Aviation Finance

RMB’s Aviation Finance team forms part of RMB’s Investment Banking Division (IBD). The team offers tailor-made solutions to meet our clients’ specific funding requirements in local and cross-border jurisdictions. The team considers the impact of clients’ currency, regulatory, legal, tax and accounting needs with a preference for transactions with a funding requirement exceeding US$15-million.

We maintain a dominant position in aviation finance in Africa — acting as an operating lessor and/or financier providing senior, junior and equity structuring solutions for either on-or off-balance sheet requirements. Our deal makers have extensive experience in originating and executing innovative structured transactions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact Email investment.banking@rmb.com.ng

Debt Capital Markets (DCM)

Our DCM team arranges direct or indirect funding for corporate businesses, government and parastatals. The team adapts products and solutions to our Investment Banking clients’ specific financing and debt capital-raising needs. Our range of options spans:

  • Classical and innovative bonds and loans
  • Securitisations
  • Commercial papers
  • Syndicated loans
  • Debt capital raising and financial solutions
  • Convertible and preferred instruments
  • Liability management derivatives

Contact Email investment.banking@rmb.com.ng

Distribution and syndication

As a local hub connecting with the broader FirstRand regional and international platform, we offer our clients an all-inclusive financing package to meet their needs to raise the required finance and/or underwrite and distribute the debt or equity instruments in the listed and/or private markets. Harnessing the value-add from our Global Markets platform, our market pricing knowledge and investor appetite ensures that our Investment Banking division structures deals that are in line with investor demand.

Contact Email investment.banking@rmb.com.ng

Infrastructure and project finance

RMB Nigeria tailors funding solutions for infrastructure assets and projects in West Africa. Our experienced, multi-disciplinary team is active across all key infrastructure sectors including: Public Private Partnerships (PPPs); power; ICT; roads; rail; ports; water; industrial and manufacturing facilities; and municipal and state-owned enterprises.

Our strategic partnerships with sponsors, together with our strong asset classes and jurisdictional knowledge, enables us to underwrite, arrange and provide committed facilities across the entire capital structure, including senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity.

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

Contact Email investment.banking@rmb.com.ng

Leveraged Finance

We develop and structure innovative, multi-disciplinary and integrated financial solutions for clients (equity sponsors and investment holding companies) wishing to implement and effect:

  • Corporate acquisitions
  • BEE transactions
  • Balance sheet optimisation
  • Recapitalisations
  • Management buy-outs
  • Leveraged buy-outs

Real Estate Investment Banking

RMB is active in all areas of the real estate finance market, ranging from the funding of shopping centres and office developments to the structuring of long-term debt solutions for listed properties and owners of large, unlisted portfolios. We are renowned for our innovative approach to transactions, and this, coupled with our exceptional client service, has been the foundation for many successful partnerships over the years. We offer both equity (through RMB Westport) and debt financing for real estate.

Contact Email investment.banking@rmb.com.ng

Resource, Oil and Gas Finance

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

Oil and Gas

We work across the oil industry with a specific focus on providing finance to the Upstream (development finance, receivables finance and borrowing base and reserve based lending), Midstream (oil and gas pipelines and storage facilities) and Oil Services Industry.

Metals and Mining

We have a unit dedicated to junior mining and metals finance. The team provides early stage finance in the form of equity, quasi-equity, mezzanine and debt financing to small and mid-size resources companies in Africa, Australia, North and South America and Europe.

Contact Email investment.banking@rmb.com.ng