Globaltronics (IFC-40384)

  • Egypt
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Specific Location
Cairo and KSA
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2019
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 15.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 16, 2019

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, IFC is considering a USD10m preferred equity investment in Globaltronics. The proposed investment will be used to

  1. finance increased working capital for the greater expected sales and inventory of the Government of Egypt's mechanical meter replacement cycle;
  2. finance Globaltronics' overseas expansion plans, including in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) and Eastern Europe; and
  3. finance additional R&D and enhance the tendering department to be able to effectively compete in several African and Middle Eastern countries and meet their technical requirements, in addition to developing new products (the “Project”).
Investment Description
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The total project cost is estimated at USD15m, of which IFC will provide USD10m in the form of preferred shares. The remainder will be financed through internal cash generation.

Private Actors Description
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The company was founded by Dr. Hany Assal, a veteran investor with more than 35 years’ of experience establishing and managing successful information and communications technology and manufacturing ventures in Egypt and the Middle East. Dr. Assal and his family fully own the Company.

Founded in 1998, Globaltronics for Electronics SAE ('Gtronics' or the 'Company' -, a leading fully integrated Egyptian manufacturer of electricity management solutions, specializes in the development and manufacture of power meters including smart digital meters, prepaid meters and provides smart grid solutions in addition to Meter Management Systems (MMS).

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Contact Information
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Globaltronics for Electronics S.A.E.
Mr. Mohamed Dessoki
General Manager
+202 3864 2082
Lot 120, CPC Industrial Park, Sixth of October City, Postal code:12573/48, Giza, Egypt 


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