FirstRand Bank has a multi-disciplinary investment banking team with presence across key global jurisdictions including South Africa, London, Nigeria, Kenya and India. In India, the Investment Banking team specialises in providing customised solutions to its clients for domestic and cross-border transactions. The team has delivered multiple successful transactions in India and in the Indo-Africa corridor for its corporate clients across multiple sectors.

Domestic M&A and equity capital markets

We offer bespoke advisory solutions to our clients seeking support for M&A, joint ventures and capital raise. While most corporate and investment banks compete on similar products basis, it is our people that distinguish us from the rest. FirstRand Bank India is a values-driven organisation where human development is far more important than just the results. We make sure that we employ the right people with similar values to our own, and then give them the freedom to thrive and innovate.

Special situations and debt capital markets

Under the investment banking umbrella of solutions, FirstRand Bank India offers coverage across domestic and international investors seeking to invest into special situations and structured credit and debt capital markets products. We offer bespoke structuring solutions and bring them to our clients looking at raising non-dilutive growth capital, refinancing solutions, shareholder exits and recapitalisation.

Cross-border M&A

We offer cross-border M&A advisory solutions to corporates operating across the Indo-Africa corridor. The team has successfully assisted multiple Indian and African corporates with acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures in India and Africa. A strong team based in Mumbai is assisted by established corporate finance deal makers in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Lagos and London.

Principal Investments

We offer a unique Principal Investments (PI) funding solution in South Africa. This business works seamlessly with and spans across our Investment Banking Division. It provides us with the ability to structure, advise and fund bespoke transactions in the mezzanine or shareholder layers of the capital structure. We are able to deploy this solution in all of the major asset classes, typically by providing quasi-debt or preferred equity funding at either company or shareholder levels. We have now built this capability in the Indian market leveraging off the skills of our PI business globally.

Corporate and Investment Banking Solutions

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