PAC Capital closes landmark acquisition for Titan Trust Bank
PAC Capital Limited, the investment banking arm of PanAfrican Capital Holdings successfully raised US$300 million funding from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) on behalf of Titan Trust Bank (TTB) to support the acquisition of majority stake in Union Bank Nigeria Plc (UBN).
PAC Capital is the investment banking and advisory arm of PanAfricanCapital Holdings, with a track record of successful fundraising and financial advisory services across Aviation, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Power & Energy, Oil & Gas, Agro-Allied and Hospitality sectors in Nigeria and beyond.
“Specifically, the arranged funding completed the funds required for the acquisition,” Humphrey Oriakhi, PAC Capital’s Managing Director, stated shortly after the deal was concluded.
Mudassir Amray, the former MD of Titan Trust Bank and now MD/CEO of Union Bank, stated that the financing was closed in a record timeline.
According to Amray, PAC Capital Limited played a vital role in arranging part of the acquisition consideration for the landmark transaction of TTB acquiring a majority stake in UBN.
“We sincerely thank PAC Capital and Afreximbank for supporting the deal with the highest professionalism and efficiency,” Amray stated.
It is expected that the acquisition will enhance the competitive dynamics of the Nigerian banking sector while maintaining confidence in Nigeria’s financial services industry and broader financial stability.
The development impact of the acquisition as stated by Afreximbank is immense as TTB plans to leverage the merged entity to provide financing of about US$3 billion over the medium term of which over US$600 million will directly support intra-regional trade finance.
The investment banking firm was awarded the “Best Investment Banking and Advisory Firm Nigeria 2022” by the World Business Outlook Awards shortly after the landmark deal was closed.