Our experience in the providing financial advisory services is extensive and unrivalled. Our clientele includes several leading Commercial and Merchant Banks, Mortgage Institutions, Investment and Venture Capital organizations and other financial institutions. Our expertise in this regard includes negotiating and preparing all commercial and private lending instruments, structuring debt and equity financing for projects, advising on capital raising, acting as solicitors for various banks in Public Offerings and advising on financing for public and private institutions while also advising on regulatory matters, policies and procedures.
We have an active and highly dedicated Financial Advisory Services team with proven ability and experience of executing securities transactions seamlessly. We have also been key lead members of legal teams engaged to undertake the merger process of various banking institutions and the financing of the privatisation of Nigeria’s power assets. Our team guided a bank through the process of financing the acquisition of a distressed bank from the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), having acted as the sole adviser to the acquiring bank. The team has also been involved in guiding investors through the Capital Market components of major mergers and acquisition transactions in vital sectors of the economy.
Our experience in the Capital Market includes advising a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) on raising billions of Naira through the issuance of Bonds via Private placement for the infrastructural development of its proposed University and advising a Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) listed Pharmaceutical Company on all legal aspects of its private placement and rights issue via an offer of ordinary shares.
Our expertise at loan documentation, securitisation and restructuring is proven. In the last couple of years, we have provided this service offering to numerous institutional lenders and borrowers. We were also involved in drafting the security documents for the acquisition financing of a multi-billion-dollar oil vessel by a commercial bank and registered the security interests with relevant authorities in a timely fashion.