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54gene raises $4.5 million, Investors raise $4.5 million for 54gene

Nigeria’s 54gene raises $4.5 million to enable drug production on African DNA

@weare54gene, has secured $4.5 million seed during a fundraising from private equity firms. The company has been conducting diagnosis and medical treatment of Africans.
Student Accommod8

Student Accommod8 Raises Debt Funding from Chapel Hill Denham’s Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund

Student Accommod8, (@SAccommod8) Nigeria’s leading developer, owner, and manager of high-quality and Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), has raised an undisclosed amount of debt funding from the Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund (NIDF).
C & I Leasing

C & I Leasing diversifies into offshore asset operation and partners Indian firm

C & I Leasing Plc, a leading indigenous leasing and business service conglomerate, has announced its readiness to extend its business frontiers to offshore asset operation and maintenance.
Gas Cylinder, Rungas Industries, Lanre Runsewe

Nigerian firm signs $30 million gas cylinder deal in Egypt

Nigeria's Rungas Industries partners with Egyptian firm in a $30 million gas deal.
Forte Oil Plc, Femi Otedola, Forte Oil to change name, Olumide Adeosun

Forte Oil’s majority shareholder to acquire fresh N22 billion worth of shares

Prudent Energy Services Limited, the new majority shareholder of Forte Oil Plc, is set to acquire fresh N22 billion worth of shares of the company.
Swvl wants to expand into Nigeria

Uber’s rival Swvl wants to expand into Nigeria, but commercial buses pose a threat

Egyptian vehicle hailing company, @swvlapp, has announced it will be making an inroad into Nigeria's ridesharing market to offer services that the likes of @Uber and @Boltapp_ng are yet to offer Nigerians, but it will meet a fierce challenge from yellow (commercial) bus operators.
Mastercard buys Jumia shares, Jumia get $56 million from Mastercard, Jumia NYSE IPO listing, MTN, Jumia Investors, Q3 ’19: Jumia grows revenue by 52%, Like Gabon, Congo, Jumia shuts operations in Cameroon, Jumia: Platform that holds the Ace in Africa 

DEAL: Jumia has sold its real estate assets portal to EMPG’s Mubawab

Dubai-based Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), Mubawab has secured the purchase of Jumia's North-African real estate portal, Jumia House.
Otedola again explores his philanthropic prowess, Nigerians are freaked out as Femi Otedola donates N5 billion to charity 

Otedola completes sale of Forte Oil, pivots fully to power generation

The share price of Forte Oil Plc opened at N32.30 per share at the Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday up from its last week opening price of N25.75, signalling a 24.44% rise in value barely one week after the Exchange endorsed the transfer of the 75% majority equity stake in the company from its Chairman, Femi Otedola, to Prudent Energy and Services Limited in a share purchase deal.
Ellah Lakes CEO Chuka Mordi and Jamie Rixton, Ellah Lakes Chuka Mordi interview, New facts behind the acquisition of Telluria Limited by Ellah Lakes emerge, Ellah Lakes reacts as changes in company operation fuels name change , Ellah Lakes reacts as changes in company operation fuels name change , Ellah Lakes Plc announces close period for H1 2019 results  

New facts behind the acquisition of Telluria Limited by Ellah Lakes emerge

On Friday, Ellah Lakes Plc announced the acquisition of Telluria Limited, a development that brought a major change in the Management of the former.
Ellah Lakes Plc - nairametrics

Corporate Deal: Ellah Lakes Plc confirms acquisition of Telluria Limited

Port Harcourt-based Agribusiness company, Ellah Lakes Plc, yesterday informed the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the investing public of its recent acquisition of Telluria Limited.
Econet wants to bring hybrid power solution to Nigeria

Econet wants to bring hybrid power solution to Nigeria

The quest to solve Nigeria's perennial power problem has gotten a boost as two energy companies have entered into an agreement to bring a hybrid power solution to Nigeria and other African countries.
Gokada shutdown

One year on, Gokada raises $5.3 million in first ever Series A funding

On-demand motorbike hailing service, Gokada, has raised a $5.3 million Series A capital funding to expand its operations and increase daily rides by 1000%.
UBA partners Mastercard, Rewards Customers with All-Expense Paid Trip to UEFA Champions League Finals

UBA partners Mastercard, Rewards Customers with All-Expense Paid Trip to UEFA Champions League Finals

United Bank for Africa Plc and Mastercard have announced they are giving away all-expenses paid trips to the Semi-Finals and Finals of the 2019 UEFA Champions League to 12 lucky UBA Mastercard holders and their plus ones. 
Sahara Energy and Brooge Petroleum partner to build a new refinery

Sahara Energy and Brooge Petroleum partner to build a new refinery

Sahara Energy Resources DMCC Dubai and Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co (BPGIC), have signed a partnership agreement to build new refinery.
Jumia Food

Jumia makes inroad into pizza market, partners Pizza Hut

Jumia Food recently announced a partnership with Lagos-based Pizza Hut and will soon launch an on-demand pizza delivery with the firm.
Special Report: Download the Nairametrics' Deals Book for Q1 2019

Special Report: Download the Nairametrics’ Deals Book for Q1 2019

This report summarises some of the corporate deals that were announced in the first quarter of 2019.
WorldRemit and Paga launch international mobile money transfer service

WorldRemit and Paga launch international mobile money transfer service

Digital money transfer company, @WorldRemit, has partnered with Nigeria's mobile money company, @mypaga, to expand its presence in Nigeria. Get details of the partnership by clicking the link...
Dangote Flour Mills Plc

UPDATE: Dangote announces impending sale of Dangote Flour Mills Plc to Olam

The Board of Dangote Flour Mills Plc has notified the NSE and the investing public about the acquisition of its shares by Olam International Limited.
Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company, InfraCredit, InfraCredit secures $15 million from AfDB, African Development Bank

InfraCredit secures $15m credit facility from AfDB

Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company (@InfraCredit) has secured a $15 million investment from the African Development Bank (@AfDB_Group). The credit facility comes in two phases.
Access Bank and Union Bank, Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria, SEC might nullify Access Bank and Diamond Bank merger, Access Bank and Diamond Bank, Access Bank to acquire Kenyan bank seven months after merger with Diamond Bank 

Ex-Minister asks court to nullify Access-Diamond merger

The Securities and Exchange Commission (@SECNigeria) has been urged to nullify the merger between Access Bank (@myaccessbank) and Diamond Bank which took effect in March 2019 after the legal completion of the merger.
Seplat Petroleum and NNPC gas project, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, Economic diversification in Nigeria, Crude oil in Nigeria, OPEC

Seplat Petroleum and NNPC are raising $700m for gas plant

Plans to reduce dependence on oil has begun, as @NNPCgroup and @seplatpetroleum are planning to raise $700 million for a joint gas project scheduled to start production next year.
Fidson

GSK Nigeria and Fidson to commence partnership in 2021

GSK Consumer Nigeria has picked Fidson Healthcare Plc as the contract manufacturer of its wellness and respiratory products effective Q3 2021
Oando Plc, Oando invites applications with OandoGAP, International Volunteer Day – Oando Foundation renews commitment to adopted school through Art and Craft

Helios acquires Oando’s stake to take full ownership of Axxela Limited

Helios Investment Partners has acquired Axxela Limited, a Sub-Saharan African gas and power portfolio company. Helios Investment had a majority stake in Axxela before Oando's decision to divest its investment in Axxela.
Dana Air

Dana Air to increase fleet with embattled Boeing aircraft

Nigerian airline operator, @DanaAir, has disclosed it will be taking delivery of three @Boeing -737 models in 2019 as it increases the company's fleet for operation.
Kudi secure Series A funding, Kudi Co-Founders, Yinka Adewale, Pelumi Aboluwarin, Kudi and Partech, Y Combinator

Kudi to increase Bank Agents after securing $5 million in Series A funding

Digital payment Startup, Kudi, has secured a Series A funding that will enable the company fast-track its expansion across Nigeria. The company raised $5 million from several existing investors.
Jiji acquires OLX,

Jiji acquires rival, OLX, as e-commerce startups continue to divest

Nigeria's online marketplace, Jiji, has acquired its rival, OLX, in a bid to extend the company's footprint on the African continent. Though the worth of the deal was not made public, it adds to the growing list of divestment in Nigeria.
Air Peace signs deal with Embraer SA, Boeing 737-Max 8 crashes, Air Peace order Boeing 737-Max 8

Is Air Peace’s new deal with Embraer SA an alternative to embattled Boeing?

Nigeria's airline operator, Air Peace, has signed a billion dollar deal with Brazil's plane manufacturer, Embraer SA. The deal comes at a time countries are grounding Boeing's Max model - the same model Air Peace ordered in 2018 to boost its fleet.
Mastercard buys Jumia shares, Jumia get $56 million from Mastercard, Jumia NYSE IPO listing, MTN, Jumia Investors, Q3 ’19: Jumia grows revenue by 52%, Like Gabon, Congo, Jumia shuts operations in Cameroon, Jumia: Platform that holds the Ace in Africa 

Mastercard offers Jumia $56m ahead of unusual IPO on NYSE

African e-commerce startup, Jumia, has received $56 million from Mastercard Europe ahead of its unusual initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) of the United States.
Sahara Group

Sahara Group plans to acquire Total’s stakes in three African refineries

Total's stakes in refineries located in three African countries would likely become that of Nigerian energy and infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group, as both companies have begun the negotiation process.
Uber acquires Careem, Dubai ride-hailing services, Regulatory approvals

Uber’s acquisition of rival, Careem, raises anti-competition concerns

Uber will drop a whopping $3.1 billion to acquire Dubai-bases Careem. But officials are not pleased with the development.