Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the Lomé based parent company of the Ecobank Group, has announced a $75 million Additional Tier 1 (AT1) investment by Arise B.V. This Basel III compliant instrument is the first AT1 instrument issued by ETI and a landmark transaction in the sub-Saharan Africa region. The investment will optimise and improve ETI’s Tier 1 capital by $75 million.

The investment by Arise, an equity investor in financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa and one...