Weyinmi Popo, a partner in the London office, advises UK and international clients on M&A, private equity, infrastructure and energy transactions.

Weyinmi is a cross-border corporate finance lawyer with a particular focus on private equity and M&A transactions involving Africa. His experience includes advising various Africa focused private equity sponsors, strategic investors and family offices on complex cross-border investments.

Weyinmi is a native of Nigeria and is a regular contributor to thought leadership on legal and other issues regarding cross-border transactions in Africa.

    • Advised OneFi, one of Nigeria's leading technology focused consumer finance businesses, on its $5 million debt facility from Lendable
    • Advised Wakanow.com, an online travel agency focused on West and East Africa, with principal operations in Nigeria, on a $40 million invetsment by the Carlyle Group and the exit of African Capital Alliance and Tiger Global as investors
    • Advised TPG Growth’s Rise Fund in a $47.5 million Series C funding  round in Cellulant Corporation, a digital payments platform for consumers, businesses, financial institutions, governments and mobile network operators that reaches 40 million people across 11 African countries.
    • Advised Terragon Holdings in a $5 million Series A investment from the TIDE Africa Fund.
    • Advised Verod Capital Management, a leading Nigerian private equity firm, in its acquisition of a minority stake in education provider Greensprings Educational Services.
    • Advised LeapFrog Investments Group, a profit-with-purpose investor in emerging markets, on its $180 million investment in Ghana’s largest and first publicly-listed insurer Enterprise Group.
    • Advised Synergy Private Equity Fund in its acquisition of Dimension Data Limited (Nigeria) and Dimension Data Limited (Ghana), the Nigerian and Ghanaian subsidiaries of Dimension Data.
    • Advised Value Added Network Solutions Limited on its merger with Interswitch Limited;
    • Advised Adlevo Capital on its Series C Investment in Rancard Solutions;
    • Advised One Credit Limited, a leading Nigerian consumer finance company focused on providing credit to unbanked salaried consumers, on the strategic investment by Net1 UEPS (a NASDAQ listed company) of a 25 percent interest in the Company.
    • Represented Leapfrog Investments, Ltd., a specialist investor in emerging markets financial services, in connection with the $25 million acquisition of a minority stake in AFB Mauritius Limited, a company that provides African consumers mobile phone access to insurance, savings and credit products.
    • Advised LeapFrog Investments, Ltd. in connection with its majority investment in Resolution Health East Africa Ltd., a Kenyan health insurance company.
    • Advised Leapfrog Investments, Ltd. in connection with the sale of its minority stake in Apollo Investments Limited, a Kenya-based insurance company, to Swiss Re Direct Investments, a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance, and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer.
    • Represented Kunoch Holdings in the acquisition of Actis DB Holdings Limited from Actis LLP and the CDC Group plc.
    • Advised Helios Investment Partners LLP in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in ARM Pension Managers Limited, Nigeria's largest independent pension fund manager with over $2.2 billion of pension assets under management, from Asset and Resource Management Company Limited.
    • Advised LeapFrog Investments, Ltd. on the disposal of its interests in Express Life Insurance Company Limited, a Ghanaian company, to Prudential Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Prudential PLC.
    • Advised Kobo360, a Nigeria based company that provides an online digital logistics platform intended to connect truck drivers to freight companies easily, on its US$20 million Series A financing.

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