COVID-19: FMDQ Lists N23bn Debt Securities

June 23, 2020
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By Adedapo Adesanya

FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited said it admitted over N23 billion worth of debt securities in the midst of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The exchange, in a statement on Monday, noted that the current business climate, affected by the impact of the global health pandemic, has seen most corporates and business entities look to the debt capital markets as a viable avenue to efficiently raise funds to meet their financing needs towards business expansion and/or working capital management, amongst others.

According to the statement, “As the leading organiser for the Nigerian debt capital market (DCM), FMDQ Securities Exchange, towards empowering the Nigerian financial market, provides a choice platform for the registrations, listings, quotations, and trading of debt securities.”

In the statement, the exchange announced  the approval of the listing of the FBNQuest Merchant Bank Funding SPV PLC Series 1 N5 billion Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bond, and the quotations of the Coronation Merchant Bank Limited N6 billion Series 9 and N9 billion Series 10 Commercial Paper (CP) notes under its N100 billion CP Issuance Programme as well as the Mixta Real Estate Plc N3.30 billion Series 20 – 23 CP notes under its N20 billion CP Issuance Programme on its platform.

It also admitted the Guinness Nigeria Plc N10 billion CP Programme, allowing the company to raise funds from the market up to the limit approved within its registered CP Programme as at when the need arises. Issues from this CP Programme will also be quoted on FMDQ Exchange.

The statement explained that, “These admissions to FMDQ Exchange’s platform are reflective of the potential of the Nigerian DCM and the commendable level of confidence demonstrated by both issuers and investors in the market.

“They also validate the efficient processes and integrated systems through which FMDQ Holdings Plc (FMDQ Group or FMDQ), through its wholly owned subsidiaries – FMDQ Exchange, FMDQ Clear Limited, FMDQ Depository Limited and FMDQ Private Markets Limited – has sustained its uninterrupted service delivery to the market and its diverse stakeholders during this difficult time and beyond.

“As is the corporate tradition for FMDQ Exchange, these securities shall be availed the benefits of the value-driven listings and quotations service on the Exchange, including global visibility through its website and systems, liquidity credible price formation and continuous information disclosure to protect investor interest, amongst others.

“In keeping with its commitment to the development of the market, FMDQ Exchange shall sustain its efforts in supporting issuers with tailored financing options to enable them achieve their strategic objectives, deepen and effectively position the Nigerian DCM for growth, in support of the realisation of a globally competitive and vibrant economy.

“With a vision to become the leading African builder of ecosystems of financial infrastructure and services for markets, and a mission to collaborate to empower markets for economic progress towards delivering prosperity.

“FMDQ Group is unwavering in its pursuit of product and market innovation and as well as stakeholder engagement, towards making the Nigerian financial markets globally competitive, operationally excellent, liquid and diverse, in line with its GOLD Agenda,” it added.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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