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Catalyst Partners is honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Capital Finance International (“CFI”) 2017 award for “Best SME Growth Investment Partner – MENA”. Each year, CFI.co seeks out individuals and organizations that contribute significantly to the convergence of economies and truly add value for all stakeholders. With a focus on medium-sized and family businesses, Catalyst Partners has repeatedly demonstrated its successful ability to raise both debt and equity for its incubated partners and clients alike.
Catalyst Partners was founded by its Aly El Tahry, Managing Partner, who also co-founded leading MENA-based Investment Banking firms Hermes Financial and Beltone Financial. Since its establishment in 2012, Catalyst Partners has celebrated numerous milestones, including the launch of its agricultural investment vehicle, Mozarمزارع, the minority stake acquisition of two companies which operate in the FMCG segment, and the establishment of two self-branded investment companies. In 2016, the Catalyst Partners completed a successful Initial Public Offering for M.B. Engineering, which was covered 29.5 times.
Catalyst Partners continues to find innovative solutions to facilitate SME financing across the MENA region. In 2017, the Company established Catalyst Leasing to provide debt instruments for its incubated partners and clients and Roznamgy, an online platform that bridges the gap between SME’s and financial institutions by collecting, analyzing, modelling, scoring and matching credit applicants with lending institutions in a systematic, easy to use, and time efficient manner.
Potential pipeline acquisitions and products are aligned with the Company’s vision to become MENA’s most innovative investment house, providing comprehensive services to medium-sized and family businesses which ultimately enable them to transform into impactful sustainable economic players.
Aly El Tahry, founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst Partners said “In all economies, medium-sized firms represent growth opportunities, which, if taken up, are consequently reflected in economic growth and job creation, motivations at the core of Catalyst Partner’s raison d’être”
About Catalyst Partners
Catalyst Partners is a unique growth investment firm in the Middle East North Africa Region focusing on medium-sized enterprises and family businesses. The firm functions as a catalytic agent for growing businesses, simultaneously fostering and monitoring expansion to ensure a sustainable future for its partners.
With combined decades of experience leading the region’s top finance firms, the Catalyst Partners team has inculcated and refined the tools and expertise necessary to engender incremental growth for its partner enterprises. The firm’s team works with clients to create a vision and formulate a comprehensive strategy for transformation, while monitoring implementation and progress. To achieve this vision, Catalyst Partners uses a unique integrated approach. It provides critical developmental support and capacity-building in areas such as governance, accounting, financial analysis and strategic planning, all of which are instrumental to the growth of medium sized and family businesses, though rarely accessible to them. In addition, Catalyst Partners is home to a robust investment banking division that works closely with clients and caters to their needs. Its capital-raising and financial advisory services are tailored for the requirements of incubated partners as well as other clients operating in a wide array of industries.
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