- Amazon has agreed to acquire $10 million in EFG Hermes GDRs, with the option to replace it with future investment in valU. This translates to a stake of 4.255 per cent of valU's issued share capital, based on a current post-money valuation of $235 million.
- The transaction represents about 1 per cent of EFG’s GDRs, which have a current market cap of $976 million.
- Upon the deal, valU will be listed as a payment method for Amazon.eg customers.
Source: Khaleej Times
valU Consumer Finance (valU), a fully-owned subsidiary of EFG Hermes Holding entered into an agreement with Amazon for the Provision of Consumer Financing by valU as a Payment Method on amazon.eg (Commercial Agreement).
valU will make some of its consumer financing products available to eligible customers on amazon.eg, providing these customers with the option to split the total cost of purchases into multiple payments by using valU.
EFG Hermes and Amazon entered into an option agreement whereby Amazon agreed to acquire $10 million in EFG Hermes GDRs with the option to replace that investment into valU at a future date, translating into a stake of 4.255 per cent of the issued share capital of valU, based on a current post-money valuation of valU of $235 million.
The option will be exercisable prior to or upon the occurrence of a qualified liquidity event at the level of valU, in the form of an independent investment involving third party investors, a sale, or an initial public offering or another listing event, based on the terms and conditions of the transaction agreement.