The decision signaled confidence in a burgeoning local market and in the Egyptian economy as a whole.
Corplease is a leading non-bank financial institution that provides diverse leasing products and services to a wide range of SMEs and larger corporates.
Some of its services include direct leasing, sale and lease back, as well as structured finance products.
“The need for leasing products in Egypt is growing consistently on an annual basis to meet the acute demand by corporates for alternative source of funding from traditional banking sources, for business expansion,” said Stefan Nalletamby, Acting Vice-President for the Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization Complex at the African Development Bank.
“With the annual demand growth expected from the local corporates, the market for leasing in Egypt shows immense potential for investors.”
Malinne Blomberg, African Development Bank Country Manager in Egypt explained that the loan will contribute to supporting SMEs operating in Egypt, especially in priority sectors such as agribusiness and food industries, tourism, ICT, clean energy, health, transport and manufacturing.
The Bank noted that its support will have multiplier effects on industries related to the real sector and support job creation in these value chains.