GLOBALLY CONNECTED, RELEVANT LOCALLY
SANDOWN CORPORATE is an international trade and investment consultancy firm based in the UK with associates across Sub-Saharan Africa. We provide corporate, government and institutional clients in Africa with a capital sourcing service, introducing and referring our clients to investors to help them raise capital for innovative projects and to grow their businesses or source Foreign Direct Investment for capital projects. SANDOWN CORPORATE is connected globally but relevant locally, we understand the complexities of doing business in Africa. Our long-standing relationships at corporate, government and local level means we can offer investors informed perspectives, local knowledge. We know the terrain; we know where to go and who to talk to. We open doors and make the seemingly impossible, possible SANDOWN CORPORATE works closely with individuals, registered investment advisors, broker dealers, pension funds and their consultancies, sourcing investment opportunities that best meet their investment criteria. We are also direct representatives for a variety of clients seeking investments for small and large projects in a wide range of sectors from mining, oil and gas, renewable energy , hospitality, health , construction and infrastructure to name a few.
OUR SERVICES Capital Sourcing Sandown Corporate provides an introduction and referral service for various venture capitalist and financial investments consultancies. Sandown Corporate’s approach is refreshingly different. We offer a detailed and diligent proactive capital sourcing and brokerage service to ensure a choice of identified strategically motivated potential investors and investment opportunities. We operate quietly and professionally below the radar, talking to our investor about the opportunity presented and trying to discover if there appears to be a general fit between the organisation/company and the investor. Once a fit is established, we bring the parties together, take a background role, and allow them to move forward with the greater depth and detail each will require of the other. • • • •
Introduction and Referral Service Opportunity Identification Identification of international partners / targets. Introduction and referral to Investors
THINK AFRICA, THINK SANDOWN Market Entry Africa is a large continent full of potential. However, each country’s market is unique in its underlying economic, demographic, cultural, business etiquette and regulatory factors. To do business in Africa, one needs a clear understanding of the different cultural, historical context of each country and knowledge of the various legal and business bureaucratic systems that you shall encounter in each country targeted. Most of all , you need key contacts on the ground and you need people who can facilitate the process whether you are merely seeking business partners, suppliers, distributers or agents.
End to End Market Entry Services Whether you wish to set-up or require doors to be opened Sandown Corporate offers a one stop boutique service. We work discreetly behind the scenes using our contacts to get you face to face with the people you need to speak to. We provide you with key country information and actionable contacts. • •Assistance with Setting up and Operating in SubSaharan African Markets • Market Access Conditions and Barriers to Trade • Identification of agents, suppliers and buyers • Market Entry and Negotiation Assistance • Government Relations Management and Liaison • JV Partner Selection • Business Registration and Licensing • Africa Entry Strategy • Trade /Public Private Partnership Facilitation Our market entry consulting services harnesses all of Sandown Corporate and its associates insight, analysis, operational consulting experience to help our clients enter emerging and frontier markets in Africa with confidence.
We have established key relationships across the Sub-Saharan African region which helps our clients penetrate even the most demanding and opaque countries. Whatever the issues your business faces in frontier and emerging markets in Africa, we can help you find the solution you need.
Stay Ahead of the Competition, call us today Strategic Business Consultancy Services For many business owners finding a suitable serious investor, equity partner or project finance can be daunting. Sandown Corporate provides invaluable assistance with identifying investors, saving you time and effort and by strategically and intelligently managing your company through each crucial preinvestment phase using our 5 step process, you will be better prepared and investment ready thus increasing your chances of securing a deal.
We’re with You Every Step of the Way Finding a suitable investor or suitable investment or project finance can be an emotional and stressful experience. At Sandown Corporate, we understand that a lot rides on the success of the initial meeting and contact with the prospective investor.. You may only get one chance to prove the viability of your venture so it is vital that you are prepared.
Investment Readiness Services How we improve your Investment Readiness At Sandown Corporate, we’ve developed a proven, step-bystep process that we have refined and perfected . Although many aspects of our process appear relatively straightforward, they produce results for our clients. • Business Plan Development • Preparation of executive summaries/ Loan Proposal/ Information Memorandums • Initial handholding • Market and Competition Analysis • Resource Gap Analysis • Strategy Implementation Support • Business Strategy Review Trade and Investment Promotion • Market Identification • Competitive Benchmarking • Investor Targeting Strategies • Organizational Design • Training and Capacity Building
Other Services Recruitment and Head Hunting Once you arrive in the country of your choice, you will need local staff, Sandown Corporate can assist you in finding the appropriate staff to assist you in setting up your local office or merely to find a candidate to be your key “Go to “person / representative on the ground who has the local knowledge and skills to make your business trips or your transition easier.
WHO WE ARE Sandown Corporate Ltd consists of an international group of specialist, highly capable investment management and business development consultants with wide operational experience. Our Directors and consultants have a wealth of practical experience having managed and run their own businesses as well as valuable experience and contacts in the private and public sector across Europe and SubSaharan Africa including international NGO’s and multi-lateral organisations. Gain a Competitive Edge Our associates and consultants come from diverse backgrounds and experiences and are multi-lingual . (The combined experience of Sandown Corporate Ltd’s Directors, consultants and associate partners has helped companies source much needed investment, expand and develop their businesses and enter and find new markets for their products and services in Africa. Our capabilities and unparalleled commercial focus can help your company gain a competitive edge and overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. Responsiveness We recognise that each client has their particular challenges and their specific issues. Our solutions are therefore tailored to our clients’ specific circumstances. Delivery At Sandown Corporate your brief will be individually handled by one of our leading specialists. We take pride in having an extraordinary team – combining diversity and breadth of knowledge, with over 30 years’ experience in the field. Our unique skills give us the background and perspective required to tackle our clients’ needs – however complex. Our specialists hold experience in a wide range of fields and industry-specific sectors: Our clients include high-net-worth individuals, company executives and government bodies. When handling your brief, the Sandown Corporate team will adhere to our key principles: • Impartiality • Confidentiality • Professionalism • Reliability • Client Focussed • Responsiveness • Integrity and Honesty You can feel confident that your project brief will be handled by the most qualified of professionals.
Our Ethics Whatever the size and scope of a client project, we handle each case with the confidentiality, respect and integrity it deserves. Our core values are central to our work ethic – ensuring we deliver high quality solutions that meet with all compliance and regulatory expectations. Ethical commitment Our objective is to provide our clients with an exceptional service, meeting all your business requirements. Our priority is always to ensure we meet all your needs and retain your complete trust and confidence. Our core business principles act as a strict operational guide for all our operatives and staff preserving the exceptional levels of service we provide to all our clients. We take extensive measures to ensure that our staff remain fully objective and impartial, with no affiliation to any political party, governmental organisation or commercial body. Our core values are: • Integrity and ethics • Collaboration and teamwork • Commitment to people • Professionalism and excellence Our core objectives exist as a meaningful and practical guide for our staff in handling any potential client task. Sandown Corporate is a private company; we retain corporate independence to ensure we can best serve our clients’ interests. You can be confident that any advice you receive from us is impartial, objective and unbiased at all times.
PROFILE OF DIRECTORS
Daniel Meguille, BSC Econ, ACCA, Associate Director, Francophone/ Central Africa
Ada Maduakoh, BA, LLB ,BL, Amist, Director/Managing Partner A uniquely experienced and accomplished Chief Executive Officer. A Barrister and Management Consultant with significant accomplishments at senior level across the Public, International Civil Service, Charity and Private Sector. Listed in WHO is WHO of UK’s Business Elite (2008, 2009, 2010)
Daniel Meguille is an Accountant with over 25years post qualification experience. He is currently CEO, DCAS Accountancy firm, DCAS Business School , and DCAS Direct Personnel Services . He is the former Chief Executive a.i. of Haringey Business Development Agency, a business development agency based in North London that received several awards for the assistance given to African Diaspora entrepreneurs and business executives during his tenure in office. Daniel Meguille has single handedly assisted numerous Black and ethnic Minority (BME) businesses and BME-led organisations offering them advice and assistance that were often unavailable through mainstream business agencies. A number of outstanding business professionals from the African Diaspora owed their success to his tireless efforts lobbying the British Government on their behalf. Daniel is well connected within Government circles and the corporate world in the UK and across Francophone Africa and Central Africa.
An Award Winning Business woman with a proven track record of success delivering complex projects on behalf of the United Nations and the UK Central and Local Government. Commercially astute with a successful track record of business development .Fully bi-lingual: English and French. She has lived and worked in various countries across Africa during her 7 year tenure with the United Nations. She has sat on various Boards and Task Forces including the Board of the North London Chamber of Commerce and founded and set up several companies and international NGO’s. Her personal centre of influence boasts a network of accomplished leaders and innovators across diverse corporate cultures. Career reflects success in the corporate world, NGO’s, entrepreneurship and consulting with various multi-national firms. Strong negotiation skills within project environment and creation of solid cooperation with senior officials at highest level of government. Her extensive experience in the area of corporate law and international development provides her with a unique insight. Her clients have included senior leaders in the private sector and high level Government officials in Africa. She helps clients implement and manage a wide range of international trade and development issues effectively, efficiently and confidentially. A true Pan-Africanist with a passion for economic development and the important role private sector, entrepreneurship and foreign direct investment can play in development. She is a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management. She is also involved in various charities and is currently a Director and Trustee of the Africa Justice Foundation. Dorothy Adebanjo BA, MSC, Associate Director Dorothy Adebanjo is a Management consultant and Director of several businesses. She is specialized in Program design and Implementation, Networking & Coalition Building, Results Based Management, Strategic Planning, motivational speaker, strong monitoring & evaluation of projects capabilities, Coaching & Mentoring in organizational management & development, Qualified & experienced Trainer, Human resources management and a Project and Organization Evaluation specialist. Dorothy has lived and worked in the UK, East and Southern Africa for the past 30 years and is extremely well connected in Government and Corporate circles. She has assisted a number of organisations in raising funds for their projects using her sphere of influence.
ADESOJI ADESUGBA MSc, MBA. Associate Director, Trade Promotion Adesoji Adesugba is a highly experienced specialist in investment promotion, investor relations and policy advocacy. He is also an expert in the formulation and implementation of economic policies, a lawyer and an administrator with over thirty years experience. He has served as Director of Investment Promotion at the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) for 10 years where he was responsible for the development of strategies to promote and target investments in the Nigerian economy. He was the founder of the division itself in 1999 and played the key role in developing the Nigerian South East Asia Investment Promotion Strategy in 2000, leading to a tremendous increase in Asian investments in the Nigerian economy. He also served as the Technical Assistant to the Nigerian Minister of Labour and Productivity. Promotion Agencies. Adesugba is currently assisting the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity in the restructuring of the Industrial Arbitration Panel as the Chairman. Adesugba is an associate of the well known Switzerland based organization, Direct Investment Advisory Services (DIAS) where he acts as a resource person on investment promotion and economic development. He is also a co founder of the National Association of Investment Promotion Agencies in Nigeria and also a co founder of the Switzerland based International Institute of Investment Promotion. In 2008 he also co founded the Canada Africa Investment Promotion Agency. An erudite speaker, Mr. Adesugba has at various international forums, promoted Africa as a viable investment destination. He holds an MSc. in Investment Promotion and Economic Development from the Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration, an LL.B degree in Law; and an MBA in management.
Aisha Waziri Umar, Associate Director
David Blakemore, Associate Director, NGO Sector
Legal Practitioner, Notary Public with 20 years post call experience across multiple sectors including public sector, private sector and civil society. Former Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.. Former lecturer of Company and Commercial Law at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos. Partner in Sterling Partnerships a cross border Law Firm with offices in London, Paris, Accra, Lagos and Abuja. Council Member of The Section of Business Law (SBL) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Co- Author of Quick Reference Materials on Nigerian Law & Practice the leading Reference book used by Legal Practitioners and Law Students.
David is the Managing Director of a leading Consultancy that specialises in securing commissioned activity and revenue/ capital grant aid to support the development of NonGovernmental organisations and charities both in the UK and abroad. David is responsible for Capital and revenue grant aid bid writing; capacity building for Charities: Governance, Marketing, HR; Business Planning and leads the delivery of fund raising and capacity building services for national, regional, local and International NGOs. He is a former Director of fundraising for Tribal Consultancy, a consultant to the World Bank and has extensive experience in international development.
Key expertise in PPP legal frameworks and Complex international commercial contracts. Experience in A strong team player who leads by example, inspiring others toward shared goals driven by a passion for excellence. President of Avenir NEPAD, Nigeria, an international development network organization. She sits on various Boards across numerous sectors
Non-Executive Director H.E. Ambassador Tal Edgars Ambassador Tal holds a Doctorate in Strategic Foresight, Diplomacy & Security Intelligence. A Bachelors degree in International Law & Legal Studies (LLM., J.S.D +S.J.D), as well as preceding Double Masters in Actuarial Science( Mathematics and Statistics) and Economics and a Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK Certification.He is a well known media personality, diplomat and a cutting edge thinker with a powerful success record in planning, managing and executing some of the highly successful private and public sector initiatives in Africa, Europe, America and Asia. He is a new venture creation expert and one of Africa’s leading authorities in strategic foresight, turnaround, negotiation, policy drafting and brand strategy. He sits on the board of several companies and NGO’s too many to mention.
Josef Odili, BSC , MBA, Associate Director, Frontier Markets Josef Odili has extensive experience gained within premier pension consulting, multi management and asset management firms. Successful roles in consulting, manager research/fund selection and portfolio management. Sound analytical and technical skills with in depth knowledge of “success factor” for asset management and discerning the competitive advantages of products and managing portfolios on an active alpha basis. Experienced in building innovative investment solutions that meet investor’s performance goals and in articulating the benefits and risks to internal and external clients. A team player with an aptitude for developing and managing relationships. Josef has worked for 6 years in the US for investment consulting and asset management firms, and over 15 years in the UK with the following firms SEI Investments, Fidelity International and Fortis Investments managing emerging market assets. Mr. Josef Odili also covers our West and Central Africa portfolio. Specialties: Portfolio Management, manager research, selection, onsite due diligence and quantitative skills. Credible knowledge of Global Emerging/Frontier Markets, Asia Pacific, and Japanese equity asset classes.
He is currently the Chairman GBSH Consult Worldwide, Ambassador(MDG Task Force) Cameroon at United Nations, Global Ambassador Nation Builders International in Cameroon, Global Strategic Foresight Advisor at The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)- US Department of State Initiative and African International Development Ambassador at NAD and African International Achievers(Awards) in which his role involves inter-alia the promotion of dialogue and partnership building for sustainable development with governments, the international community and other major key stakeholders. His personal and business sphere of influence includes Presidents and Heads of States across several continents to whom he provides confidential strategic advisory services.
Contact Us Sandown Corporate Ltd 86-90, Paul Street London EC2A 4NE Tel: 0207 205 2506 E.mail: email@example.com Website: www.sandowncorporate.com International Ada Maduakoh - Managing Partner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AFRICA Nigeria 17, Negro Crescent. Maitama,, Abuja, Nigeria Tel: +234 8034080756 Contact: Aisha Umar Lagos: Tel: +234 8024107777 Contact: Soji Adesugba Portharcourt: Tel: +234 8034071017 Contact: Chinedu Maduakoh Zimbabwe Unit No 1, Silundika House, No 22 George Silundika Avenue . First Street & G. Silundika Avenue. Harare, Zimbabwe Tel: +263 772 336 803/+263 4 737 598 Contact: Mrs. Dorothy Mpyisi-Adebanjo Cameroon Tel: +237 752 94669 Contact: Louis Ebale Bapi Uganda Plot 3335/6 Kateeba Close , Off Kironde Road, Muyenga, Kampala Tel: +256 752 714949 Contact: Jean Bageire South Africa c/o GBSH Consult, 33 Bradford Road , Bedford View , Gauteng , Johannesburg Tel: +27 (76) 4823311 Contact: Catherine Lindiwe Kenya c/o GBSH Consult 93/4 Riverside Drive , Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +234 205215163 Contact: Tshego Wechoemang
Sandown works with a number of Affiliate Partner companies across Africa, for all other in-country contact information please contact international HQ
Published on Feb 7, 2014