IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

South African firm ENSafrica moved into Namibia in 2014 after merging with domestic firm Lorentz Angula. The firm has three branches in the country.  

ENS is a pan-African firm with more than 600 practitioners across offices in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda. 


Focusses / specialisms 

The firm has a specialism in financial and corporate transactions in Namibia especially banking work. The firm often works on deals in the mining, oil and gas, energy, banking, and telecommunications sectors. 


Key clients 

Notable clients include Lewis Group, Liberty Life Namibia, Napotel Pension Fund, Rembo, BAL Group, Allegrow Fund, Namib Sky Balloon Safaris Close Corporation, Bering IV Congelados, Platinum Equity, The Meat Corporation of Namibia, Nedbank Namibia, Werksmans, RMB Namibia, Edcon Namibia, B2Gold, Puma Energy Namibia, Central Energy Namibia, HopsolOsinoResources Corporation, Old Mutual Short Term Insurance, Development Bank of Namibia, Namibia Post, Alacer Gold Corp, aRisCura, and Micro Lenders Association of Namibia. 


Research period review: 31st edition (2020/2021) 

During the research period the firm was active in banking, debt capital markets, financial services regulatory, M&A, project finance and project development spaces 

In banking, the firm focused on loan work for lenders and borrowers in the banking, financial services and mining sectors. 

In debt capital markets, the firm worked on bond issuances for clients in the mining sector. 

In financial services regulatory, the form provided regulatory advice for the financial services sector. 

In M&A, the firm worked on acquisitional work for buyers and sellers in agriculture and renewables. 

In project finance, the firm worked on financing work for the real estate sector. 

In project development, the firm worked on procurement and licensing work for the renewables and telecommunications sectors. 


Deal highlights: 31st edition (2020/2021) 

Development Bank of Namibia credit guarantee scheme 

First Bank of Namibia loan facility 

Glencore Canada Corporation loan facility 

Gratomic bond issue 

North River Resources and subsidiaries loan facility