Investment and Advisory
Real Estate | Infrastructure | Mining
Independent growth, governance and transaction support services to local and international investors and businesses across Africa, combining world-class expertise and in-depth local knowledge
Latitude Five Services
What we can do for you
The Latitude Five team has a thorough knowledge of corporate development and structured finance in Africa and internationally, as financiers, lawyers and investors. This includes in-depth expertise in title and commercial negotiations as well as underwriting and executing complex corporate and financing transactions in emerging and frontier markets.
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of services - contact us now to find out what we can do for you.
Market Entry and Expansion
Local and international businesses, looking to set foot or develop their activities in Africa
Market entry and monitoring, opportunity analysis, stakeholder mapping, relationship building
Providing operators with information and contacts to build a successful engagement and growth
strategy, primarily in terms of identifying and realising commercial opportunities
Latitude Five is an investment and advisory firm operating in Africa and focusing primarily on high growth sectors of particular relevance in Africa and areas of expertise of the founding partners, each having more than twenty years of European and African professional experience in real estate, infrastructure, mining and/or private equity.
Latitude Five was set up in 2012 when two individual consultancies merged to offer clients world-class advisory services directly from expert teams based in Africa. In service of its clients, Latitude Five engages with a strong network of specialised local firms in each of the countries where it operates, and has built a strong and extensive network of associates in all professional services.
Latitude Five and its associates work in English and French, across Francophone and Anglophone countries, often playing the role of cultural interface as well as technical and strategy adviser to transaction participants and decision-makers.
At Latitude Five we believe in
providing services to the highest standards, whatever the circumstances, and always seeking to propose the best combination of skills and access to achieve this, including through assignment-specific partnerships;
executing assignments in an open and transparent manner, allowing clients to be fully aware of work undertaken, contacts pursued and results achieved, through systematic reporting and constant coordination;
respecting the sensitive nature of client transactions and assignments, complying with all principles of confidentiality and discretion in communication with and on behalf of clients and with data security procedures;
adhering to a strict code of conduct and the highest ethical standards: we are committed to fighting corruption and supporting good governance in all our actions and Latitude Five is subject to the strictest anti-bribery regulation, the UK Bribery Act, and implements internal anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies applicable to and by all employees, consultants and associates; and
participating in events, publications and initiatives promoting the countries and sectors we are dedicated to, developing and disseminating best practices and strengthening know how.
Latitude Five draws on a network of contacts and associated firms to provide coverage across Africa,
extensive access to information and opportunities and the most appropriate client solutions.
The basis of our success is the experience and ambition of our people -if you want to make a difference,
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Real Estate and Infrastructure
Ivan Cornet is co-founder and managing partner of Latitude Five where he is in charge of real estate and infrastructure.
Ivan assists international and local investors active in Africa, providing market intelligence and identifying off market opportunities, as well as structuring commercial and financial transactions.
With more than 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 is a Chartered Surveyor (MRCIS) with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He 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.