Our references

With more than a hundred mandates executed over the past 8 years in both strategy and finance, Okan strives to be a leading advisory firm in Africa by carrying out the most meaningful projects for the continent.

Agriculture & agribusiness

c. € 10m

M&A advisory for the acquisition of SOBEMA by the Moringa fund (Edmond de Rothschild Group)

Digital & start-ups

€ 15m

Fundraising for InTouch, a Pan-African fintech company (Series A, funds raised from Total and Worldline)

Natural resources

Formulation of Niger’s Oil & Gas strategy, funded by the African Development Bank

Natural resources

c. € 200m

M&A advisory for the sale of a minority participation in a manganese mining project in West Africa

Hospitality & real estate

c. € 15m

Debt-raising for 3 Onomo hotels in West Africa (Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo)

Agriculture & agribusiness

N.D.

M&A advisory for the partial sale of Grands Moulins de Mauritanie (flour milling) to Seaboard

Infrastructure & transport

c. € 150m

Debt-raising for a new container terminal

Infrastructure & transport

c. € 40m

M&A advisory for the sale of a minority participation in a bulk terminal

Infrastructure & transport

c. € 40m

M&A advisory for a bulk terminal financing in Senegal

Public sector

Supporting Cote d’Ivoire in its efforts to gain eligibility to MCC programs

Fuel distribution

c. € 10m

M&A advisory to Petro Ivoire, 3rd fuel distributor in Cote d’Ivoire, for the sale of a 39% stake to Amethis

Energy, water & utilities

Identification of new growth drivers for a leading Pan-African utilities company

Infrastructure & transport

c. € 250m

M&A advisory on a new shareholder’s equity investment in a Pan-African infrastructure company

Infrastructure & transport

Structuring of an industrial and logistics zone in Madagascar

Energy, water & utilities

Market study on large scale solar panels development opportunities

Agriculture & agribusiness

Structuring of an integrated sugar production project for an African Government

Infrastructure & transport

Structuring of a bulk port terminal in the context of a PPP in Cameroon

Agriculture & agribusiness

Formulation of the cotton sector industrialization strategy for a West African country

Hospitality & real estate

N.D.

Valuation of a flagship hotel in Togo

Natural resources

Project structuring and elaboration of a business plan for a manganese mining project in Central Africa

Natural resources

Market study and structuring of a logistics zone dedicated to oil & gas

Infrastructure & transport

Strategic support for the development of a special economic zone in Central Africa

Infrastructure & transport

Market study on cold chain development in 15 African countries for a major logistics company

Hospitality & real estate

N.D.

Valuation of a hospitality group owning 8 hotels (400 rooms)

Public sector

Elaboration of Cote d’Ivoire’s strategy to support SMEs (Phoenix program) funded by the World Bank

Health & education

Market study for a business school willing to open a new campus

Energy, water & utilities

Opportunity assessment for a biomass project in Gabon

Agriculture & agribusiness

N.D.

Valuation of a 10,000 Ha rubber plantation in Central Africa

Aeronautics & spatial

Elaboration of a new African B2G strategy for a leading satellite imagery company

Natural resources

Project structuring and business plan elaboration for a greenfield urea plant development

Infrastructure et transport

Elaboration of a strategy for an African port

Health & education

Structuring of an elite university project (business plan, partnership strategy, etc.)

Natural resources

Strategic study on logistics in the mining sector and on development opportunities

Health & education

Market study on the potential of private vocational training in Africa

Natural resources

Structuring of a CSR approach of an international mining company

Infrastructure & transport

Project structuring of an agri-business and logistics zone in Benin

Infrastructure & transport

Project structuring of an industrial and logistics zone in Togo

Infrastructure & transport

c. € 35m

M&A advisory on the sale of a minority participation in a container terminal

Hospitality & real estate

Structuring and elaboration of a business plan for a hospitality project in Nigeria

Hospitality & real estate

c. € 100m

M&A advisory on the sale & lease-back of the New Mauritius Hotel (Beachcomber) at Mara Delta

Natural resources

Project structuring and elaboration of a business plan for the development of a greenfield smelter

Public sector

Elaboration of a regional development strategy for a Central African country

Health & education

Market study for the creation of a private high school in Niger and identification of local partners

Hospitality & real estate

c. € 10m

M&A advisory for the sale of a participation in Onomo hotels Holding

Energy, water & utilities

N.D.

Financial due diligence on a gas power plant requested by a potential buyer

Infrastructure & transport

Structuring of a port project in Southern Madagascar

Energy, water & utilities

Institutional, organizational and financial analysis of the PPP operating the Manantali dam (Mali)

Infrastructure & transport

c. € 180m

M&A advisory on the sale of a participation in a Pan-African infrastructure platform

Agriculture & agribusiness

Market study on the edible oils sector and mapping of potential acquisition targets

Energy, water & utilities

Structuring, modeling and fundraising for an energy transportation project

Infrastructure & transport

Corporate strategy elaboration for a Pan-African logistics group

Digital & start-ups

€ 250k

Fundraising for AfricaWork, a Pan-African job board (seed stage)

Agriculture & agribusiness

Structuring of an industrial plantation project and elaboration of a business plan

Automobile distribution

c. € 10m

M&A advisory on the sale of Necotrans assets in automobile distribution in West Africa

Infrastructure & transport

Market study on the development of heavy packages delivery activities for a major logistics player

Agriculture & agribusiness

N.D.

Modeling of potential synergies resulting from the merger of several flour milling companies in West Africa

Public sector

Opportunity assessment for the construction of a new refinery

Agriculture & agribusiness

Elaboration of a corporate strategy and a Pan-African expansion plan for a Moroccan milling company

Hospitality & real estate

Mapping of potential acquisition targets for a major international hospitality group

Agriculture & agribusiness

Market study on the flour milling sector in Africa and mapping of potential targets for acquisition

Hospitality & real estate

N.D.

Valuation of a hospitality group owning 2 hotels (700 rooms)

Energy, water & utilities

Modeling and structuring of a 30MW solar energy project

Agriculture & agribusiness

Cashew sector market study for a West African country

Agriculture & agribusiness

Opportunity assessment of innovative payment solutions implementation in the agriculture sector in Africa

Banking & insurance

Elaboration of a corporate strategy for a leading Pan-African insurance company

Agriculture & agribusiness

Strategic and commercial due diligence for the acquisition of an integrated edible oils player (from plantation to refinery)

Energy, water & utilities

Market study on electricity production and LNG development potential

Agriculture & agribusiness

Elaboration of the timber sector industrialization strategy for a Central African country

Agriculture & agribusiness

Assessment of a large scale irrigation system (> 10,000 Ha) investment opportunity

Infrastructure & transport

Structuring of a river port project (general cargo and bulk)

Agriculture & agribusiness

> € 50m

Structuring, modeling and fundraising for an agro-industrial investment fund (on-going)

Hospitality & real estate

N.D.

Structuring and elaboration of a business plan for an investment fund dedicated to hospitality activities in Africa