GB Auto acquires Changan’s sole distributorship

June 07, 2021

EGX 30: (10,054), weekly change (-2.4% ), YTD (-7.3%)
Traded Value 1W Avg: EGP 481M, (+0.8%) above 90D Avg.  
EGP:USD: 15.69 (+0.1%) weekly change 

Local Pick-ups

GB Auto acquires Changan’s sole distributorship

Ghabbour Auto announced it has acquired sole distributorship of the Chinese auto brand Changan, a leading Chinese global automotive brand, in Egypt. Ghabbour will this month launch 4 new models that are believed to cater to different needs and aspirations of Egyptian consumers. The company expects Changan to be one of the top 5 car brands in Egyptian market within the next 3 years. (EGX)

Fawry to acquire two companies in F&B and E-commerce sectors

Ashraf Sabry, Fawry CEO, has announced the company has reached final negotiations in two acquisition deals in the E-commerce and Food & Beverage industries, which are expected to be closed within days. The company mentioned in its Q1 financial report that it is actively looking for minority stake acquisitions in one or more consumer-facing target companies to achieve its plans to expand the Fawry ecosystem’s operational reach. (Economy Plus)

Speed Medical withdraws from Tawasol alliance for Alex NMC’s acquisition

Speed Medical announced withdrawing from its alliance with Tawasol Holdings and other investors to acquire Alexandria New Medical Center (Alex NMC). On the other hand, Tawasol Holdings has reached an agreement to submit a purchase offer to acquire a 100% stake in Alexandria New Medical Center. (Zawya)

Other Local Headlines

  • Egypt’s Juhayna says ADQ has not made formal offer for stake in business
  • OFH cuts stake in Beltone Financials by 4.45% to 70.1% for EGP 71.55M
  • Goldman Sachs economist expects CBE to cut rates this month.
  • Hazem Badran & Tarek Tantawy as Palm Hills Group Co-CEOs

Global Pick-up

G7 Countries agrees to set a minimum global tax rate

After eight years of discussion, G7 finance ministers have reached an agreement to reform the global tax system. The group has agreed to impose a minimum global tax rate of 15%. This agreement came to prevent multinational corporations that don’t pay their fair share of taxes by incorporating and booking their profits in low or zero tax nations. (CNBC)

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Earnings Call:

  • Orascom Investment Holding reported net losses of EGP 103.2M , 75% YoY loss shrink.
  • SODIC reported net profits of EGP 100.4M in Q1 2021, a 235% YoY increase.
  • Madinet Nasr For housing reported net profits of EGP 114.5M, a 69% YoY increase.
  • Ibn Sina reported net profits of EGP 50.3M in Q1 2021, a 0.06% YoY increase.
  • Cleopatra hospitals reported net profits EGP 101.3M in Q1 2021, 23% YoY increase
  • Amer group reported net profits EGP 105.8M in Q1 2021, a 3969% YoY increase.