Renaissance Capital, an investment bank focused on emerging markets and Africa, has announced the appointment of new officials in its West African team, with the aim of expanding its potential and enhancing growth.
Adedapo Akinpelu will be resuming as Vice President, Investment Banking in Lagos, while Ayobami Oladosu, who joined from ARM Securities with over six years of financial markets experience, will be joining the domestic Sales Trading Team.
“We are committed to ensuring we provide best-in-class advisory services to our existing clients and potential investors in Nigeria and across the continent; Adedapo’s extensive experience and track record makes him a perfect fit for this,” Temi Popoola, Chief Executive Officer, West Africa, said in a statement.
Adedapo has over eight years’ combined experience, offering investment, equity capital-raising, and mergers & acquisitions advisory services to businesses. Prior to joining Renaissance Capital, he had worked with QG Investment Africa Management and was responsible for the origination and execution of private equity (direct) investments, covering Healthcare & General Industries Investments across Sub-Saharan Africa.
He also worked at Standard Chartered Bank for over six years, where he focused on equity capital raising and mergers & acquisitions in the FMCG, Agriculture, Healthcare, Telecoms, Industrials and Oil & Gas space in Africa.
Adedapo holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos and has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2008 and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder since 2011.
The new Vice President, Investment Banking in Lagos will be expanding his current west African role to the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa as he will be working in close collaboration with Renaissance Capital’s well-grounded investment banking team across the continent and wider Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Also, Akinlolu Akinbola will be joining the domestic Trading Team, from FBN Securities with over nine years’ combined experience in the financial markets.
The Firm has recently been recognised by the world’s leading industry surveys, such as Institutional Investor’s 2018 All-EMEA Research Team survey and the Extel Survey 2018, in addition to the Global Finance magazine 2018 award, in which Renaissance Capital was named the Best Bank in Frontier Markets.
Renaissance Capital’s global distribution of equity and debt securities and research is managed from hubs in London, New York, and Moscow. Renaissance Capital’s on-the-ground presence in key African markets complements the Firm’s established EM platform, and its focus on inter mediating cross-border investment flows.
Renaissance capital has fully fledged investment banking businesses in the major Sub-Saharan African (SSA) and international markets. It operates a comprehensive investment banking, research and sales and trading business, with 150 professionals overall covering SSA.