Umeme power company IPO share offer: UPDATE AND CORRECTION

The Initial Public Offer by power company Umeme closed on 7 November and results are expected before the listing on 30 November. Before the close, commentators said there was a turnup of applications and that the International Finance Corporation had invested, but parliamentarians called for an inquiry.

Precision Air IPO launches tomorrow in Tanzania

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 58,841,750 shares at TSh 475 (US$ 28 cents) each in Tanzania’s Precision Air Services is set to start on 7 October and continue to 28 October, aiming for a listing and trading on the Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange from 8 December.

Tullow Oil listing to double value of shares on Ghana Stock Exchange

Tullow Oil plc is to start trading on the Ghana Stock Exchange on 27 July after allocating 3,531,546 ordinary shares of 10p each in a successful offer. The company says this is the largest primary share offer completed on the GSE and will more than double the market capitalisation.

Listing of Tunisie Telecom cancelled

Tunisie Telecom has cancelled plans for a joint initial public offering on the Paris and Tunis stock exchanges after consultations with trade unions following several changes of Government in recent weeks and the resignation of the former president.

Algiers Stock Exchange: Results of Alliance Assurances IPO offer

Results have recently been released of the share offer of insurance company Alliance Assurances on the Algiers Stock Exchange. The share offer was open from 2 November until 1 December and was oversubscribed, with private individuals flocking to receive the shares. Alliance aims to be the first private company to list on the Bourse d’Alger. A total of 1,804,511 shares were subscribed, the full amount offered, at a price of 830 Algerian dinars (USD11.17) each.

Templeton’s Mobius tells Reuters he picks Nigeria

Templeton fund manager Mark Mobius picks China and Nigeria as tips over the next 12 months, according to an interview with Reuters. Mobius oversees more than $40 billion as chairman of Franklin Templeton’s Emerging Markets Group.