We offer unparalleled representation through all stages of private equity transactions.
The booming economy and incentives offered by the Nigerian government have attracted more international private equity investors to Nigeria than any other country in Africa. With over 190 million people, Nigeria is the seventh most populated country in the world, with a large number of young people. Despite the risks, top international and Nigerian companies are seizing equity investment opportunities in many diverse sectors, including information technology, consumer goods, industrials and financial services.
These transactions are becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex, and areas of industry specialisation are becoming even more granular. It’s difficult for private equity fund managers to remain generalists; they must understand particular slices of an industry. Competition is heated among private equity firms, and thus investors must rely on experienced legal counsel, with deep and up-to-the-second industry knowledge, as well as a detailed understanding of Nigeria’s laws and regulations, in order to be nimble and to structure and execute their deals quickly.
Our award-winning private equity legal team tackles the most difficult issues on behalf of top-tier Nigerian and international clients. We have in-depth knowledge and expertise in devising innovative solutions and strategies for structuring acquisitions, fund formation, and financings of public and private companies, and we explain our strategies in understandable language every step of the way. We help our clients successfully navigate the most complex, significant and high-pressure transactions within the market.
We offer our clients, including leading private equity funds, banks and other financial institutions, unparalleled representation through all stages of their private equity transactions. Our expertise, knowledge and service in private equity law are world class.