Africa is demonstrating many signs of maturity, including broad-based economic growth and rising urbanisation. But there are many risks to navigate, from creating and protecting value to accessing debt to dealing effectively with bribery, corruption and money laundering, investigating financial crime and pursuing appropriate outcomes in the form of dispute resolution and asset recovery.

Unlocking growth in Africa

Whether you're looking to grow your business by exporting, investing or doing business in Africa, or you are an African company looking to invest or raise funds in the UK, our Africa business group can help. We have a strong, growing footprint with 41 member firm offices in 24 countries  and over 2600 people covering the Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone speaking regions.

Our Africa business group works seamlessly with the Africa network and the wider global network including key off-shore centres. We have an extensive network of intermediaries including key investors, bankers and legal advisers dealing with African businesses.

We help you appraise opportunities...

Debt advisory – we advise you on raising, refinancing or restructuring debt facilities, corporate or creditor.

Public company advisory – we are nominated advisers for AIM listed companies; a market-leading nominated adviser to mining companies on AIM; and we provide advice on flotations, mergers, takeovers and de-listings.

Corporate finance advisory – we provide advice on the development and implementation of optimal strategies to enhance and realise stakeholder value and work on both buy and sell side M&A advisory mandates.

Valuations – we use a variety of methodologies and models that reflect best practice to provide valuations to support transactions with particular specialist expertise around renewables and natural resources in Africa.

Read more about valuing renewable energy projects in Africa

Transactions advisory – we work across both sell and buy side diligence mandates with our services and give you a competitive edge during transactions with concise outputs and a focus on value.

Restructuring – we help you with sensitivity when you are in difficult or distressed financial situations and provide a range of solutions that support you when and where you need it.

... and we help you navigate risk

Investigations – we lead independent investigations ranging from targeted inquiries through to large, complex and multi-jurisdictional cases with particular expertise on Africa. 

Dispute resolution – we support you in the resolution of disputes, including investor-state actions and commercial arbitration, particularly in mining, energy and oil and gas.

Asset recovery – we frequently unravel complex, cross-border matters leading to recoveries for both public and private parties, retrieving over £200 million of hidden assets from over 65 overseas jurisdictions in the last three years.

 

 

PARTNER, HEAD OF AFRICA BUSINESS GROUP Amaechi Nsofor

+44 (0)20 7865 2388

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