Elwy M. Taymour
Group Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
with an expanding regional presence and international standards of service in banking and non-banking financial services.
in Egypt, covering 70+ EGX Listed Companies across 12 Sectors
Consistently Ranked Brokerage Company in Egypt YoY
Award Winning Investment Banking Transactions
In-House Data Based
Pharos Holding established.
Pharos Securities Brokerage began commercial operations and soon achieved 9th rank in turnover on the EGX.
Pharos Investment Banking acted as buy-side advisor in the management buyout of retail financing firm Contact Cars, in a transaction with an equity value of EGP 149 m. Pharos Securities Brokerage acted as sell-side broker for Abraaj Group’s leveraged buyout of Egyptian Fertilizer Company (EFC); with an equity value of EGP 7.1 bn, the deal was the largest private equity acquisition in the Middle East to that time.
Pharos Research, in partnership with MSCI Barra, launched a 43-constituent index, the Pharos Egypt Index, in January 2008 to track locally listed companies across nine sub-sector indices. Pharos Securities Brokerage obtained licenses for margin and intra-day trading as well as book-keeping. Pharos Asset management licensed and now manages EGP 4.55 Bn for retail, high-net-worth individual and institutional clients.
Pharos Securities Brokerage achieved fifth rank in both over the counter (OTC) and official market transactions on the EGX. Pharos Investment Fund Co. launched an EGP 25.0 m equity fund (Pharos I).
Pharos Holding was appointed by Orange Telecom as local financial advisor to evaluate its offer on Egyptian Company for Mobile Service Mobinil.
Taymour Family and Management bought out Qalaa Holdings share. Pharos Investment Banking acted as independent financial advisor to Global Telecom Holding, reviewing the terms of the proposed renewal of the shareholder loan granted by an indirect subsidiary of VimpelCom Limited with a principal amount of USD 2.5 bn plus accrued interest.
Pharos Investment Banking awarded the 2016 Mergermarket Middle East Consumer M&A Financial Adviser of the year. Pharos Investment Banking outperformed in the consumer market, closing 11 transactions worth EGP 8.5 bn.
Pharos Holding acquired a new license to facilitate trading for foreign clients worldwide through Egypt’s office. Pharos Investment Banking acted as the Sole Coordinator and Bookrunner for “A.T. Lease” Initial Public Offering in the Egyptian Stock Exchange with 37x overall oversubscription.
Pharos Holding named “Best Investment Bank in Egypt” By Global Finance Magazine’s exclusive annual survey of the World’s Best Investment Banks for the year 2018.
Pharos Securities Brokerage S.A.E., started operating with Tellimer – formerly Exotix Capital, as its Chaperone Partner in meeting and trading with clients across the world.
Pharos Holding awarded the “Best Equity Research Company” for 2018. The global award is presented by the renowned International Finance Magazine an independent premium financial and business analysis magazine, published by UK’s International Finance Publications Ltd.
Expanding the scope and standards of our services to produce a superior offering to our clients.
We aim to use technology to transform the sectors we work in and help radically change people's lives; thus, allowing everyone to enjoy a healthier and more efficient journey. .
Pharos Holding’s values drive our strategy. They are the pillars upon which Pharos Holding is built. Integrity, Credibility, Transparency and Innovation; values incorporated in everything we do, everyday. The approach we take with each client, revolves around those key values. Other than being highly proficient in the technical areas of our business, we place the greatest emphasis on the personal service to all our clients. Our team is handpicked for their integrity, education, experience, relationships and expansive knowledge in their disciplines, allowing them to provide clients with creative and dynamic solutions objectively and professionally.
Our main principle of leadership is Integrity.
Our Clients’ trust is earned, maintained and nurtured throughout our relationship.
Our deep knowledge of the market allows us to bring in an array of original and creative solutions.
We conduct our business with the highest degree of transparency, complying with Global Compliance Standards.
To this day, Dr. Mohamed Taymour is considered one of Egypt’s finest financial minds. He is the reason why we are here today; his vision and emphasis on the essence of Pharos Holding’s business – personalized service extended to every one of our clients. With his immense know-how of the financial industry and the respect he commanded from his peers, Dr. Taymour has built a legacy that inspires respect and admiration; one that every one of us here at Pharos Holding take great pride in being a part of.
Since the founding of Pharos Holding in 2005 by the late Dr. Mohamed Taymour, we have managed to maintain an upward growth trajectory, growing from a provider of Financial Advisory and Private Equity services into a full-service Investment Bank and a non-banking financial services provider. Today, we have a solid presence throughout the region with our headquarters in Cairo and our Dubai office, Pharos Gulf Limited; a subsidiary of Pharos Holding, regulated by the DFSA. Our regional presence, long-term strategy and seasoned financial industry professionals come together to bring world-class financial services to institutional and individual investors in Egypt and the region. We have gone through major economic shifts and organizational changes over the past few years that we have come out of unscathed and served as key elements in our growth; a testament to our ability to leverage the bigger picture to our advantage. What has come to define the essence of Pharos Holding is our team’s ability to adjust its strategy and implement it with award winning results and consistent growth over the years. Our back-to-back successes and standing in the market are primarily due to our ability to work as a team at all times, guided by our values of Transparency, Credibility, Integrity and Innovation. I take great pride in our evolution over the years, moving into new business ventures and exploring new territories. Our expansion into a non-banking financial services group only adds to our depth as an institution, stemming from a deeply rooted belief that a sustainable business model can only be achieved through a balanced and diversified growth strategy. We have expanded our regional footprint with the opening of our Dubai office, allowing us to tap into the GCC and regional markets, and ideally positioning us to fulfill our primary strategic objective of attracting and driving foreign investments into Egypt. We are firmly on our way to continue our growth through a visionary strategy, strong leadership, a dedicated team of financial professionals, and a determined approach in the implementation of our future plans.
Elwy M. Taymour
Group Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Aladdin El Afifi
Managing Director & Co-Chief Executive Officer
Essam Abdel Hafiez
MD & Head of Pharos Securities Brokerage
Noha El Ghazaly
MD & Head of Investment Banking
Radwa El Swaify
MD & Head of Pharos Research
Head of Equity Asset Management
Human Resources Director
Head of Marketing
One of Pharos Holding’s priorities is overseeing the policies and processes that identify the principal risks to the business and the systems in place to address them. The Board of Directors and its committees are constantly reviewing strategies to identify, prioritize and manage risks and define roles and responsibilities. Pharos Holding’s policy framework ensures that management’s plans and activities are focused on generating optimum value to all stakeholders. Trust and integrity mark all of Pharos Holding’s efforts. Nurturing and enhancing the positive values that are already deeply ingrained in its culture, and adopting a proactive approach to implementing and refining corporate governance practices, is what ensures the integrity of all its transactions.