Our in-depth industry knowledge, regional market expertise, and excellent network of investors and financial institutions means we can offer strategic advice across a range of sectors at the highest levels, arrange tailor-made financing structures, manage risk and ultimately help your business grow.

Our clients include some of the largest Nigerian and multinational corporations, Federal and State governments and other leading operators across Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS

We are a leading issuing house for sub-national government and corporate bond issues in the Nigerian capital markets. Our pioneering team originates and executes bonds, asset-backed securities and hybrid instruments. Applying an award-winning approach to each transaction, we focus on your individual financing need and the impact on your short- and long-term strategic goals. Our diverse product and sector specialists engage all necessary stakeholders to ensure delivery of cost-effective solutions.
Debt Capital Market capabilities:

● Government, agency and corporate bond issues
● Asset Backed Securities
● High Yield Bonds

FGN Sukuk Bond
FBN Merchant Bank has been appointed as Joint Financial Adviser to the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) through the Debt Management Office (DMO) for the FGN’s first Sovereign N100 billion Sukuk.
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EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS
Our team of experts will carefully guide you through the entire process of raising equity.
We structure and execute equity and equity-linked products such as initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, rights issues, private placements and convertibles. We approach each transaction by working closely together to select the optimal structure, size, timing, pricing and marketing strategy.
Equity Capital Markets capabilities:

● Preferred stock issuance
● Private placements
● Equity and convertible securities issuance
● Initial public offerings
● Rights issues

 

FINANCIAL ADVISORY
We deliver corporate finance and strategic advice to clients. FBN Merchant Bank is a leading transaction advisor across several sectors, delivering corporate finance and strategic advice when it counts.
We have successfully advised major corporate and financial institutions on both domestic and cross-border initiatives. We provide support over the entire spectrum of economic and business cycles, offering independent and impartial advice.
Our Financial Advisory capabilities:

● Sell-side M&A Advisory
● Buy-side M&A Advisory
● Restructuring and recapitalisation
● Corporate sales and divestitures
● Corporate Finance

 

DEBT SOLUTIONS
We assist in the structuring and arranging of optimal financing solutions for both green and brown field projects spanning all sectors of the Nigerian economy. FBN Merchant Bank structured the first privately-funded gas pipeline as well as the first privately funded district development project in Nigeria.
One of our key strengths is the ability to distribute loan assets to numerous financial institutions in Nigeria and overseas. We provide access to long-term funding and financial structuring and our transactions attract the participation of local financial institutions, foreign banks, as well as development financial institutions and multilateral agencies.

Project Finance Advisory:
Our product lines include project finance, debt structuring and arranging, financial modelling, project risk due diligence and analysis, PPP consulting and bid support.

Debt Arranging:
We have strong debt-sourcing and arranging capabilities and an unrivalled track record in closing challenging debt-arranging mandates. We have thorough knowledge and hands-on experience in managing the entire debt-raising process to achieve a successful and timely financial close.

Structured Finance Advisory:
We offer Special Purpose Vehicle (“SPV”) and debt structuring capabilities and assist clients in developing optimal capital structures, reorganising balance sheets or existing debt obligations to achieve short, medium and long term strategic objectives.
Debt Solutions capabilities
We act as either transaction financial adviser and or debt arranger on the following services:

● Acquisition finance
● Project finance (Greenfield and Brownfield)
● Debt structuring and arranging
● Leveraged Financing
● Debt based & asset backed securitization of future receivables
● Financial modelling
● PP consulting and bid support
● Project risk due diligence analysis
● Supply chain finance
● Vendor financing
● Export Credit Agency financing
● DFI financing