IFC and West Africa Regional Stock Exchange have signed an agreement to cooperate toward improving corporate governance practices of listed companies.
Investors, issuers, certain representative bodies and debt sponsors have had their say in response to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s proposed new debt listing requirements.
Kenyan private sector businesses enjoyed a solid improvement in operating conditions during the month of December, 2018.
Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation has acquired 178,995,353 ordinary shares of Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited at a price of ZAR4.00 per share.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has launched X-Bot, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Chatbot that responds directly and automatically to enquiries through Facebook Messenger.
Mastercard SpendingPulse: South African consumer spending shows moderate uptick ahead of the festive season
Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types.
BTCCredit is set to disrupt the billion dollar lending industry with its innovative platform that aims to make peer-to-peer (P2P) crypto lending mainstream.
Actis, a growth markets investor, has announced their agreement to the sale of Compuscan, a provider of credit information and analytics services, to Experian.
According to a report released by Stanbic Kenya PMI, operating conditions in Kenya’s private sector economy improved solidly in November, although the rates of growth in output and new orders were marginally below those seen in October.
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has acquired 15 per cent of the equity stake in the Nachtigal Hydro Power Company.
The World Federation of Exchanges and African Securities Exchanges Association sign deal to improve continent’s capital market
The World Federation of Exchanges, WFE, the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the African Securities Exchanges Association, ASEA.
Exploration and development company African Gold Group intends to complete a best efforts non-brokered private placement financing of up to 20,000,000 units.
Asante Gold has announced that in addition to its previous disclosure re sourcing a 50:50 joint venture partner for the exploration and development of the Kubi Gold project in Ghana, that the company will now consider cash bids for a 100% buy-out.
Integrated property investment company, Africa Logistics Properties has opened its first 49,000 sqm of modern grade –A warehouse at ALP North Industrial Park.
Vivo Energy plc, a pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has announced that Vivo Energy will be included as a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index and the JSE All Share Index later this month.
Raven Property Group Limited has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Main Board.
Basic toiletries, grooming products, medical screenings and haircuts are some of the items that see women spending hundreds to thousands of rands more than their male counterparts.
The JSE,National Treasury (NT) and a multi-stakeholder group ave officially launched the electronic trading platform (ETP) for government bonds.
Software technology company BanQu has developed the first-ever, blockchain economic-identity technology solution that enables a secure, immutable platform and creates economic opportunities for small-scale farmers in Africa.
Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) has been part of the recently announced Vodacom YeboYethu BEE deal in which it acted as the sole financial advisor.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired through its IDEAS Managed Fund - stakes in nine new solar and wind power plants in South Africa.
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius has approved the listing of Swala Oil & Gas from Tanzania which will now see the listing of the company’s $50 million corporate bonds.
Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has been recognized for its ’Outstanding Contribution to Capital Markets Stability Africa 2018’ for its ongoing initiatives to support and facilitate capital markets stability on the continent.
Advisory and fund management group, MafAfrique is set to open a new regional presence in Zimbabwe, located at the heart of Southern Africa Development Community.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has launched X-Pay, the e-payment platform for the Exchange that will enable users to conveniently make payments for products, services, events and trainings offered by the bourse.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the listing of the N10.69billion, approximately $30 million, 5-year, Federal Government Sovereign Green Bond at coupon rate of 13.48% on the Exchange by Debt Management Office, DMO.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and AMMC, the Moroccan capital markets authority have announced a comprehensive set of guidelines for new financial instruments to address climate change.
Tanzania Minerals Corp. has announced the closing of a private placement offering of $629,993.88 of gross proceeds based on the issuance of 6,999,932 units at a price of $0.09 per unit.
Vantage Capital announces today that it has provided $10 million of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused village located on the sought-after west coast of Mauritius in a seaside village called Tamarin.
The Capital Markets Industry has agreed to work together in a joint strategy to enhance product uptake and listings at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Dangote Cement PLC, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced the issuance of 50 billion Series 1 and 2 Notes under its 150 billion Commercial Paper Programme.
Quilter plc, previously a subsidiary of Old Mutual plc, has listed independently on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Main Board.
Cytonn Investments, an alternative investment management firm in the East African Region, has secured an additional Sh2.1 billion in funding from their institutional partners, Taaleri of Finland.
Williamsville Sears Management Inc. has entered into the definitive agreement of the previously announced acquisition of Royal Systems & Services Limited in Ghana.
Grindrod Shipping Holdings Limited has listed on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Exemplar REITail Limited has listed on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exhange (JSE), joining a diverse group of real estate companies represented on the bourse.
Fairfax Africa has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters under which the underwriters have agreed to buy, on a bought deal basis, 12,300,000 subordinate voting shares.
Asante Gold Corporation and Perseus Mining Ghana have agreed to modify the terms of their Betanase Option and Sale Agreement.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has celebrated the relisting of Distell Group Holdings the Main Board.
Diversified holding corporation Williamsville Sears Management Inc has signed a Letter of Intent for the acquisition of True Life Capital Microfinance Limited, a Ghana-based microfinance firm.
Mettle Investments, which forms part of JSE's listed Tradehold, has listed in the Speciality Finance sector of the JSE's AltX board.
The Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund managed by growth equity platform TPG Growth, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a stake in Cellulant, a digital payments provider that reaches 40 million people across 11 African countries.
Libstar Holdings Limited, a supplier of high-quality products in the consumer packaged goods industry, has listed in the "Food Products" sector of the JSE's main board.
Although the green bond market is still in its infancy, accounting for less than 0.5% of the global bond market according to Moody’s, it is experiencing strong growth and increased popularity.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Stellar Capital Partners and Warwick have announced the sale of the asset management business of Cadiz.
Oil and gas company Africa Energy Corp has announced that Nasdaq has approved the Company’s application for a secondary listing of its common shares on Nasdaq First North Stockholm.
Growthpoint becomes first South African corporate to list on the green bond segment of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Growthpoint Properties has listed on the Green Bond Segment of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange becoming the first corporate in South Africa to list in that segment.
Hosken Passenger Logistics and Rail Limited has listed in the "Travel and Leisure" sector of the JSE's main board. Hosken Passenger Logistics and Rail Limited is the 2nd company to list on the JSE this year.
Investment holding company Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation has invested in secured convertible bonds issued by Atlas Mara Limited and has separately agreed to provide bridge financing to Philafrica Foods Proprietary Limited.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange is set to migrate Access Bank Plc, Lafarge Africa Plc, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc to its Premium Board, 2018 sequel to them applying and meeting the Exchange’s listing requirements for the board.
Nigeria’s Debt Management Office has listed N100billion, $278 million, 7-year, Federal Government Ijarah Sukuk with a rental rate of 16.47% on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
The Satrix Nasdaq 100 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) bringing the number of ETFs listed on the exchange in 2018 to ten.
Alta Semper, a private equity manager investing flexible and strategic capital across select African growth markets, has announced a partnership with Nigeria’s leading retail pharmacy chain HealthPlus.
In debt finance transactions, the issuance of legal opinions is sometimes perceived as a perfunctory, final step in the closing process.
For the growth of the country’s economy to sustain and keep increasing, it will require efficiency and growth of financial institutions and deepening of capital market, the minister of Finance and Economic Planning has said.
Sub Saharan Africa is experiencing an unprecedented surge in demand for luxury products and services. This is particularly being driven by a booming middle class.
Canadian crypto-currency exchange firm Arbitrade bought four casts from South African businessman Malcolm Duncan.
[Kenya] Sidian Bank’s shareholders approve raising $15 million in additional share capital to fund growth
Sidian Bank’s shareholders have approved the raising of additional share capital of, $15 million, Ksh. 1.5 billion via a rights issue.
[South Africa] Ashburton lists world government bond Exchange Traded Fund on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
The Ashburton World Government Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), becoming the exchange's first global bond ETF.
Earlier this year, the Moroccan Central Bank introduced the gradual floatation of the Moroccan Dirham, providing more flexibility to real estate investors and paving the way for a more buoyant real estate market in the year ahead.
HashChain Technology Inc.has announced their vote to approve Dash proposals designed to help establish the cryptocurrency's presence and build awareness in Africa, Brazil and Venezuela.
Corporate finance advisory firm I&M Burbidge Capital has advised DFCU Bank in the sale of its majority stake in Crane Bank Rwanda.
Canadian oil and gas company Africa Oil Corp has completed the previously announced investment in Impact Oil and Gas Limited, a private UK company with exploration assets in South and West Africa.
[Egypt] IFC supports Dakahliya Businessmen Association for Community Development to boost lending to low income borrowers
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing advisory services to a leading microfinance institution in Egypt, to ramp up its lending to vulnerable and low-income citizens.
Sanlam, SAHAM’s partner since February 2016, will increase its stake in the capital of SAHAM Group’s insurance subsidiary, from 46.6 per cent to 100 per cent, according to the terms of an agreement recently reached.
STANLIB Index Investments has listed its S&P500 Index Feeder ETF and S&P500 Info Tech Index Feeder ETF on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, further broadening the exchange's offering of global ETFs.
Ghana becomes sovereign shareholder in Africa Finance Corporation with $10 million initial equity investment
The Republic of Ghana has marked its 7th anniversary as a Member State of Africa Finance Corporation by becoming a sovereign shareholder in the Corporation, making an initial equity investment of $10 million.
African capital markets indicate recovery in 2017 with overall increase in value and volume of transactions, PWC
Overall, African equity capital market transaction volume and value improved in 2017 over 2016. In terms of value, 2017 saw the largest initial public offerings over the trailing five-year period.
The CoreShares S&P Global Dividend Aristocrats Exchanged Traded Fund (ETF) has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), broadening the exchange's offering of innovative ETFs which.
More than 2.5 billion people around the world – many of them in Africa – lack formal identification that enables them to access to financial and government services, according to the United Nations and the ID2020 project.
Global sales CRM platform, Pipedrive, has published its annual 'Global Sales Review 2017' report analyzing tens of thousands of sales teams worldwide.
[Kenya] Private sector output growth accelerates to fastest in two years, Stanbic Bank Purchasing Managers' Index
Operating conditions across the Kenyan private sector improved at a solid rate according to January survey data
Guinness Nigeria has announced its half year results for the period ended 31st December 2017.
Angola Investment Fund mulls performance-based forgivable loans for entrepreneurs and small businesses
The Angola Investment Fund (AIF) Board of Directors are investigating similar programs that could offer entrepreneurs and small business in Angola a performance-based forgivable loan options when they are looking to grow.
nChain Group, the leading blockchain research and development firm, has taken an equity stake in Centbee, a Bitcoin wallet provider that makes it easy for global consumers to acquire, hold and spend Bitcoin with retailers and other merchants.
Global insurtech provider, Agile Financial Technologies, expands to Rwanda in partnership with Convergencium
Convergencium, a systems integrator and consulting organization in Rwanda has partnered with Agile Financial Technologies, to implement Agile FT's products and services in Rwanda and subsequently in other Sub-Saharan Africa countries.
Ghanaian startup Kudobuzz has acquired AdGeek, an ad creation tool used by many online merchants for prospecting new customers and ad retargeting.
Despite its existence for more than ten years, the Nigerian REITs market is underdeveloped with only three established and with a combined market capitalization of $151 million, or 0.36 per cent of the local stock market.
TriLinc Global Impact Fund commits $22 million in impact investments to companies in Sub Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia
TriLinc Global Impact Fund has approved $22.7 million in term loan and trade finance transactions with companies operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has lauded the Cabinet Secretary to the National Treasury for the gazettment of the Capital Markets, Securities Lending, Borrowing and Short-Selling, Regulations 2017,
South Africa based fintech company Sygnia has launched the Sygnia Stabilized Growth Fund to the institutional market, a brand new concept in managing retirement fund savings.
Sandhills South Africa is set to open an office location in Johannesburg. The company distributes MarketBook South Africa—a print publication and online marketplace.
Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) has expanded its WorldLink® Payment Services (WorldLink®) cross-border ACH capabilities to 60 countries including Africa.
In a move that will connect up to one million Nigerians with the latest crypto news and investment opportunities, Zloadr has officially signed a deal with a top Lagos newspaper.
Groupe SEB has signed an agreement with the Zahran family to merge small electrical appliances and cookware businesses with a view to reinforcing its local manufacturing base in Egypt to serve the local and export markets.
The real estate firm, Land LayBy was founded by Dr. Peter Tole, a Kenyan medical doctor resident in Australia, in 2014. Land LayBy is a unique combination of assistance to Africans in diaspora and accelerating economic growth on the continent.
Ayo Technology Solutions has listed on Software and Computer Services sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Main board. AYO Technology is the 21st company to list on the JSE this year.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved the Bank’s 2018 borrowing program for $8 billion to be raised from capital markets.
[South Africa] Castleview Property Fund becomes twentieth company to list on the Johannesburg stock exchange this year
Castleview Property Fund has listed on "Retail REITs" sector of the JSE's AltX board. Castleview is the 20th company to list on the JSE this year.
Alphamin Resources Corp. has taken a secondary listing on the Non-ferrous Metals sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange AltX Board.
[South Africa] Sygnia Itrix 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity ETF lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
The Sygnia Itrix 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity ETF has listed on the main board of the JSE making it the fifteenth exchange traded fund (ETF) to list on the JSE this year.
Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management is now South Africa's largest Section 12J manager, looking after almost half of the capital invested in S12J funds in the country.
Net1 UEPS Technologies has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Masterpayment has been appointed as a new partner for credit card processing and acquiring for cryptocurrency purchases for Bitstamp.
Sandown Capital Limited has listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector on the main board of the JSE becoming the 18th company to list on the JSE this year.
Nigerian defense budget, valued at around US$1.5 Billion in 2017, registered a negative CAGR of over 10% during the historic period.
AGC Holdings Limited (AGC) Mauritius, a wholly owned portfolio company of Essar Global Fund Limited (Essar Global), has concluded the sale of 100 per cent of its stake in ESM Holdings Limited, Mauritius
Liquid Telecom closes $180 million senior secured notes tap offering, attracting strong interest from leading international markets
Liquid Telecommunications Financing PLC, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has successfully closed a $180 million tap offering of the Issuer’s $550 million 8½% Senior Secured Notes due 2022, at an issue price of 105.0 per cent.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and FTSE Russell will extend its existing equity index partnership to also provide a range of co-branded fixed income indices.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has launched a new guarantee programme aimed at unlocking capital and leveraging much-needed financing into Africa.
Investment funds are already available for investment in Angola. They are an excellent savings alternative instrument for the national market.