Stanbic Bank

Africa Financial services

Stanbic Bank (Zambia) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Bank Group and is the second largest bank in Zambia in terms of total assets. The loan from CDC will be used for on-lending to Stanbic’s customers where there is a high foreign exchange business need to support exports.

We are invested in Stanbic Bank through European Financing Partners V, which is managed by European Financing Partners. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.


We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Financial services
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Intermediated investment
European Financing Partners V
Fund Manager:
European Financing Partners
Start date

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For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.

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April 2015

This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.