Structured asset finance
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
We arrange direct or indirect funding for corporate businesses, government and parastatals.
Since our team offers tailor-made solutions for each client, we are able to employ a number of instruments, including corporate bonds, securitisations, commercial paper and syndicated loans.
Contact Ayanda Sisulu-Dunstan on +27 11 269 9721 or Barry Martin on +27 11 282 8118.
Distribution and syndication
Our unique investor relationships in the South African and offshore markets provide us with strong distribution and syndication capabilities. Our objective is to 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. Our market pricing knowledge and investor appetite ensures that our Investment Banking division structures deals are in line with investor demand.
Contact Nishen Padayachee on +27 11 282 8087.
Equity capital markets
Our highly experienced and top-rated team will assist you with the structuring, raising and underwriting of new equity capital, the placing or buyback of existing equity capital, and the provision of structured equity solutions. Through our successful equities joint venture with Morgan Stanley (RMB Morgan Stanley, a leading trader of JSE listed stocks) we are able to offer an exclusive equity distribution and research platform with global reach.
Contact Justin Bothner on +27 11 282 4150.
Infrastructure and project finance
We tailor funding solutions for infrastructure assets and projects throughout Africa, and have concluded deals in over twenty African countries. Our experienced, multi-disciplinary team is active across all key infrastructure sectors, including: Public Private Partnerships, Power, Renewable Energy, ITC, Roads, Rail, Ports, Water, Industrial and Manufacturing Facilities, and Municipal and State Owned Enterprises.
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. We structure the most appropriate financing solution to meet the needs of our clients, whether for project finance, export credit finance, on-balance sheet lending, or a combination thereof.
We would welcome an opportunity to discuss your infrastructure financing needs with you.
Contact Werner van Oudenhove on +27 11 282 8121
We arrange, structure and provide funding to clients for, inter alia
, acquisitions by corporates, acquisition of shares by BEE companies, general balance sheet optimisation, recapitalisation and leveraged buy-outs undertaken by private equity sponsors. We provide both loan and preference share funding to our clients in South Africa and on the African continent.
Contact John Ehlers on +27 11 282 8257 or Sundeep Naran on +27 11 282 1137.
Real Estate Investment Banking
We are active in all areas of the real estate finance market, 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. We are well renowned for our innovative approach to transactions and this, coupled with our exceptional client service, has been the foundation for many successful partnerships over the years.
Contact Simon Fifield on +27 11 282 1270.
Our team is made up of talented individuals who are able to provide our clients with the best solutions to their finance requirements. Our experience in the resources field is vast and varied giving us a thorough understanding of the sector and its key drivers.
Contact Henk Deist on +27 11 282 4345.
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Commodity Finance and Securitisation
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.