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Thursday, 3 December 2020

The Making It season 3 finale: How to fundraise, with Actis Partner Hossam Abou Moussa

It’s the last Making It Day of 2020: Our final episode of season three is out today. Thank you for tuning in with us throughout the year.

Hossam Abou Moussa, partner at Actis: With over 20 years’ experience in private equity, Abou Moussa joined the London-based emerging markets private equity giant in 2006 and leads a team of investment professionals who invest in financial services in Egypt and across emerging markets.

Actis is synonymous with private equity in EM, with roughly USD 10 bn in funds under management, and over 165 exits under its belt. In Egypt, the company has invested in and successfully exited CIB in 2014 and realized its investment in Edita in 2017. Currently, Actis is a major investor in Integrated Diagnostics Holding, and holds a 7.2% stake in Fawry.

What do you need to successfully fundraise? Abou Moussa charts the critical aspects of a successful business from an investor’s point of view, and outlines how they can be leveraged despite a difficult macro landscape. He also highlights which qualities to look for in business partners and investors, as well as the size and stage of businesses that are best fit to take a private equity investor on board.

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