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Renaissance Capital strengthens its Capital Markets team



  • Appoints Samuel Sule as Director to boost the Firm’s expertise in African capital markets

Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, today announces the appointment of Samuel Sule as Director, to join the Firm’s Financing Group.

Samuel will be based in London and report to Dmitry Gladkov, Global Head of Financing and Head of DCM.

He brings over 10 years of debt capital markets experience, working with multi-national corporations and major banks across Africa, and will be well placed to strengthen the Firm’s offering in the area of capital markets across financing instruments and geographies.

Samuel joins Renaissance Capital from Standard Chartered Bank, where he spent over five years working on domestic and international debt transactions, from origination to structuring and distribution, for issuers across West Africa (2013-2018).

His recent transaction experience includes sovereign bond issuance across West Africa, international bond issuance for multi-lateral institutions and banks, as well as local currency financing for corporates.

Samuel’s previous work experience includes roles with Stanbic IBTC Capital (Lagos) and HSBC (London).

Samuel holds a BA Hons degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Newcastle, UK. He is a CFA Charterholder and gained a CISI Level 3 Certificate in Financial and Commodity Derivatives, FSA and is a Nigerian SEC-approved finance professional.

Global Head of Financing and Head of DCM, Dmitry Gladkov, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Samuel to join our strong DCM team, which had an exceptionally successful past year. We led a series of innovative transactions across emerging markets, including Nigeria’s first ever corporate infrastructure bond, and the first 10-year bond issued by a non-financial corporate in Nigeria.

“Building on this excellent track record, Samuel’s unique African debt capital markets experience will help us further enhance our footprint in the continent and strengthen the Firm’s position as the world’s leading frontier and emerging markets investment bank.”

Renaissance Capital was named as the Most Innovative Investment Bank in Emerging Markets in 2018 by The Banker’s Investment Banking Awards. The Firm also recorded an impressive set of results in the 2018 Extel Survey for the third consecutive year, with strong placings in a range of categories for individual analysts and the Firm overall.


In the 2018 Financial Mail awards for African equity research, the Firm’s local team was ranked fourth, and individual analysts achieved top positions in their respective categories. The Global Finance magazine 2018 award named Renaissance Capital as the Best Bank in Frontier Markets.

Renaissance Capital is a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank providing access to 50 markets across the globe with operations in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia.

Founded in 1995, the Firm has established market-leading positions in each of its core businesses – equity and debt capital markets, M&A, markets business division, including equity & equity derivatives, fixed income, FX & FX derivatives, commodities and REPO & financing; as well as Research, and prime brokerage.

It has one of the largest EEMEA distribution and execution platforms with Sales and Trading teams present in London, Moscow, New York, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos, Nairobi, Cairo and Dubai.

Renaissance Capital employs top-ranked analysts who provide comprehensive EEMEA stock coverage and was ranked as the Best Bank in Frontier Markets in 2018 by Global Finance Magazine and No.2 Frontier Markets brokerage firm in the Extel Survey 2018. Renaissance Capital is owned by ONEXIM Group.

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