Adenekan Adeniran is a principal at FRISIA Partners with responsibility for transactions in the real estate and energy sectors.
Adenekan has over 20 years of experience in real estate, structured finance and private equity; and has extensive experience of originating, negotiating, structuring and taking complex commercial and financial transactions to financial close in both European and emerging and frontier markets.
With European and African exposure, Adenekan has built an extensive network of local and international contacts and clients across the financial industry.
He is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS); holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD where he was class valedictorian; a first-class B.Sc. (Hons) first degree in Real Estate Investment & Finance from Kingston University; a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University; an Islamic Finance Qualification issued by the Securities & Investment Institute (London) and Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (Beirut); and Financial Services Authority (London) qualifications in Market Regulations and Securities.
Ivan assists international and local investors active in West Africa, providing market intelligence and identifying off markets opportunities, as well as structuring commercial and financial transactions.
With over twenty years of structured finance experience in Europe and Africa as a lawyer, an investor and a financier, Ivan has extensive practice in underwriting and executing complex, structured transactions in real estate and infrastructure, and a complete understanding of the specificities of emerging and frontier markets. Transactions have included acquisitions, asset sales, construction and renovation financing, refinancing and joint ventures.
Ivan Cornet holds a business law degree and a Master in European Business law (LL.M) from the University of Brussels as well as an INSEAD Master in Business Administration (MBA) and an Islamic Finance Qualification issued by CISI (London) and Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (Beirut). He is called to the bar in Brussels and Paris.