Lafarge Africa divests 35% shareholding in Continental Blue Investment Ghana

NIGERIA – Lafarge Africa Plc, a cement manufacturer, has announced to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) that it has resolved to divest its 35 percent shareholding in Continental Blue Investment Ghana Limited (CBI), a company involved in development, financing and operation of a cement grinding plant in Ghana. The cement manufacturer held an emergency meeting with its board of directors…

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Commercial International Bank acquires the controlling stake of Mayfair Bank

KENYA – Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt’s largest private lender, has received regulatory nod to acquire a controlling stake in Mayfair Bank, deepening acquisitions in the local banking sector.  The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) announced that it had given the greenlight to CIB to acquire a 51 percent stake in the tier III lender effective May 1, saying the deal…

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