Vodacom Tanzania’s extended $213 million IPO closed 28 July and results are to be announced 7 August, with the listing on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange due 15 August.
Some 40,000 Tanzanians subscribed for the TZS476 billion ($213 million) initial public offer (IPO) of Vodacom Tanzania Ltd.
Trading has been fast and furious in the shares of Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC, which self-listed at 9am on 12 July. The first day of trading saw the shares open at TZS 500 each and soaring as high as TZS 1,000 and trading again scorched today (13 July).
Total bids for the initial public offer (IPO) of shares in the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC was TZS35.8bn ($16.4m). This is 4.8 times the offered amount of TZS7.5bn ($3.4m) in the IPO which closed on 3 June. The DSE will self list on 12 July.
The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange Plc will launch its initial public offer soon, after completing the demutualization. The Capital Markets and Securities Authority, said the bourse can raise TZS 7.5 billion ($3.4 million) by issuing 15 million ordinary shares at TZS 500 each.
After a high-speed 8 weeks installation, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) successfully “went live” on 27 June with an integrated trading system and clearing and settlement technology supplied by South Africa’s Securities and Trading Technology (STT).
The CEO of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange opened trading on the London Stock Exchange on 27 Jan alongside UK Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP. LSE Group signed a MoU with the Department for International Development to work on capital markets development across sub-Saharan Africa.
The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange made operational improvements in 2013 including doubling trading hours, reducing settlement times on equities and bonds and introducing a wide-area network (WAN). Turnover soared five-fold to $156 million compared to 2012.
Tanzanian news media yesterday (1 May) announced that 37-year old Moremi Marwa has been appointed as the new CEO of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. He is the first stockbroker to manage the securities exchange.