Credentials

Since inception, Emergence has successfully completed several transactions across a variety of industries and countries, of which the largest PE deal in 2014.  Our solid track record has earned us recognition throughout the industry and we praise ourselves for being a trusted partner to all our clients.

M&A

2019 | BUY SIDE | Tunisia

LMBO Acquisition of shares in


Undisclosed amount

Emergence has advised a group of MSB founders/managers on an LMBO helping them consolidating their shareholding and restructuring their investment. Emergence also managed the debt raising process.

2018 | BUY SIDE | Tunisia

Acquired 100% of


Undisclosed amount

Sotipapier, the leading paper packaging manufacturer in Tunisia has acquired SFTC, a paper recycling company, as part of its integration strategy. Emergence Partners has advised the buyer on the whole process.

2018 | BUY SIDE | Tunisia

LBO acquisition of


Undisclosed amount

Honoris United Universities, the largest private education investment platform in Africa has acquired the SUPSAT Group, composed of three healthcare schools. . The deal was financed through an acquisition debt (LBO). Emergence managed the whole process until financial closing.

2017 | SELL SIDE | Tunisia

Invested in


Undisclosed amount

Medibio, the leading diagnostics devices distributor in Tunisia, has raised funds from UBCI Developpement, an SME investment fund managed by French group BNP Paribas, to finance its growth. Emergence Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the sellers.

2017 | SELL SIDE | Tunisia/France

Sold its shares in


Undisclosed amount

Creova is a leading technologies solution provider dedicated to mobile payment. Emergence advised the shareholders on the sale of a strategic stake to financial investors.

2015 | BUY SIDE | KSA/Tunisia

Invested in


TND 10 000 000

The ICD, the investment arm of the Islamic Development bank has mandated Emergence partners as their financial advisor to assist them on a minority stake acquisition in Wifack Leasing.

2014 | SELL SIDE | UAE/Tunisia

Acquired 100% of


Undisclosed amount

The Abraaj Group, has acquired 100% of the capital of Polyclinique Taoufik, the largest private clinic in Tunisia, as part of its healthcare platform in MENA. Emergence Partners has advised the Taoufik shareholders from acquirer identification until final closing.

2014 | SELL SIDE | Tunisia

Invested in


Undisclosed amount

Servicom, a listed company active in infrastructure and engineering works has raised growth capital from Pan-African private equity fund Africnvest to finance its international growth. Emergence Partners has acted as the sole advisor to the sellers.

2014 | BUY SIDE | Tunisia

Acquired 100% of


Undisclosed amount

The consortium Alfa-Sotumis has acquired 100% of Le Boulanger, the leading industrial bread manufacturer in Tunisia. Emergence Partners has advised the buyers on the acquisition process.

2012 | BUY SIDE | Algeria

Acquired 100% of


USD 5 000 000

The Moukawil Company, a subsidiary of the Promo-invest Group, one of the largest diversified conglomerates in Algeria, has acquired Aluor, one of the leading manufacturer of aluminum profiles for USD 5m. Emergence Partners has acted as the sole advisor to the buyers.

Corporate Finance

2018 | Acquisition Finance | Tunisia

Debt

raising


TND 25 000 000

Emergence Partners has advised Université Centrale, the largest Private University in Tunisia to raise an acquisition debt for an amount of TND 25 million.

2017 | Corporate Finance | Tunisia

Valuation and strategic advice

prior to investor entry

Emergence advised the shareholders on a strategic project and performed a Business Plan and a valuation, prior to a JV with a leading international player.

2017 | Corporate Finance | Tunisia

Valuation and strategic advice

prior to capital restructuring

Emergence advised the shareholders on a financial restructuring plan aiming at re-launch the company expansion plan and improve its financing.

2016 | Corporate Finance | Libya/Tunisia

Portfolio strategic, financial

review & restructuring


USD 40 000 000

Emergence acted as exclusive financial advisor to LAFICO, the investment arm of LIA in Tunisia for their portfolio strategic and financial review and restructuring. Emergence has designed a new investment strategy that has been approved by the LAFICO BoD.

2016 | Corporate Finance | Tunisia

Valuation & fairness opinion

prior to capital restructuring

Emergence advised the shareholders on a restructuring plan and performed a business Plan and a valuation

2015 | Corporate Finance | Tunisia

Valuation and financial

restructuring prior to investor entry

Emergence advised the shareholders on a new investor entry and performed a business Plan and a valuation

2013 | Debt Advisory |         Algeria

Debt

raising


USD 45 000 000

Emergence acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders to raise USD 45m debt to finance their development plan.

2013 | Corporate Finance | Tunisia

Valuation & strategic advice for

its development plan

Emergence advised the shareholders on a new investor entry and performed a business Plan and a valuation

2013 | Corporate Finance | Tunisia

Valuation & strategic advice for its development plan

Speedy is a leading car repair chain with more than 600 centers worldwide. Emergence advised the shareholders on a new investor entry and performed a business plan and a valuation.

Other Advisory

2014 | Strategic Advisory | Tunisia

Strategic study for an SME fund setup in Tunisia & Algeria

Emergence was mandated by IDB and EBRD to conduct a strategic study prior to the set-up of an SME fund in Tunisia and Algeria

2014 | Strategic Advisory | Tunisia

Strategic advice for its bank license & new investor entry


TND 120 000 000

Al Wifack Leasing is a listed company active in financial leasing. In 2013, the BoD hired Emergence to advise them on their strategic project of converting their leasing company into a universal Islamic bank. Emergence led the whole process including strategy design, new bank business plan and banking license documentation submitted to Central Bank of Tunisia. In 2014, the Central Bank of Tunisia gave clearance and Wifack Leasing obtained a full banking license.

2013 | Strategic Advisory | Tunisia

Business plan & strategic advice for its new business line

2012 | Strategic Advisory |   Brazil

Advised on fund-raising strategy & elaborated fund model

Advised a GP active in Latin America on fundraising strategy and elaborated fund model

2012 | Strategic Advisory | Tunisia

Business plan & financial restructuring / turnaround plan

Emergence haw been mandated by shareholders to perform a turnaround plan and performed a financial restructuring strategy.

2012 | Strategic Advisory | Tunisia

Business plan & strategic advice for its development plan

Soran is a leading corporate identity deployment company active in Africa. Emergence provided strategic advice for its expansion plan and performed a business plan and a valuation.

Principal Investment

2019 | Principal Investments | Tunisia

Invested in


Undisclosed amount

Emergence Partners has invested in Biogà S.A, a company specializing in the production and distribution of premium bio cosmetics. Biogà uses innovative approach based on cosmeto-genomic technology and micro-biota control to bring fascinating beauty products. This investment is a corner stone of the firm principal investment operations.