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African Banker awards 2014: the list of the nominees

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African Banker, the quarterly magazine dedicated to bank and finance in Africa published the list of 36 financial institutions nominated for its Awards 2014. We should note a strong presence of English-speaking banks. Nigeria and South Africa, the first two economic powers of the continent, are the most represented.

According to Omar Ben Yedder, editor-in-chief African Banker magazine, category « Transaction of the year », got deep changes this year. « Transactions become more and more sophisticated and highlight the high level of financial activities on qualitative and quantitative plans in Africa. Many of these offers are financed and structured by African local banks in association with international partners. It is a sign that does not deceive on positive transformations taking place almost everywhere in Africa », he indicated.


African Bank of the year

•Attijariwafa bank, Morocco

•BMCE, Morocco

•GTBank, Nigeria

•Nedbank, South Africa

•Standard Bank, South Africa

African Banker of the year

•Bisi Onasanya, Group MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria

•Bola Adesola, MD/CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, South Africa

•Dr. Charles Kimei, CRDB Bank, Tanzania

•Joao Figueiredo, Banco Unico, Mozambique

•Pedro Pinto Coelho, CEO, Standard Bank, Angola

•Segun Agbaje, MD/ CEO, Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria

•Vivienne Yeda, Director General, East African Development Bank, Uganda

Investment Banque of the year

•EFG Hermes, Egypt

•Citi Group, South Africa

•FBN Capital, Nigeria

•Rand Merchant Bank, South Africa

•Vetiva, Nigeria

The most innovative Bank of the year

•Banco Unico, Mozambique

•Banque centrale populaire, Morocco

•Citi, USA

•First Bank, Nigeria

•Nedbank, South Africa

The most socially responsible bank

•Barclays Africa Group, South Africa

•Fidelity Bank, Nigeria

•GTBank, Nigeria

•Investec Asset Management, South Africa

•Nedbank, South Africa

Trophy of financial inclusion

•ACSI, Ethiopia

•Barclays, Uganda

•Diamond Bank, Nigeria

•MasterCard, UAE

•Trust Merchant Bank, DR Congo

Deal of the year – Acquisitions

• “Fidelity Bank”, Amethis Finance, France

• “OCI N.V’s US$ 10.5bn acquisition offer”, Barclays Bank, Egypt

• “Atlas Mara Co-Nvest – US$325m IPO”, Citigroup Global Markets, UK

• “AECI sale of property assets to Shanghai Zendai”, Standard Bank, South Africa

• “Oando Plc $341 million rights issue on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and JSE Ltd”, Vetiva, Nigeria

Deal of the year – Bonds

• « Republic of South Africa – US$ 2billion 5.875% Eurobond due 2025″, Standard Bank and RMB, UK

• “Roll-out of Africa’s largest petroleum oil refinery and petrochemical/fertilizer plant by Dangote Group”, Standard Chartered Bank, UK

• “Implats Dual Currency Convertible Bond”, Standard Bank, South Africa

• “Project Desert KERL”, FBN Capital, Nigeria

• “$ 500 m financing facility to Government of Senegal”, Banque centrale populaire, Morocco

• “Avon and Dedisa peaking power transactions”, Nedbank Capital, South Africa

Funds of the year

•Amethis Finance, France

•Emerging Capital Partners, UK

•Investec Africa Credit Opportunities Fund and Credit Opportunities Fund. UK

•Investec Asset Management, South Africa

•Standard Chartered Private Equity, South Africa

The best details bank of Africa

•Banque centrale populaire, Morocco

•GTBank, Nigeria

•Nedbank, South Africa

•State Bank Mauritius

•United Bank for Africa, Nigeria


 Original text by: Roger ADZAFO


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