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Orascom Telecom and Media Technology Holding (OTMT) is an Egyptian holding company primarily engaged in the telecommunications industry sector, with operations mainly in Egypt, North Korea, Lebanon, Pakistan and other North African and Middle-Eastern countries. OTMI provides a range of prepaid and postpaid voice and data telecommunication services; owns, manages and develops Internet portals; offers publisher services and advertiser services, and platform solutions, among others. The activities of OTMT are mainly divided into its Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), Media and Technology, and Cable businesses, having recently expanded its lines of operations into the new fields of Energy, Transport & Logistics, and Telecom infrastructure. The GSM activities include mobile telecommunications operations in Egypt, North Korea and Lebanon. The Cable business focuses on the management of cable networks. The new field of Energy includes its operations in power projects in Egypt. Commercial International Bank (CIB) (EGX: COMI; LI: CBKD), with its corporate headquarters in Cairo, is the leading private-sector bank in Egypt. The bank serves more than 500,000 clients and has more than 6,000 employees. CIB is one of the strongest banks in the Middle East and Africa. It is also the largest listed corporation in Egypt, with a market capitalization of $4.1 billion. CIB was established in 1975 as a joint venture between the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) (51%) and the Chase Manhattan Bank (49%) under the name Chase National Bank of Egypt. Following a decision by Chase to divest its equity stake in 1987, NBE increased its shareholding to 99.9%, and the bank changed its name to Commercial International Bank (Egypt) SAE. NBE’s stake gradually decreased through several public offerings until it reached 18.7%. In 2006, a consortium led by private equity firm Ripplewood Holdings acquired NBE’s stake in CIB. In July 2009, private equity firm Actis acquired 50% of the stake held by Ripplewood’s consortium, for $244 million. Five months later, Ripplewood sold its remaining position in CIB in the open market. Actis then became the largest shareholder in CIB with a 9.1% stake. In March 2014, Actis sold a portion of its holding in CIB, representing 2.6% of the bank’s shares, in the open market. Later in the year, Actis sold its remaining 6.5% to Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. CI Capital Holding is the investment arm of CIB, with corporate headquarters in Cairo and New York. It is one of the largest investments banks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In 2015, Global Finance Magazine ranked CI Capital as the best Investment Bank in Egypt. CI Capital comprises three main business lines, namely Investment Banking, Securities Brokerage, and Asset Management and a recently established private equity subsidiary.]]>