August 25, 2011

Capital raising

Kenyan IPO only 60% subscribed but regional plans go ahead

Kenyan financial services firm British-American Investments Company Ltd. said on 23 August that its initial public offering (IPO) had only attracted 60.09% of the targeted KSh5.85 billion ($63million).

Capital raising

Casablanca Stock Exchange grants to encourage SMEs

Morocco’s Casablanca Stock Exchange is offering grants to small and medium enterprises to encourage them to raise capital. The first listing of 2011 was 8.7x over-subscribed.

Capital raising

SANAD Fund to target SMEs in North Africa and Middle East

Tiny, small and medium businesses in Egypt and Tunisia, later Algeria and Morocco, are set to benefit from a new €30 million ($43.2 mn) SANAD Fund for MSME.

Capital raising

Tunis Stock Exchange seeks to support growth

The Bourse des Valeurs Mobilières de Tunis (BVMT – Tunis Stock Exchange), aims to support role in faster economic growth and has a 5-point development strategy. A share offer in May was 3.2 times oversubscribed.

Capital raising

Dar Es Salaam bourse aims for IPO and 2 cross listings, capital controls easing

The Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange aims to increase to 18 listed companies and is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) for Precision Air during September and cross-listings of 2 mining firms listed in London. Tanzania is also set to ease controls on the amount of shares foreigners can buy.