COVID-19: Updates and messages from our CEO

It is my sincere wish that this finds you as well as possible and that you are staying safe. In Nigeria and across the world, we are confronting the greatest health pandemic in a generation, one that affects the global and Nigerian economy and all people. While numbers remain lower in Nigeria, than many other countries, our thoughts remain with those, including healthcare workers, most deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis. In the midst of the uncertainty that pervades the world at this time and not knowing when we will emerge from this crisis, I am humbled by how we have all come together, as one, in our humanity. As we deal with the spiralling effects of this pandemic, we are focused on what we can do to remain resilient and well-positioned to support our clients and communities across Nigeria.

Bolaji Balogun
Chief Executive Officer

May 1, 2020

Dear Valued Client,
It is my sincere wish that this finds you as well as possible and that you are staying safe.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the relaxation of the lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States; this action was taken in order to lessen the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic in Nigeria. These measures, effective from Monday, May 4, include an overnight curfew from 8pm - 6am, a ban on non-essential interstate travel, the opening of businesses within designated hours as well as the mandatory use of face masks and the maintenance of physical distance.

We commend both the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government for their endeavours in trying to contain and minimise the spread of the virus and our Firm will continue to support their efforts by ensuring that the health and safety of all our stakeholders is our topmost priority. In this vein, all staff of Chapel Hill Denham will continue to work from home.

As we work remotely, the entire business will continue to provide exceptional (uninterrupted) service. We are available via phone and email as usual and are also available for virtual meetings as may be required. As we monitor progress made in curbing the spread of COVID-19, we will make decisions in the best interest of all our stakeholders and will communicate this accordingly. We appreciate your support and patience during what is an unprecedented and trying time globally and are confident that we will all emerge from this period much stronger; and that our Firm will continue to be your strong partner.

Chapel Hill Denham

COVID-19: Updates and messages from our CEO


Chapel Hill Denham has a simple and powerful model focused on investment banking and investment management. Chapel Hill Denham Advisory is Nigeria and Africa’s leading independent investment bank. Chapel Hill Denham Management is Nigeria’s leading alternative asset manager. Our funds are focused on areas accretive to Africa’s and Nigeria’s economic development targeting sectors such as Infrastructure, Energy and Renewables, Real Estate, SMEs, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare and Education.

The growing size and prosperity of the middle classes across Nigeria offers an incredible reward to those managers that can address the needs of institutional clients and retail investors in the country. The investment industry is a natural beneficiary of the increasing growth in wealth and savings among the middle classes across many emerging markets. A consistent focus on under-served segments which have had limited access to capital, can lead to significant gains in economic development and impact. Historically, there has been a lack of an investment culture in Nigeria and across Africa, but even a small shift can present significant opportunities given the scale of Nigeria’s population.

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We have a strong focus and understanding of capital markets, both local and international, as they play a critical role in developing long-term sources of capital. We are believers in open, transparent and strongly governed entities and have strong ESG capabilities. We are an active investor with a strong team able to push the envelope and implement positive change. We adopt a long-term focus to management focusing on the benefits of compounding and duration.

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