through IPOs, private equity, debt and Mergers & Acquisition transactions
We have a regional presence and a diverse network of potential investors
and good relationships with other investment banks all over the world
Weekly Market Update Bulletin
Facing an unprecedented public health crisis with the
novel coronavirus (COVID 19 outbreak, I&M Burbidge
Capital has created a resource that gives insight to the
impact of the pandemic across the regional markets
and economies We present a selection of the top
stories making headlines in the private capital markets
as well as market data and corporate developments.
3 August 2020
The East African Transactions Landscape during COVID-19
By Kevin Kuria
Performance so far – A Resilient Market
Following confirmation of the first case of coronavirus infection in East Africa, the expectation has been a slow-down in deal making activity in the region. However, the market has remained resilient with the number of disclosed transactions in East Africa in 2020, thus far, maintaining pace with that of previous years. As at the end of April, the market had recorded 31 corporate transactions valued at c. USD 360 million straddling across private equity and trade player M&A. This in comparison with the 26 and 27 disclosed corporate transactions valued at c. USD 847 million and c. USD 137 million at the same time in 2019 and 2018 respectively. We attribute this to the fact that a large proportion of deals in the region tend to take more than 12 months from initiation to completion and crucially investor confidence in the long term superior returns available from investment in the region.
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Corporate Finance and Capital Raising
We advise businesses on significant capital raising through IPOs; private equity; debt; and M&A transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa with a specific focus on the East African Region. We focus on mid & large-sized companies with a typical transaction size of USD 5 million – USD 250 million. Our Head Office is in Nairobi with an additional office in Kampala, and
affiliations across Eastern Africa, the continent and the globe.
We advise our clients on the optimal financial structure that enables them to realize their corporate strategy. We undertake strategic & financial reviews, business valuations and analysis of the strategic & financial options available, including M&A, private equity, public equity, mezzanine capital and debt funding.
We offer objective, sector-focused advice that aids our clients to successfully navigate the complexities of M&A transactions. We evaluate potential acquirers or targets and advise on the transaction structure, valuation and financing, with the aim of realizing maximum value through a sale or acquisition.
I&M Burbidge Capital Limited is a Corporate finance advisory firm regulated by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) creating long-term advisory relationships & solutions across Sub-Saharan Africa with a specific focus on the East African region.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I&M Burbidge Capital assist companies to raise capital?
I&M Burbidge Capital advises businesses in the region on significant capital raising through IPOs, private equity, debt and Mergers & Acquisition transactions.
What is I&M Burbidge Capital's focus?
Our focus is on mid & large sized companies with typical transaction sizes of $5 million – $200 million in Sub – Saharan Africa with a particular focus on and presence in Eastern Africa
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Here’s what just some of our clients have said
“I&M Burbidge Capital has been instrumental in facilitating our exit from Mentor Management Limited, demonstrating thorough competence throughout the process and ensuring a smooth and successful process”
Kabir S. Chal, Principal, Actis
“We are very pleased with the outcome of this transaction and the significant role played by I&M Burbidge Capital in achieving that outcome. Their skill in originating this transaction, understanding of the real estate sector and wide network of investors eased the decision making.”
Peter Nderitu, Managing Director, Thaara Ltd
“I&M Burbidge Capital did exemplary work for us during the transaction. The team’s experience, expertise and professionalism was instrumental in obtaining the best outcome for us. We note with satisfaction the high quality of service and advice they provided us.”
Paul van Apeldoorn, Chief Transformation Officer, DFCU Bank
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Mokgome Mogoba, Associate Partner, Vantage Capital
We are sector agnostic and our Team has experience across the key
industry sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa
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