We know 2014 will be mostly remembered for the dismal performance of the All Share Index, Oil Price Slump and devaluation of the Naira. However, that is not all that happened. There were loads of very interesting things that made the market very exciting. An example is the number of corporate deals recorded by quoted and unquoted companies recorded during the year. Whilst our list (curated from our post archives) is by no means exhaustive, we believe it captures most of the significant deals made (let us know what we missed). You can click on the links to refresh your memory on the details of the list

Deal: Mansard Insurance Annouces Plans To Acquire a PFA

Deal: Newcross Acquires 45% Stake In OML 24 From Shell, Total, ETI

Press Release: Lafarge Africa Launches Mandatory Takeover Of The Balance Ashaka Cement Shareholdings

AXA Acquires Owners Of Mansard Insurance Plc

Deal: Lafarge Africa To Purchase 30% In UNICEM From Flour Mills

Official: Carlyle Group Invests $147 million in Diamond Bank

Official: Nedbank Will Acquire 20% of Ecobank and Will Pay With Cash and Debt Conversion

Deal: HealthPlus Secures $5million Loan From IFC

Sterling Bank Is Selling N19.8billion Worth of Shares To A “Strategic Investor” Via Private Placement

Deal: Aiteo Group Wins Bid To Buy OML 29 from Shell

Deal: InvestmentOne Acquires Kakawa Asset Management

Official: Zenith Bank Reaches Agreement to Sell Zenith Securities To “Some Investors”

Official: SEC Approves Proposed Merger Between Nigerian Breweries and Consolidated Breweries Plc

Official: AMCON Selects Skye Bank As Successful Bidder for Mainstreet Bank

DEAL: Former Barclays Bank CEO, Bob Diamond, Increases Its Stake In Union Bank To 30%

DEAL: MTN Enters JV With IHS To Own & Operate 9,151 Tranmitter Towers in Nigeria

Deal: Dubai Invest $300million in Dangote Cement

DEAL: Qatar National Bank Is Buying 12.5% stake in Ecobank

Actis Just Divested From Diamond Bank. This Is The Press Release

FINALLY: Oando Concludes $1.5billion Acquisition of COP Deal, Share Price Gains 10%.

African Capital Alliance Acquires Gas Train Limited (A Gas Utilities Company)

Oando Finally Converts $98million Debt to OER into Equity

Official: Oando Acquires Medal Oil Giving It 100% Ownership of OML 131

Helios Investment Partners Buys Minority Stake in ARM Pension Managers

Deal: Ecobank Acquires ProCredit Holding Of Mozambique

Deal: Lekoil Agrees To Acquire 40% Of Otakikpo Marginal Field For $11million

Deal: Seven Energy Secures Additional $255million Quasi Equity To Fund Acquisition of Gas Fields

Official: Seplat will Open at N576 Per Share..See Final Listing Details

Official: Deal Closed as Oando Finalises Sale of East Horizon Gas To Seven Energy Ltd For $250million

Deal: CBN Grants Aso Savings & Loans Approval To Acquire Union Homes Savings & Loans Plc

Deal: FBN Life Assurance Acquires Oasis Insurance Plc

Deal: FCMB Sells Fin Insurance To African Capital Alliance; Will Be Combined With Connerstone Insurance

Deal: Heineken acquires 57% equity in Champion Breweries

Which was your favourite deal of the lot?


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