EFG Hermes closes EGP 600M note issuance HSB

Updated 4/30/2024 8:33:00 AM
EFG Hermes closes EGP 600M note issuance HSB

Arab Finance: EFG Hermes, a subsidiary of EFG Holding, has concluded the issuance of an EGP 600 million senior unsecured short-term note for the Hermes Securities Brokerage Company (HSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of EFG Holding, as per an emailed press release.

This marks the fifth issuance for HSB and the second in a two-year program valued at EGP 2 billion aimed at diversifying funding sources. 

Middle East Ratings and Investor Services (MERIS) has affirmed HSB's national scale long-term senior unsecured entity rating at BBB+ with a Stable Outlook, alongside the short-term senior unsecured issuer rating of P2.

The 12-month bullet note carries a variable rate coupon paid after six months and upon maturity. Proceeds from the issuance will bolster HSB's financial portfolio.

EFG Hermes served as the sole financial advisor, transaction manager, book-runner, underwriter, and arranger for this issuance.

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