Our growth

Our growthSince 2000, we’ve made a number of alliances and acquisitions. These have made it possible to broaden our locations and products in key regions and countries.

2013

  • South Africa - acquisition of the South African custody and trustee business of Absa Bank

2012

  • Turkey - acquisition of Credit Agricole Yatirim Bankasi Turk A.S., a provider of corporate and investment banking services

2011

  • Singapore – acquisition of GE Money’s Singaporean auto and personal loans provider 
  • Canada and Australia – acquisition of Gryphon Partners, a mining and metals corporate advisory firm 

2010

  • Africa - acquisition of Barclays African custody business
  • China – we became an investor in Agricultural Bank of China, one of the top commercial banks in China

  • India – we launched our first ever Indian Depository, allowing investors in India to participate in our growth

2009

  • Africa – acquisition of First Africa Holdings Limited
  • Asia – acquisition of Casenove Asia
  • India – we increased our investment in UTI Securities to 74.9%

2008

  • Taiwan – acquisition of the 'good bank' portion of Asia Trust and Investment Corporation
  • Brazil – acquisition of Lehman Brothers team in Brazil
  • Vietnam – we announced raising our strategic stake in Vietnam's Asia Commercial Bank to 15%
  • South Korea – acquisition of South Korea's Yeahreum Mutual Savings Bank
  • Global – we completed the acquisition of American Express Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Express Company, with operations in 47 countries
  • South Korea – Standard Chartered First Bank Korea Ltd acquires an 80% stake in South Korea's A Brain, a funds administration company
  • India – acquisition of a 49% strategic stake in India's UTI Securities, a leading local broking firm.

2007

  • Global – we completed the acquisition of Harrison Lovegrove, a leading global oil and gas M&A advisory boutique
  • Global – we acquired Pembroke, an aircraft leasing, financing and management firm.

2006

  • Taiwan –  acquisition of Hsinchu International Bank (USD1.2bn)
  • Pakistan – acquisition of 95.37% of Union Bank (USD487m)
  • Indonesia – acquisition of a 26% stake in PermataBank by the consortium of Standard Chartered Bank & PT Astra International Tbk (USD193m). Total stake held in PermataBank by consortium today is 89%.
  • Africa – acquisition of 25% in First Africa Group Holdings Ltd.

2005

  • Acquisition of a 20% stake in Fleming Family & Partners (USD78m)
  • China – acquisition of 19.99% of China Bohai Bank (USD123m)
  • Bangladesh – acquisition of Amex Bank's Bangladesh business (USD25m)
  • Vietnam – acquisition of 8.56% stake in Asia Commercial Bank (USD22m)
  • Global – acquisition of a minority stake (6%) in Travelex as part of Apax-led consortium
  • South Korea – acquisition of Korea First Bank (USD3.3bn).

2004

  • Global – acquisition of ANZ's Project Finance business with assets
  • Indonesia – acquisition of 63% stake in PermataBank by the consortium of Standard Chartered Bank & PT Astra International Tbk (USD355m)
  • Hong Kong – acquisition of PrimeCredit

2000

  • Hong Kong – acquisition of Chase Manhattan Card Company (USD1.32bn)
  • Global – acquisition of ANZ Grindlays (USD1.34bn).

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