Sexy South African companies, even really small ones, can now raise money via crowdfunding – and then list on a JSE competitor bourse

2019-07-25 15:32

A partnership between crowdfunding equity platform Uprise.Africa and upstart stock exchange ZAR X means shares in startups will be publicly traded, long before they reach the kind of size normally needed for a listing.

Uber is set to hit the road for the year’s biggest IPO

2019-04-27 14:31

Over the past decade, Uber Technologies proved itself to be one of the most prolific young fundraisers ever. It pulled together more than $20bn from private investors.

Aspen is said to get approvals for baby-milk deal in weeks

2019-04-03 14:31

The pharmaceutical group is expected to receive final approvals to complete the sale of its milk-formula business within weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

MTN is said to prepare for share sale of African unicorn Jumia

2019-02-08 19:45

African online retailer Jumia is planning an initial public offering in New York this year that could value the business at about $1.5bn (about R20bn), according to people familiar with the matter.

Women still scarce on JSE-listed boards, despite new listing requirements

2018-11-13 21:12

Just 10% of JSE-listed companies analysed in a recent survey have achieved gender parity on their boards, despite amendments to listing requirements last year.

This analyst is not at all surprised that an 'opaque' Consol pulled its listing

2018-04-25 16:54

"With private equity doing a listing I'm always worried: if it is so good, why are they selling out?"

3 weird things Sagarmatha, which is listing on the JSE, wants to do

2018-04-06 08:27

It wants to sell genetic information, be like YouTube and Amazon, make cryptocurrencies, and dabble in neuro-linguistic programming.

Govt may consider listing SOEs on stock exchange - Ramaphosa

2017-11-16 16:46

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government may consider proposals to list South Africa’s state-owned enterprises on the stock exchange similar to what countries such as China, Malaysia and Singapore have done.

Strong trade in Steinhoff's STAR on JSE debut

2017-09-20 13:20

Shares of Steinhoff Africa Retail - known as STAR - have traded strongly on the first day of its listing on the JSE and an analyst takes a closer look.

ARC ready for JSE listing, but stays mum on controversial Elandsfontein mine

2017-09-07 08:04

Patrice Motsepe's new firm, African Rainbow Capital Investments, has attracted so much that it has decided to issue another 35 million shares, despite questions around its controversial Elandsfontein mine.


Alibaba is said to weigh raising R288bn via second listing

2019-05-27 20:31

Alibaba Group is considering raising $20bn (about R288bn) via a second listing in Hong Kong after a record-breaking 2014 New York market debut, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Not all listings are winners

2019-04-11 08:41

It’s important to determine why a new listing occurs before you buy the share. Simon Brown offers some advice on how investors should approach ‘exciting’ new companies.

Pharma group Aspen becomes fifth largest company to list on A2X

2019-04-01 11:59

The pharmaceutical group, which has a market cap of R42.4bn, will retain its primary listing on the JSE.

DStv’s owner is heading to the JSE – but there are wildly divergent views on what it’s worth

2019-01-23 12:34

Depending on who you speak to, Multichoice could be worth R27 billion – or almost R100 billion.

Sygnia to list on A2X

2018-09-06 12:35

Sygnia is to list on A2X Markets, joining a small clutch of companies already trading their shares on the secondary platform.

Consol aims to raise R3.5bn in IPO

2018-04-16 15:42

The glass packaging manufacturer has estimated its initial share offer price would be between R1.50 and R6.50, as it readies to list on the JSE in early May.

After 11 years, Consol Glass is coming back to the JSE – and it is bullish about beer in Africa

2018-04-05 10:16

The company went private in 2007. Now it wants to list again, just in time to catch what it hopes will be a wave of African consumers turning to non-returnable beer bottles as they get richer.

Steinhoff raises R16bn through STAR listing

2017-10-02 16:26

Steinhoff International has raised R16bn by listing and placing 23.19% of its interests in Steinhoff African Retail Limited on the JSE,according to a notice to shareholders.

Billionaire Motsepe takes ARC public to help transform fin sector

2017-09-07 10:23

The JSE listing of SA billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital Investments reflects the progress of transformation in the financial services sector, says the JSE.

Agri Kaap lists on JSE

2017-06-26 12:26

Agricultural retailer and trader Kaap Agri has become the seventh company to list on the JSE in 2017.

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