Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie’s dynamic Capital Markets team has considerable experience and is well regarded for the professionalism that it brings to diverse capital market transactions.
The Capital Markets team advises on local debt and equity capital market transactions, securities offerings, derivatives transactions, on the establishment and listing of investment funds such as mutual funds and real estate investment trusts (REITs), on transactional and regulatory mandates including tax, currency and custody arrangements and issues, as well as disclosure obligations and exit procedures. It also advises and assists with Islamic finance transactions and on bond issuances in the local and international capital market by Nigerian corporates, various Nigerian State Governments and the Federal Government of Nigeria, including Nigeria’s first Eurobond transaction.
The Capital Markets team services clients including issuers (sovereign, sub- sovereign and corporates), financial and other advisors, underwriters, custodians and trustees, which operate across a wide spectrum of sectors including the financial services sector, real estate, oil and gas (upstream and downstream), manufacturing, FMCG and financial services.
The firm’s Founding Partner, Senator Udoma, served as chairman of the board of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) between 2008 and 2012, and other members of the Capital markets Team have served and continue to serve in diverse capacities on various advisory committees set up by the SEC and other key regulators including the Nigerian Capital Markets Association, in the course of which the team, in the course of Yinka Edu’s chairmanship of the CMSA, helped to facilitate a successful international summit and training on derivatives.
The Capital Markets team is also actively involved in regulatory advocacy and in ongoing legislative and regulator reviews of key laws and regulations governing the Nigerian capital markets and related areas. The team’s engagement ensures continuing familiarity with the workings and practical concerns driving the market and its regulators, which helps to build and strengthen relationships and to facilitate the informed, compliant and efficient completion of even the most complex transactions in alignment with client objectives.