Anuoluwapo Balogun

Olaniwun Ajayi - Nigeria



+234 1 270 2551 ext: 2643

Highly regarded




Practice areas:

Capital markets : Debt
Restructuring and insolvency

Anuoluwapo Is a partner in the mergers and acquisitions practice area. She has previously worked at Clifford Chance LLP, London where she advised a number of private equity investors on several cross-border M & A transactions. She has also played a leading role in several high-profile real estate and financing negotiations.

Since joining the firm, Anu has established a reputation as a widely exposed, intellectually rigorous and focused advocate of her clients.

  • Advised Canal+ International, a French Television company on its acquisition of IrokoTv from Rok Studio Limited, a significant deal which would further boost Nollywood’s creative content production in Nigeria. 
  • Advised Gray Matters Capital an impact investor that seeks to promote education opportunities for lower income groups, on the acquisition of a majority equity stake on a Nigeria microfinance bank, a significant transaction as it birthed Nigeria’s first specialist microfinance bank primarily focused on the provision of finance for the education sector.
  • Advising Ladgroup Limited on the acquisition of a majority equity stake in the Target (the largest shea butter processing and export company) by Sahel Capital, the fund manager of the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN).
  • Advised on the acquisition by Suntory Beverages Limited Nigeria of the Lucozade and Ribena business and brand rights.
  • Advised Alta Semper Capital LLP on their equity investment of USD18 Million in Health Plus Africa Holdings Limited

  • Banking
  • Competition
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity

  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Insurance
  • Investment management

  • Nigerian Bar Association [NBA], African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

  • LL.M, University College, London
  • B.L, Nigerian Law School
  • LL. B, Olabisi Onabanjo University