Investment Banking

Backed by an unrivaled distribution platform that includes leading institutional and retail investors in the Middle East, Europe, North America and Africa, we have advised on transactions worth in excess of EGP 99 billion since inception, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, private placements, rights issues, debt restructurings and bond issuances.

Our track record and impeccable ethics speak for themselves: Our advisory professionals executed the first ECM transaction in Egypt following the global financial crisis (serving as lead manager on an EGP 930 million follow-on offering of Housing and Development Bank) and served as sole local financial advisor to OCI NV in its USD 7.5 billion mandatory tender offer for Orascom Construction Industries SAE.

Backed by 18 advisory professionals with complementary skill sets and a wide range of regional and global experience, we are proud to have been awarded GTM / EGX recognition as Best Investment Bank in Egypt in 2010 and to have been nominated “Best Investment Bank in Africa” by Africa Investor magazine.

CI Capital Investment Banking at a Glance

  • Proven ability to structure landmark ECM, DCM, M&A and corporate finance deals — including complex cross-border transactions — in challenging conditions
  • EGP 99 billion in transactions executed since inception
  • Powerful distribution platform includes leading global institutional investors on four continents and thousands of regional retail investors
  • Trusted partner of demanding national, regional and multinational clients
  • 18 advisory professionals offer an experienced team with complementary backgrounds and skill sets, leveraging experience from leading regional and international institutions
  • Exceptionally broad domain expertise across a wide range of industries, products and services

Our Team

  • Hesham Gohar
    Head of Investment Banking

    Hesham brings to CI Capital Investment Banking 13 years of experience in investment banking and private equity across the MENA region, having worked in regional financial centers including Dubai, Jeddah and Cairo. Hesham was previously with Beltone Financial, where he led numerous transactions including the largest IPO executed in Egypt in 2010. He was earlier Head of Principal Investments based in Dubai for Shuaa Capital, a role he assumed after serving as Director of Principal Investments at Dubai Capital Group, the MENA-focused investment arm of Dubai Holding. Hesham also has experience as a banker at Swicorp, where he advised regional and international institutions and family offices on M&A and debt & equity financings out of Jeddah and Cairo. He holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo and completed Executive Education at Harvard Business School.

  • Salah Shafei
    Managing Director - Investment Banking

    Salah joins CI Capital with more than 10 years of transactional and operational experience, most recently as CFO of Sixth of October Development & Investment Company (SODIC) and member of the company's Board & Executive Committee. During his tenure at SODIC, Salah contributed in developing the SODIC franchise into a leading real estate developer in Egypt, with one of the strongest brands in the market and a highly institutionalized governance and management structure. Prior to SODIC, Salah was with EFG-Hermes Investment Banking, where he worked on a number of high profile transactions including the US$ 1.0bn acquisition of Al Watany Bank of Egypt, the US$ 710m private placement of Solidere International and the US$ 981m acquisition of Vodafone by Telecom Egypt.

Our Practice Areas

Equity Capital Markets

  • Initial and follow-on public offerings
  • Mandatory and voluntary tender offers
  • Private placements
  • ADR / GDR listings
  • Delistings

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • M&A advisory
  • Leveraged and management buyouts

Debt Capital Markets

  • Corporate bonds
  • Asset-backed debt (securitizations)
  • Islamic debt structures

Corporate Finance Advisory

  • Financial & corporate restructuring
  • Debt restructuring & advisory
  • Valuation and fairness opinions
  • Defense strategy advisory
  • ESOP plans

Landmark ECM + M&A Transactions

Select ECM + M&A Transactions

DCM Transactions: Securitizations

DCM Transactions: Bond Issuances

Our Clients

International Clients

National Clients