This article is the first of three introducing Ahmed Badreldin and his main portfolio companies. In our podcast, Thndr Claps with Waya, we will be asking him your most pressing investment questions. Send your questions for Badreldin to [email protected] and say tuned for more.
Wondering what it takes to transform a company into a super successful one? One viable answer is investors like Ahmed Badreldin, an Egyptian investor who is always one step ahead in the game.
Who is Ahmed Badreldin?
Badreldin is a seasoned investor, well known for his forward-looking approach. He partook in the region’s three hottest sectors before they started to sizzle. His notable investments on this front include Careem, IDH, Cleopatra Hospitals Group, and Taleem. He is currently managing partner at RMBV, the company that just led a $40 million round in B2B e-commerce platform, MaxAB.
What is RMBV?
RMBV is a private equity firm that invests in various sectors across Africa led by Badreldin. It has invested in a current portfolio of 22 companies. Its main goal is to upgrade businesses and make them sustainable models that can grow and evolve to fulfill the market’s needs. The firm is focused on job creation, opening the consumption choices of low-income to middle-income consumers to more inclusive growth and higher quality products and services.
They aim to build positive economic impact and long-term stakeholder value. The firm is focused on job creation, opening the consumption choices of low-income to middle-income consumers to more inclusive growth and higher quality products and services. The firm has made a total of 18 partial and full exits to date.
Transforming Businesses Impactfully
Partners and principals at RMBV under Badreldin’s leadership create value in acquired companies by having a single-minded strategy to which they stick. The team identifies a business’s untapped potential that they find through a market gap. When RMBV exists a company, it has created a sustainable business that can withhold itself after it IPOs or is sold to another company. The impact fund is a trusted partner of investors possessing dollars who want to invest in the region.
Their portfolio supported +12,000 jobs across North Africa, helped +25,000 students with access to higher education, and treated +5 million patients. Their latest investment in MaxAB is expected to impact the lives of more than 55,000 small retailers.
What Is Badreldin Up to Now?
RMBV is raising a $300+ million fund targeting the Middle East and North Africa, with up to 40% of its investments earmarked for Egypt. Thus far, the latest fund has made nine investments with four companies that have been exited.
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