Investment Banking


At CardinalStone, we seek to provide customized solutions to our clients based on our understanding of their strategic objectives. Our focus is to grow with our clients and we have built competence to support businesses as they navigate cyclical downturns. We cater to clients across diverse sectors and provide expert advice to both large and mid- sized companies as well as government agencies both locally and across the West African region.

We apply ingenuity and deep market knowledge in exploring the full spectrum of financing alternatives in raising capital for our clients. Our investor relationships cover the full spectrum of the private capital markets including private equity funds, pension funds, insurers, strategic investors, fund of funds, investment trusts, sovereign wealth funds and family offices.

We aim to be a long term, trusted adviser and financier to our clients.

We run an independent, conflict free structure and have a team of highly-trained professionals with exposure to best-in-class transaction structuring and execution experience. We continue to leverage our resources and relationships to support businesses by providing the following service offerings:

  • Financial Advisory
  • Structured Finance
  • Capital Markets

We deliver tailored professional advice to clients on strategic transactions through the application of our deep market knowledge and in-depth industry expertise to meet their short to long term strategic objectives. Our value proposition is to advise and support corporations looking to explore growth opportunities or reposition their operations for better value creation.

Our financial advisory capabilities include:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) advisory - sell side and buy side
  • Strategic Sales and Divestitures
  • Corporate and external restructurings
  • Spin offs and demergers
  • Fairness opinions
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Recapitalization
  • Balance sheet optimization

Our team has competence in structuring both senior and subordinated debt solutions. In addition to providing clients with access to funding, we also offer strong pre and post transaction support.

The breadth of our structured finance service offerings include:

  • Debt Advisory – bank debt, commercial papers, refinancing of existing facilities, hedging, bridge financing and mezzanine financing
  • Restructuring – lender negotiations and recapitalizations
  • Short term equity backed facilities
  • Project Finance Advisory

We assist clients in accessing financing from both the debt and equity capital markets. We advise our clients on the financing options available to them, valuation of their securities, the performance of the market and how that impacts their proposed offerings as well as guide them through the entire regulatory approval process to successful transaction close. We also provide assistance in managing their communication with the market both immediately after a transaction and subsequently.

We are supported by a research team with deep sector expertise and an investment advisory team with access to a large pool of retail, high net worth individuals and institutional investors.

Our capital market service offerings include:

  • Initial Public Offerings (IPO);
  • Rights Issues
  • Secondary Offerings
  • Block trades
  • Bond Issues
  • Commercial Papers