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SSA : Nigeria : TransAfrica Financial Services Limited

Name of company TransAfrica Financial Services Limited


AIICO Plaza, 2nd Floor PC 12, Afribank Street Victoria Island, LagosNigeria


(234) 1 - 4618932; 1 - 4711251


(234) 1 - 4618932
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TransAfrica Financial Services Limited

TransAfrica Financial Services Limited (TFSL), formerly Trust & Financial Services Limited, is a wholly owned Nigerian non-bank, investment banking outfit, with core competence in capital markets, privatization, corporate re-structuring, infrastructure finance, project development, estate finance and advisory services. It was incorporated on 5th September 1991 and is a dealing member of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. It is also licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to act as issuing house, investment adviser and broker / dealer


TransAfrica Financial Services Limited (TFSL), offers various financial services to the general public.

• Capital Markets

TransAfrica offers Issuing House Services that involves assisting new or existing companies to raise various financial instruments, such as equity, debentures and quasi equity, from the domestic and international capital markets in one or a combination of the following ways:

- Offer for Subscription
- Offer for Sale
- Right Issue
- Debenture/Stock Issue
- Private Placement
- Lease
- Bridging Finance

• Project Finance

As an investment-banking outfit, with strong local competence and international flavour, TransAfrica creates customized and innovative project finance solutions involving domestic and foreign investors, financiers and technical partners. Through in-depth analyses of each project’s objectives and needs, the company creates innovative structures that spread risks, attract investors and facilitates deal consummation. Our focus is on the origination, development and financial engineering of project in the following sectors of the economy:

- Telecommunications
- Transportation
- Oil & Gas
- Power & Energy
- Water & Sanitation
- Real Estate
- Health
- Education
- Sports Development
- Gender Equality

Advisory Services

TransAfrica designs tailor-made corporate restructuring solutions based upon a thorough understanding of the peculiarities of the assignment, the commercial arrangements and global capital markets. Corporate restructuring services provided can include any of the following:

- Identification of Core Investor (domestic / foreign)
- Balance Sheet Restructuring
- Technical Partnership
- Management Assistance
- Due Diligence

• Money Market

TransAfrica is actively involved in money market transactions; these include executing mandates for:

- Commercial papers
- Bankers’ acceptances
- Bridging Finance
- Treasury bills or any other money market instruments to suit the peculiar needs of our clients

• Privatisation

TransAfrica has been actively involved in various privatisation projects at both national (sovereign) and state (sub-sovereign) levels. Through several years’ hands-on experience, the organization has developed a superb combination of local expertise, network and insight. Services offered for privatisation transactions include:

- Due Diligence
- Identification of Core Investor (domestic / foreign)
- Packaging and leading the bidding consortia
- Liasing with Government authorities

TransAfrica’s strong network of contacts with companies and various governments has been of tremendous benefit to its clients in finding and developing the most beneficial strategic partnerships to accomplish transactions and deals.

• Mergers and Acquisition

TransAfrica provides mergers & acquisition, advisory, valuation and strategic planning to companies in a wide range of sectors in the economy. TransAfrica acts as an intermediary and brings companies together to create synergies and adding value. Transactions are also executed cross borders and industries. Services include:

- Due Diligence
- Design of ownership structure
- Acquisitions Advisory
- Valuation

The Board

The company has the following personalities as its Board members:

Professor Adebayo Adedeji

Chairman of Board of Directors Professor Adebayo Adedeji is the Chairman of Board of Directors. He was the former UN under Secretary- General & Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa and current Executive Secretary of the African Centre for Development & Strategic Studies; he has a distinguished academic career with tremendous managerial exposure and experience at both national and international levels. A seasoned technocrat, he was previously the Federal Commissioner for Economic Development & Reconstruction (1971-1975).

Mr. Olufemi Oyeobu

Director Mr. Olufemi Oyeobu, B.Sc, FCIB, ACIS. Mr. Oyeobu is a Chartered Banker and Chartered Stockbroker and an experienced banker with over 18 years experience garnered in UBA, First City Merchant Bank and First Inter State Merchant Bank where he rose to the Post of Assistant General Manager. He is currently the Assistant General Manager Planning and Monitoring of the newly established Petroleum Development Fund (PTDF), Abuja.

Mr. Mallam Umar Abdullahi

Director Mr. Mallam Umar Abdullahi (Director), B.Sc. Mallam Umar obtained the B.Sc Accounting Degree from Ahmadu Bello University in 1981. He is an experienced accountant with many years garnered in NNPC,TIQUEST Ltd, Empire Group and Fidelity IntraAfrica. He is currently the Managing Director/CEO of Valcon Nigeria Limited.


Mr. Kola Akosile - Managing Director/CEO

Mr. Kola Akosile, MD/CEO is an Investment Banker and Development Finance expert with over 19 years corporate experience. He was until recently the Assistant General Manager - Corporate and Institutional Banking at Eko International Bank Plc having previously worked in the Investment Banking and Credit & Marketing Divisions of Icon Ltd (Merchant Bankers). He is an alumnus of New York Institute of Finance, World Bank Institute and Arthur D. Little.

Contact Details

Corporate Head Office
TransAfrica Financial Services Limited
AIICO Plaza, 2nd Floor
PC 12, Afribank Street
Victoria Island, Lagos

Telephone: (234) 1 - 4618932; 1 - 4711251
Fax: (234) 1 - 4618932
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