Date: 23 May 2018

Verdant Capital joins IMAP

Verdant Capital has joined IMAP, the leading global M&A partnership, becoming the second partner firm in Africa. The IMAP partnership was established in the early 1970s and has over 500 M&A professionals spanning five continents. IMAP was ranked 8th in the global mid-market M&A league table in 2017 (source: Thomson Reuters). The partnership offers clients buy and sell-side M&A advisory on a global basis as well as related debt advisory and corporate finance services.

Becoming a partner of IMAP provides Verdant Capital’s M&A business with a global reach which is perhaps unparalleled in the middle-market in Africa. Going forward, all of Verdant Capital M&A transactions will be executed in collaboration with its IMAP partners around the world offering its M&A clients access to buyers and counterparties from, for example, North America, Western Europe, BRIC countries or Japan. In many cases global buyers are prepared to pay a premium to valuations available from buyers from the region.

Verdant Capital ranked 14th in the M&A league tables in 2017 (source: DealMakers Africa) and has offices in Johannesburg, Accra, Ebene and Kinshasa. The senior team at Verdant Capital has extensive experience working in North America, London and the Middle East as well as in South Africa and markets across the African continent. The senior team has experience performing similar roles for global investment banks such as Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, as well as working for leading international investors such as US AID and ANSON.

The other IMAP partner firm in Africa is Ascent Capital Partners head-quartered in Casablanca.

Sector specialisms of the IMAP partnership globally include Financials, TMT, Consumer and Industrials which complements the expertise of Verdant Capital.

Jurgis Oniunas, Chairman of IMAP said: “We are pleased to welcome Verdant Capital as a partner firm in IMAP. The partnership is now present in nearly 40 countries Worldwide, with eight offices on the African continent.“

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