Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Badagry MegaPort and Free Zone in Nigeria, the role of Sebastien Clamorgan’s Venia International

The Badagry MegaPort and Free Zone in Nigeria is among Venia International and Sebastien Clamorgan’s investment activities in the port management field.

Aimed at developing a new, ultra-modern port and free zone in Nigeria, the Badagry MegaPort and Free Zone is a project developed through a partnership between private entities, and is overseen by the Nigerian Port Authorities. The project is among the partnerships and joint ventures built by Venia International, the global consulting and investment firm led by Sebastien Clamorgan.
Sebastien Clamorgan

Badagry MegaPort and Free Zone, the commitment of Sebastien Clamorgan's Venia International

With the ambition of creating a place for development in Nigeria, the Badagry MegaPort and Free Zone project aims at creating one of the largest full-service port in Africa. Located sixty kilometres from Lagos, it is being developed through a partnership between private entities and, for this purpose, many successful companies in Nigeria have been brought together in a consortium. The ambition is to partner with business leaders and the Nigerian Government to support a sustainable growth in the area. Badagry MegaPort and Free Zone is as well designed to allow companies to take advantage of worldwide assets and expertise while conducting business on a local level. The project is among the initiatives of Venia International in the port management field: the firm founded and owned by Sebastien Clamorgan, indeed, is active in building partnerships and joint ventures across multiple sectors of the industry, both in Africa and Europe. In the case of the Badagry MegaPort and Free Zone project, Venia International played the role of deal maker, broker and representative of a stakeholder' interests, confirming once again its leading role in supporting the development of business activities, with a special focus on Africa and the Middle East. Sebastien Clamorgan's global consulting and investment firm, indeed, carried out a considerable number of successful projects over its more than 25 years of activity, and supported the establishment of several international brands.

Venia International, the firm led by Sebastien Clamorgan

Aimed at opening the doors to companies' successful entry into the African and Middle Eastern markets, Venia International was founded by Sebastien Clamorgan at the end of the Nineties, and is still led today by its founder, an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in the fields of consultancy and representation of multinationals, private equity, shipping & logistics, food & beverage, and real estate. With more than 3,000 employees, the services provided by the firm are aimed as well at supporting the creation and development of new companies in the reference area, and include market research and insights, lobbying, regional business setup, business development, mergers & acquisitions, and business intelligence. On the strength of its wide regional know-how, indeed, Venia International provides top-quality insights and data to help companies strengthen their position in the market, as well as identify and develop new business opportunities. Furthermore, by providing advice on the most suitable approach for successful business, the firm supports its partners in developing strategic planning processes and growth roadmaps. Sebastien Clamorgan's firm is well known for the partnerships it built with global players: among the field of logistics, it supported the transport company Trucklog LTD in improving quality and safety across transport businesses. As an indirect shareholder, the firm helped the company to become a leader among the transport and logistics solutions providers in the Sub-Saharan Africa. Another big partnership is the one built with the Nigerian restaurant group Eat'n'go: dedicated to bringing Food & Beverage brands to Africa, Eat'n'go became the exclusive master franchisee for big companies the likes of Domino's Pizza Nigeria, a $6 billion fast food giant, and Cold Stone Creamery, a $1.5 billion company in the ice cream business, and, also thanks to the support provided by Venia International, it became the premier food operator in Africa.

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