Through FirstRand, our parent company, RMB is a signatory to Nepad and we play an active role in the ongoing economic transformation of the continent. From a development perspective, we constitute a critical pool of capital and expertise. Our activities help to build the social, financial and infrastructural foundations of both South Africa and the African continent.
RMB covers the continent from its South African base. We provide a full spectrum of investment banking services to all industries, making us one of the leading financial and business partners on the continent. We have funded development projects in over 30 African countries - from ports, dams and energy installations to mines, railways and factories. We have financed a major power station in Lagos, funded the acquisition of rolling stock for Sudan Railways and helped Botswana launch its first sovereign bond issue. In 2008, RMB added the 'Africa Public Private Partnership (PPP) Deal of the Year' for the Lekki Epe Expressway in Lagos,to its many awards and accolades.
Africa Risk Consulting (ARC), founded in 2006, is a pan-African consulting company that provides timely, relevant information and advice to enable its clients to take informed investment decisions and safeguard their reputations. Its core consulting services include integrity due diligence and corporate investigations, political advisory and country assessments, opportunity monitoring and reputation risk management. ARC has become a leader in pre-deal integrity checks to highlight red flags before negotiations start; full detailed multijurisdictional reputation due diligence; and supplier and senior hire vetting as well as repeat due diligence for compliance programmes.