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Zambia Forest lists on Lusaka Securities Exchange

Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation PLC today (12 February) brought welcome relief to the Lusaka Securities Exchange when it broke a 6-year listing drought. …

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Nigerian Stock Exchange launches SME Board

Dynamic Nigerian entrepreneurs are in focus after the Nigerian Stock Exchange launched a growth board for fast-growing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to help  businesses …

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SEC Nigeria clears Nigerian Stock Exchange demutualization

Next step in the long demutulization of Nigerian Stock Exchange will be a court ordered meeting and an extraordinary general meeting. The demutualization is set …

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Seychelles MERJ Exchange IPO closes 28 Feb

The MERJ Exchange, the national securities exchange of Seychelles, has extended its $4 million initial public offer (IPO) to 28 February in the form of …

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African exchanges link sets 2021 start date

Seven of Africa’s largest securities exchanges are set to have an active link by the first quarter of 2021, according to an article on Bloomberg.com …

Capital raising

Helios Towers raised $364m in London IPO

Mobile telephone infrastructure company Helios Towers raised $364 million and listed on the London Stock Exchange yesterday 15 October. The stock HTWS launched at the …

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$1.8bn Helios Towers closing London IPO on 14 Oct

Africa’s next mega-listing on the London Stock Exchange is an African company that operates 7,000 towers in the mobile telecommunications sector that continues to show …

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Naspers gives Europe its biggest consumer tech listing

Naspers has pulled off a dramatic restructuring of its holdings to unlock value after the successful listing of Prosus on Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange and …

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Executive pleads guilty as collapse of $14bn Abraaj hits PE flows into Africa

The ongoing collapse of the giant Abraaj platform in the world’s biggest private-equity insolvency has hit flows into Africa-focused private-equity funds. Former Abraaj managing partner …

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Warning about “less orthodox” private equity debts

Private equity fund managers (general partners or GPs) are using money promised by investors (limited partners or LPs) as security to borrow from banks. The …

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Nairobi opens second derivatives market in sub-Saharan Africa

The Nairobi Securities Exchange says the first trades on its new derivatives market NEXT went smoothly on 4 July, according to media reports. The NEXT …

Capital raising

Africa issuers raised $341m in 6 months, down 28%

Enterprises based in Africa raised $341 million through equity issues in the first half of 2019, down 28% on the $472m raised in the first …

Capital raising

Weak reception for Airtel Africa $750m IPO

Shares in Africa’s second biggest telecom company had a disappointing start in conditional trading on the London Stock Exchange today. The initial public offer had …

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Bumpy ride when African tech unicorn Jumia comes to NYSE

Investors in Africa’s technology unicorn company Jumia have had a bucking bronco ride since it listed American Depository Receipts (ADRs, representing shares) on the New …

Capital raising

Airtel Africa confirms June $750m listing in London

Airtel Africa has confirmed that it is going ahead in June 2019 with its $750 million listing on the main market of the London Stock …

MTN offers 575m shares in MTN Nigeria to NGX investors
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MTN Nigeria shares soaring after $5bn listing

Telecommunications firm MTN Nigeria has had strong days of trading since it joined the Nigerian Stock Exchange in a listing by introduction on 16 May. …

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Work starts on African exchanges linkage project

Africa’s stock exchanges, regulators, central banks, stockbrokers and clearing systems are working together on the African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP), set to create trading and …

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Africa’s jumbo stock exchanges to link in 2019?

An ambitious project to link Africa’s 7 biggest securities exchanges is moving to implementation with a call this month for a project manager for the …

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A2X exchange scores dual listing #17

Tharisa plc became the 17th company to list on South Africa’s A2X exchange in February. Kevin Brady, CEO of A2X, said in a press release: …

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International – new IPSX exchange opens property as global asset class

A new asset class has opened for investors as the International Property Securities Exchange in London prepares for its first initial public offer (IPO) in …