May 19, 2011

Capital raising

Rwanda’s bubbling brewer – profits soar 63%

Rwanda’s biggest brewer, Brasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda (BRALIRWA), says post-tax profit leapt by 62.8% in 2010, driven by increased sales, higher pricing and improved cost management. BRALIRWA was the first listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange, which opened on 31 January.

Capital raising

Rwanda Government to raise $42 mn by selling shares in Bank of Kigali and MTN

The Rwandan Government plans to raise Rwf25 billion ($42.2 million) through the sale of its shares in Bank of Kigali Ltd and telecom company MTN Rwanda in coming months. The bank is Rwanda’s biggest lender by assets. Government will sell a 20% stake and the bank will add a further 25% stake in an Initial Public Offering scheduled for June.