The Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) regional exchange saw out the old year by listing the shares of telephone company Orange Côte d’Ivoire on …
The first corporate green bond in Francophone West Africa was oversubscribed, financing an environment and social friendly real-estate project.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in sub-Saharan Africa in Q1 of 2018 at $4.7 billion were 63% down on a year earlier, according to investment banking analysis for sub-Saharan Africa by Thomson Reuters, but there were $2.7bn in equity follow-on issues and $13bn in debt issues.
Rand Merchant Bank’s (RMB) Where to Invest in Africa 2018 report shows changes in the top investment destinations in Africa. Egypt is the new number 1, pushing South Africa to 2nd, while Nigeria and Algeria crashed out of the top 10. But African countries are still at the lower end of global performance as investment destinations.
In New York 30 US frontier investors, stockbrokers and market specialists joined Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO of the West African regional exchange BRVM, to give their inputs to strategy development for the fast-growing stock market.
Oil products company Total Senegal has an initial public offer (IPO) of shares open until 7 Nov, offering 8.9% of the company in an IPO before listing the African equities on the Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres (BRVM).
Malawi came out as Africa’s top-performing exchange to USD-based investors over 2013 with a strong 62.4% return. Eight out of 13 African exchanges beat the S&P 500.
The challenges facing Africa’s securities exchanges to become an integral part of the continent’s economic transformation also provide a good agenda for action in 2014.
ABIDJAN, COTE D’IVOIRE – The atmosphere was festive as Africa’s securities exchanges got together for the annual “must go” conference. Some 350 delegates from all …
The total value of mergers and acquisitions deals in Africa by foreign investors was $183 billion over the ten years 2003-2012, up threefold on the previous decade. Britain was the lead investor with with 437 deals worth $30.5bn.
Africa’s top lending institution the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it will start moving its headquarters and 1,500 employees from Tunisia to Ivory Coast, with first staff to move this year.
A West Africa private equity fund, Fonds Cauris Croissance II, says it will invest 4 billion FCFA (XOF, equivalent to $8 million) in Azalaï Hotels to fund an ambitious expansion programme in the region.