Norton Rose has bolstered its Africa private equity advisory services with the hire of Bayo Odubeko .
Odubeko has been brought in to boost corporate finance advisory services, which also includes private equity, initial public offerings and natural resources transactions. He joins from SJ Berwin’s London office, where he was head of the Africa Group and advised on sub-Saharan Africa private equity transactions.
Norton Rose hired Odubeko as part of a bigger move to strengthen its Africa advisory services, which also saw the company bring in Poupak Bahamin. She will work in mining, oil and gas and environmental services in Francophone African countries. Poupak was most previously a partner at Canadian legal practice, Heenan Blaikie, focusing on Africa.
Norton Rose also recently boosted its Africa team through the internal promotion of Arun Velusami to partner. He will focuson building out the company’s energy projects advisory services across Africa.