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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.

About Renaissance Capital

Renaissance Capital is a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank providing access to 50 markets across the globe with operations in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia. Founded in 1995, the Firm has established market-leading positions in each of its core businesses – equity and debt capital markets, M&A, markets business division, including equity & equity derivatives, fixed income, FX & FX derivatives, commodities and REPO & financing; as well as Research, and prime brokerage. It has one of the largest EEMEA distribution and execution platforms with Sales and Trading teams present in London, Moscow, New York, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos, Nairobi, Cairo and Dubai. Renaissance Capital employs top-ranked analysts who provide comprehensive EEMEA stock coverage and was ranked as the Best Bank in Frontier Markets in 2018 by Global Finance Magazine and No.2 Frontier Markets brokerage firm in the Extel Survey 2018. Renaissance Capital is owned by ONEXIM Group. For more information, please visit www.rencap.com/eng/

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Renaissance Capital published its IFRS financial results for the full year ending 31 December 2017 on 23 April 2018. The Firm increased its net profit from the core business to $15.6mn, while operating income was up to $145mn.

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