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Infrastructure and Project Finance

RMB is a leading player in the infrastructure and project finance sectors and is engaged on a number of deals and landmark projects. Our experienced, multi-disciplinary infrastructure finance team provides funding solutions across all key infrastructure sectors, including: public-private-partnerships; power; renewable energy; roads, rail, ports, water, ICT, industrial and manufacturing facilities; municipalities and state-owned enterprises.

Our partnership approach with our sponsors, together with our strong asset class and jurisdictional knowledge, enables us to underwrite, arrange and provide committed facilities across the whole capital structure, including senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity.

We structure the most appropriate financing solutions to meet the long-term financing needs of our clients, whether for project finance, export credit finance, on-balance sheet lending, or a combination thereof.

Leveraged Finance

RMB’s Leveraged Finance team develops and structures innovative, multi-disciplinary and integrated financial solutions for clients wishing to implement and effect: corporate acquisitions; balance sheet optimisation; recapitalisations; management buy-outs; and leveraged buy-outs undertaken by equity sponsors and investment holding companies. The team covers all aspects of debt financing, including:

  • Debt arranging
  • Debt structuring advisory
  • Term debt funding
  • Corporate bonds issuances (convertible bond issuances)
  • Preference share funding
  • Perpetual preference shares

Structured Asset Finance

RMB’s Structured Asset Finance team has an established track record of delivering innovative and optimised solutions to clients across a broad spectrum of industries, with a significant number of high profile transactions in sub-Saharan Africa. We maintain a dominant position in aircraft and rail finance in Africa, acting as operating lessor and/or financier structuring financing solutions for either on- or off-balance sheet requirements.

Resource Finance

RMB’s Resource Finance team comprises talented individuals (former mining professionals) who offer our clients the best solutions for their financing requirements. Our skills and experience in mining and the oil and gas industry, combined with our project finance skills enable us to deliver superior term debt financing to the local resources and mining sector.

Namibia enjoys enormous potential as one of the high-growth economies in Africa with a vast range of natural resources, including: diamonds, copper, gold, uranium, lead, zinc, salt, fluorspar, fisheries, and wildlife, as well as an economic gas reserve and potential for oil, coal, marine phosphates, manganese and iron ore production.

Real Estate Investment Banking

RMB is active in all areas of the real estate finance market in Africa, ranging from the funding of shopping centres and office developments, to the structuring of long-term debt solutions for the listed property sector and owners of large, unlisted portfolios. Our partnership with RMB Westport enables us to provide holistic solutions to our clients.

Our business activities span all real estate sub-sectors (commercial, industrial, retail, hospitality and large residential projects) and include:

  • Transaction origination
  • Lease structuring
  • Participating in multi-lender transactions
  • Securitisation
  • Senior and mezzanine debt funding
  • Principal equity positions
  • Conduit funding
  • The assumption of principal positions
  • Underwriting and distribution solutions

Debt Capital Markets

RMB’s multidisciplinary Debt Capital Markets (DCM) team offers corporate clients (including state-owned enterprises and sovereigns) in sub-Saharan Africa on- and off-balance sheet financing solutions to meet their capital raising requirements.

The team works across multiple sectors, asset classes and currencies, has specialist legal and regulatory skills, and strong relationships with rating agencies.

Specialised Distribution Solutions

RMB’s unique investor relationships in the African and offshore markets provide us with strong distribution and syndication capabilities across Africa, Europe and India. We offer our clients an all-inclusive financing package to meet their needs, through either syndication with other parties (to raise the required finance and/or underwriting), and distributing the debt or equity instruments. We have developed credit fund solutions to enable our investor clients to invest alongside RMB into our debt transactions.