Together with our clients, we build partnerships that change the lives of millions.

We don't just conclude deals. We embark on journeys with our clients that have a positive impact on the communities and the people of Africa.

We understand that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

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Helping our people achieve their ambitions, in the right way, is at the very heart of our philosophy.

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Reliable power for community upliftment

Reliable power for community upliftment.

Our clients have dreams for a sustainable future. By providing the financial backing for them to see their renewable power and energy projects through, we were recognised with four international awards. These accomplishments strengthen our belief that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

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More micro loans allowing small business to grow

More micro loans allowing small business to grow.

Because we enabled our client’s vision to become the largest micro lender in Zambia, they were able to offer more customers micro loans to start and grow their small businesses, and support their families and communities. This is testament to our belief that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

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Helping the economy shine

Helping the economy shine.

When our client had a goal to increase production and grow their diamond cutting and polishing business, they turned to us to secure funding in order to make this vision a reality. Today, they are helping to make Botswana’s economy shine, by investing in local skill development and contributing to the country’s successful mining industry. Proof that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

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Affordable and locally made life-saving medicines

Affordable and locally made life-saving medicines.

When our client identified the need to manufacture malaria and HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals locally, they turned to our proven cross-border trade capabilities and knowledge of African markets to manage their risk and enhance their working capital across the continent. Not only does this partnership improve trade relations and create additional opportunities, it also ensures improved quality of life on a day-to-day basis. Proof that when ambitions changes lives, we all prosper.

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Sustainable growth of local fuel production

Sustainable growth of local fuel production.

Our client’s vision was to produce a bio-fuel that emits 60% less greenhouse gas than petrol. By helping them to realise this vision, they were able to shape a greener future for Mauritius, and produce fuel-grade ethanol that can be used as a fuel mix locally. Thus they reduced the need and costs that come with importing fossil fuel, and created jobs to help boost the economy. Proof that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

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Bringing quality healthcare closer to the people

Bringing quality healthcare closer to the people.

With our expertise and financing solutions, our client plans to build six new hospitals and refurbish a seventh, realising their vision to provide rural communities with access to quality healthcare. In the near future, more Ghanaians will be able to reap the benefits of healthcare services closer to home. This deal shows that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

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Catapulting local business onto the global stage

Catapulting local business onto the global stage.

Our client’s vision was to transition from a successful African company to one of Europe’s leading enterprises. By assisting them to enhance their international credit profile and create more growth opportunities, the company was able to be redomiciled from Egypt to the Netherlands. Proof that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

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Powering education for future generations

Powering education for future generations.

Our client’s vision was to provide renewable energy that adds capacity to the grid. By providing the financial support needed to construct a thermal power plant, our partnership is answering growing energy demands and creating a brighter future for Kenyans. Proof that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

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Facilitating over 450 000 cross-border Forex transactions across Africa

Facilitating over 450 000 cross-border Forex transactions across Africa.

Whatever our client’s foreign exchange ambitions, we’re always thinking ahead and exploring new possibilities to help realise their goals anywhere in the world. Through our team of experts, multiple award winning technology, market-leading risk management solutions and extensive research, we facilitate better multi-currency trade and even better opportunities for our clients. Once again demonstrating that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

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Euromoney for Best Investment House and Best M&A House in Africa

Euromoney for Best Investment House and Best M&A House in Africa

While enabling our clients' ambitions, we were recognised as Best Investment Bank and Best M&A House in Africa.

Each of our stories begins with our clients' vision. When we partner with them, we are able to structure deals that make a real difference and have far-reaching impact. Together we hope to grow economies, uplift communities and enable Africa and her people to reach their full potential.

In helping our clients to realise their dreams, we were awarded both Euromoney's Best Investment Bank in Africa and Best M&A House in Africa - true testament that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

Euromoney for Best Domestic Cash Management House

Euromoney for Best Domestic Cash Management House

By partnering with our clients to optimise their working capital, they voted us Best Domestic Cash Management House.

Each day, our clients are able to achieve their business objectives with our tailor-made cash management solutions. So, when we were awarded Euromoney's Best Domestic Cash Management House in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, SA, UK, Zambia and Zimbabwe, it strengthened our belief that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

While realising our clients' dreams for a sustainable future, we've become leaders in funding power and energy initiatives

While realising our clients' dreams for a sustainable future, we've become leaders in funding power and energy initiatives.

Our clients have powerful ambitions. By providing the financial backing for them to see their renewable power and energy projects through, we were recognised with four international awards. These accomplishments strengthen our belief that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.

Barclays is the trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register No. 122702), registered in England with registration number 1026167 and its registered office at 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. Barclays Africa Group Limited’s Corporate and Investment Banking, is a division of Absa Bank Limited (Reg. No 1986/004794/06, an Authorised Financial Services Provider and registered Credit Provider Reg. No NCRCP7). Absa Bank Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.

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Barclays is the trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register No. 122702), registered in England with registration number 1026167 and its registered office at 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. Barclays Africa Group Limited’s Corporate and Investment Banking, is a division of Absa Bank Limited (Reg. No 1986/004794/06, an Authorised Financial Services Provider and registered Credit Provider Reg. No NCRCP7). Absa Bank Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.

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