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I&M Burbidge Capital Marks 10-year anniversary of Success

by Kwabe Ben

I&M Burbidge Capital has marked its 10th Anniversary in tremendous growth and market contribution.

I&M Burbidge Capital (“IMBC” or the “Firm”) was founded in Nairobi over a decade ago by Edward Burbidge who has been a top advisor for mid and large-sized businesses on significant capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic capital and tax structuring.

In 2016, I&M Group PLC acquired 65% shareholding in Burbidge Capital. Following this, Burbidge Capital became a subsidiary of the I&M Group and was renamed I&M Burbidge Capital soon thereafter.

I&M Burbidge Capital is an outstanding active corporate advisory of businesses as of Deal Makers Africa Awards in East Africa with a significant presence in the banking, insurance, manufacturing, and real estate sectors.

I&M Burbidge Capital has emerged as the most prolific advisor at the EAVCA Awards where the private equity industry has voted the Firm as the top Financial Advisor since 2019.

Boasting a diverse clientele base with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ethiopia and a growing clientele in several other African countries including Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, and Malawi.
Through strategic investments it supports early-stage growth companies, especially those that are tech-enabled, leveraging its extensive venture capital investor network.

Edward Burbidge, the CEO of I&M Burbidge Capital Ltd, stated, “We are excited

about this phase where we see increasing prospects to expand our reach and penetrate other markets in Africa positioning ourselves as growth enablers.”

Edward also noted that partnering with I&M Group has given the Firm a broader regional presence with an increasingly cross-border business pedigree.

Further sharing on the firms’ growth over the years establishing partnerships with leading investment banks in Africa, Europe & Asia.

Some of the landmark transactions that I&M Burbidge Capital has recently successfully executed include capital raises for Dairyland, Rosslyn Riviera, and Kenya Nut Company; a rights issue for I&M Bank Rwanda, as well as M&A for NCBA Group and Crane Bank Uganda, and the acquisition of Nova Insurance in Uganda by GA Insurance.

Mr. Sarit S Raja Shah, I&M Group Plc’s Group Executive Director, noted that working as I&M Burbidge Capital enabled the Group to expand its service offering and provide a one-stop-shop proposition to its customers for their financial needs.

“Through IMBC, the Group can serve those customers who require specialist advisory services on capital raising, M&As as well as capital restructuring. I am pleased to note that over the last few years, the Firm has been able to build up a customer base that trusts us,” he stated.

He added that I&M Burbidge Capital has a unique operating model following a partnership where the Bank and Firm teams share expertise to unlock synergies that enhance the customer offering and experience.


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