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The Medium Term Outlook of M&A in Nigeria

12 October 2020, 10.00am UK/Nigeria

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The Medium Term Outlook of M&A in Nigeria

As the world grapples with the pandemic, market volatility, government changes to FDI policies and other significant changes to the M&A regulatory regime, buyers and sellers find themselves in a drastically altered marketplace. These disruptions will significantly alter how parties approach M&A transactions going forward.
This webinar is designed to give GCs the essential knowledge they need to navigate their businesses through the ongoing crisis, while delivering relevant insights into trends and regulatory issues on inbound and outbound transactions.

Key discussion points include:

  • Recent expected trends in deal structures adopted by buyers and sellers in M&A transaction
  • The effect of foreign exchange controls on investor interest in Nigerian M&A
  • The pandemic and effects on valuation mechanisms and deal protection measures in the medium term
  • Discussions on the sectors where there is likely to be increased and reduced M&A activity
  • The separation of the roles of the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in M&A transactions

During the discussion we were joined by Gbolahan Elias, partner, G.Elias & Co, Babatunde Irukera, chief executive, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Kabiru Rabiu, executive director, BUA Group, Babatunde Fajemirokun, managing director/chief executive officer, AIICO Insurance, Miguel Azevedo, head of investment banking Africa (exc. SA and Egypt) and Portugal, Citigroup, Wale Adeosun, CFA, founder, CEO and chief investment officer of Kuramo Capital Management, Weyinmi Popo, partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Olusola Carrena, executive director and head of corporate finance, Stanbic IBTC Capital, Mfon Bassey, deputy director, head of mergers and acquisitions, Securities and Exchange Commission, Dinesh Rathi, chief executive officer, Lagos Free Zone Company, and Babatunde Obaniyi, managing director, investment banking, United Capital.

Speakers

  • Gbolahan Elias, partner, G. Elias & Co
  • Babatunde Fajemirokun, managing director/chief executive officer, AIICO Insurance
  • Miguel Azevedo, head of investment banking Africa (exc. SA and Egypt) and Portugal, Citigroup
  • Wale Adeosun, founder, CEO and chief investment officer, Kuramo Capital Management
  • Weyinmi Popo, partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Mfon Bassey, deputy director, head of mergers and acquisitions, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Olusola Carrena, executive director and head of corporate finance, Stanbic IBTC Capital
  • Dinesh Rathi, chief executive officer, Lagos Free Zone Company
  • Babatunde Obaniyi, managing director, investment banking, United Capital
  • Babatunde Irukera, chief executive, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Elias & Co was founded in 1994 and has become one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms. The firm has always had an international outlook, a reputation for, and an outstanding record of, carrying out critical, innovative and complex work to the highest standards. The firm has advised and represented its clients on several of the most significant recent developments in Nigerian business law practice.