The international financial markets are a challenging environment. Fintech start-ups continue their disruptive pressure on banks and the digitisation of financial services is happening at pace.

Stringent capital requirements, evolving risk and technology challenges combined with a low interest environment require fresh thinking and the development of innovative solutions for clients, often involving complex financial techniques. As economic, political and regulatory conditions evolve clients need to look for ways to leverage technology to become more agile and change the way they do business.

ALN has worked on some of the most complex banking, financing and insolvency transactions in the region. Our talented and experienced banking team provide cutting-edge, commercially sound legal advice on challenging and innovative deals both locally and nationally to all types of clients. We are recognised as one of the leading banking, finance and insolvency practices in Africa, and have acted for governments and the sector’s major institutions.

Representative transactions include advising:

  1. European Investment Bank, Proparco, DEG and FINFUND

    In connection with USD 115 million financing of the IPT Powertech Group in Lebanon, the Republic of Guinea and Nigeria.


    In connection with their syndicated financing of USD 40 million to Sugar Corporation of Uganda for the construction of a 25MW co-generation power plant.

  3. Credit Suisse and African Export-Import Bank

    In connection with a EUR 1 billion term loan facility to the Bank of Industry (BOI), Nigeria.  This was the largest loan that BOI has ever taken.

  4. Barak Fund SPC

    In connection with its provision of mezzanine finance of USD 100 million to Quantum Power International Holdings, including structuring various security interests on the Quantum entities incorporated in Mauritius.

  1. Credit Suisse

    In connection with a USD 1.2 billion financing to the Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Finance and Planning.

  2. Africa Finance Corporation, African Development Bank and African Export Import Bank

    In connection with debt financing for the construction of a new international airport at Bugesera in Rwanda.

  3. African Export-Import Bank, Industrial Development Corporation and the Development Bank of Southern Africa

    In connection with the provision of USD 195 million multi-jurisdictional syndicated debt facility to the Smile Group of companies dealing with 4G LTE broadband networks, in Tanzania.