Africa
Building a prosperous future for the continent

A relationship dating back nine decades

The strong relationship between London Stock Exchange Group and Africa dates back over several decades. The first African company that listed its shares in London in the 1930s was African Explosives & Industries, which made blasting explosives and detonators for the gold and diamond mining industries in South Africa. Headquartered in South Africa and now known as AECI, it is still listed in London today and worth over £485m.

Many more African companies have made the same journey to London since then.

Strong support for African economies

To support this evolution, LSEG brought together a dozen highly regarded business leaders, policymakers and investors from across the African continent to form an Africa Advisory Group. This group acts as a forum to discuss the development of Africa’s capital markets and how best to address the challenges and opportunities which this presents. The Group launched a series of reports which put forward recommendations on how African capital markets could be further developed to increase global investment flows into Africa, covering offshore local currency bond markets, corporate information dissemination, SME financing, attracting passive investment flows, and the green bond market.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of African economies. They play an essential role in developing skills, jobs, wealth and ultimately driving economic growth. Developing an effective financial markets infrastructure to boost the economy is the best way to achieve this growth potential and LSEG is firmly committed to working towards this goal. 

Find out about companies we have welcomed to our markets

London Stock Exchange welcomes Seplat Energy’s Capital Markets Day

Seplat Energy has today opened London Stock Exchange trading at an official Market Opening ceremony. 

Seplat Energy is a leading independent energy company operating in the prolific Niger Delta area of Nigeria and a leading supplier of processed gas to the domestic market. In 2014 the company completed the first ever dual listing on both the London Stock Exchange (LSEG) and

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Guaranty Trust Holding Company GDRs to its markets

Guaranty Trust Bank’s GDRs have been listed on London Stock Exchange for 14 years and we are delighted that this will continue through the listing of the GDRs in London for the newly created Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (“GTCO Plc”). This follows the completion of all regulatory requirements for the corporate reorganization of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc to a holding company structure with GT

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Ecobank Transnational Incorporated’s debut Sustainable Bond to the Sustainable Bond Market

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the parent company of the Ecobank Group, today opened the market at London Stock Exchange via a virtual ceremony to mark the listing of its $350 million 10NC5 Tier 2 Sustainability Notes issuance.

Through its affiliates across 33 sub-Saharan African countries and its international bank in Paris, Ecobank provides the full suite of banking produ

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Meet the team

Tom Attenborough

Head of International Business Development, Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange, plc

                                                                    

Gokul Mani

Head of Middle East, Africa, India, Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange plc

                                                           

Opedimeji Sule

Africa Business Development Manager, Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange plc

                                  

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