Corporate and Strategic Advisory

The Advisory team provides buy-side and sell-side advisory with particular expertise in East African private equity acquisitions and exits, where we leverage our deep African Private Equity network, our personal experience in private equity investing in Uganda and our local presence and extensive local network.

Buy-side Advisory

As the leading and most experienced equity financier in Uganda, Damascus Capital leverages its intimate knowledge of and relationships within Uganda to provide a broad range of advisory services to African Private Equity investors, serving as a unique on-the-ground partner. These include:

  • Identifying acquisition targets and providing access to deal origination and flow through Damascus Capital’s professional network and first-class reputation
  • Evaluating investment opportunities and preparation of detailed investment proposals
  • Approaching targets and assisting clients in negotiations, advising on strategy, tactics and the structuring of the transaction
  • Project managing and liaising with other professionals, experts and service providers
  • Identifying and approaching potential providers of capital whether debt, mezzanine or equity financing
  • Actively managing Ugandan portfolio investments when on-the-ground supervision is required
  • Providing advice on exit planning and execution

Sell-side Advisory

In working with some of Uganda and East Africa’s leading businesses, Damascus Capital has the ability to identify and target key corporate and investment strategies and alternatives, to prioritise cost-reduction and market expansion actions and to support their implementation. Our services include:

  • Assessing risk and building an investment case
  • Advising on strategic options and alternatives
  • Preparing valuations and transaction memoranda
  • Identifying, approaching and securing of potential buyers and investors
  • Facilitating negotiations and managing the bidding process to ensure optimal value realisation for our clients
  • Advising on the most appropriate deal structuring including funding options
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