FinanceNovember 24, 2017

What Venture Capital looks for in a Zambian Company
 Attending the SensxAfrica Venture Capital conference hosted at Government complex was a refreshing experience. The conference attracted several high net worth individuals who gave insights into the investment cycle of venture capital and private equity. Of concern for Zambian startups is the former. FiZ had a front row seat at the various plenary sessions and […]

Economy, FinanceNovember 22, 2017

WHU Sensxafrica Masterclass inspires
Professor Serden Ozcan of the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management from Germany is passionate about Venture Capital in Africa. Attending his master class was not only insightful but inspiring. The executive education class not only put context to what venture capital was but also provided ways in which African countries such as ours can […]

Agriculture, Finance, Zambia Sugar PlcNovember 16, 2017

Zambia Sugar at Full Year 2017
On the 9th of November 2017, Mwansa Mutimushi (Company Secretary) released through SENS announcement, the 5 month audited financials by order of the Zambia Sugar Board. FiZ has been monitoring the performance of the company post project PAAR. Although shareholders would have been anxious to hear news of a dividend, we believe patience will have […]

FinanceNovember 14, 2017

Media Briefing for the International Symposium on Venture Capital
When the Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission rallies behind a noble cause, you know things are about to get interesting. FiZ had a front row seat at the recently held, symposium media briefing for the upcoming SensXAfrica conference. In attendance at the event were the Director General of CEEC, Likando Mukumbuta and the German Ambassador to […]

FinanceNovember 13, 2017

The Anatomy of the Bayport Corporate Bond
The Lusaka Securities Exchange with the approval of the capital markets regulator, the Securities Exchange Commission announced the floating of a 5 year corporate bond worth K300,000 by Bayport Financial Services Zambia. Allow me if you can, to breakdown the fancy finance phraseology and intricacies of a corporate bond, that is usually associated with MBA […]

FinanceNovember 12, 2017

SensxAfrica is Coming! The Rise of Venture Capital
A storm is coming. A venture capital storm. For sometime now, we have been investigating the footprint left behind by venture capital in Zambia. Few known names appear associated with scarce deals and are often not mentioned in Zambian financial folklore. Until now. FiZ has been in discussions with Bibusa Wissemann whose ambitions to bring […]

Economy, FI, Finance, StrategyOctober 18, 2017

Zambia’s Medium Term Debt Management Strategy Part II
This is part 2 of a 2-part analysis on the MTDS. If you’re only joining us now let me give a quick recap of the previous article. Basically, the Zambian government, through the Ministry of Finance are publishing the very first Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy. The publication is meant to provide information to all market […]

FinanceOctober 7, 2017

Zambia’s Medium Term Debt Management Strategy Part I
For the very first time in Zambian history the government of the republic of Zambia has issued a Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS) via the Ministry of Finance. Its more exciting than it sounds, I promise. This publication is meant to provide information to all market participants and stakeholders on the objectives of debt management […]

FinanceSeptember 28, 2017

TFHZPC Acid attacks Premier Companies
With lending rates gradually coming down in Zambia, Premier companies at the epilogue of their 2017 financial year will be asking themselves the question: Did we manage our short term and long term liabilities well? The importance of credit analysis can never be understated. It is the evaluation of a company from the perspective of […]

Finance, Madison Financial Services PlcSeptember 26, 2017

Madison Financial Services PLc at half year 2017
MFS are enjoying a good year so far. At half year, they have posted impressive results in a market that was starved of liquidity until this year’s deliberate actions by the central bank. However, for financial services companies, they can often be a barometer of the prevailing economic environment. For example, a closer look at […]