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Absa Capital arranges a $115 million financing for MultiChoice Africa  

 4/12/2012 
Absa Capital, the corporate and investment banking division of Absa Bank Limited, and affiliated to Barclays, acted as the sole bookrunner for a $115 million facility for MultiChoice Africa Limited and Multichoice Africa Holdings (Multichoice Africa).

The transaction was highly successful, achieving a tight margin and oversubscription in a market characterised by volatility. The structure allows Multichoice Africa to increase the amount of the financing in various jurisdictions and currencies, within the same umbrella structure, thus significantly minimising costs and the execution timeline for future financings that might be required.

“This transaction demonstrates the strength of our continued relationship with MultiChoice, and the ability of Absa Capital to successfully lead transactions in a volatile market environment,” said David Renwick, Head of Global Finance at Absa Capital.

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About Absa Capital

Absa Capital, a division of Absa Bank Limited (Absa) and affiliated to Barclays, is a leading South African corporate and investment bank with global reach, offering clients financing, risk management and advisory solutions in a wide range of currencies and structures across the globe.

About MultiChoice Africa

MultiChoice Africa is a provider of multichannel pay-television and subscriber management services in 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the adjacent Indian Ocean Islands.

Issued by:
FTI Consulting
Lauren Thys
+27 11 214 2420
+27 82 309 0788
lauren.thys@fticonsulting.com


For further information contact:
Graeme Coetzee
Associate Principal
Marketing and Corporate Communications
Absa Capital
+27 11 895 6695
+27 79 695 9798
graeme.coetzee@absacapital.com
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