Corporate Finance Advisory

We advise on financing strategies that are designed to meet our clients’ specific needs – providing best-in-class deal structuring and execution. The approach is simply by interacting with industry and product groups across the firm, as we work towards conveying the most innovative solutions to our clients.

Over the years, our dedicated team with extensive knowledge and experience of the capital markets has enabled us to lead and manage several transactions, develop private placement expertise for non-public transactions and enhance our market intelligence. This is borne out of established core competencies as well as our past and present involvement in multifaceted capital raising and advisory roles in the Nigerian Capital Market across the various sectors of the Nigerian economy.


Focal points managed by our advisory specialists include:

  • Financial Advisory
  • Capital Raising
  • Underwriting

Our Track Record

Dunn Loren Merrifield Advisory Partners has executed some of the most complex transactions in the history of the Nigerian Capital Markets. We have equally introduced some of the most innovative structuring solutions to our clients’ financing challenges. Some of our novel and outstanding achievements are:

  • The successful issue of the first floating rate corporate bond in April 2011, and we achieved the longest maturity (7 Years) for a corporate bond in the Nigerian capital markets with the Dana Group of Companies N8.01 Billion Series 1 Bonds due April 2018.
  • We executed the first structured corporate debt issue guaranteed by a foreign development finance institution (GuarantCo) and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in September 2011, with the Tower Funding Plc N4.63 Billion Series 1 Floating Rate Bonds due September 2018.
  • Our team structured the first “AAA” rated corporate bond listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange with the N1 Billion Series 1 Tranche B Floating Rate Bonds issued by Tower Funding Plc in 2011;
  • Our team successfully structured and issued the Series 2 and Series 3 Notes under the N100 Billion Residential Mortgage Backed Securities on behalf of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria in 2012, the first RMBS transaction in Nigeria listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
  • We have independently advised on the first sub-sovereign debt restructuring transaction in Nigeria involving an aggregate principal debt outstanding of N50 Bln, a landmark precedent transaction in the Nigerian Capital Markets.
  • We have pioneered innovative financing solutions for our clients, and continuously identify new asset classes that help shape new products to meet the needs of the market.


Financial Advisory

Federal Ministry of Finance
Federal Government of Nigeria
Central Bank of Nigeria
Corporate Finance Structuring
Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC)


Debt Capital Markets Transactions
Dana Group of Companies Plc
ebonyiEbonyi State Government

Bayelsa State Government of Nigeria
Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria
Equity Capital Markets Transactions
Mergers & Acquisitions
AIICO Insurance
Keystone Bank
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