Egyptian fintech startup MNT-Halan gets a big bag
The company focuses on the country's unbanked
On February 1, Egyptian fintech startup MNT-Halan announced it has secured a significant funding round.
Here are some key points:
MNT-Halan’s main target market is the unbanked/underbanked population in Egypt (roughly 70% of the total population). Products include business loans, consumer finance, payments as well as e-commerce solutions.
Chimera Abu Dhabi invested more than $200 million in exchange for about 20% equity.
The company also raised $140 million via two securitized bond issuances.
The company is also in advanced stages to close an additional $60 million of primary capital.
The funding round hence totals $400 million (at a $1 billion valuation).
Tage Kene-Okafor (TechCrunch) notes that MNT-Halan is presently Egypt’s lone private billion-dollar company. Fawry, another Fintech firm, had previously achieved such valuation post-IPO in 2019. However, it hasn’t been able to maintain it…
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