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Franklin Olakunle Amoo

Managing Partner

Baylis Emerging Markets, West, Central & East Africa


Franklin Olakunle Amoo is a Partner at Baylis Emerging Market, an investment management firm focused on making growth equity investments in middle market manufacturing and industrial assets on a pan-African basis

Prior to co-founding Baylis, Franklin led the Strategic Credit Group at Mizuho Securities USA, the securities brokerage arm of the $1.8 trillion Mizuho Financial Group. Franklin reported to the CEO and helped establish the CLO, High Yield sales and trading, secondary loan trading, structured finance and asset finance businesses; his mandate included originating, structuring and syndicating private capital raising and overseeing the secondary loan and trade claims trading businesses, with an emphasis on emerging Asia, Africa and LATAM. Franklin began his career as an analyst in the Media & Telecom Investment Banking Group at Bank of America.

Franklin chairs the Loan Market Association’s Task Force on African Secondary Loan Trading, serves on the China Market Committee of the Structured Finance Industry Group, serves on the advisory board of Africa GreenCo and is Director of Whitman Group Holdings, a family investment company.

Franklin is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University as well as an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was both a Howard E. Mitchell and a Venture Incubation Program Fellow.

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