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Edidem Basiekanem, Associate

Edidem is a corporate lawyer and advises clients on all forms of private M&A and private equity transactions in developed and emerging markets, including Africa.

Edidem Basiekanem, Associate

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Edidem specialises in corporate transactions such as private company mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, restructurings and private equity across a broad range of sectors, with particular emphasis on financial services (including FinTech), technology, media and telecommunication.


  • Acted for Daystar Power Group and its founder, Sunray Ventures on a $10 million investment by Verod Capital and Persistent Energy
  • Advised Civica Group, an investee company of Partners Group, on its bolt-on acquisition of Trac Systems, an e-recruitment software provider
  • Acted for the Carlyle Group on its $147 million investment in Diamond Bank *
  • Advised African Capital Alliance on its investment in Wakanow, an e-travel company *
  • Acted for LeapFrog on a number of transactions in financial services and FinTech in West Africa *
  • Advised a US private equity house on its $47.5 million investment in a premier African digital payments provider
  • * Matters handled prior to joining Charles Russell Speechlys