region. In addition, we are able to offer investment advice for Middle Eastern companies investing in Africa.


Contact Naveen Agarwal in Dubai on +97 14 371 3620 or email naveen.agarwal@firstrand.co.za