Nova Merchant Bank Limited is a newly licensed merchant bank in Nigeria with a focus on wholesale and investment banking. It is privately owned by Nigerian and foreign institutional investors who have distinguished themselves in areas such as financial services and the real sector over several decades.

Our products and services cover Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Advisory Services, Securities, Wealth & Asset Management. We target private and public sector clients in addition to private individuals. Specifically, we focus on the Oil & Gas sector, Commodity & Agricultural business, Utility & Infrastructure, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Trade & Services and Financial Institutions.

We have a team of talented professionals to drive the next wave of banking revolution in financial services. We wish to re-establish merchant banking as a key economic driver by providing long-term funds and advisory services.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and our insight-data driven approach offers new perspectives to enable them win in the marketplace. We continuously create sustainable value for all our stakeholders and are focused on building a lasting legacy for future generations.


At NOVA, we are driven by our aspiration to transform the African financial services landscape with fresh thinking and innovative solutions. We believe in Africa’s promise and possess a deep conviction this will only be achieved with an appropriate blend of international best practices and deep knowledge of the peculiarities of the African operating environment.

Our Vision “To be Africa’s preferred financial solutions provider” is the culmination of this belief. We pride ourselves in our ability to work with our customers to co-create products and offer tailored solutions modeled on their needs


“Creating superior value in the markets we serve” is our mission at NOVA. We are an Impact-driven organisation committed to delivering tangible results to all stakeholders. We are guided in the execution of our mission by our overarching philosophy of “New Thinking. New Opportunities”. Our fresh perspectives, insights and collaborative approach enables our customers to identify and capitalise on new opportunities in order to win in the market place.


At NOVA, we believe in the power of the collective to enable us consistently surpass the expectations of our customers and other stakeholders. This belief is encapsulated in our core values represented by the acronym “UPLIFT” i.e.

  • Uniqueness: Discerning, insightful, distinctive
  • Passion: Drive, enthusiastic, customer focused
  • Leadership: Innovative, connected, result-oriented
  • Integrity: Ethical, reliable and trust-worthy
  • Fairness: Objective, humble, transparent
  • Teamwork: Collaborative, supportive, empathetic

We understand a result-oriented and collaborative culture is the underlying driver of consistent high performance. Our people and corporate culture reflect these values and gives us a firm foundation to consistently exceed your expectations.

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Ezeadichie Onyeka Michael is the Co-Founder of Haelsoft, a Professional Services Company in Nigeria that provides Information and Technology Services for small and big size companies in Nigeria(Africa). He is an Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist with Expertise in Web Technology and Digital Marketing. He has developed & Implemented Digital Marketing Strategies(Campaigns) for top brands across sectors in Finance, Telecommunication, Ecommerce who operate in the African market. His professional experience includes key roles at Google Business Group(Nigeria), Google Women on the Web (Nigeria), Edubridge Consultant and Wild Fusion where he has trained over 500 Entrepreneurs on how to use various Web Technology products to succeed online. Customer centricity, User Experience, Conversion optimization are 3 pronged framework he applies around the often-frenetic world of web analytics to ensure that clients stay competitive in the market. He believes that investing in talent is the key to long term success for brands across Nigeria (Africa).

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