WHO WE ARE

Accelerate Africa provides corporate finance advisory services to corporations, institutional investors and management teams.
The team has an average of 15 years experience in corporate finance and principal investment, working for leading professional advisory and private investment firms.
Our senior professionals are African specialists and experts. We only serve African based clients or investment firms wishing to access the opportunities on the continent.

OUR TEAM

Accelerate Africa is led by Nick Taylor,
previously the Chief Investment Officer at the pan-African investment firm, Lonrho.

During his time at Lonrho, Nick originated and executed multiple investments on behalf of Lonrho, managed complex multi-disciplinary operational and restructuring projects and sat on the boards of all portfolio companies.

Prior to this, Nick worked at PwC Corporate Finance in London advising on transactions predominately for private equity clients and mid sized companies.

He is a Chartered Accountant by professional training and an Associate of the Institute for Turnaround.

CREDENTIALS

Accelerate Africa has experience and relationships across the continent. We are particularly experienced at operating for clients and projects in Southern and Eastern Africa including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Sudan, Nigeria, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia.
The below is a selection of some notable projects/transactions:

ATLANTIS FOODS

Merger Advisory

Principal role in merging four food trading & distribution companies.
 

Country: South Africa

Transaction Size:

$17m

AFEX

Restructure and Disposal

Stabilization of operations and full disposal transaction process.

Country: Kenya

Transaction Size:

<$1m

BRANDS AFRICA

Acquisition Advisory

Origination of investment idea and full execution to acquire and merge two FMCG distribution businesses.
 

Country: Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Malawi

Transaction Size:

$12m

LONRHO

Restructuring

Multiple projects including disposals, liquidations, acquisitions, executive hiring, financial reporting improvements, strategy work and operational projects for the leading African investment company, Lonrho

Country: Pan-African

Transaction Size:

n/a

BIG BOTTLING COMPANY

Acquisition Advisory

Transaction execution to acquire a minority shareholding in a carbonated soft drinks manufacturer and distributor.
 

Country: Nigeria

Transaction Size:

$20m

MULTIPLE CLIENTS

Reporting & Interim FD

Interim FD roles

Transaction Size:

n/a

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