EFG Hermes teams up with Amazon

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Amazon agrees to acquire $10 million in EFG Hermes GDRs with the option to replace that investment into valU at a future date.

Staff Reporter, Gulf Today

valU Consumer Finance  (valU), a fully-owned subsidiary of EFG Hermes Holding has entered into an agreement with Amazon for the Provision of Consumer Financing by valU as a Payment Method on amazon.eg (the Commercial Agreement).

Pursuant to the terms of the Commercial Agreement, valU will make some of its consumer financing products available to eligible customers on amazon.eg, providing these customers the option to split the total cost of purchases into multiple payments by using valU services.

In connection with the entry into the Commercial Agreement, EFG Hermes and Amazon entered into an Option Agreement (the Transaction Agreement) whereby Amazon agreed to acquire $10 million in EFG Hermes GDRs with the option to replace that investment into valU at a future date, translating into a stake of 4.255% of the issued share capital of valU, based on a current post-money valuation of valU of $235 million. The option will be exercisable prior to or upon the occurrence of a qualified liquidity event at the level of valU, in the form of an independent investment involving third party investors, a sale, or an initial public offering or other listing event, based on the terms and conditions of the Transaction Agreement.

With a current footprint spanning 13 countries across four continents, EFG Hermes Holding (EGX: HRHO.CA – LSE: EFGD) has grown over 38 years of success to transform from a pure-play investment bank in MENA into an impact-driven universal bank in Egypt with the leading investment bank franchise in Frontier Emerging Markets (FEM). Drawing on our proven track-record and a diverse team of talented employees, we provide a wide spectrum of financial services that include advisory, asset management, securities brokerage, research and private equity to the entire FEM region.

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