Mergers & Acquisitions

the first firm to come to mind for mega transactions. - Chambers Global

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Mergers and Acquisitions team has represented entities, principals, and financial advisors in countless public and private transactions. We have a track record of success in many of the most complex transactions that have taken place in Nigeria over the past few decades. Our team of lawyers advise at all stages of M&A, from due diligence all the way through to final completion. We work closely with our clients to understand their objectives and then carefully plan an effective strategy. Our areas of competence include Private Equity, Mergers, Acquisitions, Demergers, Restructuring, Schemes of Arrangement, Internal Restructuring, External Restructuring, and Amalgamation.


We played a pivotal role in a number of bank consolidation mergers over the course of the past decade and advised on the largest mergers ever to take place in Nigeria. We advised Dangote Cement Plc in the ground-breaking merger between Dangote Cement Plc and Benue Cement Company Plc. At the time, the transaction was the largest merger in Nigerian history and completely reshaped the Nigerian Capital Market as the merged entity not only added NGN2.1 trillion to the market, but also constituted 25% of the entire market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Through transactions such as these, we demonstrate our ability to go beyond the traditional role of lawyers to drive transactions forward and empower clients to meet their business objectives.




OALP Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity Wrap-Up 2022 and 2023 Outlook

The world has continued to make steady progress in recovering from the economic woes that trailed the COVID-19 pandemic. In Nigeria, though the economic growth rate slowed down and declined in 2022 compared to the previous year, the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) space flourished and witnessed a number of landmark transactions. This report highlights the trends, key considerations regulatory interventions and transaction dynamics we observed in the Nigerian M&A industry in the course of the year under review and takes a forward look into 2023, highlighting events and issues which we envisage will impact M&A activities in the country in 2023.
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