STANBIC IBTC Capital the investment banking subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings has been recognised as the Best Investment Bank in Nigeria at the recent Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2021 that took place in London.
Winning the award for the third time in four years, Stanbic has once more proven its track record in providing innovative advisory, capital markets and debt arranging solutions to a diversified client base that includes local corporates, multinationals and government entities operating in Nigeria. This award is one of the most coveted in the investment banking industry and was given in recognition of the company’s performance.
Funso Akere, the Stanbic IBTC Capital, chief executive, said: “We are honoured to receive this recognition from Euromoney, which reaffirms our position as the leading investment banking franchise in Nigeria. We are grateful to our clients who continue to entrust Stanbic IBTC Capital with their most important mergers and acquisitions equity and debt capital raises and financing transactions that require innovative solutions.
“Our investment banking professionals worked closely with clients at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to assess their liquidity needs and come up with immediate financing solutions, which required innovative and complex structuring and unique access to capital market investors. We acted as lead issuing house to the N115bn BUA Cement bond issue, the largest bond issue in the history of the Nigerian capital markets and also as lead issuing house to the N100bn Dangote Cement bond issue, which was successfully completed despite the strict Covid-19 lockdown measures in Lagos State at that time.”