FBNQuest Merchant Bank, FBNQuest Asset Management and FBNQuest Securities, all members of the FBNHoldings Group, have emerged as winners in several categories at the EMEA Finance 2018 Awards. The firms were awarded “Best Local Investment Bank,” “Best Asset Manager in Nigeria,” “Best Asset Manager, Pan-Africa” and “Best Broker in Nigeria”.
This recognition affirms FBNQuest’s strong performance as a leading investment bank, broker, and asset manager. FBNQuest Merchant Bank was awarded best investment bank for its leading role in key transactions across various sectors, such as Nigerian Breweries’ N11.08 billion Series 13-15 Commercial Papers; the FGN’s N100 billion inaugural sovereign sukuk; Dufil Prima Foods’ N10 billion series one bond; the divestment of AMCON’s 100 per cent shareholding in Keystone Bank Limited; and Notore Chemical Industries’ listing by introduction on the main board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), to name a few.
Speaking on the awards, MD/CEO of FBNQuest Merchant Bank, Kayode Akinkugbe, said, “We are positioned to provide services to an expansive client base of retail, high net-worth and institutional customers. “FBNQuest remains committed to consistently providing financial solutions that will enable our clients make a difference, and we are honoured to be recognised once again as a reflection of the quality of support we give our clients. “We will continue to deliver our expertise in financing, advisory, trading and investing solutions, as well as our unique distribution and execution capabilities as a part of the FBN Holdings group.” He added that FBNQuest Merchant Bank has maintained a consistently strong position in the investment banking sub sector in Nigeria, with a rich pedigree in offering alternatives to traditional bank debt products and a reputation for the successful execution of several big-ticket capital market and commercial debt transactions.