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EFG Hermes Holding informed shareholders today that it has completed its transformation into an Egyptian universal bank with a market-leading frontier emerging markets (FEM) investment banking platform. The news comes as the Firm has finalized its acquisition of a 51% stake in the Arab Investment Bank (aiBANK), marking a strategic entry into the fast-growing and solid Egyptian commercial banking sector. The transaction will see EFG Hermes Holding assume control of aiBANK, with TSFE Financial Services & Fintech Subfund, a subfund fully owned by the Sovereign Fund of Egypt, EFG Hermes Holding’s valued partner, acquiring a 25% stake.
EFG Hermes Corp-Solutions helps business owners grow sustainably, providing them with immediate access to liquidity without diluting equity or incurring in further debt by selling businesses’ accounts receivables. It also offers a roster of tailored, comprehensive leasing solutions and value-added advisory services.
PayTabs Egypt is an innovative fintech solution that caters to both the online and digital payment needs of multiple consumer segments in the country. The platform allows users to carry out financial transactions such as purchases, money collection, or bill payments to empower financial inclusion and cashless payments.
Institutional investors include domestic and offshore pension funds, mutual and investment funds, insurers, and private equity investors. Over the last ten months, they made up almost all the value of shares traded on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, with offshore institutional investors accounting for nearly 60% of the value traded. In exchange, they become shareholders in the firms in proportion to the shares they purchase.