Category: Private equity, venture capital & Alternative Assets

Fund Manager Update – Legal and Regulatory Trends Shaping Private Equity investments in Nigeria 2018

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Private Equity Guide for Nigerian Businesses – Our Business Finance Support Series

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Structuring Issues For Private Equity Debt Funds in Frontier Markets – Practical Considerations

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2018 Venture Capital Deal Outlook & Insights

In 2017, we were privileged to advice on a number of early-stage deals, ranging from seed investments to Series A investments. We also helped set up a number of venture capital funds looking to attract institutional limited partners, which are based in Nigeria.  We reflect on that experience and now share a mix of expectations, Read More

Regulatory Update – Public-to-Private Transactions & Private-Investment-in-Public-Entities in Nigeria

We think that Public-to-Private transactions and Private-Investment-in-Public-Entities can essentially be a game changing strategy in 2018, for private equity firms looking to create distinctive value, especially, in frontier markets, where control investments are hard to execute and traditional equity market funding alternatives may not be available to a public company. In a new update to Read More

Here’s How To Qualify for Pioneer Tax Incentives in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria recently added 27 industries to the Pioneer Industry List. The Pioneer Industry List is a list of industries and products which qualify under Nigerian law for Nigeria’s Pioneer Status Incentives. The Federal Government of Nigeria grants Pioneer Status Incentives to businesses in industries where economic activity is not being undertaken Read More

The ILPA Guidance on Subscription Lines of Credit 2017

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) on June 27, 2017 issued the Guidance For Limited Partners on Subscription Lines of Credit used by Private Equity Funds( the ILPA Guidance). The Guidance is significant in view of the increasing calls for greater disclosure and better alignment of interests between institutional investors and General Partners (GPs) with respect Read More

Nigeria’s Central Bank Issues Guidelines to Jumpstart Non-Performing Loans Market.

Nigeria has taken the first strategic step to creating an active distressed debt market locally. This is a significant move in the light of the build-up of non-performing loans (NPLs) in Nigeria’s banking industry. NPLs in Nigeria’s banking sector have now crossed the N2 trillion mark and are still on an upward trajectory. The International Read More

Client Update: The Constitutional Limitations of the Limited Partnership Laws in Lagos State: Legal Implications for Private Equity and Venture Capital Limited Partners and Fund of Funds

With the introduction of a pioneer framework for registering Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Partnerships in Nigeria, Lagos State gained significance in the local private equity and venture capital industry in Nigeria as a preferred jurisdiction for the formation of private equity and venture capital funds and amongst professionals, for the constitution of professional service Read More

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