Corporate Finance and Advisory

RMB Nigeria Corporate Finance prides itself on delivering innovative and optimised solutions to clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Our highly experienced, multi-disciplinary corporate advisory team leverages the diverse skills within the local team and the broader team in South Africa to provide objective and well considered advice to clients on a variety of financial transactions.

RMB Nigeria Corporate Finance focuses on advisory solutions in: Mergers and Acquisitions, General Corporate Advisory, Equity Capital Markets and Debt Restructuring.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

RMB Nigeria Corporate Finance uses a client-centric, solution-driven approach to address our clients’ advisory requirements and apply extensive knowledge of the relevant local regulatory environments, including taxation, relevant legislation governing mergers and take-overs to ensure alignment with all relevant stakeholders.

The team creates shareholder value for our clients before, during and after the M&A process through:

  • Leveraging international relationships to provide global coverage
  • Providing comprehensive business valuations
  • Efficiently managing transaction processes
  • Providing advice on and participating in negotiations
  • Providing structuring solutions to ensure that transactions are structured in an efficient manner
  • Determining the optimal funding structures for transactions
  • Assisting with due diligence, risk management and governance
  • Communicating to all stakeholders during transaction processes

The M&A team specialises in transactions relating to:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Disposals
  • Restructurings
  • General strategic advice

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Equity Capital Markets (ECM)

RMB Nigeria’s ECM team undertakes the origination, structuring, marketing and pricing of public offerings and private placements of equity and equity-related securities. The RMB Nigeria ECM team also leverages our dominant South African ECM franchise — RMBMS to provide clients with unparalleled access and distribution to international institutional equity investors.

In addition to structuring, raising and underwriting listings and placements, RMB Nigeria’s ECM team also offers specialist advice for rights offers, share buy-backs and equity-linked funding and advisory solutions (convertible and exchangeable instruments).

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Structured Solutions

RMB is the South African market leader in the structuring of financial transactions. The RMB Structured Solutions team has unrivalled knowledge of and experience in the complex interaction between local company and competition law, exchange control and regulatory legislation, as well as relevant taxation legislation. The team combines this knowledge with market-leading equity derivative expertise to offer clients innovative solutions for complex corporate transactions.

Contact Michael Levell on +27 11 269 9579 or email
Iaan van Heerden on +27 11 282 4994 or email
Ferdi Vorster on +27 11 282 4993 or email
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Debt Restructuring

RMB Nigeria provides clients with innovative solutions to optimise their capital structure, including clients in distressed situations. Debt restructuring solutions typically require a detailed assessment of the company’s value, future cash flows and liquidity requirements and subsequent negotiations with all stakeholders to restructure existing debt and raise new capital in the debt and/or equity markets.

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