Sphinx Private Equity Management (Sphinx Egypt) is a private equity management company with
extensive experience in direct investment in medium-sized companies.
The firm looks to capture high-yield opportunities in emerging markets. Its geographical footprint
crosses the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, with a special focus on Egypt.
Sphinx is a Cairo-based Private Equity firm with Assets under management (AUM) of EGP 1.3bn
Sphinx Egypt is a dedicated private equity management company formed by Citadel Capital
and Marianne Ghali, an industry veteran who has spearheaded highly successful private equity
investments across a number of industries.
In 2009, Pharos Holding acquired the private equity firm Sphinx Egypt from Citadel Capital
The partnership leverages the group’s combined network, deal flow and knowledge of regional and
Egyptian markets. The group targets investment opportunities from:
SME industry roll-ups / consolidation plays.
Family-held companies seeking to expand to regional markets.
Public-sector companies offered through privatization.
Distressed companies in need of restructuring.
The firm targets the acquisition of controlling interests in mid-sized industrial companies with
proven management, stable cash flows and strong potential for expansion and exports. The firm has
a broad outlook on opportunities, being equally interested in pursuing distressed assets.
Post-acquisition, Sphinx Egypt maintains a close working relationship with its Portfolio
Companies, creating value by assisting them with financial engineering and strategic repositioning
as well as investment and divestment strategies.
● Printing & Packaging
● Health Care
● Oil & gas Services
● Building Material
● Retail Food