Billionaire enterprise investor, Femi Otedola, has acquired the bulk shares of FBN Holdings (FBNH).
Otedola is reportedly behind a large mop-up of the shares of FBN Holdings, which might end in his changing into the one majority shareholder of the corporate.
Sources with data of the acquisition mentioned majority possession of FBN Holding Company, homeowners of Nigeria’s oldest financial institution, First Bank, is about to be upturned following months of gradual and meticulous buy of the corporate shares on the ground of the Nigerian Stock Exchange by Otedola.
Otedola has been progressively accumulating his possession and surpassing shares owned by some other single shareholder of the financial institution.
An official announcement can be coming within the days forward.
Otedola has been buying the shares of the financial institution via a automobile, Calvados Global Services Limited. It can be seemingly that there could possibly be different autos related to Otedola who could have additionally been mopping up shares.
FBNH at the moment has 34.7 billion of its shares floating freely that means it’s held by numerous shareholders. This makes the shares simple to amass on the inventory alternate.
It was gathered that Otedola, via his proxies and investing autos, now owns over 5 per cent of the financial institution, setting himself as much as be the one largest shareholder of the financial institution.
Industry assumptions have typically steered billionaire Oba Otudeko is the one majority proprietor of the financial institution, contemplating the large management he wielded over the financial institution for years. However, his newest debacle with the Central Bank following the failed elimination of present MD/CEO Adesola Adeduntan marked a sudden finish to his management of the financial institution offering a gap for Mr Otedola to maneuver in on controlling the financial institution.
The newest audited account of FBN Holdings doesn’t have any shareholder with as much as 5% of the possession of the financial institution’s shares. However, Mr Otedola now owns over 5% of the financial institution.
FBNH at the moment has a complete excellent shareholding of 39.5 billion models and a market capitalization of N423.5 billion. According to data contained within the 2020 FY report of the financial institution, 40 shareholders owned 31.03% of the financial institution whereas no particular person shareholder held greater than 5% of the financial institution. Shareholders with over 5% possession of shares of a publicly quoted firm are statutorily anticipated to declare possession publicly.
The monetary assertion of the corporate additionally states Dr. Oba Otudeko owns 532 million models or 1.3% holding of the corporate. Oye Hassan Odukale reportedly owns 370 million models of the financial institution in keeping with the data contained in its 2020 annual reviews. The proprietor of Globacom, Mike Adenuga can be a significant shareholder of the corporate however is assumed to personal far fewer shares than Oba Otudeko and the Odukales. It can be seemingly that they produce other shares owned by proxies however not included within the shareholdings disclosed publicly.