Based in Cairo, Egypt, Beltone Private Equity (BPE) was established in 2006. Today, BPE is an owner-managed firm with over USD 270 million in assets under management and a team of qualified investment and support professionals whose background ranges from industrial operations to financial services.
Our investment philosophy is based on value creation for both clients and portfolio companies. We focus on identifying, structuring and executing investment opportunities which led us to deploy more than USD 250 million across our portfolio investments.
Our clients cover a span of global institutions, first class local companies and reputable high net worth individuals. Our co-investment strategy allows us to align the interests of our clients with ours.
Our funds generally invest in private companies in Egypt, either as the sponsor of, or an investor in, change-of-control transactions. We also provide capital directly to private companies to finance their growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations absent a change of control. In each case, the total transaction size generally ranges from EGP 25 million to EGP 500 million depending on the fund size.
Our funds also invest in a wide variety of industry sectors. We have invested in real estate, tourism and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, distribution, information technology, oil and gas, and healthcare. We are looking to expand into pharmaceuticals, financial services, and agribusiness among other sectors. Stage of growth has been relatively diverse in our investment portfolio. We have co-established Greenfield projects and invested in well-established growth companies with solid track records. We predominantly focus on local companies with regional and potentially international growth prospects.
We believe our established investment platform, expertise, infrastructure and track record of successfully executing transactions make us an attractive counterparty for sellers and management teams, which will ultimately enable us to continue to be a top tier private equity firm.