Tom Minney

Ethiopian Airlines is one of the key holdings in Ethiopia Investment Holdings portfolio
Ethiopia

Ethiopia has one of Africa’s biggest sovereign wealth funds

The Ethiopian Government has transferred 27 state-owned enterprises to a new $38bn sovereign wealth fund, including some of Africa’s biggest and most successful companies such …

Ethiopia's new stock exchange will be in Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Progress towards Ethiopia’s Stock Exchange

At least 50 companies are expected to list when Ethiopia’s stock exchange launches. The country’s new $38bn sovereign wealth fund Ethiopia Investment Holdings (EIH) is …

Cote d’Ivoire

African Exchanges Link platform goes live today

A cross-border order-routing platform linking seven leading African securities exchanges has gone live today, 18 November. The African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP) technology allows 33 …

Events

AFSIC 2022 conference report

The AFSIC 2022 conference in London featured 1,258 delegates (nearly 600 from Africa, 659 from the rest of the world) and 341 speakers across two …

BODIVA exchange first IPO
Capital raising

Banco BAI raised $94m in Angola’s first IPO

Equity trading has started on Angola’s BODIVA stock exchange eight years after it opened. The biggest private bank, Banco BAI, held an oversubscribed public offer …

Africa's renewable energy transition to net zero
Other news

Africa’s transition to renewable energy – the inside story

Some 600m Africans need urgent access to electricity, and resources to finance this are scarce. This fuels the debate on whether Africa – where some …

logo stock exchange mauritius automated trading system STT
Exchange news

Stock Exchange of Mauritius new trading system launches this week

The new Automated Trading System (ATS) of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) is set to “go live” on 13 May 2022. Securities and Trading …

black rhino in conservation bond investment
Capital raising

$150m conservation bond to boost rhino romances

[PHOTO CREDIT MARTIN HARVEY/WWF] Rhino romances in South Africa’s parks could provide a 9% boost to international bond holders’ returns in a first-of-its-kind conservation bond …

Exchange news

London Stock Exchange bid to trade digital assets

The London Stock Exchange Group took a big step towards boosting its capacity for trading digital assets. LSEG announced on 22 February it had agreed …

Coca Cola supports small business owners across Africa
Capital raising

Opening Coca Cola’s $8.1bn IPO plan

Coca-Cola could aim for €7bn ($8.1bn) when it lists its African bottling operations with an initial public offering (IPO) of shares before listing on Euronext …

Egypt

First Abu Dhabi Bank bids for $1.2bn EFG Hermes

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has launched a bid for Egypt’s biggest investment bank EFG Hermes that values it at EGP 18.5 bn ($1.18bn). EFG …

NG Clearing launches central counterparty securities clearing
Exchange news

Nigeria central counterparty clearing for securities door to safer future

Nigeria has launched the first central counterparty (CCP) clearing system for securities trades in West Africa. This paves the way for exchange-traded derivatives. NG Clearing …

Egypt

Clampdown on social media to manipulate share prices

Regulators are stepping in to help Egyptian securities investors deluged via social media with share tips and information that could be market manipulation. In the …

Capital raising

MTN Uganda IPO doubles the Uganda Securities Exchange

CAPITAL-RAISING/ IPO NEWS – The Uganda Securities Exchange has more than doubled in size after the listing of telecommunications firm MTN Uganda on 6 December. …

Exchange news

Will today’s launch of day trading transform Nairobi Securities Exchange?

Nairobi Securities Exchange launches day trading in shares today 22 November. The aim is to boost liquidity and trading activity on this leading African stock exchange.

Telco MTC Namibia lists shares on Namibia stock exchange after listing
Capital raising

MTC Namibia IPO results, listing on Namibian Stock Exchange 19 Nov

MTC Namibia to list on Namibian Stock Exchange on 19 Nov after successful share offer IPO of 299 million shares. Its Namibia’s biggest share offer and raised $162m for the government which may be used to create a sovereign wealth fund..

Capital raising

Will 17 Nov Ghana budget unblock flow for SOE listings?

Would-be investors are waiting for news from the technical committee working to prepare Ghanaian State-owned enterprises (SOEs) for share sales of their shares on the …

Capital raising

MTN’s $280m share offer to NGX investors

Telecoms firm MTN Group, based in South Africa has announced it will proceed with a public offer of up to 575 million shares in MTN Nigeria. MTN has been selling off assets and restructuring as it steps up the pace in the race to dominate Africa’s telecommunications sector.

African Securities Exchanges Association conference, capital markets event
Events

Speaker lineup for the ASEA conference – online 24-25 November

Meet the speakers for the African Securities Exchange Association (ASEA) conference due on 24-25 November. To register, just click http://www.aseaconference.ma/ .

Egyptian Exchange EGX boosted by IPO share offer
Capital raising

Egypt’s $372m e-finance IPO may herald privatizations

E-Finance for Digital and Financial Investments, raised $372m in an oversubscribed IPO on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX). Does the biggest share offer in EGX history unblock Egypt’s multi-billion pound privatization pipeline?