Qenta, a financial services and infrastructure platform with cutting-edge technology and a proprietary enterprise-grade blockchain, the Qenta Operating System, has unveiled an enhanced and integrated suite of financial solutions focused on Emerging Markets.
Standard Bank has launched Africa Trade Barometer, which is expected to become Africa’s leading trade index.
Standard Bank has launched a new Africa-China Trade Solutions (ACTS) Renewable Energy import platform.
Apex Group, a global financial services provider, has agreed to acquire the fund services and third-party management company (Manco) business operations of Maitland International Holdings, an international fund services provider.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has partnered with big xyt to be the first to market with online trading analytics platform for listed shares and ETFs, for daily use by traders, sales traders and senior business management.
FTX, a global digital currency exchange, has partnered with AZA Finance to expand the adoption of Web3 and digital currencies throughout Africa.
Virtu Financial has announced a non-exclusive co-operation agreement with emerging markets specialist Arqaam Capital (Arqaam) to deploy Virtu’s global equity execution algorithms to clients in Middle-Eastern and North Africa (MENA) markets.
IQ-EQ has launched Hybrid Funds Desk that will provide the burgeoning hybrid funds market with a dedicated, globally integrated team with expertise across open-ended and closed-ended fund structures.
Verdant Capital has advised WIOCC on its $80m private equity capital raise to expand its connectivity within Africa and internationally, and to launch a network of pan-African data centres.
Mazars corporate finance division (Mazars) and Cala Capital Africa (formerly Neu Capital Africa) have merged their capital raising advisory capabilities to establish Africa’s mid-market capital raising practice.
Renaissance Capital, in the capacity of joint global co-ordinator and joint bookrunner, has completed an EGP5.84bn ($372m) initial public offering (IPO) for e-finance, an Egyptian state-owned fintech company.
Preqin has announced major updates to its ESG Solutions, the only product suite to provide private market participants with a 360-degree view of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk, impact and opportunity — across LPs and GPs, down to portfolio and private company levels.
Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Metier, a South African private equity fund manager, on a $39m investment into Africa Mobile Networks (AMN).
EFG Hermes Kenya has launched an online equity-trading platform, EFG Hermes One, which will see the Firm offer retail investors seamless and convenient stock trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).