After successfully acquiring a banking licence and merging with a well known trust company, Investec was first listed on the JSE in 1986. In quick succession, Investec acquired some other well known property, finance and banking companies and in 1992 they acquired their first international bank, namely the Allied Trust Bank Limited, in London. This did not end their international stint, as they acquired more London based brokers and even got a controlling asset in an Israeli bank over the next couple of years. In 1997, they opened a branch in Australia, bought a company in Mauritius and established a representative office in Hong Kong. They also opened trade on other African based stock exchanges. And so the list of acquisitions goes on. The most recent acquisition made by Investec was done in 2012, when they acquired a controlling asset of Neontar Limited in Ireland.