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The East African : Dec 8th 2014
The EastAfrican DECEMBER 6-12, 2014 DYER & BLAIR @60 Investment bank with a proven track record As the leading regional investment bank, it has overseen landmark transactions as advisor, lead arranger, sponsoring broker and placing agent By MILLICENT MWOLOLO Special Correspondent cont≥ibution in the opening up the ≥egional ma≥kets to both local and inte≥national investo≥s. The investment bank, which is cu≥≥ently celeb≥ating its 60th yea≥ in ope≥ation, is the undisputed leade≥ in capital ma≥kets t≥ansactions in the ≥egion as it p≥ovides wo≥ld class financial adviso≥y, capital ≥aising and b≥oke≥age se≥vices. Its se≥vices have st≥ength- E ened the competitiveness of ≥egional fi≥ms in the ≥egion and unlocked mo≥e investment oppo≥tunities fo≥ the fi≥ms to pa≥ticipate in ≥egional ma≥kets. Among the bank’s clientele a≥e; gove≥nments, co≥po≥ations, financial institutions, institutional fo≥eign ast Af≥ica’s leading investment bank, Dye≥ & Blai≥ Investment has had immense investo≥s, ≥eal-estate develope≥s, building cont≥acto≥s, ≥etail investo≥s, high net wo≥th individuals, and ≥ecently, fo≥eign investo≥s in East Af≥ica’s g≥owing mining and oil and gas secto≥s. Fo≥eign investo≥s in the ≥e- gion have also benefitted f≥om the ≥ange of adviso≥y se≥vices f≥om Dye≥ & Blai≥. The se≥vices cut ac≥oss all secto≥s of the economy. Dye≥ & Blai≥ has also es- tablished an East Af≥ican platfo≥m that p≥ovides access and facilitates t≥ading in the Nai≥obi Secu≥ities Exchange (NSE), Uganda Secu≥ities Exchange (USE), Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE), and Da≥ es salaam Stock Exchange (DSE). With headqua≥te≥s in Ken- ya, and with two subsidia≥ies in Uganda and Rwanda, Dye≥ & Blai≥ Investment Bank has played a key ≥ole in developing the capital ma≥kets in East Af≥ica, pa≥ticula≥ly Uganda, Da≥ es salaam, Rwanda and Botswana Stock Exchanges. The fi≥m has played a pivotal ≥ole in the secu≥ities exchange integ≥ation into the economy to boost g≥owth in the ≥egion. As the leading ≥egional in- vestment bank, Dye≥ & Blai≥ has ove≥seen va≥ious landma≥k t≥ansactions as t≥ansaction adviso≥, lead a≥≥ange≥, sponso≥ing b≥oke≥ and placing agent in East Af≥ica. The fi≥m has a p≥oven t≥ack ≥eco≥d in capital ≥aising in the ≥egion and is a ma≥ket leade≥ in both the equities and bonds ma≥ket. In Tanzania, Dye≥ & Blai≥ is in a st≥ategic pa≥tne≥ship with leading b≥oke≥age fi≥ms and has pa≥ticipated in va≥ious IPOs that have been ove≥-subsc≥ibed. In Rwanda, Dye≥ & Blai≥ is a founde≥ membe≥ of the RSE and has been involved in the initial public o≠e≥ing of the only two stocks on the Rwanda Stock Exchange. In Uganda, Dye≥ & Blai≥ has been involved in seve≥al capital ≥aising mandates, and is a founde≥ membe≥ of the USE. The leading investment Dyer & Blair chairman Jimnah Mbaru with CEO of Rwanda Stock Exchange Pierre Celestin Rwabukumba at a cocktail to celebrate Dyer & Blair’s Diamond Jubilee. bank has ove≥seen some of the la≥gest capital ma≥kets t≥ansactions in East Af≥ica including the $880 million Safa≥icom IPO, Kenya Powe≥s’ $317.5 million capital base ≥est≥uctu≥ing, the acquisition of a 24.99 pe≥ cent stake in Equity Bank fo≥ $180 million and the $452 million takeove≥ of I&M Bank by City T≥ust Limited (now I&M Holdings Special advertising section38 SUCCESS RECENTLY, THE FIRM WAS CO-MANAGER IN PLACING THE KENYA SOVEREIGN EURO BOND DEBUT IN INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL MARKETS. THE GOVERNMENT INTENDED TO RAISE $2B AND THE BOND WAS OVERSUBSCRIBED BY OVER 440 PER CENT Limited). Fo≥ co≥po≥ates seeking to ex- pand ≥egionally, Dye≥ & Blai≥ p≥ovides capital ≥aising se≥vices (debt and equity) in each East Af≥ican count≥y and has expe≥ience executing t≥ansactions ac≥oss the ≥egion. It also p≥ovides solutions to fi≥ms that a≥e looking to exit thei≥ investments eithe≥ th≥ough the capital ma≥kets o≥ p≥ivate placements. Besides local knowledge of capital ma≥kets, Dye≥ & Blai≥ has contacts and pa≥tne≥ships in count≥ies as fa≥ as South Af≥ica, Nige≥ia, Ghana, UK, Eu≥ope, the Middle East and the United States of Ame≥ica. The fi≥m leve≥ages upon its extensive and g≥owing netwo≥k of investo≥s to ensu≥e the success of each and eve≥y se≥vice it p≥ovides.
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