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Dunn Loren Merrifield emerges Best Debt House

By on July 4, 2012

Investment bank Dunn Loren Merrifield (DLM) has emerged the Best Debt House 2011 at the ninth prestigious Nigerian Investment Banking League Awards in recognition of its contribution to domestic financial markets.

DLM, which was nominated alongside other well-established Nigerian investment banks such as FBN Capital, Stanbic IBTC, UBA Capital, FCMB and Chapel Hill Denham, emerged the ‘first amongst equals’ in this category.

Following this feat, it is believed that the award has confirmed the growing status of DLM as an investment bank of repute in Nigeria.

Chief Executive Officer of DLM, Mr. Sonnie Babatunde Ayere said “the well-earned laurel bestowed upon our young firm is a truly remarkable achievement.    This further proves that the quality, the drive, the vision and most important, the dedication of the DLM team will never waver and the potentials that lie ahead of us will be achieved collectively.”

Ayere also noted that “when bright minds pursue lofty ideals underpinned by innovation, excellence, performance and results, the word ‘impossible’ does not exist. It is this morale boost that would enable DLM cross many more milestones and this worthy award can be used as a springboard to reaching greater heights in the years ahead.”

Since commencement of operations in 2009, DLM has been involved in some of the most innovative transactions in the Nigerian capital markets, particularly debt transactions.