Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the year Awards 2014

GENI & KEBE represented Franco-Nevada, the lender into a US$135 million stream transaction that has allowed Teranga Gold Corporation to enter into definitive share purchase agreements with Bendon International Ltd. (“Bendon”) and Badr Investment & Finance Company (“Badr”) to acquire the balance of the OJVG that it does not already own and to retire US$30 million of its US$60 million debt facility with Macquarie Bank Limited (“Macquarie”).

The transaction won the Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the year Awards 2014.

The Finance Monthly Deal Maker Awards have gained a reputation as an industry standard for recognising excellence in corporate finance transactions and acknowledge and reward the individuals and firms involved - the bankers, venture capitalists, lawyers, accountants and professional advisors who initiate, structure and negotiate deals for growing organisations.

It rewards some of the most successful and trusted firms and individuals from across the globe.

‘’We were very happy to be part of this transaction, which was actually a challenging but valuable one. Over the last five years, we have been involved in lot of cross border transactions both in Senegal and in Africa but this is so far, the most challenging one we have worked on, in the mining sector.’’ Said Mouhamed Kebe, Managing Partner of GENI & KEBE, when the awards were officially announced. He added, ‘’We are honored to win this award, a testament to the talent and hard work of all those involved in this transaction.’’

GENI & KEBE team included Mouhamed Kebe, Mouhamed Dieng, Fode Sarr, Boubacar Diakite, Hassane Kone, and Absatou Ndiaye.