Finance, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcNovember 10, 2018

What to do with Ndola Lime?
When we published “The Achilles Heel in ZCCM IH’s Armory”, we decoded signals of an investment in peril. The ZCCM IH 2017 annual report and other SENS announcements were very clear that Ndola Lime was a problem child. A recap of published information on SENS shows the critical time line of official announcements coming out […]

Finance, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcNovember 9, 2018

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE STATUS OF NDOLA LIME COMPANY LIMITED
ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc would like to dismiss and refute claims circulating on social media that Ndola Lime Company Limited (NLC) is being sold by ZCCM-IH. These claims are unfounded and false. The position is that two former NLC employees applied to Court to place the company under supervision pursuant to the Corporate Insolvency Act […]

ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcNovember 8, 2018

Zambia Still a Preferred Destination for Investment in the Mining Sector
PRESS RELEASE Minister of Mines and Minerals Development Hon. Richard Musukwa says for Zambia to continue attracting foreign direct investment in sustainable mining projects, it is important to reduce the risk that comes with mining investment by making sure that the investors have access to adequate geological information. Speaking at the ongoing 5th annual International […]

Finance, Madison Financial Services PlcSeptember 19, 2018

Madison at Half Year 2018
In a recently published SENS Announcement on LuSE, Madison Financial Services Plc recorded results that showed a decrease in net performance over the half year period of 2018. With IFRS 9 effects being felt on the financial statements (IFRS 9 is an International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) promulgated by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). It […]

Finance, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcAugust 6, 2018

The Achilles Heel in the ZCCM IH Armory
Recently, I was in attendance at the President’s Luncheon held at Lusaka’s up market restaurant, The Horse Shoe (“a stylish restaurant located in a cool and calm environment at the former Polo Grill premises” according to thebestofzambia.com), hosted by ZCCM IH and Stanbic Bank. This was the first event that I would have the chance […]

Finance, Madison Financial Services PlcJuly 17, 2018

Madison Financial Services in 2017: Case of the PHD Syndrome
In a year of mixed fortunes, Madison Financial Services will remember 2017 for the highs and lows that where omnipresent in their financials. According to SENS Announcement published 14th June 2018, after a tremendous recovery was recorded for the total insurance business which had a triple jump in profits at 275%, the company made positive […]

Mining, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcJuly 2, 2018

ZCCM IH 2017 Performance
In his maiden letter to shareholders, State Counsel Eric Silwamba (the newly appointed board Chair of ZCCM Investment Holdings) expressed confidence in the management team of Pius Kasolo (CEO) and the group’s prospects going forward. Although new to the role, SC Silwamba takes over an investment group that is at a critical stage in its […]

Investrust Bank Plc, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcApril 12, 2018

ZCCM IH Mandatory Offer – Case of the ‘lonely’ underwriter
It all started with a right offer. Investrust bank needed to raise money. Debt or Equity are usually the choices that premier companies have when it comes to raising finance for whatever reason. The bank chose the latter which involved issue of rights to its existing shareholders that would enable them to buy additional shares […]

FinanceFebruary 19, 2018

The next IPO on LuSe
It’s been a while since we last had an IPO. In our market, they are seldom and few in between. However, when the signal that ZAFFICO may be seeking an IPO in 2018 was issued, we at FiZ got extremely excited because our firm would finally have an opportunity to track an IPO in Zambia. […]

FinanceJanuary 21, 2018

The Mechanics of On-Lending Agreements
There has been much hype over some of the bilateral agreements that get signed by nations that seek development. For those of us domicile in emerging economies (fancy word for 3rd world country), it is evident that development of infrastructure to provide the most basic of services has required financing that is concessional. Concessional loans […]