Corporate Bank - BNP Paribas Middle East Africa
Corporates & Institutions

We provide global, regional and local clients with a comprehensive suite of flow and financing services, ranging from liquidity investment advisory and transaction banking, to specialised financing solutions.

We serve our clients through a best-in-class delivery platform, extensive regional reach and a team of highly experienced professionals. We also deliver the full extent of the bank’s flow banking services, while we offer clients access to the wide range of BNP Paribas’ network and capabilities. One of our focuses is supporting Multinational Corporates (MNC) and Large Regional Clients (LRC) within the region, ensuring they benefit from the bank’s global and regional expertise.

We are organised around four pillars: Corporate Banking Coverage, Transaction Banking, Specialised Financing and Loans, Syndication and Portfolio Management.

Corporate Banking Coverage

Our on-the-ground teams, composed of Corporate Bankers and Associates, work actively with our MNC and LRC clients to develop their strategy in areas such as Vanilla Trade and Cash Management. We further draw upon the expertise of our regional and global network to support our clients’ broader needs.

Transaction Banking

We serve the working capital and transaction banking needs of our clients – both corporates and financial institutions – through four business lines:

  • Global Trade Solutions (GTS) – We structure and finance complex trade finance solutions (Structured Trade and Supply Chain Management) for all our corporate clients, as well as taking care of the vanilla trade solutions for a wide range of clients. We structure trade-related solutions tailored to increase liquidity, mitigate risk and optimise working capital management of our corporate clients.
  • International Cash Management (ICM) – We offer customised connectivity solutions and handle all complex Cash Management mandates (multi-entity mandates including cash pooling, multiproduct deals, liquidity solutions, third-party providers, etc.) that enable our corporate clients to manage and optimise their cash flows across the region and around the world. We do this by leveraging BNP Paribas’ extensive network and global platforms.
  • Corporate Deposit Line (CDL) – We provide liquidity advisory and help corporate treasurers make best use of their operational and surplus cash, as well as optimise their overall short-term investment portfolios.
  • Correspondent Banking – We offer comprehensive services to BNP Paribas’ network and third party financial institutions worldwide to meet their domestic clients’ international payment and trade needs.

Specialised Financing

We offer integrated origination capabilities, structuring, execution of structured-debt solutions and related advisory services, supported by BNP Paribas’ leading role in export finance, project finance, transportation finance (aviation, shipping), real estate, corporate acquisition finance and energy and commodity finance.

Loans, Syndication and Portfolio Management

We help corporate clients manage their day-to-day requirements by arranging short, medium and long-term financing solutions. We provide support through the complete debt raising process (origination, structuring, execution and distribution). We screen and validate at origination – from a Risk Weighted Assets (RWA), liquidity usage and risk return standpoints – all credit transactions involving a client from the region. We also provide internal training on capital, liquidity and risk return methodologies.

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