Record number of African firms join the queues to stock exchanges: 2015 already 'a bumper' year

The continent may have been lower on the agenda than it would have liked at the recently-concluded Davos economic meeting, but African companies are not waiting for external love, with new research showing that firms in the region will this year go public at their fastest rate ever.

Baker & Mckenzie, the Chicago-headquartered global law firm and the world’s largest by revenues, says that 30 initial public offerings (IPO) by African-domiciled firms have already been announced, a jump by a quarter from last year’s number.

Read more: Record number of African firms join the queues to the stock exchanges: 2015 already 'a bumper' year | Mail & Guardian Africa.

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