What We Do

Investment Banking

Capital Markets

Debt Capital Markets:Our Debt Equity Capital (DCM) team provides innovative solutions and support to clients assisting them in raising long-term debt financing from both the local and international Capital Markets. Domestically, we have played pioneering roles in projects and are consistently engaged in a number of significant Debt Capital raising transactions.Our structuring and executing experience for Debt Capital raising is further underscored by the fact that we have participated in over 70% of all States (Nigeria) bond issuances in Nigeria between 2010 and 2018.
Equity Capital Markets: Our Equity Capital Market (ECM) team specializes in advising companies seeking to raise Equity Capital and Quasi-Equity from both the domestic and international Capital Markets. We provide financial advisory and issuing house services to corporations on various capital raising transactions including: initial listings on stock exchanges, raising additional equity and private/special placements by listed and unlisted companies. We have successfully executed mandates for the public offering as well as seasoned equity offerings of various corporations in Nigeria. In addition, we have also played significant roles in the Capital Market master plan transformation agenda of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Nigeria.

Our service offerings in the Capital Markets include:

  • Debt and Equity structuring/advisory
  • Debt conversion and buybacks
  • Issuing House services for Debt and Equity Capital raising: Bond issues, IPOs, Rights Issues, and Private Placements
  • Restructuring of public and private corporations
  • State, sovereign, and corporate debts raising and underwriting.
  • Convertible and structures products

Project Finance

Over the last four years, the Project Finance team has established itself as a leading advisory and structuring team in the Power and Oil & Gas sectors. The team provides cross border bespoke structuring, arranging and financial advisory services to clients across Africa leveraging on its deep expertise, unrivalled track record and vast network of relationships with providers of capital. The team offers an integrated approach, in terms of its ability to bring the international standards of execution with local sector specific knowledge to clients across Africa.

With the significant number of opportunities in Africa constrained by the pressures of capital, the Project Finance team works with its clients to identify and deliver robust funding solutions.

The Project Finance team offers a number of services including:

Project Advisory: We offer a whole life project approach to project finance – from development to financial close of projects.
Debt arranging and Structuring: We offer innovative debt solutions to meet the project’s funding requirements, drawing on our relationships with providers of capital.
Financial structuring and fund raising: We prepare the financial model, term sheet, teaser, Information Memorandum as well as finance structure in line with prevailing market realities. Thereafter we launch the project in the debt market.
Negotiation support: We negotiate on behalf of our clients on finance and transaction documents to ensure that the most efficient terms are secured.

Our expertise covers all key asset classes including:

  • Airports
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Ports
  • Power
  • Rail
  • Renewables
  • Roads

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Our team provides world-class execution capabilities for business combinations, divestitures and acquisitions. The team is responsible for executing Leveraged and Management Buyouts in addition to providing strategic assistance to Private Equity (PE) investors seeking to exit their investments.

We are regularly involved in landmark M&A deals, such as advising on the scheme of acquisition of a leading registrar business as well as mergers in the real estate sector.

Some of the transactions that we advise on include:

  • International & Domestic M&A
  • Takeover Defence
  • Strategic Advice
  • Floatations
  • Assets Disposal
  • International Equity Issuance
  • New Issue Advisory

Structured Finance

The Structured Trade team provides Capital solutions outside the traditional fall back on security derived from conventional forms of collateral lending. We possess expertise in Structured Trade Finance, Securitisation, and Commodity Trade Finance, which places us in prime position to deliver value to our esteemed clients.