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Diversified Leverage and Lending

Diversified Lending and Leverage has a presence in sub-Sahara Africa. Our relevant sector expertise, detailed understanding of our client’s businesses and collaboration across other specialist areas with the group enables us to provide the most appropriate funding solutions to our clients. The team services corporates, private equity sponsors, governments and state-owned entities. We have the ability to provide financing across the entire capital structure – senior unsecured, senior secured, subordinated, mezzanine and redeemable preference shares. We have the willingness to structure and fund large underwriting requirements that are typical in large acquisition finance and leveraged finance transactions. We have expertise in refinancing or restructuring existing finance arrangements. We have concluded numerous ground-breaking finance deals, many of which represent the first or the largest transaction of their kind in the sub-Saharan African market.


We deliver holistic funding solutions tailored to match our clients’ specific needs across:

  • Acquisition finance
  • Leveraged finance, leveraged buyout, management buyout
  • Leveraged recapitalisation
  • Public-to-Private finance
  • Growth Capital or Capex Finance
  • Consolidation, restructuring or rehabilitation finance
  • Mezzanine Finance
  • Bridging Finance