CardinalStone Partners Limited (“CardinalStone”) acted as the exclusive financial adviser to NEM Insurance Plc (“NEM” or the “Company”), on the equity investment by AFIG Funds LLP (“AFIG”), a private equity firm registered in Mauritius and headquartered in Dakar, Senegal.
NEM Insurance is a non-life insurance company that commenced business in Nigeria in 1948, as Edward Turner & Co, and has over several decades emerged as a leader in the Nigerian insurance industry. The Company became quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1989 following its privatization by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Tope Smart, CEO, NEM, commented on the transaction, “CardinalStone was very instrumental in spearheading an efficient process that ultimately paired NEM with the ideal partner. Their commitment and demonstrated professionalism in negotiating and managing the transaction was highly commendable”.
Michael Nzewi, Managing Director, CardinalStone, commented, “We are honoured to have assisted NEM to secure a suitable growth partner as it embarks on its next phase of growth. We believe that this strategic partnership will serve as a major catalyst in driving the ongoing penetration of insurance in Nigeria and will provide NEM with the right platform to continue delivering exceptional service and quality products to its customers”.
CardinalStone is a leading indigenous investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides comprehensive financial advisory, capital raising, and investment management services to its clients across various sectors of the Nigerian and the broader West African region. This transaction reinforces the competence of CardinalStone to facilitate private equity transactions in Nigeria.