Alex Osho joined Waltersmith in December 2019 as Chief Financial Officer and has over 14 years’ experience in buy- and sell-side M&A, capital raising, restructuring, project financing and private equity advisory. Prior to joining Waltersmith, Alex served as Associate Director & Head of Advisory & Equity Capital Markets at FBNQuest Merchant Bank where he led the US$1billion restructuring of a large commercial bank and also advised the Nigerian government on the privatization of key power assets. Alex also previously worked at Barclays where he was Vice President (Africa Investment Banking, Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities and Emerging Markets M&A) and advised a Nigerian upstream oil company on a key asset acquisition. He was instrumental to deepening Barclays’ oil & gas and power & utilities coverage in West Africa.
Alex also previously worked as Vice President (Investment Banking) at FBN Capital, as Corporate Finance Manager at Oando Plc and as financial advisory Senior Associate at KPMG where he started his career. Over the course of his career, he has advised several private and public sector clients across multiple industries including oil & gas, power, financial services, consumer, financial services and infrastructure. Some of his key transaction experience include: Aiteo’s US$2.65billion acquisition of OML 29; Green Energy’s farm-out of a 40% interest in the Otakikpo field to Lekoil Limited; Oando’s US$1.5billion acquisition of ConocoPhilips assets in Nigeria; Oando’s US$100million financing of the Apapa single point mooring (SPM) and midstream jetty project.
Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (first class honours) from the University of Benin, Nigeria, graduating as the best student in the department and faculty. He also holds an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD where he graduated on the Dean’s List. He is also a CFA charter holder, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a winner of several ICAN national merit awards.