Bank Audi - equity investment (EBRD-49644)

  • Lebanon
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 27, 2018
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Bank Audi SAL
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jan 28, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 26, 2018

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Project Description

EBRD is seeking to support the Lebanese financial markets and act as a catalyst to influence the broader economy in Lebanon, which can play a pivotal role in expanding and strengthening the financial sector. Bank Audi looks to consolidate and reinforce its leadership in Lebanon, as well as its market positioning across its core countries of operations, in particular in Turkey and Egypt.

Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

An equity investment for approximately 2.51% of Bank Audi SAL's total common shares outstanding.

Private Actors

Bank Audi SAL is the largest bank in Lebanon, with consolidated assets of USD 43.8 billion at end-December 2017. It is a universal bank operating across the Middle East and Europe. Its shares are listed on the Beirut Stock Exchange. Its Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) are listed on both the Beirut Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

Contact Information

Sana Sabra
+961 1 977 496
+961 1 990 444
P.O. Box 11-2560 Riad El-Solh Beirut 1107 2808 LEBANON
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