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ICE Brent front month (USD per barrel): 110.09
ICE RB Coal - close (USD per tonne): 75
XAU/USD - Gold (USD per troy ounce): 1300.2

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1-year swap (bid): 6.2439
R157: 6.685

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GBP/ZAR: 17.6370
USD/ZAR: 10.4920

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Structured Asset Finance

RMB maintains a dominant position in Aircraft and Rail Finance in Africa.
RMB’s Structured Asset Finance (SAF) team specialises in select asset classes with a focus on client funding requirements in both local and cross-border strategic African jurisdictions.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Aircraft Finance
  • Mining Asset Finance
  • Rail Finance
  • Structured, Big-ticket Leasing and Lease Discounting Transactions
  • Structured Debt Solutions for asset-intensive corporates.

The team forms part of RMB’s Investment Banking Division providing access to multi-disciplinary skills and solutions as well as local and international third party funding sources. We consider the impact of our clients’ currency, regulatory, legal, tax and accounting needs with a preference for transactions having with a funding requirement exceeding ZAR100 million (or foreign currency equivalent).

We maintain a dominant position in Aircraft and Rail Finance in Africa acting as Operating Lessor and/or Financier structuring financing solutions for either on or off balance sheet requirements.

Our dealmakers are based in Johannesburg, South Africa and have extensive experience in originating and executing innovative structured transactions in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.


  Contact Greg McKenzie on +27 11 282 8143

Debt Capital Markets (DCM)

RMB leads the advisory, arrangement and facilitation of corporate bonds in South Africa’s debt capital market.

The team has been recognised as the Best Debt Origination Team at the JSE Spire Awards for the past three consecutive years.

Our DCM team offers corporate clients, government and parastatals in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa on- and off-balance sheet financing solutions to meet their capital raising requirements. The team works across multiple sectors, asset classes and currencies and has specialist legal and regulatory skills. Clients benefit from having access to multi-currency public and private market liquidity and the team’s strong relationships with rating agencies. We tailor-make solutions for each client by employing a number of instruments including: corporate bonds, securitisations, commercial paper and syndicated loans.

RMB continues to lead the advisory, arrangement and facilitation of corporate bonds in South Africa’s debt capital market and has been recognized as the Best Debt Origination Team at the JSE Spire Awards for the past three consecutive years.


  Contact

Ayanda Sisulu-Dunstan on +27 11 269 9721
Barry Martin on +27 11 282 8118

Specialised Distribution Solutions

RMB has strong distribution and syndication capabilities across Africa, Europe and India.

Our unique investor relationships in the South African and offshore markets provide us with strong   distribution and syndication capabilities across Africa, Europe and India. We offer our clients an all-inclusive financing package to meet their needs, through either syndication with other parties to raise the required finance and/or underwriting and distributing the debt or equity instruments. We have developed credit fund solutions to enable our investor clients to invest alongside RMB into our debt transactions.


  Contact

Nishen Padayachee on +27 11 282 8087

Equity Capital Markets(ECM)

RMB is the uncontested leader in South African IPOs.

Our ECM team through RMB Morgan Stanley, has been involved in many of the largest public offerings and private placements of primary and secondary equity and equity-related securities in South Africa – making us the uncontested leader in South African IPOs. Through our joint venture with Morgan Stanley, we are able to offer our clients an exclusive equity distribution and research platform with global reach.


  Contact

Justin Bothner on +27 11 282 4150

Infrastructure Finance

RMB has extensive experience in structuring funding for the government sector and parastatals.

The need for infrastructure development in Africa is critical. RMB has funded various infrastructure development projects in South Africa and several African countries the past decade. Our experienced, multi-disciplinary team is active across all key infrastructure sectors, ranging from power, renewable energy and information communication technology (ICT), to healthcare and transport. We have extensive experience in structuring funding solutions that meet the unique accounting practices and requirements of the government sector and parastatals. 

Our partnership approach with our sponsors, together with our strong asset class and jurisdictional knowledge, enables us to underwrite, arrange and provide committed facilities across the whole capital structure, including senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity.


  Contact

Werner van Oudenhove on +27 11 282 8121

Leveraged Finance

RMB’s Leveraged Finance team develops and structures innovative, multi-disciplinary and integrated financial solutions across the entire debt financing spectrum.

The Leveraged Finance team in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa develops and structures innovative, multi-disciplinary and integrated financial solutions for clients wishing to implement and effect: corporate acquisitions; BEE transactions; balance sheet optimisation; recapitalisations; management buy-outs; and leveraged buy-outs undertaken by equity sponsors and investment holding companies.

The team covers all aspects of debt financing, including:

  • BEE
  • Debt arranging
  • Debt structuring advisory
  • Term debt funding (senior, mezzanine and hybrid capital funding solutions)
  • Corporate bonds issuances (convertible bond issuances)
  • Preference share funding and perpetual preference shares

  Contact

John Ehlers on +27 11 282 8257
Sundeep Naran on +27 11 282 1137

Real Estate Finance

We structure long-term debt solutions for the listed property sector and owners of large, unlisted portfolios.

We are active in all areas of the real estate finance market in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, ranging from the funding of shopping centres and office developments, to the structuring of long-term debt solutions for the listed property sector and owners of large, unlisted portfolios. Our partnership with the RMB Westport Africa Property Development Fund enables us to provide holistic solutions to our clients.


  Contact

Simon Fifield on +27 11 282 1270

Resource Finance

We have extensive experience in the funding of the mining and metals, and oil and gas sectors in Africa.

Our experience in both mining and metals, and oil and gas in South Africa and Africa is varied, giving us a thorough understanding of the sector and its key drivers. The team meets clients’ financing requirements through:

  • BEE structuring and financing
  • Acquisition finance (mergers and acquisitions, debt finance arrangements, lending)
  • Corporate debt solutions and restructurings
  • Project finance
  • Junior mining and principal finance

  Contact

Henk Deist on +27 11 282 4345
   

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Commodity Finance and Securitisation

Our structured trade and commodity finance experts are committed to the commodity value chain and offer clients innovative solutions.

Our structured trade and commodity finance team offers a range of services including cross-border, self-liquidating, commodity-linked transactions. Headed by a seasoned professional, this team prizes the personal relationships that lead to innovative solutions.


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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.