Renewable Energy

Green Bonds offer effective ways to bridge the gap between sustainable development intention and action

By | 2019-06-12T09:47:51+00:00 June 7th, 2019|Finance, General, Renewable Energy|

  By Bruce Stewart; Head: Debt Capital Market Origination and Arvana Singh; Principal: Debt Capital Market Origination, Nedbank CIB Modern businesses increasingly recognise that their sustained success is contingent on their ability to deliver real and lasting value to the society in which they exist; and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a [...]

Signing of IPP agreements will add momentum to overall economic growth in SA

By | 2018-09-04T06:46:24+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Finance, General, Renewable Energy|

In his 2018 REIPPPP Bid Windows 3.5 and 4 Contractual speech, Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe announced  that 58 000 fulltime jobs will be created through the procurement of 27 renewable energy projects, which are set to generate significant value for South Africa’s economy. Nedbank CIB is proud to be the lead finance provider for [...]

Potential for solid M&A activity uptick on evidence of clear direction by SA government

By | 2018-06-15T10:59:00+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Advisory, Finance, General, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized|

By Tapiwa Shamu; Principal – Corporate Finance: Nedbank CIB. M&A activity in sub-Saharan Africa reached multi-year lows in 2017, declining by close to 50% over the course of the year as political uncertainty reached a peak in SA, through which a large proportion of the entire region’s inbound M&A deal activity flows. While the slowdown [...]

SA Facing Imminent Water Crisis in Face of Widespread Political Apathy

By | 2018-03-07T11:52:42+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Finance, General, Investment Banking, Renewable Energy|

In the wake of ongoing water shortages in the Western Cape and other regions in South Africa, analysts are calling for a cohesive approach to what is a fast worsening problem. With the hospitality sector in the Western Cape all but on its knees, South Africa is facing a host of further costly fallouts as [...]

Demand for Connectivity Shaping New Telecoms Infrastructure Deals across Africa

By | 2018-03-07T11:51:35+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Finance, General, Investment Banking, Renewable Energy|

With broadband fast becoming a fourth utility (after gas, electricity and water), South African telecommunications players are scrambling to get a piece of the connectivity pie. Local households and businesses are quickly developing an appetite for super fast fibre connectivity, and a small army of IT providers has sprung up to meet the demand. “This [...]

SA Renewables at risk as foreign investors balk amidst policy uncertainty

By | 2018-03-07T11:50:11+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Finance, General, Investment Banking, Renewable Energy|

Over the past several years, there has been a great deal of optimism and goodwill surrounding South Africa’s renewable energy strategy. The country’s approach has been largely guided by the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), which was designed to encourage private investment and attract foreign capital. The national renewable energy target is [...]