Strategic Options Advisory

Assist potential clients determine the appropriate financial strategy to pursue in executing their corporate strategy

  • Strategy & financial review and business valuation of the Company
  • Analysis of the strategic options i.e. M&A, private equity, Listing and debt funding

Corporate Finance Advisory

Mergers Acquisition Advisory

  • Valuation, structure and strategy: advice for the achievement of the optimum acquisition potential of a business
  • Sourcing Regional and International buyers from our networks
  • Leading and Co-ordinating the due diligence process
  • M&A outsourcing: we have the capacity to handle the M&A function for large acquisitive companies

Equity Capital Raising Advisory

  • Structuring and valuing a business in preparation for an IPO, rights issue or significant private equity raise

Debt Advisory

  • Services include, inter alia, valuation work, drafting of investment memoranda, drafting of investor presentations, advice on optimum organisation and board structure, referral to financing banks and institutional investors
  • Structuring and raising debt capital through issuing of corporate bonds and commercial paper

MBO/MBI Advisory

  • Services include valuation work, target selection (for MBI transactions), negotiation, coordination of other professional advisors

Independent Valuation

  • Comprehensive business & group valuation reports, using market standard valuation metrics

Business Plan Drafting & Financial Models

  • Including structure, financial forecasting, and general advisory

Capital Introduction Advisory

  • Raising listed & private equity capital from European, Middle East, Asia and Africa based investors. Our investor database includes >100 institutional PE investors into SSA as well as significantly all the major institutional listed Equity funds.
  • Raising debt capital in conjunction with local and international banks to support equity investment and leveraged buyouts.
  • ¬†Raising debt capital in support of Mergers & Acquisitions.

GEMS Listing Advisory

Pre-listing Advisory

  • Advising and guiding the Company during the listing process
  • Verifying and submitting the Listing Statement to NSE
  • Raise capital and increase shareholder register
  • Coordinate the other advisors in the transactions i.e. reporting accountants, corporate lawyers, PR advisors
  • ¬†Assess the appropriateness of both current and incoming Board members

Post-listing Advisory

  • Promote secondary market liquidity and raise secondary capital through research and broking
  • Conduct regular reviews of actual trading, financial and operational performance of the Company
  • Provide strategic advice by sitting in the Board Audit Committee of the Company
  • Ensure compliance with continuous listing obligations
  • Arrange for Directors Induction Program with NSE

Private Equity (PE) Advisory

We have the experience and capability to provide high quality & value-adding corporate finance assistance to PE firms & DFIs, directly investing in Eastern Africa, during pre and post-investment cycle, in particular when their teams are operating at full or over capacity.
Pre-investment advisory:
Our approach cuts across the target approach & evaluation, due diligence, independent valuation, negotiations and deal closing spectrum of a Transaction.
Post-investment advisory:
Entails independent portfolio valuation services (PE assets, Government & Corporate bonds) for financial reporting purposes to LPs and for audit purposes in accordance with the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines.