VFD Group Seeks NGX Approval To Raise, Lists N12.5bn Rights Issue


VFD Group Plc has through its Stockbrokers, TRW Stockbrokers Limited filed an application to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) for the approval to raise and list a rights issue of 63.342 million ordinary shares of 50 kobo each at N197.33 per share.

The Group is meant to raise N12.5bn via rights Issue.

According to a statement from the NGX application, the right issue is based on one ordinary share for every three existing ordinary shares held as of the close of business on Thursday, 12 October 2023.

VFD Group Plc, a sector-agnostic proprietary investment company, recently listed its shares to the Main Board of NGX.

The official listing was celebrated with a Closing Gong ceremony and a Fact Behind the Listing Presentation, marking a key milestone in the company’s history.

The listing of 190 million units of shares of the Group at N244.88 per share added N46.527 billion to the market capitalization of NGX, further boosting liquidity in the Nigerian capital market and providing opportunities for wealth creation.

VFD Group is a proprietary investment company that focuses on building positive and socially conscious ecosystems by aggregating potentially viable businesses to create innovative products and solutions accessible to the everyday Nigerian citizen and entrepreneur.

This listing on NGX is a strategic move to increase VFD Group’s visibility, enhance its access to capital, and improve its liquidity, ultimately benefiting its valued investors and stakeholders.

Chairman, Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, Alhaji (Dr) Umaru Kwairanga said, “We must recognize the unwavering commitment of the Board and Management of VFD Group in making this listing a reality, as well as the pivotal roles played by all the professional parties involved in the transaction.

Securing a listing on the NGX Main Board entails a steadfast commitment to elevated standards of disclosure and corporate governance. This significant listing heralds a fresh chapter for VFD Group plc to leverage NGX’s value-added services and capital market products to fulfil its strategic objectives.”

CEO, of NGX, Temi Popoola stated: “We extend a warm welcome to VFD Group as it joins our prestigious market.

The decision to list on NGX not only promises to augment VFD Group’s liquidity but also strategically positions it to attract investments from the global arena.

Additionally, this move is poised to elevate the organization’s market value whilst further advancing transparency and corporate accountability.

“Our marketplace is a highly reputable platform for raising capital and facilitating sustainable growth for national development.

“As the preferred listing platform in the region, we are dedicated to collaborating with companies at different growth stages to explore diverse capital market opportunities that align with their business goals.”

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