Airtel Africa Look Forward To Raising $750 Million in London IPO

Airtel Africa, the arm of BhartiAirtel, has set a value range of 80–100 pence for each share for its IPO (initial public offering) on the LSE (London Stock Exchange). In a regulatory filing at the stock exchange, Airtel Africa stated that it anticipates the IPO to collect $749.05 Million (GBP 595 Million or approximately Rs 5,200 Crores) from the dissemination of around 595.2 million to 744 million new stakes. The firm said, “The cost range for the offering has been set at 80–100 pence for each ordinary stake, meaning a market capitalization on the access of between GBP 3,007 Million and GBP 3,623 Million (around $3,788 Million–$4,565 Million) (exclusive of the Over-Allotment Option).”

Also, the firm stated that it intends to embark on a listing of its stakes on the Nigerian Stock Exchange alongside the IPO on LSE, dependent on consents from the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Nigerian Securities & Exchange Commission. Final costing is anticipated to be declared around June 28, along with conditional dealings in the stakes anticipated to begin the same day at 8 am on the LSE. It further said, admission of the firm’s stakes is anticipated to come about and unconditional dealings in the stakes on the LSE are anticipated to start on or around July 3.

Likewise, stakes in Huatai Securities, the foremost Chinese-listed firm to sell stakes on the LSE, increased by as much as 7% recently in their foremost trading day. Initially valued at $20.50, the global depository receipts of the firm traded as elevated as $21.96 in early trading, prior to plummeting to $21.26 Monday afternoon. The Global depository receipts are a sort of certificate utilized as a substitute to actual company stakes. The listing marked the longed-for Shanghai-London Stock Connect project’s launch, which basically links the LSE with its Shanghai counterpart.