Joshua Daranijo is a Lawyer and Arbitrator. He holds certificates in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School; University of Pennsylvania. He also has a certification in Investment & Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies from the World Bank Group.
Joshua has garnered legal and business experience from organisations like Unilever, Business Law Academy and DEAL HQ Partners. Before founding Allen & Brooks, Joshua led the tech-novation team at a start-up advisory firm. Joshua’s experience spans various sectors. A few include Mergers and Acquisitions, Startups, Proptech, Fintech, E-mobility, Agribusiness, QSRs and FMCGs, Real Estate, Corporate Commercial and Estate Administration among others.
His notable transactions include advising on the setup, development and implementation of Nigeria’s first digital invoice factoring marketplace through its website and mobile app platform and negotiating with global hotel franchises like Marriot, Radisson Blu, Accor, Mantis, BON to appoint a potential and suitable hotel manager for the project development of a prime hotel apartment in Lagos, Nigeria. He was a member of the advisory team on a USD 10 million 100% equity stake acquisition of an industry leader in the manufacturing, adoption and processing of secondary flexible packaging products and the advisory team on VFD Group’s acquisition of significant equity stake in Abbey Mortgage Bank via an offer for subscription by way of a Private Placement.
Joshua is currently advising FoodCo Nigeria, a diversified consumer goods company with investments in retail, fast food restaurants, entertainment and manufacturing on business expansion and corporate structuring. He is also advising startups like Rabbit Mobility and Brandcery on business set-up and fundraising.