Milestones

Imara has provided clients with leading financial products and services for more than two generations.

2017 Acquisition of FiducieForte Management Services Limited
2017 FWA Financial Limited completes take-over of Imara Holdings Limited
2015 Launch private equity division, Imara Capital Partners
2015 Sale of Imara S. P. Reid (Pty) Ltd
2014 Launch of the Imara MET Balanced Fund
2014 Launch of Imara ECR Asset Management in Zambia
2013 Launch of the Imara MET Income Fund
2013 Imara Mondise established as an Empowered Advisory business in SA
2012 MOU signed with Sterling Capital Limited in Kenya
2012 Stake in IBI Mauritius increased to 51%
2012 Imara Asset Management Mauritius Limited formed
2011 Imara Africa Securities becomes a division of Imara S.P. Reid in SA
2010 Stake in IBI increased to 30%
2010 Launch of Imara Flame Lily PCC
2009 Imara Beresford International Limited (IBI) formed in Mauritius
2009 Acquisition of interest in Stockbrokers Zambia
2009 Launch of Imara Securities Angola SCVM in Luanda
2009 Acquisition of interest in Capital Securities (Pty) Limited in Botswana
2009 Formation of Imara Beresford International Limited in Mauritius
2009 MOU signed with NIC Capital Limited in Kenya
2009 Acquisition of interest in Stockbrokers Zambia
2009 Launch of the Imara Resources Fund
2009 MOU signed with Chapel Hill Denham in Nigeria
2008 Launch of Imara Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited
2008 Launch of the Imara Equity Fund in South Africa
2008 Launch of the Imara East Africa Fund
2007 Imara Capital SA / Zingwenya BEE transaction
2007 Launch of Imara Africa Securities
2007 MOU signed with Mac Capital Dubai
2007 Imara Global Fund registered in Botswana
2007 Launch of the Imara Africa Series:
 • Nigeria Fund
 • Zimbabwe Fund
2006 IAOF granted local asset status in Botswana
2006 Imara listed on the VCM of the Botswana Stock Exchange
2006 IAOF registered in Botswana
2006 IAOF listed on Dublin Stock Exchange
2006 Imara listed on OTC market of the Botswana Stock Exchange
2006 Acquisition of interest in Imara Capital Zimbabwe
2005 Launch of the Imara African Opportunities Fund (IAOF)
2005 MOU signed with Stockbrokers Zambia and Namibia Equity Brokers
2004 Acquisition of Rice Rinaldi broking book in South Africa
2004 International Financial Services Centre status granted
2003 Launch of Asset Management businesses in Botswana and South Africa
2003 Acquisition of Anglo African Global Fund, subsequently rebranded Imara Global Fund
2003 Acquisition of S.P. Reid & Mackeurtan (Pty) Ltd and The Janus Corporation (Pty) Ltd by Imara
2002 Formation of Imara in Botswana
2002 MBO of Edwards & Co. from JP Morgan
2000 Sale of Robert Fleming UK to JP Morgan
1996 Stockbrokers Malawi Ltd and Malawi Stock Exchange established
1994 Acquisition by Robert Fleming UK of 50% of Edwards & Co.
1990 Imara professionals advise on the establishment of Swaziland’s Stock Exchange and Swaziland Stockbrokers
1989 Stockbrokers Botswana and BSE established
1954 Formation of Edwards & Co. in Harare
1938 Formation of S.P. Reid (Pty) Ltd – South Africa