Doing deals in Nigeria 2019

19 March 2019

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Mergermarket is pleased to present Doing deals in Nigeria 2019, a survey conducted on behalf of KPMG. The survey presents key insights from 50 senior business executives, who offer their perspective on the rewards and challenges of dealmaking in Nigeria.

Key findings include:

  • 80% of survey respondents predict deal activity in Nigeria either to increase significantly (56%) or to increase to some extent (24%) over the next two years.
  • 78% predict that they are more likely to invest in Nigeria as a result of previous M&A experience in the country, with 48% saying they are significantly more likely to invest here.
  • The consumer sector led the way in terms of deal activity, accounting for 33% of activity in 2017 and 2018 combined, up from 21% in 2015 and 2016.
  • Challenges for dealmakers in the region remain in the form of economic concerns, legal and regulatory obstacles and challenging compliance requirements.