African IPOs coming to London, despite political hurdles

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By Sam Kerr
04 Apr 2019

A cluster of large pan-African companies are exploring listings on the London Stock Exchange, but many have delayed their plans because of political risk in both Africa and the UK.

London has traditionally been a home for African, and other emerging market, listings because of the large network of international fund managers based there and the exchange's long history as a resources hub.

Firms exploring listings in London include: Airtel Africa, the African division of Indian telecommunications firm ...

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