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Union Capital a private equity firm based in Egypt that focuses on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Union Capital was first established in 2008 by Dr. Hani Sarie El-Din; former chairman of the Egyptian Capital Markets Authority (CMA), and Minoush Abdel-Meguid; former Assistant to the Chairman and Head of the Corporate Finance Division of the CMA.
Union Capital was solely established with the specific purpose of investing in the growth and expansion of capital opportunities of the SME sector, and is the first private equity fund of its kind in Egypt to be uniquely focused on the SME investment space.
The founders of Union Capital saw both the need and opportunity to establish a fund that provides private equity to those in the space between owning established companies and green-field start-ups, given that historically, the majority of private equity transactions in Egypt were made during buyouts of large existing businesses or of greenfield financing.
At Union Capital, we don’t manage, but we investment in smart management. To date, Union Capital has established its first fund, sized at EGP150 million, with the name Union Capital Private Equity I. The fund offers investors the opportunity to achieve a robust rate of return from a combination of capital gains and income from equity investments in small and medium sized businesses in Egypt. Our investments range from EGP 2 million to EGP 8 million with stakes between 20% and 40%.
Here at Union Capital, our objective is to provide equity capital for growth and expansion. Our investment selection process is therefore geared toward financing those companies looking to grow through the transfer, adaptation and commercialization of existing technologies.