Leonine celebrates 3 years of building trust

Monday, March 1st, three years ago, Leonine officially commenced operations as a financial services firm in Nigeria, supporting businesses and professionals to reach full potential. We are marking this milestone with the theme #3yearsofbuildingtrust.

Reports have cited lack of access to finance as one of the biggest challenges facing founders in Africa. Even more, it also identified low capacity and under-skilled talents as an additional layer of roadblock for business growth in Africa. These problems, in 2018, were what we set out to solve.

“Cash is the lifeblood of any business. Every business needs to raise and efficiently manage finances to launch, grow and sustain operations. This influenced our mission right from the start. We wanted to help businesses bridge that gap” Haneef Abbas, our CEO and co-founder said.

An initial three-man team has grown to be so nimble and spontaneous with execution. We have advised over 50 businesses on a variety of transactions providing services such as capital-raising, financial modeling, Business Intelligence amongst others.

We have also trained employees in about 15 bluechip corporates. Our individual training count also crossed 750 in the space of three years. We have also sealed partnerships with exciting companies such as Microsoft, IBM Digital Nation Africa, and CIPM.

Thank you

We can’t say this enough: thank you to our clients for trusting us with their business growth plans, to our community of professionals for trusting us to equip them with premium skills, to the entire Leonine team (heroes as we like to call ourselves) for working tirelessly to get us here, and finally, to all our well-wishers who are rooting for us to succeed.

What initiatives are we running?

As a token of appreciation, our team will be running two initiatives:

1. We will offer full and partial scholarships to some of our training masterclasses to help you upskill for the future of work.

2. We will offer grants to a few high-potential small businesses that require some working capital to move their businesses forward.

To learn more about how to get selected, follow our social media pages — Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or follow the hashtag #Leonineat3.

Let’s do more together

Leonine Investment Services Limited (“Leonine”) is a professional services firm that comprises industry experts and finance professionals who are passionate about maximizing value for clients and helping more businesses reach full potential via our service lines — Financial Advisory and Training.

If you’re a founder in Africa, we want to hear from you. Send us an email to advisory@leonine.com.ng.

If you’re looking to upskill your employees, talk to us at learning@leonine.com.ng.



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Abdulsamod Balogun

Communications and PR Lead, Leonine Investment Services Limited. Enthused about Technology, New Media, Finance and Leadership.