Our Firm

Our History

Founded in 2007, in the United Kingdom

Taamal is duly registered and incorporated in both the UK and Nigeria. The firm is Headquartered in London and has offices in Lagos and Abuja Nigeria.

Taamal has operated in Europe and Africa for nearly 15 years and has a sophisticated local and international market presence across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Since its inception, Taamal has positioned itself as a household name within the African private investment industry – bridging the Africa capital access and connecting clients to opportunities worldwide.

Our Approach

At Taamal, sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We approach every investment and stakeholder interaction sustainably. To us, we mean sustainability in all its form: we ensure our investments approach not only create wealth for our clients today, but also protects local businesses and entrepreneurs and guarantees financial growth in the future.

 

Anywhere we operate, interact, advise and invest we make sure we leave a footprint that protects the climate and foster financial inclusiveness and fairness.

 

Our Values

At Taamal, we believe nurturing our stakeholders’ trust, interactions and investments for optimal and sustainable result is what makes us who we are – this is key to our business success.

Our TAAMAL values define who we are and guide our day-to-day interactions, decisions and business conducts. Our TAAMAL values stand for: Transparency, Accountability, Accessibility, Meticulosity, Agility and Leading.

Transparent

in all dealings. Our investment strategies and approach are transparent. We use unambiguous and easy-to-understand language when communicating with our stakeholders. When dealing with us, our clients are assured of unrivalled professionalism and transparency at every stage.

Accountable

for our actions, advise and investments decisions. Committed to internationally accepted Corporate Governance standards, we treat our stakeholders the way we like to be treated – we use best-in-class investment strategies and client engagement approach. Our unrivalled client satisfaction and absolute sense of accountability make us the leading partner of choice to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals.

Accessible

to our stakeholders’ requirements at all time. Being with Taamal guarantees unmatched access to superior solutions, investment advice and strategies, and access to limitless international capital market. At Taamal, we grant clients access to endless opportunities - our clients envision the goals and we do the rest!

Meticulous

in our professional service delivery and conducts. This makes our results guaranteed and compellingly superior amongst our peers. We follow a strict and highly regulated investment strategy regime – our investment decisions and strategies are scrutinised and sanctioned by an independent Investment Board, made up of renowned and successful industry veterans. Simply put, we don’t take chances with your investment; we are meticulous with it - we protect and nurture your investment for optimal results.

Agile

in our operation and delivery. Compared to our competitors, our technology-enabled and nimble set-up enhance our flexibility and our best-in-class service delivery and solutions at the fastest possible time. When we advise and support our clients, we make sure we do this in record time so that our clients can take solutions to the market ahead of competitors.

Leaders

in our industry; we continuously innovate to make our solutions far-reaching and sustainable. To us, we believe helping our clients in this competitive and challenging climate requires innovative solutions. This is why Taamal is committed to investing in research to develop new papertyper.net solutions and ways of delivering service.

Our Approach

At Taamal, sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We approach every investment and stakeholder interaction sustainably. To us, we mean sustainability in all its form: we ensure our investments approach not only create wealth for our clients today, but also protects local businesses and entrepreneurs and guarantees financial growth in the future.

 

Anywhere we operate, interact, advise and invest we make sure we leave a footprint that protects the climate and foster financial inclusiveness and fairness.

 

Our Values

At Taamal, we believe nurturing our stakeholders’ trust, interactions and investments for optimal and sustainable result is what makes us who we are – this is key to our business success.

Our TAAMAL values define who we are and guide our day-to-day interactions, decisions and business conducts. Our TAAMAL values stand for: Transparency, Accountability, Accessibility, Meticulosity, Agility and Leading.

Taamal Capital is a leading London-based and Africa-focused global investment banking, investment management and securities firm. Leveraging its unrivalled understanding of the Africa markets and its international network, Taamal bridges the growing Africa enterprises, projects and investments opportunities with the international capital markets.

Committed to changing and enhancing Africa’s access to capital narratives and acting as a leading partner of choice to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals, Taamal provides a wide range of financial services, which includes financial advisory, structured finance, investment and asset management, consulting, capital market and research.

Transparent

in all dealings. Our investment strategies and approach are transparent. We use unambiguous and easy-to-understand language when communicating with our stakeholders. When dealing with us, our clients are assured of unrivalled professionalism and transparency at every stage.

Accountable

for our actions, advise and investments decisions. Committed to internationally accepted Corporate Governance standards, we treat our stakeholders the way we like to be treated – we use best-in-class investment strategies and client engagement approach. Our unrivalled client satisfaction and absolute sense of accountability make us the leading partner of choice to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals.

Accessible

to our stakeholders’ requirements at all time. Being with Taamal guarantees unmatched access to superior solutions, investment advice and strategies, and access to limitless international capital market. At Taamal, we grant clients access to endless opportunities - our clients envision the goals and we do the rest!

Meticulous

in our professional service delivery and conducts. This makes our results guaranteed and compellingly superior amongst our peers. We follow a strict and highly regulated investment strategy regime – our investment decisions and strategies are scrutinised and sanctioned by an independent Investment Board, made up of renowned and successful industry veterans. Simply put, we don’t take chances with your investment; we are meticulous with it - we protect and nurture your investment for optimal results.

Agile

in our operation and delivery. Compared to our competitors, our technology-enabled and nimble set-up enhance our flexibility and our best-in-class service delivery and solutions at the fastest possible time. When we advise and support our clients, we make sure we do this in record time so that our clients can take solutions to the market ahead of competitors.

Leaders

in our industry; we continuously innovate to make our solutions far-reaching and sustainable. To us, we believe helping our clients in this competitive and challenging climate requires innovative solutions. This is why Taamal is committed to investing in research to develop new solutions and ways of delivering service.

Why Taamal?

Taamal’s huge local and global network, and unrivalled access to international capital market coupled with its unparalleled understanding of the Africa operating environment, challenges and opportunities; distinctively positions it as a leading partner of choice for advisory, consulting, assurance & outsourcing and research services within Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

With a dedicated Africa-focused research team, who constantly analyses and monitors opportunities and risks within the Africa Market, Taamal offers superbly tailored solution to achieve optimal result and returns for clients.

We harness our unique investment strategy competences, our deep understanding of the international capital market and our wide network and relationships within and outside of Africa to bridge the Africa projects and entrepreneurs’ capital needs.

As Africans with huge exposure to the western markets and ways of doing business, we bring a lot of expertise to bear and we are committed to changing the African narratives, fostering financial inclusiveness and prosperity, empowering local entrepreneurs and businesses, and enhancing capacity building and sustainability.

Our Team

Olagoke S. Lawal

Managing Director and Founder.

•Mr. Lawal is the founder of Taamal Capital and is directly responsible for Deal origination, Asset Allocation Strategies, Portfolio Optimisation and Strategies and general management of the firm.
•He is a distinguished investment,  finance and operations professional with ~20 years experience, with a focus on investment realization, value creation and optimisation, business re-engineering and financial/Balance Sheet optimisation.  His most recent role was as the Chief Operating Officer for HSBC Investment and Technology and prior to that Mr. Lawal held several senior roles at both Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland
•His transaction experience spans different industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Aviation and Technology; and  geographies, including in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the USA.
•Mr. Lawal serves on several Boards in the UK and Africa.
•He is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review
•Received a Master of Business Administration (with distinction) Degree in Strategy, Finance and Leadership from Cass Business School, University of London
•He is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountant, UK (FCCA) and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ACA – ICAN)
•Mr. Lawal is a British national

Our Independent Investment Advisory Board

Our independent investment advisory board reviews, monitors, scrutinises and sanctions all our investment decisions and strategies. They are truly independent in every sense; they are not part of the day-to-day management of Taamal Capital and are there to challenge the management whilst providing guidance as necessary.

Our independent Investment Board is made up of renowned and successful industry veterans. Given our standing in the industry, we have a big pool of independent advisors that we draw from depending on the size and nature of the transaction at hand. 

Our Relationships

Our relationships are wide and far-reaching. Below are some the organisations we have relationships with:

Recent Participating Transactions

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Balance sheet restructuring and Debt refinancing for a Travel company in Nigeria – 2019

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for Development finance structuring for a Real Estate company in Nigeria – 2018

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Distress and non-performing assets restructuring for a Finance Management company in Ghana – 2017

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Infrastructure finance for a Quarry business in Uganda – 2019

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Equity capital raise for a start-up aviation company in Nigeria – 2019

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Growth Capital raise for a distributed energy company in Nigeria– 2020

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IPO for a Road construction company in Nigeria