The firm’s Private Equity team has developed significant expertise in private equity fund structuring and investment transactions, dating back to our work with some of the domestic and foreign pioneers in this sector in Nigeria during the 1990s. The members of the team bring a range of experience from their commercial, financing, tax, corporate advisory and restructuring practice areas to bear in their work for private equity clients.
In addition to providing full transactional support, the team advises on issues including the formation and establishment of funds; the development of tax-efficient investment structures; the tax liability of funds under Nigerian law; the corporate, regulatory and licensing issues relevant to funds investing and operating in Nigeria or dealing with Nigerians; the representation of investors in the purchase and sales of portfolio assets; and the provision of representation and support in dispute resolution involving the interests of fund managers in Nigeria.
Our clients include top-tier global, regional and local private equity funds and fund managers, institutional investors, financial organisations, international development institutions, banks, SMS fund managers, consortia of all of the above, and companies seeking private equity or venture capital.
The firm is an inaugural member of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Association of Nigeria (PEVCA) and is represented on the legal and regulatory councils of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA). The team has also written extensively on regulatory issues, investments, and the regulation of private equity for publications such as the IFLR, the Asset Management Law Review and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) newsletter, among others.
“Huge experience in private equity with a big bench of lawyers, even at partner level which meant they were able to deploy enormous resources to complete engagements. There was partner leadership for all engagements so requisite experience was brought to all assignments. Additionally, they brought a business mindset to legal engagements and thus were able […]
“The firm demonstrated good risk analysis, trend analysis, and understanding of best practices.”
The team was proactive in anticipating problems and thorough in its review and analysis of situations.
Well-regarded firm that harbours expertise in project development matters and transactions in the space. Working with prestigious clients based both in and outside of Nigeria, the practice is also adept in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and regulatory matters.
“Knowledgeable lawyers who are detail oriented.”
“Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie has proven to understand our need. In working on our legal matter, their lawyers have proven to be experts on the subject matter, the law and its application. Additionally, I am most impressed by the fact that they take feedback and criticism in good spirits and immediately make corrections in order […]