Investment Banking

Our purpose is to serve a diverse client base of issuers and investors including corporations, financial institutions and governments across the region. We aim to provide our clients with opportunities supported by strong regional relationships and a profound understanding of local economies, industries and different cultures. Our dedicated team continuously strives to identify and execute innovative public and private market transactions.

    • Equity and debt issuance
    • Mezzanine financing
    • Private placements
    • GDR listings
    • Privatization

Prime provides structuring and execution of various debt and equity financing, in addition to prerequisites such as strategy formulation, valuation and business plan preparation. Our team provides support in the origination of primary market transactions and manages their structuring, syndication, marketing and distribution. Hence, our scope of activities stretches from the largest privatizations, initial public offerings and secondary placements to smaller public transactions and private placements.

    • M&A advisory
    • Divestitures
    • Joint ventures
    • Leveraged and management buyouts
    • Defense against unsolicited takeover

Our company handles M&A activities by establishing and maintaining strategic relations with existing and potential clients. It is our duty to provide complete advisory and strategic solutions to assist clients in achieving short and long term goals. Our services encompass pre-transaction evaluation and valuation of the client, candidate short-listing, candidate valuation, transaction structuring, financing and refinancing arrangements, negotiation assistance, and due diligence management.

    • Strategic and corporate restructuring
    • Financial restructuring
    • Valuation
    • Debt Arrangements
    • Debt Restructuring

Prime provides strategic, financial and corporate restructuring advisory to businesses attempting public offering, private placement and/or seeking higher profitability. Our professional team analyses thoroughly all aspects of the enterprise, designs restructuring programs and oversees their implementation. At Prime; we seek to enhance the overall value of the client through strategic planning and management.

Prime offers the clients a variety of financial restructuring scenarios to align them with their strategic plans in terms of arranging adequate debt and equity structure that is beneficial for the client.

Prime’s Investment Banking arm is led by some of the most esteemed investment bankers in Egypt with exposure to a wide range of industries such as Telecommunications, Food & Beverage, Real Estate, Cement Production, Petrochemicals, Waste Management and Recycling, Leasing, Education, and Hospitality. Our team of professionals provides profound support in handling clients’ needs.

Prime Capital currently operating in different deals covering most of the industries in the Egyptian Stock market including: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, food & beverages, hospitality, chemicals, petrochemicals, industrial, real estate.

Hussein Abdel-Halim, MBA – CEO, Prime Capital
Hussein brings more than 25 years of diversified industry experience to Prime. He joined Prime Capital after Prime Holding acquired the boutique investment bank he co-founded.
Prior to joining Prime, his career spanned investment banking, asset management, securities brokerage and research at leading regional firms.
He was Managing Director at several regional investment banks and worked on transactions with a total value exceeding US$15Bn in the MENA region and Europe. These transactions encompassed various industries, including banking, healthcare, food and beverage, building materials, real estate, aviation, engineering, information technology, telecommunications, power generation, oil and gas and petrochemicals.
Hussein sits on the board of a number of companies and charities, is a member of the advisory committee of Egypt’s Financial Regulatory Authority and a member of the founding committee of Egypt’s Derivatives Exchange.
Sherif Bolbol – Managing Director 
Sherif is a CFA Charter Holder since 2004, and has completed the Private Equity and Venture Capital Programme at Oxford Business School. Sherif teaches Advanced Corporate Finance, Securities Industry & Capital Markets courses in the American University in Cairo (Management Center), Corporate Finance in the MBA program (Banking & Risk Management) of ESLSCA University as well as the “Cash Flow Lending” Module (Chase Model) in several banks’ credit courses.
Walid El Ayadi – Executive Director 
Mr. Walid brings more than 21 years of diversified industry experience. Prior to joining Prime, his solid career spanned ADIB Capital, CI Capital Holding, and Commercial International Brokerage Company. Since December 2014, Mr. El Ayadi worked as a Director of Investment Banking in Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Capital during which he managed to close deals in excess of US$1 bn. He also worked as a member of CI Capital Management Committee for four years starting April 2008 till September 2012. From November 2005 till September 2012, he worked as CI Capital Holding Corporate Strategy Director. Mr. Walid also worked as Division Head in Research Department in CIBC from the year 2003 till 2005.
Basma Shebeta – Director 
Former Partner – Asset Management/ Project Finance, Aur Capital. In this capacity, she managed to prepare & complete the prospectuses of the Financial Non-Banking & Real Estate Funds, in addition to completing the deal write-ups of potential targets & monitoring the financial & operating performance of portfolio companies. Basma has accumulated over 20 years of progressive professional experience in Equity, Credit & Industry Analyses, Feasibility Studies & Valuation Techniques that covers several sectors. She worked in several landmark places such as CI Capital & CorpLease in addition to SEII & CFH. Basma holds a BA in in Economics from Faculty of Economics & Political Science Cairo University, and she passed two of the three levels of the CFA curriculum.
Mostafa El-Fouly, CFA – Manager
Mr. Mostafa El-Fouly has been working at Prime Capital since December 2017, where he handled multiple positions. He has a track record of working at reputable financial services firms including Fincorp, BDO-Egypt and Okaz Brokerage. During his term with the aforementioned companies, he specialized in preparing valuation report for various purposes, including IFA, Capital Increase, feasibility studies among other purposes, utilizing multiple various valuation techniques. Mr. El-Fouly handled valuation tasks for companies operating in various sectors namely, Tourism, Banking, Non-Banking Financial Institutions, Transportation, Food and Beverage, Real estate and Oil and Gas among other sectors. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Commerce from Helwan University in 2011, he has successfully passed all three levels of the CFA Charter on first attempt and earned the designation.
Carole Adel – Assistant Manager
Carole Adel started working at Prime Capital since June 2016. During her career path at Prime Capital She is specialized in preparing valuation report for various purposes, including IFA, Capital Increase and feasibility studies among other purposes, utilizing multiple various valuation techniques. Ms. Carole Adel gained business experience in various sectors namely, Tourism, Banking, Non-Banking Financial Institutions, Transportation, Food and Beverage, Real estate and Oil and Gas among other sectors. Prior joining Prime Capital, She also worked for 3 years as a financial analyst at HLB Egypt – Makary Consulting since October 2013 till May 2016. She was specializing in market studies, feasibility studies, financial valuation, analysis and financial consultation for several on-going companies and new projects. During this period, she participated in several studies with numerous international and governmental organizations such as the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the German Development Bank (KFW), Ministry of Industry and Trade, Social Fund for Development (SFD) and the Industry Modernization Center (IMC). She also received her Bachelor Degree in Economics From Faculty of Economics and Political Science – Cairo University in 2013 and is currently studying MBA in Finance in Eslsca University.
Ahmed Saleh Aboueita – Senior Analyst
Ahmed has over 3 years of in-depth financial sector experience. He has started his career at HLB – Egypt where his main responsibility was to prepare economic, financial and market feasibility studies for various clients in different sectors including real estate, infrastructure, and financial services. The World Bank Group, EBRD, GIZ, Orascom Construction, Madinet Nasr for Housing & Development and Al Marasem International for Development are some of the clients that Ahmed has worked for. Ahmed was responsible for preparing analytical, performance and valuation reports in order to advice clients about historical performance and investment opportunities. Ahmed joined Prime Capital in 2019 as a senior analyst in the Investment Banking department. Since joining Prime Capital, Ahmed has worked on preparing and building valuation models and reports utilizing a range of valuation techniques including DCF, Market Multiples & Net Asset Valuation (NAV). Ahmed aslo is responsible for preparing/ reviewing information memorandums, Presentations, valuation reports, and IFA reports. Another part of his role is to solicit new business opportunities with clients and prospects for corporate transactions such as equity fund raising, buy/sell side advisory and debt issuance. Ahmed graduated cum laude from the American University in Cairo in 2015 with a major in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Economics. Ahmed is preparing for CFA level I exam in December 2020.