02 July 2018
Renaissance Capital Announces New Appointments to West Africa Team

Strengthening its Nigerian IB offering for growth and investment opportunities

Lagos, 2 July 2018 – Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, today announced the appointment of Adedapo Akinpelu as Vice President, Investment Banking in Lagos.

Adedapo has over eight years’ combined experience, offering investment, equity capital-raising and mergers & acquisitions advisory services to businesses. Prior to joining Renaissance Capital, he had worked with QG Investment Africa Management and was responsible for the origination and execution of private equity (direct) investments, covering Healthcare & General Industries Investments across Sub-Saharan Africa. He also worked at Standard Chartered Bank for over six years, where he focused on equity capital raising and mergers & acquisitions in the FMCG, Agriculture, Healthcare, Telecoms, Industrials and Oil & Gas space in Africa.

He holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos and has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2008 and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder since 2011.

He will be working in close collaboration with Renaissance Capital’s well-grounded investment banking team across the continent and wider EMEA.

Temi Popoola, Chief Executive Officer West Africa, commented: “We are committed to ensuring we provide best-in-class advisory services to our existing clients and potential investors in Nigeria and across the continent. Adedapo’s extensive experience and track record makes him a perfect fit for this.”

Renaissance Capital continues to cultivate top talent, with two recent additional hires to its West Africa team: Ayobami Oladosu in the domestic Sales Trading Team, who joined from ARM Securities with over six years of financial markets experience, and Akinlolu Akinbola in the domestic Trading Team, from FBN Securities with over nine years’ combined experience in the financial markets.

The Firm has recently been recognised by the world’s leading industry surveys, such as Institutional Investor's 2018 All-EMEA Research Team survey and the Extel Survey 2018, in addition to the Global Finance magazine 2018 award, in which Renaissance Capital was named the Best Bank in Frontier Markets.