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 plc welcomes Hamak Gold Limited to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange plc welcomes Hamak Gold Limited (Hamak Gold), a gold exploration and development company focussed on highly prospective gold licences in Liberia, to listing on the standard segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange plc main market for listed securities with its ordinary shares trad

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London Stock Exchange Welcomes Africa Tech Summit #ATSLDN

London Stock Exchange is delighted to be hosting the Africa Tech Summit London again this year.

Africa Tech Summit connects corporates, investors and high-growth startups across Africa. This is the 5th edition of the summit and aims to provide unrivalled insight, exclusive networking and business opportunities for those active in, or with an interest in, the rising African tech s

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, the UK Foreign Secretary, as she opens the market to celebrate the launch of British International Investment (BII). Formerly known as CDC, BII will act as the UK’s development finance institution which will invest in infrastructure and technology in low- and middle-income countries across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

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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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