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Best Bond in Africa
EMEA Finance Awards

FBN Capital Limited was awarded ‘Best Bond in Africa’ on Bayelsa State Government's N50bn issuance and for showing exceptional capabilities in the Debt Capital Market, having strong expertise in providing intelligent financing solutions for clients.

Best IPO in Africa Honeywell Flour Mills Plc 2009
EMEA Finance Awards

FBN Capital won EMEA Finance's Achievement Award for the ‘Best IPO in Africa’. FBN Capital demonstrates market leadership capabilities in debt structuring, arranging and syndication. The company has successfully arranged and coordinated the financing of strategic infrastructure & PPP projects across Nigeria over the past 5 years, as well as advised on landmark transactions across several sectors of the Nigerian Economy

Best Debt House in Nigeria
EMEA Finance Awards

FBN Capital was awarded ‘Best Debt House in Nigeria’. This award was won as a result of proven leadership in its work on several standout transactions, including seven of the nine bond issuances in 2009 and 2010. FBN Capital was jointly appointed to advise the government on its proposed US$500m bond. Other recent deals concluded include acting as lead issuing house and joint issuing house for the Bayelsa State government's N50bn bond issuance and the N13.1bn Guaranty Trust Bank bond respectively.

Best PPP Deal in Africa
EMEA Finance Awards

FBN Capital Limited was recognized for the ‘Best PPP Deal in Africa’ for the Deanshanger Projects’ civil infrastructure. FBN Capital, as the sole arranger and facility agent of the engineering infrastructure project, the only PPP to close in Nigeria in 2011 and attracted a N29.6bn (US$185mn) funding package from local institutions.

Best Local Currency Bond House
EMEA Finance Debt Markets Awards

FBN Capital won the award for the ‘Best Local Currency Bond House’ for being a dominant player in the country's busy local debt markets, working on several big-ticket transactions, including a N25bn (US$158mn) issuance for Edo Stat; a N1.7trn issuance for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, the largest deal in the Nigerian capital markets; and a N13bn issuance for Benue State.

Best Debt House in Nigeria 2011
EMEA Finance Awards

FBN Capital won the award for the Best Debt House in Africa for the second year running in 2011. Currently an industry leader in deal origination, execution and distribution, FBN Capital has shown exceptional capabilities in the Debt Capital Market, and strong expertise in providing intelligent financing solutions for clients.

Best Debt House in Nigeria
Africa Banking Awards

FBN Capital Limited was recognized as the ‘Best Debt House in Nigeria’ for its important and consistent role in driving local debt markets. FBN Capital currently serves as an industry leader in deal origination, execution and distribution and the organisation has shown exceptional capabilities and strong expertise in providing intelligent financing solutions for clients.

Best Investment Bank in Nigeria
Global Finance Awards

FBN Capital was awarded ‘Best Investment Bank in Nigeria’ by Global Finance in recognition of its activeness in the country's debt capital market. FBN Capital ranked fifth and raised $43 million in two deals; the organisation also acted as bookrunner on a $74 million investment - grade corporate bond issued by Lafarge Cement Wapco Nigeria.

Best Local Investment Bank
EMEA Finance African Banking Awards

FBN Capital is recognized as the Best Local Investment Bank in Nigeria. The award is in recognition of the firm’s commitment to giving clients the most innovative ideas, while demonstrating unrivalled market expertise and reliable business values.

Best Investment Bank in Nigeria
Global Finance Magazine

In 2013, FBN Capital was named Best Investment Bank in Nigeria for the second consecutive year by Global Finance Magazine. The firm was recognised for participating/leading several debt capital market and project financings - a major achievement amongst others recorded in the same year.

Best Investment Bank
World Finance Banking Awards

FBN Capital Limited was awarded ‘Best Investment Bank’ at the World Finance Banking Awards for being one of the most reputable financial groups in Africa and being a key player in the local market. Also for the Investment Bank’s leadership leader position which evolved as the investment landscape in Nigeria progresses and customers’ needs become more sophisticated.

Best Investment Bank in Nigeria 2014
Global Finance World’s Best Investment Bank Awards

FBN Capital Limited was awarded ‘Best Investment Bank in Nigeria 2015’ for the third year running by Global Finance Magazine providing financial solutions on deals and transactions such as Lead Issuing House • n Osun State Government N 30Billion 14.75% Fixed Rate Development Bond Issue due 2019 and as the Sole Financial Advisor on the restricting of First Bank of Nigeria Plc Project to name a few.

Sub Saharan African Financing Transaction of the Year - Seplat Petroleum Development Company
EMEA Finance Magazine Project Finance Awards

FBN Capital was awarded ‘Sub Saharan African Financing Transaction of the Year’ at the Infrastructure Investor Banking Awards for Excellence for the role it played as Local Facility Coordinator, Financial Modelling and Structuring Bank to arrange and structure a $1.4 billion, 7 year medium term loan and accordion facility with 5 banks.

Best Follow-On Funding: Diamond Bank’s Public Offering
EMEA Finance Achievement Awards

FBN Capital was awarded the ‘Best Follow-On Funding’ at the EMEA Finance Achievement Awards for the role it played in the Diamond Bank’s public offering transaction.

Best Structured Finance Deal in EMEA: Oando Energy Resources
EMEA Finance Achievement Awards

FBN Capital was awarded ‘Best Structured Finance Deal in EMEA’ at the EMEA Finance Achievement Awards for the role it played as the Joint Mandated Lead Arranger and Financial Modelling bank for the Corporate Facility to part fund the purchase of the Target Assets and successfully assisting Oando in raising part of the purchase consideration (the deposit of US$135 million) via a US$70 million bridge facility provided by First Bank.

African Oil & Gas Deal of the Year - Oando Energy Resources
Euromoney IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards

FBN Capital was awarded ‘African Oil & Gas Deal of the Year’ for serving as Global Facility Coordinator, Financial Model Bank, and Mandated Lead Arranger on the Oando Energy Resources Project and refinancing the borrower’s existing loan obligations and raising incremental debt to prepay part of the Oando Plc N60 Billion Medium Term Loan (MTL) facility and refurbish one of its key rigs.

Deal of the Year Award
IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards

FBN Capital Limited has been awarded the ‘Africa Oil and Gas Deal of the Year Award’ for the Oando Energy Resources $350 million Conoco Phillips assets acquisition deal. The award was conferred at the IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards 2014, organized by the Infrastructure Journal & Project Finance Magazine.

Dealmaker of the Year
EMEA Finance Achievement Awards

FBN Capital Limited was awarded ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ at the EMEA Finance Achievement Awards for its input in major project financing deals within the country such as Accugas IV where it served as the Lead Arranger and set a benchmark in terms of how subsequent gas pipeline transactions are financed.

Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in Africa
EMEA Finance Magazine Project Finance Awards

FBN Capital Limited received the award for ‘Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in Africa’ by EMEA Finance Magazine for its role in the financing and acquisition of the entire issued share capital of East Horizon Gas Company Limited by Accugas a subsidiary of Seven Energy.

Best Project Finance Deal in Africa
EMEA Finance Magazine Project Finance Awards

FBN Capital Limited was awarded ‘Best Project Finance Deal in Africa’ for the financing of projects with EMTS (Etisalat). FBN Capital was the Joint Financial Adviser to Etisalat’s US$1.25bn Loan Facility to fund the addition of 924 BTS sites. FBN Capital and Citigroup Global Markets, served together as 'Financial Advisers', were mandated by Etisalat to raise finance to refinance its existing $650mm senior debt facility, and finance needs for its network deployment plan across Nigeria.

Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in EMEA
EMEA Finance Magazine Project Finance Awards 2014

FBN Capital Limited, has once again been acknowledged by EMEA Finance Magazine for its efforts in the successful financing of projects in the Oil & Gas sector. FBN Capital received the award for Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in Africa for the financing of East Horizon Gas Company’s pipeline construction. East Horizon Gas Company Limited (EHGCL) secureda debt financing of N10 billion through FBN Capital with the intention of constructing and operating an 18-inch, 128 km gas pipeline that connects with the Obigbo-Alscon pipeline at Ukanafun to supply gas to an industrial offtaker located in Mfamosing, Cross River State, and to meet the needs of other industrial users in the Calabar region.

ICT/Telecoms Deal of the Year
Africa Investor Infrastructure Investment Awards 2014

FBN Capital Limited was awarded the ‘ICT/Telecoms Deal of The Year’ at the Africa Investor Infrastructure Investment Awards for being the Joint Financial Adviser to Etisalat’s US$1.25bn Loan Facility to fund the addition of 924 BTS sites. FBN Capital and Citigroup Global Markets, served together as 'Financial Advisers', were mandated by Etisalat to raise the funding required for the refinancing of the company’s existing $650mm senior debt facility, and finance the needs for its network deployment plan across Nigeria.

Telecoms Deal of the Year: Etisalat
Euromoney Project Finance

FBN Capital was recognized by Euromoney Project Finance for ‘Telecoms Deal of The Year: Etisalat’ for its role as the Joint Financial Adviser to its US$1.25bn Loan Facility. FBN Capital and Citigroup Global Markets, served together as Financial Advisers, were mandated by Etisalat to raise finance to refinance its existing $650mm senior debt facility, and finance needs for its network deployment plan across Nigeria.

African Deal of the Year
Islamic Finance Awards

FBN Capital Limited was awarded ‘African Deal of the Year’ at the Islamic Finance Awards for it’s role on the sukuk bond offer on the Osun State Government Sukuk Al-Ijara Sukuk.

Oil and Gas Deal of the Year Award Accugas
Euromoney Project Finance Awards

FBN Capital was recognized by Euromoney Project Finance for the ‘Oil and Gas Deal of the Year’ for its role as Global Facility Coordinator and Financial Modeling Bank on the Accugas Limited US$ 225 million Project Finance Debt Facility. The firm also undertook the role of de-facto Financial Adviser to the Borrower, Accugas Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven Energy International Limited).

Africa Deal of the Year – FBN Insurance
Europe M & A Atlas Awards

FBN Capital Limited was awarded ‘Africa Deal of the Year’ at the Europe M&A Atlas Awards. The award was given for its role in the acquisition of Oasis Insurance Plc by FBN Insurance Limited. FBN Capital to manage the transaction efficiently and achieved closing the deal in record time.

African Best Oil & Gas Analyst of the Year (Rolake Akinkugbe)
Energy & Corporate Africa Awards

FBN Capital’s Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Rolake Akinkugbe was recognized as the ‘Best African Oil & Gas Analyst of The Year’ for her commitment to the oil & gas industry through her display of knowledge and provision of industry insights and analysis which has helped governments and organizations maximize investment opportunities and manage risk

Most Valuable Player on the Oil Patch (Rolake Akinkugbe)
Energy & Corporate Africa Awards

FBN Capital’s Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Rolake Akinkugbe was recognized as the ‘Most Valuable Player on the Oil Patch’ for her commitment to the oil & gas industry through her display of knowledge and provision of industry insights and analysis which has helped governments and organizations maximize investment opportunities and manage risk.

Best Investment Bank in Nigeria 2015
Global Finance World’s Best Investment Bank Awards

FBN Capital Limited was awarded ‘Best Investment Bank in Nigeria 2015’ for the fourth year running by Global Finance Magazine providing financial solutions on deals and transactions such as Sole Lead Arranger on the NewCross Exploration & Production Limited Project First Bank Nigeria $450million Eurobond Issuance Project to name a few.

Best Investment Bank In Nigeria 2015 – FBN Capital Limited
Intercontinental Finance Global Awards 2015

Best Investment Bank in Africa
CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit & Infrastructure Investment Awards 2015

FBNQuest was awarded the ‘Best Investment Bank in Africa’ award at the CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit & Infrastructure Awards. The award was given to the company for its successful role as the lead arranger of the major deals in power and infrastructure in 2015 by Africa Investor Group; a leading international investment and communications firm.
Best Local Investment Bank 2016
EMEA Finance African Banking Awards

FBN Capital was awarded ‘Best Local Investment Bank’ at EMEA Finance’s 9th African Banking Awards. The award was given to FBN Capital for differentiating itself by driving growth and facilitating the successful conclusion of transactions despite tightening headwinds in Nigeria’s financial services sector and across other sectors of the nation’s economy.

Best Africa Investment Bank 2016
Africa Investor Infrastructure Investment Awards

FBN Capital Limited received the prestigious ‘2016 Best Africa Investment Bank Award’ by Africa Investor Group at the Ai Capital Market & Index Series Awards 2016, a leading international investment and communications firm. The award was in recognition of the nature, complexity, and size of deals delivered by the firm.

Most Innovative Bank in Nigeria 2016
Global Finance World’s Best Investment Bank Awards

FBNQuest received the award for ‘Most Innovative Bank in Nigeria 2016’ at the Global Finance World’s Best Investment Bank Awards for the role it played as the Lead Arranger for an array of syndicated loans for Seven Energy International to finance its Accugas Natural Gas project.

Best Investment Bank in Nigeria 2016
Global Finance Awards

FBN Capital was awarded ‘Best Investment Bank in Nigeria’ for the fifth consecutive year by Global Finance Magazine for its consistently strong leadership position in key business areas. The firm led the execution of key deals and transactions for Corporates and subnational, such as restructuring of the NEDC US$95 Million Senior Secured Acquisition Finance Facility; Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (Nahco Aviance) N2.05 billion Series 2 Bond Restructuring; and financial adviser to Niger Delta E & P Plc on its equity capital raise.

Best Refinancing in Africa
EMEA Finance Achievement Awards

FBN Capital Limited received the ‘Best Refinancing in Africa’ at EMEA Finance Achievement Awards for the role it played in the refinancing of Accugas Limited’s existing USD225 Million, Accugas II and USD160 Million Accugas III Facilities via a USD385 Million Refinancing Facility.

Best Structured Finance House in Africa 2016
EMEA Finance Achievement Awards

FBN Capital was awarded ‘Best Structured Finance House in Africa’ at EMEA Finance’s annual Achievement Awards. The award conferred in recognition of the role it played in several landmark project finance transactions in 2016, such as the Accugas V US$385 Million Senior Secured Term Facility; Neconde Energy Limited’s US$640 Million Senior Secured Medium Term Facility; and Newcross Exploration and Production Limited’s Refinancing of the US$750 Million Facility ‘A’ Tranche of the USD800 Million Facility for OML 24 Acquisition Financing.

BusinessDay Innovative Companies and Institutions Awards 2016
Most Innovative Investment Firm

FBNQuest was awarded Most Innovative Investment Firm by BusinessDay at the awards recognising the top 25 most innovative companies and institutions in Nigeria. The award recognises players in both the private and public sectors that have developed the most inventive and ground-breaking products, ideas and services. The award was conferred to FBNQuest for holding the leadership position in key business areas, and structuring the largest local project finance transactions in several sectors.

Deal of the Year, Africa
The Banker Deals of the Year

FBN Capital Limited was awarded the prestigious ‘Deal of the Year, Africa’ at The Banker Deals of the Year Awards; an annual award ceremony that recognizes top financial institutions in the world. The award was given to FBN Capital Limited for the Accugas IV, Seven energy secured term loan and revolving working capital facility.

Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in Africa
EMEA Finance Magazine Project Finance Awards

FBN Capital Limited received the award for ‘Best Energy Infrastructure Deal in Africa’ by EMEA Finance Magazine for its role as Financial Adviser to Seven Energy International Limited in the restructuring of the existing Accugas Term Facility and assistance in the raising of a Debt Service Guarantee.

Best Project Finance Adviser
EMEA Finance Magazine Project Finance Awards

FBN Capital Limited was awarded ‘Best Project Finance Adviser’ in Africa by EMEA Finance Magazine for the financing of projects with companies including Seven Energy International Limited, Neconde Energy Limited, Newcross Exploration & Production Limited and Sahara Group Limited. FBN Capital was the Mandated Lead Arranger in the restructuring of the NEDC US$95 Million Senior Secured Acquisition Finance Facility.

Best Petroleum Deal
EMEA Finance Magazine Project Finance Awards

FBN Capital Limited received the ‘Best Petroleum Deal’ in Africa award by EMEA Finance Magazine for the role it played as the Structuring Bank and Financial Modelling Bank and one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers to structure and raise a corporate facility for the Neconde oil field development plans in Nigeria.

The Banker Deals of the Year
Deal of the Year - Africa - Loans

FBNQuest was awarded the prestigious Deal of the Year Award for Loans in Africa at The Banker’s Deals of the Year Awards 2017. The annual award recognizes top financial institutions in the world and the most impressive transactions in loans. The award was given to FBNQuest on account of the Neconde Energy $640m Senior Secured Medium Term Facility transaction.

Best Local Investment Bank (Nigeria)
EMEA Finance Awards

FBNQuest Merchant Bank is recognized as the Best Local Investment Bank in Nigeria by EMEA Finance African Banking Awards. The award is in recognition of the firm’s leading role in key transactions across various sectors, such as Nigerian Breweries’ N11.08 billion Series 13-15 Commercial Papers; the FGN’s ₦100bn Inaugural Sovereign Sukuk; Dufil Prima Foods’ ₦10bn Series 1 Bond; the Divestment of AMCON’s 100% Shareholding in Keystone Bank Limited; and Notore Chemical Industries Plc’s Listing by Introduction on the Main Board of the NSE, to name a few.

Best Broker (Nigeria)
EMEA Finance Awards

FBNQuest Securities won the award for the ‘Best Broker’ by EMEA Finance for its dealings on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Market Making activities, including acting as Lead Stockbroker on the Notore Chemical Industries transaction.

Deal of the Year Africa
The Banker

FBNQuest Merchant Bank was awarded the prestigious ‘Deal of the Year, Africa’ at The Banker Deals of the Year Awards; an annual award ceremony that recognizes top financial institutions in the world. The award was given for the FGN ₦100bn 7-year Inaugural Sovereign Sukuk.

Global Finance Best Investment Bank
EMEA Finance Awards

FBNQuest Merchant Bank was awarded ‘Best Investment Bank in Nigeria’ by Global Finance Magazine for its constant leadership position in key business areas. The firm led the execution of key deals and transactions, such as successfully leading on the fully guaranteed bond for Mixta Real Estate PLC and advised on structuring for the Municipality Waste Management Contractors.

Best Naira Bond
EMEA Finance Awards

FBNQuest Merchant Bank was awarded ‘Best Naira Bond’ by EMEA Finance for its role as Financial Adviser to the debut sovereign Sukuk undertaken by the Federal Government of Nigeria. FBNQuest Merchant Bank was able to assist in boosting Federal Government funding for infrastructure development. FBNQuest Merchant Bank recorded impressive market reception by selling 65% of the Bonds to both institutional and retail investors.

Most Innovative Bond
EMEA Finance Awards

FBNQuest Merchant Bank received the award for ‘Most Innovative Bond’ at the 2017 EMEA Finance Achievement Awards for the role it played in the FGN US$300m Inaugural SEC-Registered Diaspora Bond.

Best M&A Deal Africa (Mid-Market)
EMEA Finance Awards

FBNQuest Merchant Bank was awarded ‘Best M&A Deal Africa (Mid-Market)’ at EMEA Finance’s annual Achievement Awards. The award conferred in recognition of the role it played in the divestment of AMCON’s 100% Shareholding in Keystone Bank Limited.

EMEA Finance Best Local Currency Bond House
EMEA Finance Awards

FBNQuest Merchant Bank won an award for ‘Best Local Currency Bond House’ by EMEA Finance. The award was given in recognition of FBNQuest Merchant Bank’s role in deals including the Mixta Real Estate PLC bond, Municipality Waste Management Contractors Limited Notes issuance, Dufil Prima Foods PLC bond issuance and Financial Adviser to the Federal Government of Nigeria’s debut sovereign Sukuk.

EMEA Finance Best Social Development Bond
EMEA Finance Awards

FBNQuest Merchant Bank won ‘Best Local Currency Bond House’ at the EMEA Finance Achievement Awards for its role as Financial Adviser and Lead Issuing House for the fully guaranteed bond for Mixta Real Estate PLC. Financing obtained enabled the Company commence investing in its strategy of developing affordable housing and closing the acute housing gap in Nigeria.

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