Ecsponent cements position in African fintech environment; diversifies portfolio further

Johannesburg – January 30, 2019 – JSE-listed, specialist financial services group Ecsponent Limited today announced the conclusion of an agreement in respect of its investment in Luxemburg-based and Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed FinTech innovator MyBucks S.A (MyBucks).   Ecsponent’s investment in MyBucks forms part of its portfolio of investments in its Equity Holdings business unit.…

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Ecsponent’s green energy investment supports local development

Johannesburg – January 30, 2019 – In 2018, the JSE-listed, specialist financial services group Ecsponent Limited announced plans to invest in the development of renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. One of these equity investments is support for Invest Solar Africa Limited, a Botswana-based renewable energy investor and independent power producer (IPP). This pan-African IPP…

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Ecsponent bolsters board to support growth ambitions

Johannesburg – January 30, 2019 – JSE-listed specialist financial services group, Ecsponent Limited today announced several new appointments to its board that will support the Group’s ongoing sustainability, underpin delivery against strategy and uphold the highest levels of governance.   Keith Rayner is appointed as chairman of the company’s Audit and Risk committee and also…

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How Ecsponent raises capital during uncertain times

‘It’s about having niche investment products for institutional and ordinary investors.’ Investors and companies both have plenty to worry about in today’s markets. Between the UK’s ongoing Brexit talks, rising interest rates globally, US President Donald Trump’s unpredictable actions, and political and economic crises in South Africa, there is no shortage of global and domestic…

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Sensible way of getting behind SMEs

‘Niche financial services firm is enabling entrepreneurs in a manner that traditional banks can’t – or won’t – and actively contributing to SA’s economic goals.’ Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are recognised in many economies as one of the key drivers of economic growth, social development and job creation. This is applicable to such a…

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Africa, the continent of youth

Africa has the youngest population in the world and according to estimates, one in four working–aged people in the world could be African by 2050.   In some African countries, the youth population is staggering. For example, in Niger, where nearly 50% of the population is younger than 15. Collectively, over 60% of Africans are…

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