Financial advisory

Providing tailored financial and technical advice to our public and private sector clients across Africa
Encompassing large infrastructure project development, comprehensive transaction management, project financing, fund management, corporate finance and specialised restructurings - our services are focused on AFC’s targeted sectors: Electricity, Heavy Industry, Natural Resources, Transport & Logistics, and Telecom Infrastructure, but we are also able to provide advisory services in related and adjacent sectors.

Services

Our Financial Advisory Department provides customised services to organisations throughout the lifecycle of a transaction including end-to-end support as follows:

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Project Technical Advisory

Industry experts assist with technical review and provide advice on any core industrial and technical related elements of project design and implementation to ensure consistency with international standards and financing realities.
Industry experts assist with technical review and provide advice on any core industrial and technical related elements of project design and implementation to ensure consistency with international standards and financing realities.
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Project Development Support

Technical specialists provide early-stage project development advisory and co-ordination to ensure all elements of projects’ initial works are carried out in such a manner as to ensure full bankability, are completed on time, and appropriately funded.
Technical specialists provide early-stage project development advisory and co-ordination to ensure all elements of projects’ initial works are carried out in such a manner as to ensure full bankability, are completed on time, and appropriately funded.
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Financial Advisory

Bankers lead the financing and fundraising activities for both project finance and corporate finance transactions.
Bankers lead the financing and fundraising activities for both project finance and corporate finance transactions.
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Capital Raising Advisory

Our team provides value-added advisory services for securing the capital required to implement large projects including equity, mezzanine, and debt. We lead the development of optimal capital structures to ensure fully funded transactions.
Our team provides value-added advisory services for securing the capital required to implement large projects including equity, mezzanine, and debt. We lead the development of optimal capital structures to ensure fully funded transactions.
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Fund Management Services

Specialists provide technical and financial services for infrastructure focused funds.
Specialists provide technical and financial services for infrastructure focused funds.
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Capital Restructuring Services

Our restructuring team provides specialised technical and financial restructuring advice to assist financially distressed assets, as well as provide capital structure optimisation services for companies in our target sectors.
Our restructuring team provides specialised technical and financial restructuring advice to assist financially distressed assets, as well as provide capital structure optimisation services for companies in our target sectors.

Case studies

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Power and Aviation Intervention Fund (PAIF), Nigeria

The Power and Aviation intervention Fund is a N300BN (US$2BN in 2011) fund created by the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) to help buffer the knock-on effects of the 2008 global financial crisis and assist in the fast-track development of power and airline sectors in Nigeria.
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Corporate Finance Advisory Services to a National Oil Company in Africa

The Financial Advisory department provided corporate finance advice on multiple transactions to a leading National Oil Company (NOC) in Africa, including
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BUA Lafiagi Sugar Project, Nigeria

BUA Group, a leading infrastructure, mining and manufacturing world class conglomerate headquartered in Nigeria – with diversified investments spanning key businesses, spread across African and global markets, is developing a 20,000-hectare plantation, 2,200,000 tons sugar milling plant and a 200,000 tons per annum sugar refinery that will process and refine white sugar.
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Bugesera International Airport, Rwanda

The Bugesera International Airport is a greenfield world-class airport project jointly owned by The Government of Rwanda and Qatar Airways. The airport will be located 25km southeast of Kigali, feature a 4,200 meters runway and have capacity for 1.9 million passengers per annum following the completion of first phase works.
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Société de Raffinage Guinéenne S.A, Guinea

Brahms Oil Refineries Limited (BOR) is developing the 151,700m3 products and intermediate storage infrastructure including a 12,000 bbl/d oil refinery as well as ancillary infrastructure including a jetty and a pipeline to be located in Kamsar, Guinea. (Société de Raffinage Guinéenne S.A).
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Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority, Djibouti

The Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority (DPFZA) is the governmental body of Djibouti that administers and manages the Port of Djibouti and several other facilities in the country.
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Contact

Fola Fagbule – Senior Vice President & Head, Financial Advisory

Fola is a banker focused on infrastructure in Africa. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Advisory with overall responsibility for corporate finance advisory, mergers, acquisitions, capital raising and other technical advisory assignments at AFC.
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