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Combining African insights with our global expertise, we were recognised as Euromoney's Best Investment Bank and Best M&A House in Africa. Proof that when ambitions change lives, we all prosper.
    Deals Of The Year 2016
    Deals Of The Year 2016
    • Bonds: Corporates: Petra Diamonds $300m bond issue
    • Loans: Naspers $2.5bn multi-currency revolving credit facility
    Financial Mail
    Financial Mail Awards
    • Cross Asset Research: 3rd Risk Management – Roland Rosseau and Seva Gorlach
    • Cross Asset Research: 5th Political Trends and Industrial Relations - JP Davids and Peter Worthington
    • Equity Research: 2nd General Financials - Nick Watts and Chantelle Baptiste
    • Equity Research: 2nd General Retailing - Rod Salmon and Thaule Masemola
    • Equity Research: 2nd Insurance - Larissa van Deventer
    • Equity Research: 2nd Platinum & Precious Metals – Andrew Byrne
    • Equity Research: 3rd Equity Derivatives Research - Mtho Mvubu, Lorraine Mekwa & Jonathan Margolius
    • Equity Research: 4th Financial and Industrial Small & Medium Market Cap Companies - Nick Watts, Christina Steyn and Chantelle Baptiste
    • Equity Research: 4th Gold Mining – Andrew Byrne
    • Equity Research: 4th Telecoms - JP Davids and Louise Pillay
    • Equity Research: 4th Tobacco - Simon Hales (Barclays)
    • Equity Research: 6th Banks - Nick Watts and Chantelle Baptiste
    • Equity Research: 6th Beverages - Simon Hales (Barclays)
    • Equity Research: 6th Household Goods Retailers - Rod Salmon and Thaule Masemola
    • FICC Research: 2nd Credit – Kate Rushton
    • FICC Research: 2nd Technical Research - Judy Padayachee
    • FICC Research: 4th Fixed Interest Securities – Absa Capital
    • FICC Research: 5th International Markets & Economies - Michael Gavin (Barclays) and Peter Worthington
    • Firm Rankings: 1st Fixed Interest Securities Dealing
    • Firm Rankings: 4th Equity Derivatives Dealing
    • Firm Rankings: 7th Administration (Operations and Product Control)
    • Firm Rankings: 7th Equity Sales
    • Firm Rankings: 8th Corporate Access
    • Firm Rankings: 9th Equity Dealing
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    JSE Spire Awards
    JSE Spire Awards
    • #1 Best Bond House
    • #1 Best Repo Team
    • #1 Best Research Team – Credit
    • #1 Best Research Team : Fixed Income
    • #1 Best Research Team : Forex
    • #1 Best Research Team: Economics
    • #1 Best Team – Credit Bonds
    • #1 Overall Best Fixed Income & Currencies House in SA
    • #2 Best Debt Origination Team
    • #2 Best Market Making Team - Government Bonds
    • #2 Best Research Team : Africa
    • #2 Best Research Team Technical Analysis (Forex and Fixed Income)
    • #2 Best Sales Team - Bonds
    • #2 Best Sales Team: Forex & Forex Derivatives
    • #2 Best Structuring Team: Inflation\Credit\Forex
    • #2 Best Team - Inflation Linked Bonds
    • #3 Best Market Making Team: Forex & Forex Derivatives
    • #3 Best Market Making Team: Interest Rate Derivatives
    • #3 Best Sales Team: Interest Rate Derivatives
    • 2 Best Research Team: Quantitative Research
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    Legal Week Awards
    Legal Week Awards
    • 2nd Diversity Initiative of the Year
    • 2nd Senior Corporate Counsel of the Year
    PFI Awards
    PFI Awards
    • Africa Deal of the year – Maamba Collieries
    • Oil Deal of the year – NNPC/Chevron
    • Solar Deal of the year – Ilanga 1
    • Wind Deal of the year  - Mainstream
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    Project Finance Awards
    Project Finance Awards
    • Best natural resources deal: Maamba Collieries’ coal mine in Zambia
    • Best oil and gas deal: NNPC Chevron joint venture financing in Nigeria
    • Best renewables deal: Karoshoek Solar One’s Ilanga 1 project in South Africa
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    SRP Awards
    SRP Awards
    • Best Distributor; Yield Enhancement Products, Africa
    • Best ETF House
    • Best House Commodities
    • Best House Equities
    • Best House Hybrids
    • Best House Interest
    • Best House, Africa
    • Best Proprietary Index Provider
    • Personality of the year; Ryan Sydow
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    The New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards
    The New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards
    • Best Corporate Website for absa.co.za
    • Best Revenue Generating Marketing Campaign/Event for ChatBanking
    • Most Innovative Application for ChatBanking
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    Think Business
    Think Business
    • Barclays Bank of Kenya – Best Bank in Corporate Banking 2016
    African Banking Achievement Awards
    African Banking Achievement Awards
    • Best bond house in Africa
    • Best Convertible Bond in Africa
    • Best Corporate Bond in Africa
    • Best Covered Bond
    • Best M&A deal in Africa
    • Best M&A House
    • Best Privatisation M&A Deal
    • Best Rand Bond
    • Best Sovereign Bond in EMEA
    • Best Syndicated Loan in Africa
    • Best Syndicated Loan in EMEA
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    Deals Of The Year 2015
    Deals Of The Year 2015
    • Bonds: Corporate WINNER: OCP $1.85bn inaugural issuance Bookrunners: Barclays, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley Advisor: Rothschild
    • HIGHLY COMMENDED: EcoBank Malawi $60m letters of credit for fuel importation for Reserve Bank of Malawi
    • High-yield and leveraged finance WINNER: MetAir Investments R1.4bn preference shares and R750m credit facility Bookrunner: Barclays
    • Loans: WINNER: Ghana Cocoa Board pre-export financing facility. Mandated lead arrangers: Barclays, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, KFW Bank, Natixis
    • Securitisation and structured finance. WINNER: INT Towers $800m facility. Bookrunners: Barclays, Citi, Ecobank Nigeria, Rand Merchant Bank, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, United Bank for Africa
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    Euromoney
    Euromoney
    • Best Africa Debt House
    • Best Cash Manager in Africa Sterling Transactions
    • Best Cash Manager in Botswana
    • Best Cash Manager in Ghana
    • Best Cash Manager in Uganda
    • Best Cash Manager in Zambia
    • Best Cash Manager in Zimbabwe
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    Financial Mail Awards
    Financial Mail Awards
    • Andrew Byrne, from a prior year no-rating, placed second for Platinum and Precious Metals, and third for Gold
    • Barclays Africa achieved a ranking of eighth in a Brokerage and AUM weighted basis
    • Caroline Learmonth and James Hutchison ended fourth in the Forestry & Paper category and fifth in the Industrial Metals sector
    • Caroline Learmonth and James Hutchison continued their success with third place in the Oil, Gas & Chemicals sector
    • Caroline Learmonth, James Hutchison, David Butler and Ephrem Ravi all improved on their 2014 ranking of sixth with a current year fifth position for General Mining
    • For macro research, Kate Rushton achieved a second ranking in Credit Analysis
    • For Quantitative Analysis, Roland Rousseau and Vsevolod Gorlach placed fifth and fourth in the Risk Management category on an unweighted AUM basis
    • JP Davids and Louise Pillay achieved fourth in the competitive Telecommunications sector
    • Judy Padayachee ranked third in Technical Analysis
    • Larissa van Deventer placed fourth in Insurance, further progressing up the rankings from her 2014 ranking of fifth
    • Mike Keenan and Ndzutha Mngqibisa achieved sixth in Fixed-Interest Securities coverage
    • Nick Watts and Chantelle Baptiste placed third on an AUM basis in the General Financial category, a sector they initiated on in 2014
    • No 1 for ‘Dealing: Fixed Interest Securities’ on a brokerage weighted basis
    • On an overall research basis, Barclays Africa ranked seventh from eighth position in 2014
    • Peter Worthington and Miyelani Maluleke placed third on an AUM basis for Domestic Economic Trends (sixth on a Brokerage basis) not ranked on AUM basis)
    • Product Control and Operations also rose to sixth position in the brokerage weighted Administration category
    • Rod Salmon placed fourth in the Retailers & Household Goods sector, clearly eroding the top analyst’s share in this space (second on an unweighted basis)
    • Simon Hales ranked sixth for the Tobacco sector, on an unweighted AUM basis
    • The Equity sales team advanced to seventh on a brokerage and AUM weighted basis, and also performed very well on an unweighted AUM basis at fifth
    • The London based analysts again fared well with Helen Brand ranking third in Luxury Goods including Tobacco in the prior year survey)
    • Together with Andrew Byrne, Caroline and James placed fifth for Resources: Small and Medium Market Cap companies
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    Global Finance
    Global Finance
    • Best Emerging Bank
    IJGlobal Awards
    IJGlobal Awards 2015
    • Africa – Power : Maamba Collieries
    • Africa – Renewables : Xina Solar
    • Africa – Upstream Oil & Gas : Project Cheetah
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    SRP Awards
    SRP Awards
    • Best South African Distributor
    African Banking Achievement Awards
    African Banking Achievement Awards
    • Best Foreign Bank in Mauritius
    • Best Foreign Investment Bank in Egypt
    • Best Investment Bank in Ghana
    • Best natural resources deal in Africa
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    DealMakers
    DealMakers M&A Awards
    • #1 Investment Adviser by transaction value (General Corporate Finance Category)
    • #1 Sponsor by transaction value (General Corporate Finance Category)
    • #2 Sponsor by Deal value (M&A Sponsor Category)
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    Dealogic
    Dealogic
    • #1 M&A South Africa ranking (by Deal Value
    Euromoney
    Euromoney
    • #1 Overall Bank in the Risk South Africa Rankings
    • Best Investment Bank in Africa
    • Best Bank in Ghana
    • Best M&A House in Africa
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    Euromoney Cash Management
    Euromoney Cash Management
    • Best Domestic Cash Management House
    Financial Mail
    Financial Mail Awards
    • # 1 placing in the brokerage weighted category ‘Dealing: Derivatives
    • # 1 placing in the brokerage weighted category for ‘Dealing: Fixed Interest Securities
    • 2nd place in both the AUM weighted and unweighted Derivative research category (3rd in brokerage weighted)
    • 2nd place in the AUM weighted Fixed-Interest Securities firm award (3rd in brokerage weighted)
    • Bandile Zondo and Aaron Guy 5th in AUM weighted Real Estate (6th in brokerage weighted)
    • Caroline Learmonth and James Hutchison placed 2nd overall in brokerage weighted Forestry and Paper
    • Caroline Learmonth and James Hutchison placed 3rd in brokerage weighted firm ranking for Oil & Gas and Chemicals
    • Caroline Learmonth, James Hutchison, David Butler and team were placed 6th in brokerage weighted General Mining
    • Helen Norris and Simon Hales ranked 2nd in the Luxury Goods & Tobacco category
    • Infrastructure ranked 8th in the brokerage weighted Administration category
    • Jeff Gable and Peter Worthington placed 4th in brokerage weighted Economic Trends (Domestic)
    • Jeff Gable, Michael Gavin, Jim McCormick and Peter Worthington placed 5th in brokerage weighted Int. Markets and Economies
    • JP Davids won the AUM weighted Innovative Research award (3rd in brokerage weighted)
    • JP Davids, Faeeza Amod and Alicia Yap placed 4th in AUM weighted Telecommunications (5th in brokerage weighted)
    • JP Davids, Faeeza Amod and Alicia Yap placed 6th in the brokerage weighted Media award
    • Judy Padayachee earned 3rd place in Technical Analysis (5th in brokerage weighted)
    • Kevin Norrish, Suki Cooper and Gayle Berry ranked 5th in Commodities (AUM weighted) and 4th in the unweighted category
    • Larissa Van Deventer placed 5th in Insurance
    • Ridle Markus, Mike Keenan and Dumisani Ngwenya placed 4th in unweighted Other African Economies and Markets category
    • Roland Rousseau and Vsevolod Gorlach ranked 2nd in Risk Management
    • Roland Rousseau and Vsevolod Gorlach ranked 4th in brokerage weighted Quantitative Analysis
    • The equity sales team placed 8th in both the AUM weighted and unweighted categories
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    JSE Spire Awards
    JSE Spire Awards
    • #1 Best Bonds House
    • #1 Best Fixed Income and Currencies House
    • #1 Best FX House
    • #1 Best Interest Rate Derivatives House
    • #1 Best Market Making Team - FX
    • #1 Best Market Making Team - Government Bonds
    • #1 Best Research Team - Economics
    • #1 Best Sales Team - Bonds
    • #1 Best Sales Team - FX
    • #1 Best Sales Team – Interest Rate Derivatives
    • #1 Best Structuring Team - Inflation\Credit\FX (joint with RMB)
    • #1 Best Team - Credit Bonds
    • Best Africa FI research
    • Best Africa FX research
    • Best debt origination
    • Best Inflation bond
    • Best Market Making interest derivatives
    • Best on screen market making - listed interest rate
    • Best onscreen - FX CCY‘s derivatives
    • Best repo team
    • Best research - FI trade ideas
    • Best research - FX
    • Best research - technical analysis
    • Best research team IR credit
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    Outstanding Lender Award
    SA Wind Energy Association
    • Outstanding Lender Award for significant contribution to the wind industry during 2013
    PFI Awards
    PFI Awards
    • African Renewable Energy Deal of the Year
    Project Finance
    Project Finance
    • African Power Deal of the Year
    • Overall African Deal of the Year
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    • #1 Credit Default Swaps
    • #1 Delta One Products
    • #1 Forward Rate Agreements
    • #1 FX Forwards - US Dollar/Rand
    • #1 FX Options – US Dollar/Rand
    • #1 FX Products
    • #1 FX Swaps - US dollar/Rand
    • #1 Interest Rate Exotics
    • #1 Overall Bank
    • #1 Repurchase Agreements
    • #1 Structured Products
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    The Banker
    The Banker
    • Best Securitisation and Structured Finance Deal in Africa
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    • #1 Credit Default Swaps
    • #1 Exchange Traded Funds
    • #1 Forward Rate Agreements
    • #1 FX Forwards - US Dollar / Rand
    • #1 FX Options - US Dollar / Rand
    • #1 FX Swaps - US Dollar / Rand
    • #1 Overall Bank
    • #1 Overall FX Products
    • #1 Repurchase Agreements
    • #1 Structured Products
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    Spire Awards
    Spire Awards
    • Best Bond House
    • Best FX House
    • Best Market Making Team - FX
    • Best Market Making Team - Government Bonds
    • Best Research Team - Africa
    • Best Sales Team - Bonds
    • Best Sales Team - FX
    • Best Team - Credit Bonds
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    World Finance
    World Finance
    • Solar Deal of the Year
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    • #1 Currency Overall
    • #1 Exchange Traded Funds
    • #1 Forward-Rate Agreements
    • #1 FX Options - US Dollar / Rand
    • #1 FX Swaps - US Dollar / Rand
    • #1 Overall Bank
    • #1 Repurchase Agreements
    • #1 Structured Products
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    DealMakers
    DealMakers M&A Awards
    • #1 JSE Sponsor
    Euromoney
    Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2011
    • #1 Best Debt House in South Africa
    Financial Mail
    Financial Mail Analyst Rankings
    • #1 Dealing: Fixed interest Securities
    • #2 Credit analysis (weighted and unweighted)
    • #3 Economic Trends (Domestic) (weighted and unweighted)
    • #4 Dealing: Derivatives (unweighted)
    • #4 Economic Trends (Domestic)(weighted)
    • #5 Economic Trends (Domestic) (unweighted)
    • #5 Oil & Gas and Chemicals (weighted and unweighted)
    • #5 Technical Analysis (weighted)
    • #6 Commodities (weighted)
    • #6 Fixed Interest Securities (weighted)
    • #6 General Financial (weighted)
    • #6 Political Trends/Industrial Relations
    Financial Mail Analyst Rankings Research
    • #2 Credit analysis
    • #4 Forestry & Paper (unweighted)
    • #6 Fixed Interest Securities (unweighted)
    • #6 Political Trends/Industrial Relations
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    Risk South Africa Rankings
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    • #1 Exchange Traded Funds
    • #1 FX Forwards - US Dollar / Rand
    • #1 FX Options - US Dollar / Rand
    • #1 Interest Rate Exotics
    • #1 Interest Rate Options
    • #1 Overall Bank
    • #1 Overall Currency
    • #1 Risk Management Advisory
    • #1 Structured Products
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    Spire Awards
    Spire Awards
    • #1 Best Bonds, Interest Rate and Currency Derivatives - Structuring
    • #1 Best Fixed Income House
    • #1 Best Interest Rate and Currency Derivatives Team - Sales
    • #1 Best Interest Rate Derivatives Team - Market Making
    • #1 Best Repo/Carry Team
    • #1 Best Research Team - Credit Research
    • #1 Best Sales Team - Cash Bonds
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    The Banker 2011
    The Banker 2011
    • Structured Finance Deal of the Year in Africa
    African Banking Achievement Awards
    African Banking Achievement Awards
    • Best natural resources deal in CEE
    • Best Securitisation House in EMEA
    • Best Structured Finance Deal in Africa
    • Best telecoms deal in Africa
    • Most innovative bond for Brandcorp’s R750m high yield bonds
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    Bloomberg
    Bloomberg League Tables
    • #1 DCM
    EmeaFinance
    African Banking Achievement Awards
    • #1 Best Debt House
    Financial Mail
    Financial Mail Analyst Rankings Research
    • #1 Dealing: Fixed Interest Securities
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    • #1 Currency Overall
    • #1 Equity Products Overall
    • #1 Overall Bank
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    Spire Awards
    Spire Awards
    • #1 Best Bond House
    • #1 Best Broking Team - Listed Currency Derivatives
    • #1 Best Broking Team – Listed Currency Derivatives
    • #1 Best Broking Team - Listed Interest Rate Derivatives
    • #1 Best Broking Team – Listed Interest Rate Derivatives
    • #1 Best Fixed Income House
    • #1 Best Inflation Team
    • #1 Best Interest Rate Research Team - Credit Research
    • #1 Best Interest Rate Research Team – Credit Research
    • #1 Best Interest Rate Research Team - General FIC Research
    • #1 Best Interest Rate Research Team - Quantitative Research
    • #1 Best OTC Interest Rate Derivatives - Market Making
    • #1 Best OTC Interest Rate Derivatives - Sales and Structuring
    • #1 Best Research House
    • #1 Best Sales and Structuring - Cash Bonds
    • #2 Best Debt Origination Team
    • #2 Best Debt Origination Team
    • #2 Best Market Making Team - Cash Bonds
    • #2 Best Market Making Team – Cash Bonds 
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    Absip
    Absip Financial Sector Awards
    • Top Dealer in Equities, Derivatives, Fixed Income
    DealMakers
    DealMakers M&A Awards
    • #4 M&A Advisor by deal value
    Dealogic
    #1 South African Bookrunner
    • #1 South African Bookrunner
    EmeaFinance
    Best project finance deal in EMEA
    • Ghana's Jubilee oil filed
    Best sovereign bond deal in EMEA
    • RSA's $1.5bn Eurobond
    Euromoney
    Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2009
    • #1 Best Bank in Africa, Absa
    • #1 Best Bank in Africa, Barclays
    • Best Debt House in Africa
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    Financial Mail
    Financial Mail Analyst Rankings Research
    • #1 Dealing: Fixed Interest Securities (Unweighted)
    KPMG
    KPMG/SAVCA Venture Capital and Private
    • #1 Equity Industry Performance Survey
    PWC
    PWC Banking Survey
    • #2 Private Equity player (based on 10 banks)
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    Risk South Africa Rankings 2009
    • #1 Interest Rate Overall, #2 Overall,#2 Equity Overall
    Spire Awards
    Spire Awards
    • #1 Best bond price making team
    • #1 Best bond sales team
    • #1 Best bond trading house
    • #1 Best credit analyst
    • #1 Best derivatives trading house
    • #1 Best interest-rate derivative trading team
    • #1 Best interest-rate sales and structuring team
    • #1 Best primary markets house
    • #1 Overall best fixed income house
    • #2 Best bond repo team
    • #2 Best inflation-linked debt house
    • #3 Best quantitative analyst
    • #3 Best research house
    • #3 Best technical analyst
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    The Banker
    The Banker 2009
    • Investment Banking Awards, Most innovative inflation products
    Africa Energy
    Africa Energy Awards
    • The Best BEE Partner of the year. The Best renewable energy project in Africa Bujagali Energy.
    Financial Mail
    Financial Mail Analyst Rankings 2008 DEALING
    • #2 Fixed Interest Securities6th Derivatives
    Financial Mail Analyst Rankings 2008 RESEARCH
    • #1 Credit Analysis, #3 International Markets and economics, #4 Fixed Interest Securities, #6 Derivatives
    Ipsos Markinor
    Ipsos Markinor Sunday Times Top Brand Survey
    • #2 in Corporate and Merchant Bank category
    Reuters
    Reuters economist of the year award
    • Absa Capital ranked 4th
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    • #1 Exotic Equity Options #2 Overall
    • #2 Overall
    Bujagali
    Euromoney ProjectFinance Deal of the Year / Bujagali Hydropower Project / Mandated Lead Arranger Hedging Bank
    • UD867m Mandated Lead Arranger Heading Bank
    Global Custodian
    Global Custodian Major Markets Agent Bank Review
    • Investor Services Archived ‘Top Rated’ status and international recognition
    KPMG
    KPMG/SAVCA Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey
    • Private Equity – Involved in 5 of the top 10 Transactions, Leveraged Finance – Mandated Lead arranger for 3 of the top 10
    PWC
    PWC
    • Best Captive Private Equity player (4th in overall rankings)
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    Risk South Africa Rankings
    • Derivatives Dealer of the year 2nd Overall

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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