Ethiopia IPO Masterclass

October 2022 Series (October 4th 2022 – October 7th 2022)

Deloitte in collaboration with the Ethiopian Securities Exchange Project and the Capital Markets Project Implementation Team hosted a series of Initial Public Offering (IPO) Masterclasses. We were joined by global specialists to provide insights into the key aspects of an IPO preparation, execution, and expectations.

In recent times, we have seen strong investor appetite for African businesses and expect this to continue over the coming years. Our established African Equity Capital Markets (ECM) team is dedicated to serving African businesses seeking to list and raise capital on domestic African exchanges, global exchanges including London and New York, or dual listings. Since 2013, our flagship IPO Masterclass series has been helping management teams and shareholders understand and evaluate the opportunity presented by capital markets to fund future growth in their business.

Subsequently, we hosted a special Ethiopia IPO Masterclass series over four days in October 2022, the first day of which provided an introduction to the Ethiopian Securities Exchange (ESX) and the Capital Markets Project Implementation Team (CMIPT) and an overview of the IPO process and considerations.

Course Content

Our full day Masterclass on 4th October and subsequent one-on-one series covered:

  • Why IPO and investor expectations;
  • Preparing a company to IPO;
  • Managing the IPO process;
  • Life as a listed company;and
  • One-on-one sessions with selected  companies and target audience.

Target Audience

C-suite and executive management of :

  • Private limited companies
  • Share companies 
  • State owned enterprises  

Key Contacts

Tewodros Sisay

Tewodros Sisay

Associate Director

Tewodros Sisay is an Associate Director with the Financial Advisory team at Deloitte East Africa. Tewodros advises global companies, Private Equity funds and small and medium enterprises on: Mergers &... More

Simon Olsen

Simon Olsen


Simon is a partner in Deloitte’s Equity Capital Markets Group and has been with the firm since 1999. He has been working in ECM for over 20 years, with his first IPO being in 2002. Simon has strong pu... More