FBN Capital Limited has been awarded the Africa Deal of the Year at this year’s edition of the M&A Atlas Awards for its role in the Acquisition of Oasis Insurance by FBN Insurance. The awards were organized by the Global M&A Network at the Park Lane Hotel in London, UK on the 30th of April 2015.
FBN Capital’s Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Ms. Rolake Akinkugbe has also been recognized by Energy & Corporate Africa as the Best African Oil & Gas Analyst of the Year, as well as the Most Valuable Player on the Oil Patch for her commitment to the oil & gas industry through her display of knowledge, the provision of industry insights and analysis which has helped governments and organizations maximize investment opportunities and manage risk. The awards were presented at the eighth edition of the Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil and Gas Conference 2015 which took place in Houston, Texas.
Receiving the M&A Atlas award, the Head of Financial Advisory at FBN Capital, Mr. Afolabi Olorode stated, “This recognition is a reflection of the dedication and hard work the team, the client, and all parties to the transaction put into making this deal a reality. We are honored to receive it on behalf of the entire team.”
Speaking on her awards, Rolake said, “It is indeed an honor to receive this recognition from a prestigious body such as E&C Africa. It simply serves as an encouragement to build on my current efforts, and I look forward to seeing my passion and contributions continue to add value.” She also made a presentation during the event entitled ‘Sub-Saharan Africa’s Re-shaped Oil and Gas Future’ which took a critical look at the current global dynamics on the Sub-Saharan African oil and gas industry.
Speaking on the awards, the Managing Director of FBN Capital Limited, Mr. Kayode Akinkugbe, expressed his pleasure saying, “We are delighted to have been recognized for our M&A track record among other players across the continent. The recognition of the expertise and contribution of our people is also highly valued, and is true validation of our commitment to delivering highest standards.
FBN Capital has won the Global Finance Magazine award for Best Investment Bank in Nigeria for four consecutive years, and was recently awarded the Africa Oil and Gas Deal of the Year for the Oando Energy Resources US$350 million Conoco Phillips assets acquisition at the prestigious IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards earlier this year.