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NEXTZON facilitates cross border trade alliances

By  Peter Egwuatu
NEXTZON Business Servic  es Limited, one of the Nigeria’s leading enterprise building firm is breaking new grounds in forging cross border trade alliances as it recently facilitated the visit of a Brazilian Trade Mission to Nigeria.

The delegation, which arrived Nigeria recently, comprised businessmen and women in several critical areas of Nigeria’s economy such as, infrastructure, construction, power, bio fuels & ethanol, food & beverage, footwear & leather products. The trade mission met with over 200 Nigerian businessmen and entrepreneurs during the two-day mission.

Macaulay Atasie, NEXTZON’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer stated  that the initiative is a further demonstration of the company’s innovativeness and leadership in the enterprise building space and its bid to expand the frontiers of Nigerian businesses.

“We initiated the trade mission as part of our strategic initiative to assist Nigerian entrepreneurs access new business opportunities as well as expand their frontiers. Our goal is to assist entrepreneurs in both the financial and non-financial sectors form new ground breaking joint ventures in critical areas of our economy and the Brazilian trade mission is the first of similar initiatives that NEXTZON has lined up,” he said.

It will be recalled that NEXTZON has in the past assisted several Nigerian financial institutions and businesses to establish presence in about fourteen countries in West, Central, East and Southern Africa.

NEXTZON Business Services Limited was founded in March 2005 as an enterprise building and ventures advisory firm whose services include business strategy design, regional and international expansion, business process outsourcing, business modelling, fund raising, management buyouts and management oversight etc.

In its over four-year period of existence, NEXTZON has grown to become a respected and rapidly rising brand with high utility products and services, great people with exceptional talent and entrepreneurial drive and has built strong relationships with its rapidly expanding clientele. NEXTZON owns and manages the only ‘for profit’ business incubator in Nigeria which currently enjoys World Bank support. It would be recalled that NEXTZONl led the transformational relaunch of Savannah Bank Plc following the handover of the bank to its owners by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) recently.

NEXTZON has the specific responsibility of supervising the entire take over process from the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). In addition, NEXTZON will coordinate the team of consultants and manage all the processes necessary to ensure that Savannah bank commences business on a sound footing.

“We developed the overall game plan for the bank take over action and are co-ordinating the activities of all other advisers such that the takeover process moves in a seamless and synchronised manner,” said Atasie.

Atasie continued: “Our roles include developing the strategy that will shape the new Savannah Bank as well as define the roles and terms of engagement of the other consultants.”

Prior to leading the transformation of Savannah bank, NEXTZON had previously played the role of lead advisers to SW8 Limited which recently took over the management of Wema Bank Plc.



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