Gbadebo Adenrele to head United Capital’s investment bank

United Capital Plc, one of Africa’s leading financial services and investment banking organizations, has announced Gbadebo Adenrele, as the new Managing Director of its investment banking business.

Speaking on the new appointment, Peter Ashade, Group CEO, United Capital Plc, said: “Adenrele is an exceptional addition not only to our investment banking business, but to the United Capital group as a whole. He is a phenomenal leader with a wealth of industry and life experience which we believe will be beneficial in achieving our vision as an investment and financial services group.

“I am honored to be part of an innovative and transformational group, I look forward to an exciting and fulfilling time with the United Capital family and I look forward to contributing immensely to its growth and expansion in the near future,” said declared Gbadebo Adenrele upon his appointment.

Adenrele is a seasoned investment banker with over 16 years of experience, specializing in debt and equity capital markets, corporate finance and project finance.

Prior to joining United Capital, he was Director and Head of Investment Banking at Vetiva Capital Investment Limited, where he advised/worked with government institutions, blue chip companies and domestic and global financial institutions across a wide range financing and advisory transactions in key sectors. and jurisdictions.

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He has also served on the aforementioned boards of brokerage, asset management and trust subsidiaries.

Adenrele holds an MBBS and MBA from the University of Lagos as well as a Masters in Global Finance from New York University Stern School of Business and HKUST Business School in Hong Kong.

United Capital Investment Banking provides tailored financial advice and capital raising solutions to corporations and government entities. She specializes in financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, debt capital market, equity capital market, project finance and structured finance.

The firm has served as financial advisor and arranger/bookrunner on several high-profile transactions across Africa, including Heirs Oil and Gas’ $1.1 billion acquisition of Nigerian oil block OML 17 in the first quarter of 2021, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc’s $650 million Eurobond in the first quarter of 2020. , and the issuance of US$300 million senior unsecured notes by UBA Plc in the fourth quarter 2021, among others.

United Capital Plc is a pan-African financial and investment services group, providing bespoke value-added services to its clients. It is positioned to play a strategic role in helping African governments, businesses and individuals achieve their strategic objectives, through a robust range of financial and investment services offerings by its group companies: investment, asset management, trusteeship and securities trading. The Group is regulated by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Nigeria.

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