Stadia Corporate Advisory (‘SCA’) are mid-market corporate finance specialists. We are sector and country agnostic, though much of our work relates to the growth sectors in Africa which international capital is focussing: whether old-economy businesses such as FMCG, property or manufacturing, or technology-driven businesses addressing Africa’s growing need for connectivity, off-grid power, agriculture, financial inclusion and education.
We have worked for African clients with a wide range of business models, and developed relationships with a diversity of African and international funders from traditional private equity and venture capital to Development Finance Institutions and all points in between. Every combination of founder and investor is unique; at SCA we pride ourselves on our bespoke approach to every transaction.
In addition to preparing our clients to meet institutional investors, our role is to do the heavy lifting during the capital raising process, allowing them to keep running the business. With a relatively senior team, we aim to give our clients more contact time with the SCA principal leading the deal. Our engagement is straightforward, transparent and designed to align our interests with those of our client.
Our leadership team has a collective of 50 years’ experience in corporate finance, private equity, asset management and listed equities across global markets. Since 2013, we have advised on transactions in excess of $300mm in various sectors across several African countries.
At Stadia Corporate Advisory we know that raising capital can be a life-changing event for founders and a pivotal moment in their company’s evolution. Finding the right investor at an appropriate valuation makes all the difference; as an experienced, independent advisor we deliver the appropriate outcome for our client.
SCA partners with African entrepreneurs who seek equity and debt capital for growth. We prepare them to encounter institutional investors, often for the first time, by interrogating their strategy and creating effective investment models and materials. We identify and engage with investors who can bring strategic value and capital. As those investor conversations progress we advise our client on structuring, negotiating and manage the process through due diligence and legals to financial close.
SCA has experience in the development of large-scale infrastructure projects in Africa. We perform comprehensive evaluations of project and development timelines in order to establish the funding requirement, source capital and present a coherent investment narrative to potential investors, supported by investment materials.
SCA raises short-term debt for trade finance and working capital. We source capital and support transactions, but particularly understand the deal structures that specialist investors are looking for and help our clients present the appropriate profile.
SCA has the skills to find and evaluate local or international potential acquisitions for our clients. SCA conducts a search and assessment of potential and existing targets and runs the acquiring process, producing the necessary models and supporting documentation to drive the negotiation and transaction to close.
SCA analyses of our client’s operations to identify suitability for disposal. We will conduct a full investment analysis before identifying and engaging with potential buyers. As above, SCA will advise on the structuring of the deal, negotiate terms and manage the process to close.
SCA evaluates our clients’ existing business models to develop strategic insights on structure, efficiency and growth. As appropriate we make recommendations for new capital, restructuring, disposal or acquisition, supported by robust financial analysis.
As an independent engagement, or a part of a capital raise or disposal SCA conducts financial analysis of our clients’ operations to establish values under various accepted business valuation methodologies.
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