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2018 saw landmark developments in African capital markets, such as the Vivo Energy Plc IPO on the JSE, the largest Africa-focused IPO since 2005, while the EGX saw Africa’s largest FO in 2018, of Orange Egypt for Telecommunications SAE. Yet, the strength of African capital markets is massively varied across the continent and has fluctuated massively across the past 4 years, development and growth of these capital markets is key to growth more generally.


The World Bank estimates that there is a gap in investment of around $4trn annually needed for developing countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, FSD Africa estimates the funding gap for SMEs, infrastructure, housing, and agriculture at more than $300bn per year. How can the private sector plug this capital gap in Africa? What is the significance of capital markets for driving growth and development for the continent?


Invest Africa invites you to join us for an intimate discussion on the current state of African debt capital markets (DCM) and equity capital markets (ECM) and what the future holds for Africa.


Thank you to Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) for hosting this event.

Location and directions

Bank Of America Merrill Lynch, 2 King Edward St, Farringdon, London EC1A 1HQ, United Kingdom,

About Invest Africa

Invest Africa is a leading Business and Investment Platform, using over sixty years’ experience on the Continent to provide our members with unique information and exposure to business opportunities in Africa. In 2018 Invest Africa merged with the Business Council for Africa, an organisation that has promoted business and encouraged economic development in Africa since 1956. Today Invest Africa has a global footprint of over 400+ members, comprising global corporations, private investors, fund managers, family offices, policy makers and entrepreneurs. We aim to connect business in Africa by leveraging this extensive network and its influence, helping members to identify synergies that add value both individually and internationally.