BPE Partners has reached financial close alongside Egypt’s Infinity Solar and Germany’s Ib Vogt gmbH on three solar power plants with a combined production capacity of 130 MW in Benban at a total cost of USD 190 mn.
BPE Partners (formerly Beltone Private Equity), the fast growing Egypt-based Egypt-focused private equity manager, jointly with MM Group for Industry and International Trade “MTI”, announced today the acquisition of 60% of TBE Egypt for Payment Solutions and Services “Bee” through its managed non-banking financial services vehicle, Ebtikar for Financial Investment “Ebtikar”.
BPE Partners and MM Group for Industry and International Trade (MTI) have together acquired 60% of TBE Egypt for Payment Solutions and Services (Bee) for EGP 156 mn. The transaction was executed through Ebtikar for Financial Investment, a 50-50 joint venture between BPE Partners and MTI. Bee provides bill payment solutions through a secure network and has more than 35,000 outlets across Egypt.
BPE Partners has appointed EFG Hermes and Sigma Capital to manage it’s planned listing on the EGX this year. The company plans to list 25-30% of its shares. Zaki Hashem & Partners are legal advisors on the transaction and Grant Thornton is preparing the fair value assessment.
Acumen-BPE will begin marketing the Housing and Development Bank’s EGP 1 bn real estate fund in September once it receives the green light from the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority. The first EGP 500 mn phase of the fund is set to launch in 4Q2017.
Ibtikar for Investment Finance, a partnership between BPE Partners and MM Group that provides SME finance and leasing, has applied for a license to launch micro-finance operations in Egypt. Ibtikar plans to begin offering factoring, leasing, and finance by the end of the year.
BPE Partners has established a joint venture with Daikin, a Japanese multinational AC manufacturing company (Daikin Egypt), an investment valued at EGP 47 mn. Daikin Egypt will distribute and provide after-sales services for ACs, heating, ventilation, and cooling energy-saving equipment.
After a successful 10-year run as a market-leading pioneer in the Egyptian private equity industry BPE Partners (formerly Beltone Private Equity) looks to the future with a new name and new opportunities