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Raya Holdings, led by Medhat Khalil, secures $17.6-million credit line from Al Baraka Bank

by Oluwatosin Racheal Alabi
Medhat Khalil

Key Points:

  • Raya Holdings secures EGP 550 million ($ 17.6 million) credit line from Al Baraka Bank.
  • Strategic partnership aims to drive digital transformation in Egypt.
  • Al Baraka Bank supports tech innovation and economic growth.

Medhat Khalil, the founder and chairman of Raya Holding, one of Egypt’s prominent investment conglomerates, has secured a credit line from Al Baraka Bank. Al Baraka Bank recently entered into a cooperation agreement with Raya Information Technology, a subsidiary of Raya Holding for Financial Investments. 

The agreement grants Raya a general credit line of up to EGP 550m ($17.6 million), along with the associated yield. The signing ceremony took place between Hazem Hegazy, CEO and vice chairperson of Al Baraka Bank, and Hisham Abdul Rasoul, CEO of Raya Information Technology.

Strengthening economic ties

Hegazy stated that this collaboration reflects Al Baraka Bank’s commitment to supporting innovative projects, representing an achievement in enhancing collaboration between the banking and technology sectors in Egypt.

By providing Raya with a credit line, the bank aims to facilitate the company’s expansion plans and enable it to explore new avenues for growth. 

This decision meets with Al Baraka Bank’s broader strategy to increase economic development and advance digital transformation within Egypt.

Driving innovation and growth

Recognizing the role of technology in driving innovation and economic prosperity, Al Baraka Bank actively seeks partnerships with leading technology companies. 

By offering financial support and collaboration between the banking and technology sectors, the bank aims to stimulate the growth of tech-based enterprises, create job opportunities, and contribute to Egypt’s overall economic advancement. 

The partnership with Raya reveals the bank’s commitment to nurturing innovation and promoting sustainable economic growth.

Abdul Rasoul, on his part, highlighted that this step is designed to accelerate Raya’s operations and expansions in the market. The agreement reflects the financial strength of Raya Information Technology, as Al Baraka Bank evaluated the company as one of the leading firms in the technology sector. 

In the midst of economic challenges faced by the Egyptian market, this partnership opens new horizons for growth and development, further contributing to digital and economic transformation in Egypt.

Abdul Rasoul concluded by expressing appreciation for their partnership with major market players in Egypt. With over 25 years of operation and leadership, Raya has earned the trust of its clients, solidifying its prominent position in the information technology sector.

Established in 1999 through a merger between entities owned by Khalil and Orascom Group, Raya Holding plays a crucial role in Egypt’s investment landscape. Khalil currently holds an 18.37-percent stake in Raya Holding, totaling 383,851,916.40 shares.

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