DLM Capital Group: Best Structured Finance & Securitisation Team West Africa 2021


DLM Capital Group creates bespoke business solutions for alternative financing and harnessing funds for growth. The Nigerian group focuses on four key sectors — consumer credit, agriculture, microfinance and education. It aligns its operations with a mandate to reduce poverty and improve living conditions for Africans, while mobilising resources for the continent’s economic and social development. DLM aims to be the bridge between consumer-based loans and capital markets. It offers a full range of investment banking products, including corporate finance advisory, asset management and securities trading to sovereign and sub-sovereign entities, as well as to private and public corporations. The firm crafts strategies for micro-finance banks, asset financing, agricultural, infrastructure, energy and mining. DLM has won recognition in West African capital markets, acting as sole arranger to over 80 percent of structured finance transactions in Nigeria — and all of the securitisation transactions. It provides deal structuring, advisory execution and capital raising services across the Nigerian capital market. The pandemic sparked an infusion of technology throughout the group’s operations, with automated processes and increased time efficiency. DLM Capital Group has remained fully operational during the crisis. It recently launched an asset financing scheme and is preparing a venture into digital banking. The DLM team believes that “together, we can change the world”. The CFI.co judging panel presents DLM Capital Group with the 2021 award for Best Structured Finance & Securitisation Team (West Africa).