IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

AF Mpanga 


AF Mpanga is a Ugandan firm founded in 2003 and located in Kampala. The firm is part of Bowmans, a pan-African firm with a focus on business law. 


Focusses / specialisms 

The firm has a strong practice in both financial and corporate as well as project development transactions. Within these areas the firm has a particular specialism for buyers in M&A transactions. 


Key clients 

The firm has developed strong relationships with Abasa Bank Uganda, Stanbic Bank Uganda, Equity Bank Uganda, Emerging Capital Partners, 8 Miles, Catalyst Principal Partners, Citibank Uganda, Marsh Uganda, Uber, and C-Squared Uganda.   


Research period review: 31st edition (2020/2021) 

During the research period the firm was active in banking, M&A and project finance. 

In banking the firm’s work focused on debt restructuring work for clients related to financial services. 

The firm was very active in M&A transactions with transactions focused on assisting buyers. Clients came from a range of sectors including banking and financial services, payment services and natural resources. 

In project finance the firm’s work focused on financing projects for clients in the natural resources space. 


Deal highlights: 31st edition (2020/2021) 

African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3 Partnership acquisition of Wanachi shares 

Allianz SE acquisition of Jubilee Insurance Company 

Vivo Energy US$15 Million acquisition of Kuku Foods East Africa Holdings shares 

Network International US$288 Million acquisition of DPO Group 


Client Feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021) 



"They were very professional and responsive, with adequate staffing, and excellent communication." 


Mercy Odu 

"She was responsive and showed good time and team management skills."