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Areas of Expertis​e

EFG Hermes Investment Bankin​g has long been the region’s most sought after financial partner and offers a comprehensive range of M&A, Equity, and Debt advisory services.

We have successfully completed some USD 53.3 billion in M&A transactions since 1995 and as lead advisor has raised more than USD 19.3 billion through initial public offerings, rights issues, secondary offerings and private placements. Historically an equities house, we introduced debt capital markets to our bundle of services in 2009 and have advised on more than USD 4.3 billion in debt transactions since. 

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our very strong M&A franchise has made us the advisor of choice for multinationals looking to invest across the MENA region. With expertise spread over a multitude of sectors, the Investment Banking Division has executed approximately USD 53.2 billion worth of M&A transactions since 1995, accounting for a sizeable portion of all cross-border transactions in the region. Our range of services include:

  • Identifying potential acquisition / divestiture targets;
  • Creating detailed valuation analysis and transactional structures;
  • Negotiating transaction documentation and agreements;
  • Deal execution;
  • Developing fairness opinions.
 

Equity Capital Markets

Having played a chief advisory role in the biggest equity-related transactions executed in the ​region’s history, EFG Hermes continues to act as the placement manager of choice for major Egyptian, regional and foreign corporations. As lead advisor, the Investment Banking Team has raised nearly USD 16.6 billion through initial public offerings, rights issues, secondary offerings and private placements.


Debt Capital Markets​

As part of our effort in providing comprehensive solutions to our clients especially post the global economic crisis back in 2008 where equity-related transactions came to a standstill, we began to focus on expanding our debt capital market activities and have raised more than USD 4.3 billion worth of debt since.

EFG Hermes Investment Banking has a competitive edge in the debt market as a result of its exposure to unique pockets of liquidity and its ability to tailor products to the interests of all parties. The IB Team is also supported by the placement power of EFG Hermes Securities Brokerage.

EFG Hermes Investment Banking has raised debt on behalf of leading corporations in a variety of industries, supported by the greatest placement power of any investment bank in the region.

Some of our most notable transactions to date:
Date Client Industry Country Transaction Size (USD)
December 2014

Amer Group

Real Estate

Egypt

   

28,000,000

September 2010

SODIC

Real Estate

Egypt

Medium Term Debt Facility

76,000,000

September 2010

Orascom Construction Industries

Construction and Fertilizers

Egypt

Fixed Rate Bond

300,000,000

January 2010

Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil)

Telecom

Egypt

Fixed Rate Bond

274,000,000

December 2009

Egyptian Nitrogen Products Company

Fertilizers

Egypt

Syndicated Loan

1,050,000, 000

December 2009

Orascom Telecom Holding

Telecommunications

Egypt

Commercial Paper Issue

50,000,000

April 2006

Sidi Kerir Power Facility-
CDC Globeleq Company

Power

Egypt

Refinance of Non-Recourse Project Finance

250,000,000

January 2005

Orascom Telecom Holding

Telecommunications

Egypt

Syndicated Loan

320,000,000

December 2004

Orascom Telecom Holding

Telecommunications

Egypt

Floating Rate Notes

265,894,000

December 2004

Egyptian Cement Company S.A.E

Cement

Egypt

Floating Rate Notes

162,781,000

June 2002

ADMIC

Retail

Lebanon

Debt Financing

33,000,000

December 1999

El Ezz Steel Rebars S.A.E

Steel

Egypt

Convertible Bond

86,017,000

October 2009

Egyptian Company for Mobile Services

Telecom

Egypt

Fixed Rate Notes

99,706,745

July 1999

Arab Bank

Banking

Egypt

Floating Rate Notes

43,869,649

March 1999

Orascom Telecom Holding

Telecom

Egypt

Fixed Rate Notes

82,111,437

May 1998

Vodafone Egypt

Telecom

Egypt

Syndicated Loan

706,000,000

September 1997

Egyptian Cement Company S.A.E

Cement

Egypt

Syndicated Loan

126,099,707

September 1997

Egyptian Bottling Company S.A.E

Packaging

Egypt

Syndicated Loan

58,651,026

June 1997

CIB

Banking

Egypt

Floating Rate Notes

87,976,540

April 1997

CIB

Banking

Egypt

Syndicated Loan

200,000,000

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Last updated on August 10, 2015