Glencore Abandons Hong Kong Listing as It Sticks With Africa

Glencore Abandons Hong Kong Listing as It Sticks With Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Capital Markets in Africa) – Glencore Plc is planning to withdraw its listing from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange early next year, with the world’s biggest commodities trader saying that only a small number of investors had chosen to hold their shares on the local register. Dealings in Hong Kong-listed shares are expected to cease on Jan. 10, the Baar, Switzerland-based company said in a statement on Tuesday. Glencore, which trades raw materials including copper and zinc, and…

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Interswitch Nigeria Sees Delayed IPO Concluded by End-2019

Interswitch Nigeria Sees Delayed IPO Concluded by End-2019

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Interswitch Ltd., a Nigeria-based payments-processing company, expects to complete its delayed dual listing in London and Lagos before the end of 2019. The initial public offering to raise as much as $1 billion had been scheduled for 2016 and was delayed because equity markets were not as “favorable as we would have liked,” Interswitch’s divisional chief executive officer for switching and processing, Akeem Lawal, said in an interview. “We will…

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Ecobank’s Ivory Coast Unit Is Said to Plan IPO to Fund Expansion

Ecobank’s Ivory Coast Unit Is Said to Plan IPO to Fund Expansion

ABIDJAN (Capital Markets in Africa) – Ecobank Transnational Inc.’s Ivory Coast unit plans to raise 45 billion CFA francs ($79 million) in an initial public offering on West Africa’s regional stock exchange, according to two people familiar with the matter. The share sale will begin by October, pending approval by the regulator, Regional Council for Public Savings and Financial Markets, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information hasn’t been made public. The listing…

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Morocco’s Bourse Eyes IPOs, Short-Selling to Regain Index Status

Morocco’s Bourse Eyes IPOs, Short-Selling to Regain Index Status

RABAT (Capital Markets in Africa) – Morocco’s stock exchange plans to introduce new financial instruments and expand the number of listed companies as it seeks to regain the emerging-market status it lost in 2013 and court potential buyers. Africa’s second-largest bourse by market value is expanding partnerships on the continent in a bid to attract more investments, Karim Hajji, managing director of the Bourse de Casablanca, said in an interview. The exchange plans to sell a stake…

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Rwanda sets I&M Bank IPO share price at 90 francs

Rwanda sets I&M Bank IPO share price at 90 francs

KIGALI (Capital Markets in Africa) – The initial public offering of shares in I&M Bank Rwanda Ltd have been priced at 90 francs ($0.1085) each, the Rwandan finance ministry said on Tuesday. The government is selling 99,030,400 shares, representing a 19.81 percent stake in the lender, with the proceeds set to fund the construction of a second airport near the capital. The offer opened on Tuesday and is expected to close on March 3, the…

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Interswitch Delays IPO Over Nigerian Dollar Supply Concerns

Interswitch Delays IPO Over Nigerian Dollar Supply Concerns

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Interswitch Limited, which processes payments for banks and owns a brand of debit cards in Nigeria, suspended plans to raise as much as $1 billion in an initial public offering as investors fret over further potential weakness in the naira and a shortage of foreign currency. The company, which operates in five African countries, said last year it met with banks including Bank of America Corp., Barclays Plc and Standard Bank…

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Nigeria’s Sahara puts IPO and asset buys on ice

Nigeria’s Sahara puts IPO and asset buys on ice

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Nigeria’s Sahara has put on hold a planned initial public offering and bond sale that was aimed at financing more oil asset purchases until the investment prospects for oil and gas improve. A year ago Sahara was pursuing a dual listing on the London and Lagos stock exchanges and road showing a bond in an effort to raise more than $1 billion to buy oil and gas assets and…

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