JFP IPO pulls in 5,062 shareholders

Following a successful initial public offer of 280 million shares that were offered to the public to raise $280 million by JFP Limited a décor and furniture manufacturing company, amassed a total of 5,062 shareholders following the public issue.
The company was listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and Monday brought the total listings on the market to 44, the number of listed companies to 43 and the listing of companies on the exchange to 97 companies.
“The JFP could not be listed without the work of its founder Stephen Sirgany and the staff of JFP, who worked tirelessly to ensure that the Company is what it is today and to achieve the status of being listed on the Board of the Exchange,” Metry Seaga, Chief Executive Officer stated in his address at the listing ceremony.
“I want to encourage SMEs to stay the course, overcome the hurdles and you will be able to achieve great results, such as listing on the Board of the Exchange,” JFP’s CEO advised.
“The markets have been busy creating millionaires and we are happy that the Jamaica Stock Exchange could have provided the facilities for persons in Jamaica to create wealth. Companies are creating wealth through JSE’s facilities. Jamaicans don’t have to sit on the sideline and watch these companies create wealth, but they can now share in the whole process”, Ryan Strachan, VP Investor Relations at GK Capital Management Limited, the Lead Broker, stated in addressing the audience.
The stock that was issued at $1 each traded on Thursday morning at $1.91 for a gain of 91 percent over the issue price.

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