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Banking and project finance
Capital markets: Debt
Capital markets: Equity
Mergers & Acquisitions and project finance
Ayotunde Owoigbe is a partner with Banwo & Ighodalo. Ayotunde is a thorough professional; passionate about achieving set goals and objectives efficiently. She obtained her law degree from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in January 2001, and joined Banwo & Ighodalo in February of the same year. She was admitted into the Firm's partnership in February 2010. Since she joined the firm in 2001, she has been involved in a significant number of our corporate and project finance, mergers & acquisitions, and banking and securitisation transactions. Ayotunde has been involved in various capital market transactions ranging from Government bond issues to corporate debt issues as well as equity capital market deals in the domestic and international capital markets as well as varied domestic and cross-border M&A transactions.
Member, Nigerian Bar Association
Immediate past Chair; Capital Market Solicitors Association
B&I’s designated representative in connection with Loan Market Association membership
Associate; Nigeria Leadership Initiative (a leadership development not-for-profit), member of a Sub-Committee of the Emerging Capital Market Taskforce, (led by UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office).
She co-led the teams that advised MTN Nigeria in connection with its landmark listing on the premium board of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), and notably advised Access Bank Plc on its landmark merger with Diamond Bank in a deal that created the largest retail bank in Africa by customer base and a very significant player in the Nigerian market. She also co-led the team that advised Interswitch Limited, an electronic payment and digital commerce solutions provider in connection with the acquisition of a 19.9% equity stake by Visa International Service Association.
Her other notable M&A transactions include advising Greenoaks Global Holdings Limited in connection with the divestment of its 99.03% equity stake in Ensure Insurance Plc to Allianz, a global leading insurance conglomerate as well as Helios Investments Partners’ acquisition of 49% of Oando Plc’s interest in Oando Gas and Power Limited. She is actively involved in M&A transactions focused on the growth of specific sectors including health, pharmaceutical and education.
Ayotunde is a non-executive director on the board of Africa Plus Partners Nigeria Limited, fund manager of the “Africa Infra Plus Funds I and II”, infrastructure funds registered by the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission and also of Me Cure Industries Limited, a leading pharmaceuticals company in Nigeria. She is founder of The EstherDavid Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation registered in Nigeria; which sponsors charitable initiatives that promote access to formal education, self-employment opportunities and skills acquisition.