We are a client centric team that provides market leading term funding solutions for large corporates in sub-Saharan Africa. Our clients include predominantly large listed corporates and multinationals, financial institutions, state owned companies and sovereigns.

Our team works independently and in conjunction with other product teams from RMB, such as Corporate Finance and other sector financing teams to offer bespoke client focused solutions. The team also collaborates with RMB’s Structuring and Distribution team to enable large underwritten transactions.

Our dealmakers are industry experts who have years of specialist knowledge of our sub-Saharan African markets which enables us to maximise opportunities for our clients in Africa. Our team provides innovative debt financing solutions that address the following client needs:

  • Balance sheet optimisation
  • Capital structure and debt financing advisory
  • Acquisition finance through bridge, guarantees or term financing
  • Corporate and BEE Preference Share financing
  • Capital expenditure financing
  • Off balance sheet structures
  • Multicurrency financing facilities
  • Ordinary course of business term financing

The team spans across Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos and Nairobi. In addition, we have in-country presence in 9 other African countries, ensuring our team can deliver leading finance solutions across the continent.

Syndicated loans and preference shares – recent examples of deals:

  • RCL Foods - 65bn syndicated refinance debt package
  • RBH – R6bn syndicated preference share facility and R2bn syndicated RCF
  • Distell – R1.65bn syndicated term loan package
  • Mediclinic – R2.2bn term debt package and redeemable preference shares
  • Peermont – R4.1bn refinance of senior debt package
  • PanAfrican Resources – R1bn syndicated term loan package
  • RMI Holdings – R7.5bn redeemable preference shares

Structured solutions – recent examples of deals:

  • Implats – Convertible bonds, and the concurrent repurchase of USD200m and R2.672m convertible bonds due in 2018
  • RMI and Hastings – R6bn preference share underwrite
  • First Quantum – USD2.2bn dual tranche Eurobonds
  • Remgro – GBP350m exchangeable bond

Acquisition finance – recent examples of deals:

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