Cairo: Drive Finance, a subsidiary of GB Capital, the financial arm of GB Corp, has announced the closure of its fifth securitization bond issuance worth 1.4 billion EGP. This issuance is the second in the fifth securitization program by Capital Securitization, totaling five billion EGP.

This issuance follows shortly after the previous issuance, completed in December last year, reflecting the rapid growth of the company’s portfolio and the increasing confidence of investors.

In this context, Ahmed Osama, Managing Director of Drive Finance, expressed his delight with the significant investor interest in this issuance. The demand from investors exceeded double the issuance amount. He stated, "The strong investor interest reflects the great confidence in our company and our ability to maintain our creditworthiness and achieve success in a challenging economic environment."

Remon Gaber, Head of Treasury at Drive Finance, expressed his pride in the success of this issuance, emphasizing that the continuous diversification of the company’s funding sources has enhanced its ability to achieve its goals, expand its financing services, and increase its geographical reach. This, in turn, has contributed to increasing the company's market share in consumer finance and factoring activities.

The issuance was offered in three different tranches:

The first tranche is worth 546.8 million EGP, with a 13-month duration and an AA+(sf) credit rating.

The second tranche is worth 644.9 million EGP, with a 36-month duration and an AA(sf) credit rating.

The third tranche is worth 210.3 million EGP, with a 58-month duration and an A(sf) credit rating.

It is noteworthy that the Commercial International Bank, CIB, acted as the financial advisor, manager, arranger, and promoter for the issuance. The Arab African International Bank served as the custodian, underwriter, and subscription recipient. El-Derini Law Office acted as the legal advisor for the issuance, and Sherif Mansour Dabus – Russell Bedford served as the auditor. The issuance was rated by the Middle East Rating & Investors Service (MERIS).

About Drive Finance:

Drive Finance is a leading company in consumer finance and factoring for both companies and individuals in Egypt, operating under the umbrella of GB Capital, the financial arm of GB Corporation. Established in 2012, Drive specializes in factoring, providing necessary financing and credit to all customers, whether individuals or companies. Since its inception, the company has successfully grown its business and market share, establishing a prominent position among competitors in the Egyptian auto finance sector. Drive is also the owner of the "Forsa" application, a digital platform based on the "buy now, pay later" model for individuals.

About GB Capital:

GB Capital is the non-banking financial services arm of GB Corp, offering a range of financial services to various customer segments. The company provides a suite of financing products and services to large, medium, and small enterprises, as well as microfinance-compliant retailers and individuals. GB Capital's strategy is based on adopting the highest standards in its operations while developing a diverse range of services in line with best practices of financial institutions globally.