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

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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

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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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