CAIRO-Wednesday 30 March 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE) — Avanz Capital Egypt announced today the establishment of Avanz Manara for Private Equity, Company Limited by Shares (Avanz Manara), an investment holding company established under the oversight of the Financial Regulatory Authority.
Avanz Manara supports the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt and is designed to help Egyptian banks meet the Central Bank of Egypt’s requirement to provide financing to Egyptian SMEs. Avanz Manara will work in partnership with the growing number of private equity and venture capital funds investing in Egypt to provide capital and global best practices to grow the private equity and venture capital industry in Egypt and attract international investors to support the growth of the country’s private sector.
The authorized capital of Avanz Manara is EGP 2 billion, with initial subscribed capital of EGP 905 million from Egyptian institutional investors. The founding shareholders of Avanz Manara include the National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr, Banque du Caire, Misr Insurance Holding Company, Suez Canal Bank, Ahli United Bank, The United Bank, and Attijariwafa Bank Egypt.
Hany Assaad, Managing Director of Avanz Capital Egypt stated, “This transaction is the first of its kind in Egypt and will promote the growth of the Private Equity and Venture Capital industries as well as support the development and expansion of SMEs across the country. We are working in partnership with fund managers and companies in Egypt to work together toward meeting the Sustainable Development Goals through our investment activities.”
About Avanz Capital Egypt
Avanz Capital Egypt (ACE) is an Egyptian-domiciled investment manager established to manage Avanz Manara for Private Equity, Company Limited by Shares. ACE is a subsidiary of Avanz Capital Management, LP, an investment manager of private equity and venture capital assets across emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
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