Companies to Inspire Africa

Sitting at the heart of the world’s most international financial market, London Stock Exchange has always played a central role in bringing together ambitious, growing companies from around the world with globally-minded investors. Key to that role is a continual effort to raise awareness in emerging markets of the unrivalled investor base that exists in London seeking exposure to new geographies and opportunities. Similarly, we work to educate and introduce investors to the opportunities that these companies and countries may offer.

In that spirit, London Stock Exchange Group is undertaking an unparalleled research project, in partnership with Africa Development Bank Group, CDC Group and PwC, to reveal Africa’s most inspiring small & medium-sized enterprises. “Companies to Inspire Africa” will identify the most ambitious and dynamic small & medium-sized private African enterprises. The report follows the successful and high profile annual publication of “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” and “1000 Companies to Inspire Europe”.

The report and database will be unveiled in early 2017 at launch events in London and across Africa. For the identified companies and those that nominated them, the report will provide an unprecedented opportunity for building an international media and investor profile.


Companies to Inspire Africa launches in the UK on 31st March 2017.