Recent landmark transactions in Nigeria


2015

Client
Nature of the deal
Size of the deal
BUA Group RMB acted as financial adviser to the BUA Group on the divestment of its wheat milling and pasta manufacturing assets to Olam International Limited. US$275-million
International Breweries Plc RMB Nigeria provided a N4.0-bn facility to International Breweries Plc. N4.0-billion
OLAM Nigeria RMB provided a working capital facility to OLAM Nigeria. N3.2-billion
Crown Flour Mills RMB provided a working capital facility to Crown Flour Mills in Nigeria. N2.0-billion
IHS RMB was the joint mandated lead arranger and bookrunner for a capex facility for IHS in Nigeria. US$800-million
Actis, RMB Westport, Paragon Holdings (‘Sellers’) RMB acted as financial adviser to the Sellers on the sale of Ikeja City Mall to Hyprop Investments Limited and Attacq Limited – a JSE-listed real estate capital growth fund. US$155-million
Zenith Bank RMB acted as initial mandated lead arranger, bookrunner and facility agent for Zenith Bank’s inaugural syndicated loan. US$350-million
First Bank RMB has been involved in various oil import LC confirmations for First Bank. US$290-million
Actis RMB acted as financial adviser to Actis in the acquisition of a majority stake in Sigma Pensions Limited. US$62-million
Azura RMB provided a US$ term-debt facility to Azura — a Greenfields IPP. Undisclosed

2014

Client
Nature of the deal
Size of the deal
AOS Orwell RMB refinanced a loan to a private equity backed oil services company. US$80-million
BP RMB through FirstRand confirmed an oil import documentary credit in favour of BP. US$61-million
AFDB RMB acted as joint issuing house and bookrunner on the Africa Development Bank’s (AFDB) seven year medium Naira term note. N12.95-billion
Zenith Bank Plc. Mandated lead arranger, Syndicated Term Loan Facility US$300-million
Africa Finance Corporation Mandated lead arranger, Bilateral Loan Facility US$75-million
BOC Gases Sole lender, Bilateral Naira Loan Facility
Imperial Logistics Financial advisor, Acquisition of Eco Health

2013

Client
Nature of the deal
Size of the deal
Dangote Industries RMB acted as senior lead arranger as part of a loan syndication for Dangote Industries’ expansion into fertilizer and petrochemicals production US$3.3-billion
BUA Group RMB acted as co-lender to fund the construction of a sugar refinery in Port Harcourt. US$100-million
SAB Miller Plc RMB structured a term loan facility for SAB Miller Plc. US$160-million
African Steel Mills RMB provided a Naira term-debt facility to African Steel Mills. N3.5-billion
Oando Wings RMB provided a US$ development and term-debt facility to Oando Wings. US$50-million
MTN Nigeria RMB acted as mandated lead arranger of a syndicated medium term facility for MTN Nigeria. US$300-million
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) RMB was the mandated lead arranger of a bilateral syndicated and club loan for the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). US$50-million US$250-million US$300-million
African Steel Mills Lead arranger, 3-year funding US$30-million
MTN Original Lender, Syndicated Term Loan Facility US$3-billion
Dufil Prima Foods Limited Mandated lead arranger, Short Term Loan Facility

2012

Client
Nature of the deal
Size of the deal
Exxon Mobil NNPC JV RMB provided funding for Exxon Mobil NNPC JV reserve development programme. US$50-million

2011

Client
Nature of the deal
Size of the deal
Ikeja City Mall RMB Westport developed and let Ikeja City Mall (the largest retail complex in West Africa) in Lagos. US$95-million