STANDARD Bank, Africa’s largest lender by assets, said it had scooped five regional deal accolades in The Banker Deals of the Year Awards 2015.
The financial firm won under the categories of Islamic Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, High Yield Leverage Finance, Securitisation and Structured Finance as well as Infrastructure and Project Finance.
Officials said these awards recognised excellence for deals completed across Africa, taking into account the various categories for deal submissions.
ldquoWe are delighted to have been the recipient of these awards,rdquo said Bill Blackie, Deputy Head, Investment Banking and Head of Client Coverage (South Africa) Standard Bank.
ldquoWinning in these various regional categories demonstrates our capability and experience in supporting clients in key sectors that are vital for the continued growth and development of the continent.”
According to Standard Bank, the judges used a wide range of criteria in selecting the winning deals, with a g emphasis on the degree to which client objectives were met as well as the deal complexity, innovation, speed of execution and pricing performance.
ldquoThese awards underscore Standard Bank’s innovative approach within the respective sectors and products, with real value derived for our clients and investors.
“Our deals demonstrate how we are partnering our clients to bringing about a transformational change in the markets in which we operate,” said Blackie.
Source : CAJ News Agency