Ecobank has over 30 years’ experience in Pan-African deal origination and execution related to mergers and acquisitions, structured and project finance, and capital markets. Ecobank is the only bank to trade in Middle Africa’s 16 currencies. Its award-winning research team is based on the ground in key African markets to provide market intelligence from a unique local perspective.
A unique “Middle Africa” franchise
As a result of the group’s presence in 36 Africa countries, Ecobank Capital is able to identify the insightful transactions, advisory and deal-making opportunities that might not be visible to international/regional banks and advisory firms.
In the last five years, Ecobank has experienced rapid growth in deal volumes and value, each growing by over 50% per annum. As a result, it is seeking to diversify its traditional debt and balance sheet focus by developing its advisory capabilities and a stronger capital markets presence.
Focused on partnerships
Ecobank is seeking building substantive partnerships with banks and other financial institutions, aimed at diversifying its service offerings:
- To enhance advisory capabilities on complex, capital-intensive projects, such as oil and gas/power infrastructure.
- To widen its distribution network to include international non-bank financial institutions looking for exposure to African assets.
- To strengthen its relationships with private equity and debt investors by providing access to its local knowledge network
Solving liquidity, trade and treasury challenges
Ecobank Corporate and Investment Banking is responsible for the Group’s Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities-related businesses across Middle Africa. It offers African and international clients an unrivaled capability to trade currencies as well as sovereign and corporate fixed-income securities, together with a wide variety of soft commodity financing instruments in these markets.
- Tailored FICC services
- Fixed income and currency transactions
Local market knowledge and a good understanding of clients’ businesses through its on-the-ground presence
Ecobank’s in-country Treasury teams undertake fixed income and currency transactions via a one-stop-shop facility to provide a seamless service. Thanks to a thorough knowledge of Middle African markets, economies, and policies, Ecobank is able to meet any requests, be they local, regional, or global, from initial inquiries to completing trades for a wide range of products. Ecobank understands local business customs, regulations, and country-specific risks better than any other bank in Africa because they operate ‘on the ground’ each and every day. This enables them to support clients in developing their businesses across Middle Africa.