Established in 2015, Ezdehar Management is a private equity fund manager investing in high growth businesses in Egypt. We look for successful companies capable of significant growth, whether organic or through acquisition, led by talented managers who seek an investment partner to help their business reach its full potential.
Ezdehar Egypt Mid-Cap Fund is our flagship Egypt-focused private equity fund which seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation through the careful selection of Egyptian mid-cap companies in relatively defensive sectors. Our interest in Egypt stems from its solid macroeconomic dynamics, resilient economy with a highly attractive demographic profile, rapidly developing market, and its geographical advantage as a strategic gateway to Africa and the Middle East. We align our investment decisions to capture the upside of macroeconomic trends in Egypt, investing in mid-cap Egyptian companies in key growth sectors such as food and beverage, consumer retail, healthcare, industrial manufacturing, financial services, and other sectors benefiting from current macroeconomic trends.
Ezdehar Management is well-placed to provide a globally-consistent, disciplined, investment process, which draws on the local knowledge and expertise of its team to play a vital role in helping companies realize their growth potential.
Representitive: Mr. Emad Barsoum
Emad Barsoum, Managing Director and Investment Committee Member
Prior to founding Ezdehar, Emad was a Co-Founder and Partner of 8 Miles LLP, an Africa-focused private equity firm which raised approximately USD 200 million and executed investments across Egypt, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Previously, he spent 10 years with the Orascom Telecom Group as CEO of Wind Hellas where he led one of the largest debt restructurings in Europe in 2009, and as Chairman and CEO of OrasInvest Holding where he led the growth of the company across 8 countries in North Africa and Asia and later exited the business to a PE consortium in the largest MENA LBO at the time. He was also the co-founder and CFO of Djezzy Algeria, and a Director at Mobinil (currently Orange, Egypt’s first mobile network operator).
Emad started his career as a civil engineer in New York where he spent six years with Parsons Brinckerhoff and Imbsen & Associates.
Emad holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University, USA, and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt.