ADIB - Egypt Sub. Debt (IFC-37076)

  • Egypt
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 13, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Egypt SAE
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Nov 11, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Nov 1, 2021

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank provided information, the project consists of a subordinated Murabaha financing to Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Egypt (“ADIBE” or the “Bank”). This Tier 2 capital instrument is intended to add diversity to the Bank’s capital base and long-term growth prospects.

ADIBE is an Egypt based Islamic bank that started its operations after the acquisition of the National Bank for Development (NBD) in 2007 by a consortium between Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Emirates International Investment Company. ADIB offers a broad range of banking solutions that cater to the needs of corporate and retail customers through a network of 70 branches and a team of over 2000 employees and experts. In order to integrate further services, the Bank established an Investment Banking arm, ADIB Capital Egypt; a leasing company, ADIFinance; and an asset management arm, ADIB Invest.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

 The project involves a subordinated loan of up to US$50 million to ADIBE for IFC’s own account.

Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

ADIBE is listed and trading on the Egyptian stock exchange with a free float of 28.4%. The largest shareholder is Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC (“ADIB UAE”). ADIB UAE is a United Arab Emirates based bank, established in 1997 as the first Islamic bank in Abu Dhabi, and listed and trading on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange. In addition to being a full-fledged financial services provider that offers banking solutions for individuals, corporations and affluent customers, ADIB UAE provides brokerage services, real estate and property management, payment services and insurance coverage. Globally, ADIB UAE has a presence in six strategic markets, being Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Sudan and Iraq.

Contact Information
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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Egypt
Mr. Sameh Khalil
Head of Investments, Private Banking and Investors Relations
00202 38 28 9300 
9A Rostom Street, Garden City, Cairo 


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