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Thursday, 6 July 2017

CI Capital-led consortium snags Enppi IPO

IPO WATCH – CI Capital-led consortium snags Enppi IPO: A consortium led by CI Capital was tapped by the government as lead managers and bookrunners of the listing of energy company Enppi — the first IPO of a state-owned company in 12 years. The consortium also includes Jefferies International Limited and Emirates NBD Capital Limited, according to a statement from the Investment and International Cooperation Ministry. Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr told Reuters that shares in Enppi would be traded in 4Q17. The government hopes to raise up to USD 150 mn from the listing of up to 24% of the company, which will pilot the government’s IPO program of state-owned enterprises in which it aims to raise around EGP 5-7 bn this fiscal year. The program will take place over the next three to five years. The story is also receiving detailed coverage on Bloomberg.

“Proceeds of the sale will be used to bolster investments and expansions in the state energy sector,” said Oil Minister Tarek El Molla, adding the Enppi was the most ideal energy company to lead the IPO program.

Among other assets slated for sale is Banque Du Caire, the third-biggest state-owned lender. The government has yet to decide on how much of the bank to put on offer in the IPO, which will be managed by EFG Hermes and HSBC. But there were previous reports that it was considering an international offer to institutional investors of 29% and a domestic offer to retail investors on the EGX of 15%, while 5% of the company’s shares would trade as global depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange. The Middle East Oil Refinery (MIDOR), has also been slated for an IPO.

In other CI Capital-related news, CIB announced the sale of 9.99% of CI Capital in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. CIB will retain a minority stake of 13.46% of CI Capital for the time being. CIB had sold a 74.75% stake in the investment bank to a group of investors which included Arafa Group’s Alaa Arafa and CI Capital’s management team.

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