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GroFin

GroFin is a leading multi-national financier and advisor to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). As growth finance experts since 2004, we invest in the future value and potential of entrepreneurs who own businesses at any stage of development (from start-up through growth to expansions), across all sectors. 

We offer business finance solutions tailored to suit each client’s unique needs and aim to increase the ability of SMEs to succeed by providing them with more than finance. Success is achieved by affording each client access to GroFin’s in-house, local expertise for the duration of their loan. 

Our clients are committed entrepreneurs operating in emerging markets who need business finance from U$50 000 to U$1.5 million. 

GroFin Nigeria      
9 Abimbola Awoniyi Close, Off Kasumu Ekemode Street  Ikoyi, Lagos  
 P O Box 51597 Falomo  
Tel  +234 1 279 8046/7/8 
 Fax +234 1 279 8049 

GroFin Ghana      
No 7 NME Lane  Airport Residential Area Accra  Cantonments  
PMB CT95 Accra, Ghana
Tel  +233 (0)21 774 777  
Fax +233 (0)21 760 457 

GroFin South Africa 
Durban office  Suite 103 Standard Bank Building  
1 Millennium Boulevard  Glenashley, 4022
PO Box 22311  Umhlanga Ridge 
Tel  +27 (0)31 584 6078/9   
Fax +27 (0)31 566 3075 

BOI-Bank of Industry

Small, medium and large enterprises, excluding cottage industries. New or existing companies, seeking expansion, modernisation or diversification. Credit worthy promoters who will be required to prove their commitment to the project by contributing at least 25% of the project cost excluding land. Borrowers whose management capability, financial situation (including availability of collateral and guarantee), character and reputation are incontrovertible. Clients with demonstrable ability to meet loan repayments. Borrowers with no record of unpaid loans to erstwhile development finance institutions and other banks.  The bank's emphasis is on prudent project selection and management, accordingly, it supports quality projects with potential developmental impact.  BOI therefore, considers industries that meet the following criteria:  Capacity to substantially add to industrial output. Projects that use largely domestic raw materials. Industry in which Nigeria’s comparative advantages could be converted to competitive ones. Ability to promote the expansion of exports through the production of high quality products that are attractive to domestic and export markets. Niche projects that produce for worldwide consumption. Projects that create both forward and backwards linkages, with the rest of the domestic or regional economy. Ventures that promote inter-state or regional integration. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have linkage with large firms, belong to clusters and operate under franchise. Enterprises with high employment generation capacity. The project must be technically feasible, commercially viable and economically desirable. Projects that are environmentally friendly. Enterprises that have good management set-up and proper accounting procedures. Enterprises promoted by women entrepreneurs. The following industrial sub-sectors are also accorded priority in the project selection. Agro-industries, textile and leather, Polymer –based industries, Solid minerals, Foundries, Information communication technology (ICT) services

Bank of Industry Limited
23, Marina,
P.O.BOX  2357,
Lagos.
Tel: 01 2715070-99 
E-mail: info@boinigeria.com
Website: www.boinigeria.com 
  
Abuja Corporate Office: BOI House
Plot 256, Zone A O,
Off Herbert Macaulay Way,
Behind Unity Bank,
Central Business District,
P.M.B. 205 Abuja,
FCT - Abuja.
Tel: 08036555681
Zonal office (Aba)
BOI House

Asa Road /Construction Crescent
P.M.B 7086,Aba, Abia state.
Tel: 082 862833
Zonal office (Akure)
BOI house 

Owo Road, P.M.B 804, 
Akure, 
Ondo State,
Tel: 034 24 2114 ,216108 
Zonal office (Asaba)
Bank of Industry Limited

Plot 25,block 111,
Phase IV Okpanam Road,
P.M.B 5099, Asaba, 
Delta State.
Tel: 056 281015
Zonal office( Bauchi)
BOI house 
Maiduguri road,
P.M.B.245 Bauchi,
Tel: 077 543166, 543288
Zonal office (Kaduna)
BOI House 

18, Warf Road,
P.M.B 2141, Kaduna,
Tel: 062 246993, 246994

NERFUND - National Economic Reconstruction Fund

Broad Category of Enterprises  Funded 
a)    Micro        -         Less than N5m, 
b)    SME           -         N5m and above

Accessing the NERFUND Micro Enterprises Credit Scheme is not difficult, so long as prospecting businesses are engaged in manufacturing, mining, quarrying, agro-allied, industrial support services, equipment leasing and other ancillary services. 
 ♦ The enterprise shall be wholly Nigerian owned; ♦ Raw materials for the project must be locally sourced; ♦ Plant and machinery shall be sourced preferably locally and elsewhere; ♦ Projects must be financially and economically viable, and shall have positive impact especially in employment creation in the locality; ♦ The expected project could be a start-up, expansion, rehabilitation or diversification of existing business; ♦Ï The beneficiaries shall contribute 10% of the proposed business; ♦ The prospective beneficiary must have a limited liability company or registered enterprise; ♦ The scheme has a loan limit of N100,000-N5mn.
SME Funding
Small or Medium scale Manufacturing Enterprises that qualify to access NERFUND loans shall have to be engaged in manufacturing, mining, quarrying, agro-allied, industrial support services, equipment leasing and other ancillary services, provided that:•The enterprise shall be wholly Nigerian owned; • Raw materials for the project must be locally sourced; • Plant and machinery shall be sourced preferably locally and elsewhere; • Projects must be financially and economically viable, and shall have positive impact especially in employment creation in the locality; • The expected project could be a start-up, expansion, rehabilitation or diversification of existing business;

Plot 1340, Aminu Kano Crescent, 
Wuse II, P. M. B 319, 
Garki, Abuja. 
Website: www.nerfund.gov.ng 
Email: info@nerfund.gov.ng 
Tel: 09-6705604,  

NEXIM - Nigerian Import Export Bank

- Provision of export credit guarantee and export credit insurance facilities to its clients. 
- Provision of credit in local currency to its clients in support of exports. 
- Establishment and management of funds connected with exports. 
- Maintenance of a foreign exchange revolving fund for lending to exporters who need to import foreign inputs to facilitate export production. 
- Maintenance of a trade information system in support of export business. 
- Provision of domestic credit insurance where such a facility is likely to assist exports. 
The Bank presently provides short and medium term loans to Nigerian exporters. It also provides short term guarantees for loans granted by Nigerian Banks to exporters as well as credit insurance against political and commercial risks in the event of non-payment by foreign buyers. The Bank is also the government’s National Guarantor under the ECOWAS Inter-state Road Transit programme.

Nigerian Export-Import Bank
 NEXIM HOUSE 
 Plot 975 Cadastral Zone AO, CBD
 P.M.B. 276, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.
 Tel: (
+234) 9 6281630 – 9, 
 Fax: 
(+234) 9 6281640
 Email:
 
neximabj@neximbank.com.ng

Lagos Area Office
 Nigerian Export-Import Bank
 Old Niger House
 163/165 Broad Street,
 P.M.B. 80004, V/ Island,  Lagos,
 Tel: (+234) 1 2667164, 1 2662305,
 Fax: (+234) 1 2641129

Calabar Area office 
 Nigerian Export-Import Bank
 Calabar Export Processing Zone
 P.M.B. 1127, Calabar, Nigeria
 Tel: (+234) 87 210017,
 Fax: (+234) 87 210016
 
Kano Area Office
Nigerian Export-Import Bank
 Fatima House (Opp Daula Hotel)
 Murtala Mohammed Way, 
 P. M. B. 3502, Kano, Nigeria
 Tel: (+234) 64 638306, 64 636147

Bank of Agriculture

We are a federal government owned development bank with a mandate to provide low cost credit to small holder and commercial farmers, and small and medium rural enterprises. We also provide micro financing to small and medium scale non agricultural enterprises. Our aim is to ensure effective delivery of agricultural and rural finance services on a sustainable basis to support the national economic development agenda, including food security, poverty reduction, employment generation, reduction in rural to urban migration, less dependency on imported food items, and increase in foreign exchange earnings.

Head Office 
Yakubu Gowon Way,
 Kaduna, Kaduna State
Tel: 07040202222; 
Email
info@bankofagricultureng.com
Website:www.bankofagricultureng.com

Abuja Zonal Office
Independence Avenue, Central Busines Area,P.M.B 153, AbujaFCT

Enugu Zonal Office
Independence Layout Enugu 
Enugu State Tel: 42450149

Bauchi Zonal Office
Kaduna Road Off Ahmadu Bello Way, BauchiBauchi
Bauchi State Tel: 077-542920

Ibadan Zonal Office
N 5B/976 Total Garden Sect Rd, Ibadan, Oyo State

Kano Zonal Office
31/34 New City centre, Kano.Kano
Kano State Tel: 064-666657

Port Harcourt Zonal Office
Olu Obasanjo Road, Port HarcourtRivers
Rivers State. Tel: 084-232991

First Funds

Focused on providing equity and quasi-equity instruments such as convertible debts and preference shares to late & growth stage medium size companies in Nigeria. FFL generally avoids start-ups, and early stage will only be considered where a proven business model is demonstrated and the project is led by strong and experienced management.

FFL seeks to create a diversified portfolio while targeting high potential industry and sectors led by experienced management team that have potentials to become market leaders. These companies typically have potential to grow within three to five years to a size that would be of interest to strategic investors, or seek listing on the stock exchange.

First Funds Limited
90 Awolowo Road,
Ikoyi,
Lagos, Nigeria

Tel: 01-2793910-9
Fax:01-2793919.
email: info@firstfunds.com.ng 
Website: www.firstfunds.com.ng

Unique Ventures

Early stage (Start-up to first-stage), Expansion financing, Acquisition and Management buy-outs 
Investment Criteria 
Companies with captive markets and sustainable growth in per capita consumption, Emerging and high growth industries, Investments with Keiretsu fit to our portfolio companies, Possible high export opportunities, Possible multiplier-effect and SME spin-offs
Sector Focus: 
General, but excludes trading and financial services Real Sector (60%), Services (30%), Microfinance (10%)

Corporate Office Address:
5th Floor,
Old Union Bank Building,
40 Marina, Lagos P.O. Box 2150, Marina, Lagos, Nigeria.

Telephone:
+234 (1) 8912071
+234 (1) 2717508
+234 (1) 2717509

Email: info@uvcmc.com

Website: www.uvcmc.com

Diamond Capital

Project finance, structured finance, fixed income trading, investment management and advisory, etc.

Email: info@diamondcapital.com

Telephone: +234 1 271 7038-9

Alliance Capital

ACA focuses on high potential investment opportunities in attractive sectors. ACA’s strong networks and deep knowledge of the market facilitate access to attractive and proprietary deal flow.
ACA prefers to partner with experienced management teams with demonstrable track records and high levels of professional and personal integrity

CAPITAL ALLIANCE NIGERIA LIMITED
8th Floor, C & C Towers,
Plot 1684, Sanusi Fafunwa Street, 
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
TEL:  +234 1 277 7000           
FAX:  +234 1 270 6908; +234 1 2777 001 
EMAIL info@aca-web.com

Actis Finance

Actis is a private equity firm investing exclusively in Africa, Asia and Latin America  
expertise across six distinct sectors – business services, consumer, energy, financial services, industrials and real estate
If you want to improve your capital structure, expand into new markets, or need advice on meeting industry regulations, we know what to do. An Actis investment manager will advise you on how to develop your business, and plan for the future. Our Environmental, Social and Governance team will help you to implement best practice standards. Our legal team will clarify the legal requirements of your sector and our Value Creation Group will ensure operational excellence across all aspects of your business. Essentially an Actis team will be dedicated to your business for the duration of the investment, in both the good times and when things don’t go to plan

Maersk House
121 Louis Solomon Close
Victoria Island
Lagos
Nigeria Postal address
PO Box 51906
Ikoyi
Lagos
Nigeria
Telephone+234 1 448 5700 Fax+234 1 279 3944 Emaileadejuwon@act.is

Nova Capital

Large and middle market companies seeking to raise large sums of debt and equity capital.
services include all forms of debt and equity capital formation, capital formation strategy, M&A advisory, and general corporate finance.

Kenya:
Delta Riverside, Block 4, 4th Floor 
L.R. NO 4275/24 
Riverside Drive, Nairobi, 
Tel: +254 (0) 706 140 450
dfarfel@novacapitalglobal.com 
United States:
122 East 42nd Street
50th Floor, New York, NY 10168
Tel: 212-321-7093
Fax 212-285-1447 
Business Development / Sales
Dom Rodriguez
Tel: 212-321-7093 (ext. 117) 
drodriguez@novacapitalpartners.com

Alitheia Capital

Alitheia creates investment structures, provides project management and incubates businesses. Its business streams include Fund Management, Project/Business Incubation and Corporate Strategy and Development.

Alitheia Capital
2nd floor (the UBA Building)
22b, Idowu Taylor Street,
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. 
Telephone: +234 (1) 4627736-7, +234 (1) 2799383-4
Fax: +234 (1) 2799385

AfricInvest-TunInvest

 Targets growth capital investments in SMEs that are well-established and positioned in their local market with the potential to scale up their activities on the regional level to build them into “regional champions”. Targets significant minority (without excluding majority) positions, while adopting a hands on monitoring approach centered around effective value addition. This, combined with their medium to long term view (4-6 year holding period), is consistent with the real needs of African SMEs.  

Tunisia
Immeuble Integra, Centre Urbain Nord, 1082 
Tunis, Tunisia 
Phone : +216 71 189 800 
Fax : +216 71 189 850
Website: www.tuninvest.com

Nigeria 
Victoria Court, 12 Owena Str
Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, 
Phone : +234 1 74 06 535, +234 1 73 86 487

Aureos Capital

Aureos is the specialist emerging markets private equity firm. They specialise in investing in small and medium-sized businesses, transforming them into significant and enduring regional operations which deliver strong and consistent returns for both themselves and the investors. Aureos typically generates deals with businesses that really stand out – usually family-owned, with at least five to seven years history, often a niche market leader and always with solid ESG credentials

USA
Aureos Capital Limited
10 Rex Street, Greenwich
CT 06831, USA
Tel: +1 203 813 3188
Email: geiben@aureos.com 
URL: www.aureos.com
Nigeria
Aureos Nig Advisers Ltd
Plot 12,  Block 3A
Frajend Close, Via Udi Street, Osborne
Foreshore Estate Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: + 234 1 764 2748
Email: ravi.sharma@aureos.com

Africap

Microfinance Equity Investment

Mauritius
6th floor, Tower A
1 Cybercity, Ebene
Mauritius
Website: www.africapfund.com

South Africa office:
Hurlingham Office Park
Block G
Woodlands Avenue
Johannesbourg, 
Tel: +270112850146
Email: amchidzero@africapfund.com