Tag Archive for 'SME'

Regional integration tops 2017 agenda for Africa’s exchanges

Stock exchanges across Africa should be working towards regional integration, says Prime Minister of Rwanda Anastase Murekezi, guest speaker at the African Securities Exchanges Association conference.

Small African stock exchanges are likely to stay small

Africa’s stock exchanges have too few listings and too little trading, and regionalization may be one way to grow, argues The Economist magazine.

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.

How do stock exchanges stay relevant to their societies? SMEs and exchanges

How will stock exchanges stay relevant by tackling the problems of their societies, and participating in the giant growth set to follow? That question was posed at the start of the World Exchange Congress in London today, with SME finance among the themes.

Stock exchange experts urge focus on small and medium enterprises

An international panel of securities exchange experts has set up a task force to help securities exchanges raise capital for small and medium-size enterprises (SME), including the possibility of establishing a specialized SME exchange.

Jacana merges with InReturn Capital, launches $75m private equity fund for SMEs

Entrepreneurs running small and medium-enterprises (SMEs) in West and East Africa stand to benefit from a new $75m private equity fund. The announcement follows the news on 29 Jan that two long-term private equity partners – Jacana and InReturn Capital – are merging.

Nairobi Securities Exchange launches growth board for SMEs

This week the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has joined the rush into providing boards for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the launch on 22 January of the Growth Enterprise Market Segment (GEMS).

Egypt’s Nilex exchange for SMEs adds 23rd listing

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) has approved the listing of the 23rd company on Nilex (the Nile Exchange, its securities market for listing growing medium and small companies.

Voxtra impact fund backs growing seed potatoes in Tanzania

Voxtra East Africa Agribusiness Fund, a Norwegian social investor, has completed its inaugural investment of US$1.5 million in Mtanga Farms Limited in Tanzania, which grows seeds, crops and livestock.

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.