LEI global identity to boost trade for African SMEs

The global initiative to give business entities worldwide a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is to roll out for African small and medium enterprises through innovative collaboration including the London Stock Exchange and a Zimbabwean bank. The LEI provides globally recognized business identities to SMEs. In innovative partnership Zimbabwe’s NMB Bank will act as the first […]

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 raise long-term risk capital and grow. At the 29 January the bourse outlined the services on offer for businesses in the growth cycle. Services offered include: pre-listing diagnostics, institutional services […]

Meet FINSEC, Zimbabwe’s second securities exchange

Zimbabweans have a second option for regulated securities trading: Financial Securities Exchange (Private) Limited (FINSEC) is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe as a securities exchange (alternative trading platform).

Korea Exchange success story with SMEs

The Korean Exchange (KRX) has grown to be the world’s third biggest stock exchange for listing and trading SMEs by creating a virtuous cycle in which growth generates cash-flows which in turn fuel more growth.

Abraaj Capital acquired Aureos Capital

Abraaj Capital, a leading private equity manager investing into Africa, Middle East, Asia and Turkey, recently announced the acquisition of Aureos Capital, a global private equity fund management group investing in small and medium-sized enterprises across Asia, Africa and Latin America.