NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group, is a very successful player in Africa's oil & gas industry. He’s pictured here at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in June 2019, when he was invited to talk about the oil and gas industry in Africa / Photo: NJ Ayuk

First African company listed on German stock exchange

Centurion International AG has listed on the Open Market of the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange, marking a historic moment for the firm as it moves to enhance international investment and collaboration within Africa’s diverse economy. With the listing, the pan-African firm will now be owned by employees and the public.

The energy advisory and legal services company provides a gateway for investors to participate in Africa’s development, with the listing serving to facilitate new business opportunities between Germany and Africa, while enhancing transparent corporate governance for the firm’s global activities.

Representing one of Africa’s top legal firms, Centurion International AG is committed to Africa’s economic development. The firm’s services range from energy and natural resources to infrastructure, transportation and logistics to telecommunication, media and technology, while covering a myriad of fields including corporate and commercial, regulatory and compliance, tax and investments services, among many others.

Primarily, the firm serves as a top facilitator in Africa’s energy expansion, working closely with clients to accelerate the successful implementation of energy projects across the continent.

In addition to working with many energy companies globally, Centurion International AG advises many German firms including Lufthansa and Deutsche Post DHL Group. With the listing, Centurion’s client portfolio is expected to expand significantly while enabling broader access to a large number of ESG compliant co-investment deals not only across gas, but in hydrogen, infrastructure and renewables. Now, the company can extend its network, building an African energy mix and driving the energy transition.

“By listing our shares on the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange, we wish to provide a gateway for investors to participate in Africa’s vast economic upside potential. Further, we seek to tap into German capital markets to finance the acquisition of small and medium-sized advisory firms, independent of our current share price, and thus, increase earnings per share for our investors,” states NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group.

Centurion International AG’s lawyer on demand model offers clients both a modernized and tailor-made legal experience. The listing on the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange will not only enable an expansion of these services to German markets but will improve the firm’s ability to use a private equity approach in acquiring and investing in law firms – specifically, those focused on Centurion’s core strategy – and advisory firms doing deals in Africa. This process will be supported by experienced top managers with a wealth of experience and an amazing track record regarding dealmaking.

Source: Centurion International

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