June 17, 2019 / 6:38 AM / 6 months ago

Airtel Africa expects London IPO to be priced between 80-100 pence share

FILE PHOTO: A billboard for telecommunications company Airtel is seen in Libreville, Gabon's capital, January 16, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

(Reuters) - Airtel Africa Ltd IPO-AIRTA.L, a unit of India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd (BRTI.NS), on Monday set a price range of 80 to 100 pence per share for its planned initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.

The IPO is expected to raise 595 million pounds from the issuance of about 595.2 million to 744 million new shares.

The company said the price range values it between 3.01 billion pounds and 3.62 billion pounds at the price range.

Airtel Africa also said it intends to list its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange at the same time as the London listing.

The company said conditional dealings in its shares are expected to begin on or around June 28 and the final pricing will be announced the same day.

Reporting by Shariq Khan in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr

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