Private Equity


Capital raising has never been more popular than in the last few years. In particular, private equity investors are almost invariably attracted to firms that find traditional financing difficult to arrange.  Its popularity and the increased trend of entrepreneurship globally, has seen an uptick in provision of legal advisory services to clients seeking to either source funds or invest.

Our team has advised both investors and investee companies raising capital, to optimally structure their transactions as permitted under extant law and with due consideration for the commercial aspects. Our experience covers debt, equity and hybrid financing structures, collective investment schemes, infrastructure project financing, to name a few.

We recognise that private equity and venture capital, for early-stage investments, are an essential approach to bridging the funding gap that is much needed to actualise innovation and business growth, and appreciate walking our clients through the process.

The Law & Practice of Private Equity, Fabian Ajogwu, OFR, SAN, Thomas Reuters, 2020

Published Resources

Uzoezi Umukoro, ‘Board Diversity in Corporate Organisations’ ThisDay Newspaper, (Lagos, 28 January 2018) available online at

Uzoezi Umukoro, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: The New Face of Corporate Governance’ (2016) Vol. 8 No. 1 Journal of Corporate Governance, p. 1700.

Charles Nwabulu, ‘Corporate Disclosures under Nigerian Law’ (2013) Journal of Corporate Governance, Vol. 5, No. 2.

Charles Nwabulu, ‘Ojora V AGIP – A Landmark Case for Shareholders and Directors Rights in Mergers and Acquisitions’ (2014) Journal of Corporate Governance Vol. 6 No. 3.

Fabian Ajogwu, ‘Opportunities and Pitfalls in Mergers and Acquisitions’ (2013) Journal of Corporate Governance, VOL. 4, No. 1, pp. 517.

Published Books

Fabian Ajogwu, Corporate Governance & Group Dynamics (2013) CCLD, Lagos

Fabian Ajogwu, Mergers & Acquisitions in Nigeria Law & Practice (2011) CCLD, Lagos

Kenna & Associates, Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Commerce (2007) CCLD, Lagos

Fabian Ajogwu, Corporate Governance in Nigeria: Law and Practice (2007) CCLD, Lagos

Fabian Ajogwu & Professor Mervyn King, Outcomes-Based Governance: A Modern Approach to Corporate Governance (2020) CCLD, Lagos


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