The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Chairman Mr. Kiprono Kittony, NSE CEO Geoffrey Odundo and NSE Chief Business Officer Ms Mbithe Muema paid a courtesy visit to the KNCCI Leadership led by the Chamber President Mr. Richard Ngatia.
The meeting aimed to deliberate on areas of collaboration between the two institutions gearing focus on the NSE Ibuka Program. Ibuka is a premium incubation and acceleration program established by the NSE PLC in 2018. The program seeks to support companies to reach their next stage of growth through an incubation and acceleration program tailor made to suit their needs. Through the various stages, the Program is designed to prepare companies to raise capital and be investor ready through various capital market options available at the NSE PLC.
The program offers a wide range of benefits to entities including;
Capital Markets Access– The Ibuka Program provides enterprises with a unique opportunity to have direct access to capital market players including regulators and advisors. The exposure provides companies knowledge of key considerations when companies want to access public capital markets to raise funds and accelerate growth.
Visibility– The Ibuka program provides companies access to increased visibility opportunities that enhancing their profile. The program exposes companies to media, investors, analysts as well as other key stakeholders. Visibility of the company is supported through various media engagements initiatives by the NSE as well as a weekly list of all the companies on the program shared to a database of over 10,000 investors locally and internationally.
Expert Advisory-The program provides company’s access to a host of advisors and consultants who offer expert advisory and consulting services to the enterprises.
Business Sustainability-The program enables companies develop relevant corporate governance structures that enhance decision making thus enhance the probability of the business to continue operating successfully.
Value Discovery– The program enables companies enhance their value as well as establish their objective market valuation through various initiatives.
KNCCI urges all its members to take advantage of the program. Get more information about the program via this link : https://www.nse.co.ke/wp-content/uploads/nseplc-ibuka-brochure.pdf