Sponsors

  • Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets with a unique footprint across 20 African countries. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, we are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
    Standard Bank has a 153-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise outside southern Africa in the early 1990s.
    Our strategic position, which enables us to connect Africa to other select emerging markets as well as pools of capital in developed markets, and our balanced portfolio of businesses provide significant opportunities for growth.
    The group has over 54 000 employees, over 1 200 branches and 8815 ATMs on the African continent, which enable it to deliver a complete range of services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking and wealth management. Standard Bank's Corporate & Investment Banking division offers its clients banking, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services to connect selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other. It has strong offerings in mining and metals; oil, gas and renewables; power and infrastructure; agribusiness; telecommunications and media; and financial institutions.
    Normalised headline earnings for 2015 were R22 billion (about USD1.7 billion) and total assets were R1.98 trillion (about USD128 billion). Standard Bank’s market capitalisation at 31 December 2015 was R184 billion (approximately USD11.8 billion).
    The group’s largest shareholder is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank, with a 20.1% shareholding. In addition, Standard Bank Group and ICBC share a strategic partnership that facilitates trade and deal flow between Africa, China and select emerging markets.
    For further information go to www.standardbank.com
  • Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

    There are those who understand the laws of money and then there are solutionists. At RMB we are passionate about solving problems for our clients by asking the hard questions. We challenge accepted thinking. We analyse and seek solutions beyond the obvious. We are innovative in our thinking and turn challenges into opportunities. We call ourselves Solutionist Thinkers who deliver on Traditional values. Innovative ideas.

    Our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, our client-centric solutions and our belief that great minds don’t always have to think alike, is what sets us apart.

    As a respected talent brand we create an environment where exceptional people can create their own opportunities. While our competitors all employ smart, hard-working, self-motivated people – it is the opportunities we afford our talent that makes the difference.

    As the corporate and investment banking arm of FirstRand Bank Limited (which is wholly-owned by FirstRand Limited) RMB has access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries, including representative offices and branches in the UK, India, China, and the Middle East.

    Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX), FirstRand Limited is the largest listed financial services group (by market capitalisation) in Africa. The Group is differentiated by its owner-manager culture and operates through a portfolio of four franchises: RMB; First National Bank (FNB); WesBank; and Ashburton Investments.

    For more information please visit: www.rmb.co.za

  • Investing Across the TMT Spectrum
    IFC channels investments toward private companies that bridge the digital divide by building modern communications infrastructure and information technology businesses. By making technology more widely available in developing countries, these investments give local populations access to the latest applications, systems, best practices & wider markets, accelerate GDP growth and increase productivity. Our TMT Clients: Our clients range from tech start-up firms to global mobile operators. For smaller firms we offer venture financing, encouraging private sector investment in markets traditionally considered too risky. For larger firms we offer debt, syndication and loan guarantees. IFC in TMT: 20+ Years experience making TMT investments in emerging markets; Arranged and provided $8.3 billion in financing to over 115 telecom and IT projects in developing countries; Global TMT investment team with offices in over 80 countries. IFC is: Largest multilateral source of private sector financing in emerging markets; Resources and know-how of a global development bank with the flexibility of a merchant bank; Promoter of environmental, social, and corporate governance standards; $50+ billion portfolio spread across 111 countries in over 2000 companies. Financial Products: Equity and Early Stage Equity; Quasi-Equity; Subordinated Debt; Risk Guarantees ; Revolving Credit Loans; Project and Corporate Loans; Syndications; Local Currency Financing. TMT Investment Areas: Telecoms; Satellite; Sub-Marine Cables; Wireless/Cellular; Fiber Backbones; Broadband; Towers; Managed Services; Media; Infrastructure; Applications ; Content; Technology; Information Security; Data Centers e/m Payment Systems; IT & IT Enabled Services; Hardware/Devices

 

Media Partners

  • TMT Finance News is the leading provider of exclusive news on telecoms, media and technology financing and investment activity globally. TMT Finance News is published weekly and includes exclusive and comprehensive news on telecom financing, M&A and investment activity, strategy shifts, pricing, executive people moves, deal data including new mandate opportunities, price benchmarking, comment and insight. The TMT Finance online news archive includes over 4000 searchable articles on deal activity. More information at www.tmtfinance.com

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