Public offering of Sarwa Capital oversubscribed 30 times

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 - 01:47 GMT

FILE- The EGX trading session on December 12, 2017

FILE- The EGX trading session on December 12, 2017

CAIRO – 10 October 2018: Sarwa Capital announced on Oct. 10 that its retail offering of 877.4 million shares was oversubscribed 30.1 times, recording demands of LE 6.5 billion.

The retail offering subscription period ran from October 3 and ended Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Share trading is expected to commence on or around Monday, October 15.

On October 4, the company announced that its private offering was oversubscribed around 10.83 times, recording a strong demand of c.LE 21 billion ($1.2B), with demand coming from over 280 institutional and high net worth investors.

The company added that the final price of its public offering was set at LE 7.36 per share after the success of the book-building process for the institutional offering of 265.65 million ordinary shares.

The company will allocate LE 700 million of the yields of public and private offerings to increase its capital by LE 95.11 million, in a closed subscription of selling shareholders at the offer price (LE 7.36).

“Based on the offer price, the company’s post money market capitalization is LE 5.3 million,” Sarwa stated.

Earlier this month, Sarwa announced that it will offer around 295.17 million shares, representing 47.2 percent of the total issued share capital, on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX).

The statement added that the indicative price for its IPO ranges between LE 7.04 and LE 8 per share, with an expected offering size in the range of LE 2.1 billion to LE 2.4 billion.

The shares are offered in two tranches consisting of: (i) a retail offering of 29.52 million shares to individual investors, representing 10 percent of the offering (the Retail Offering), (ii) a private offering of 265.65 million shares to qualified institutional investors, representing 90 percent of the offering (the Institutional Offering).

Beltone Investment Banking is acting as Sole Global Coordinator and Bookrunner, and Marouk Bassiouny is acting as counsel to the issuer.

In August, Sarwa Capital announced its intention to issue IPO on the EGX.
Sarwa Capital is a provider of consumer and structured finance solutions in Egypt.

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