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SportPesa Targets NSE Listing in 2019

This may see it rank among the 10 biggest companies on the exchange if the Initial Public Offer (IPO) goes on as planned.

Betting firm SportPesa plans to list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in the first quarter of next year.

It was reported that the listing would be the first in Nairobi since August 2016, when clothing retailer Deacons East Africa began trading.

SportPesa is said to have appointed Nairobi-based Kestrel Capital East Africa Limited as transaction advisers for the IPO.

When asked for comment, SportPesa said: “We are constantly exploring opportunities that will create value for our stakeholders.”

“We will communicate when appropriate.”

In April, SportPesa signed new partnership agreements, albeit of lower amounts than before, with four football entities in the country.

The betting firm is the main sponsor of Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards and the title sponsor of the Kenyan Premier League – now SportPesa Premier League.

Gor Mahia was to get Sh198,607,000, AFC Sh156,406,403 and KPL Sh259,712,000 for three years.

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