Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Africa Awards


The Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Africa Awards celebrate the most innovative and groundbreaking deals from sovereign, corporate and financial institution issuers and borrowers on the continent. It gives Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) great pleasure to announce that we were declared the winner across categories for the 2021 and 2022 awards in recognition of deals concluded during the assessment periods of 2020 and 2021, respectively.

For the 2021 awards, we were awarded the Local Currency Bank/FI Bond Deal of the Year, Local Currency ESG and Sustainable Finance Deal of the Year and Local Markets ESG and Sustainable Finance Adviser of the Year awards. These awards were in recognition of the Sustainable Development Goal-linked Tier 2 issuance by Nedbank Group, which we structured and arranged in conjunction with balance sheet management. The green issuance represented the first of its kind in the South African debt capital market and was concluded during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

For the 2022 awards, we were declared consecutive winner in the Local Currency ESG and Sustainable Finance Deal of the Year category. This award was in recognition of the Green Additional Tier 1 (AT1) note Nedbank Group issued, the first of its kind to have been structured and issued by a commercial bank in Africa. Both these deals made a sustainable impact on our economy and simultaneously met the liquidity and capital needs of the group. These awards are well-deserved recognition for the teams who excel in innovating and pioneering sustainable finance solutions in the capital markets, demonstrating that we have our fingers firmly on the pulse in terms of impact and what matters to the industry, our clients and investors.