MTN is to list proceeds from its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Ghana Stock Exchange later today [September 5, 2018].
The company, in July, concluded its IPO which is to allow it cede thirty-five percent of its operations to the public.
The IPO targeted GHS3.5 billion, but it was able to raise GHS1.146 billion.
This means that it was about GHS2.3 billion shy of the targeted amount.
Today’s listing makes MTN the first telecom company to list on the local bourse.
The CEO of MTN, Selorm Adadevoh in an earlier interview with reporters was hopeful that the listing should boost operations on the stock market.
“We have 127,000 plus local share of MTN and this is going to be the largest to be the largest local Ghanaian shareholding company on the Ghana Stock Exchange. And for us, we are proud to be a leader in this feat so we are looking forward to engaging our shareholders and taking this business to new heights,” he said.
A total of 128, 152 applicants bought into the shares.
This is made up of 127, 653 retail investors and 499 institutional investors.
The issuance of the IPO and the subsequent listing of MTN forms part of regulatory requirements following the purchase of one of the 4G spectrum in 2015.