We create and deliver holistic and innovative investment strategies and solutions for individuals, and institutional investors.
The asset management wing, provides across-the-board investment solutions, utilizing a multi manager investment philosophy. Leveraging on experience gained in managing multi-million dollar funds across Africa complemented by our asset management and portfolio construction techniques, BSA creates and delivers holistic and innovative investment strategies and solutions for individuals, and institutional investors.
Our advisory services are designed to create shareholder value by initiating and executing transactions as adviser for both private and public. Our services span across Debt & Equity fundraising, PPP/Project Finance, Innovative Financing Solutions, Disposals, Business modelling and strategic board advisory.
We run a thorough Mergers & Acquisitions process by evaluating potential targets/ investors, providing valuation analyses, and evaluating and proposing financial and strategic alternatives.
We provide boards and management teams with independent judgment and deep expertise as they navigate their most important transactions and strategic decisions. We also advise as to the timing, structure, financing, and pricing of a proposed transaction as well as assist in negotiating and closing the deal.
Advisor to First City Monument Bank of Nigeria on their pan-African expansion strategy beginning with the $30MM acquisition of a Ghanaian bank and identification of other potential acquisition targets across the region.
Ghana Home Loans
Advisor to Ghana Home Loans, a newly incorporated mortgage finance institution in Ghana on their equity and debt funding and roll-out strategy.
Advisor to Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO) on their $1BN plus downstream JV expansion with ALCOA into bauxite mining and processing and on their power project.
Advisor and Board member of Busy Internet LLC the largest ICT center in West Africa for their $1.2MM equity offering.
Advisors to the SOFTtribe Ghana Ltd in $1.2M equity offering and Koby Quarry in $1.0M equity/debt offering; developed business plan and built bottom-up financial models for DCF, IRR and comparables valuation analyses.
Opportunity Savings & Loans
Advisor to Opportunity Savings & Loans on sale of majority stake of the business.
Financial Advisor to Primrose Properties Limited; an SPV setup for the construction of residential and commercial property across Ghana.
Investment Banking & Capital Markets
We originate, structure, and execute equity, equity-linked, and debt financings, including initial public offerings. This means we offer clients access to financing in the private and public capital markets through the issuance of debt, equity, or hybrid securities.
We approach each transaction with the goal of creating a capital structure that enables our clients to reach their strategic priorities on the best terms available in the market. To meet the public capital needs of our clients, we have also developed productive relationships with firms offering premier sales, trading, and research capabilities.
We act as an independent/joint advisor, capital placement agent, sponsoring broker or underwriter based on each client’s circumstances and preferences.
Co-Arranger and Co-Sponsoring Broker to AFB Ghana Plc (Letshego Ghana Savings & Loans Plc) on GHS 100 Million Medium Term Note Shelf Programme. We later assisted with expansion of the Programme to GHS 300 Million.
Co-Arranger and Co-Sponsoring Broker to GHL Bank Limited on USD 100 Million Medium Term Note Shelf Programme.
Arranger and sole Sponsoring Broker to Leasafric Ghana Plc on GHS 100 Million Medium Term Note Shelf Programme.
Securities Trading & Research
Black Star Brokerage Limited offers fixed income securities primarily Eurobonds, Government securities, corporate bonds and listed equities as well as public investments and public entities (PIPES) and our ability to execute across multiple platforms makes the trading desk a preferred choice.
Our commitment is to providing seamless execution, placing our clients’ interests first and executing every transaction with efficiency, objectivity, and discretion.
The research department offers valuable insights and ideas to our clients on market strategy, economics, equity, fixed income, and foreign exchange in the Americas, Europe and Asia and across the African continent.