28 February 2019
Renaissance Capital scoops two DealMakers Africa 2018 awards

28 February 2019 – Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, announces that it has been named the winner of the DealMakers Africa 2018 award in two categories - General Corporate Finance: Financial Advisors (Transaction Value) East Africa and General Corporate Finance: Financial Advisors (Transaction Flow) East Africa.

DealMakers Africa is one of the region’s most important accolades, tracking M&A and Corporate Finance activity across the continent for almost 20 years. The General Corporate Finance category includes share issues, repurchases, listings, debt/project funding and other capital markets transactions and is awarded based on the deal value and the deal flow.

Dmitry Gladkov, Acting Global Head of Investment Banking and Global Head of Financing Group, Renaissance Capital, commented: “I am excited that Renaissance Capital has been once again recognized for its consistent efforts to bring investments to the continent and contribute to growth of the local capital markets. As a long-term player and first-mover in the region, we remain committed and steadfast in further developing the region’s potential. Last year, we were able to execute landmark transactions even despite a challenging environment in frontier and emerging markets, including the UGX167bn IPO of CiplaQCIL, the first IPO on the Ugandan Securities Exchange since 2011, and the Bank of Kigali Group c. KES7bn Rights Issue and Private Placement, the largest-ever capital markets transaction in East Africa. Also, we strengthened our team with several key hires, including Samuel Sule, Director, Financing Group, and the recently joined Risana Zitha, one of the leaders in the investment banking industry on the continent with an outstanding track record, who was appointed Head of Investment Banking, Africa.”

The DealMakers Africa 2018 award complements Renaissance Capital’s impressive set of accolades in various regions and areas of the Firm’s operations, including The Best Bank in Frontier Markets in 2018 by Global Finance magazine, Most Innovative Investment Bank for Emerging Markets in 2018 by The Banker magazine, and the #4 spot in the 2018 Financial Mail Ranking for African equity research teams, among others.