Stronghold Global Finance and EGAAD launch partnership to promote FDI and trade across Africa

Stronghold Global Finance, the international investment house, today announces a partnership with the Egyptian African Arab Co. for Development (EGAAD) to promote foreign direct investment and trade within the African continental free trade area and Arab League Nations.

The agreement between Stronghold Global Finance, an economic development platform for emerging markets headquartered in London, and EGAAD, a leading private sector development partner in Africa headquartered in Cairo, will link up three key regional markets – Europe, the Middle East and Africa – connecting private investors with development partners and stimulating cross border investment and trade in the African continent, which will prove to be transformational.

Stronghold Global Finance and EGAAD signed the agreement with a ceremony at the 7th annual Builders of Egypt Forum in Cairo, a flagship event for the engineering, procurement, construction and project finance industries in North Africa and the Middle East, opened on Monday 20 June by Egypt’s Prime Minister, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly.

Tohib Iyiola, CEO of Stronghold Global Finance, and Reda Boulos, CEO of EGAAD, issued this joint statement:

“Stronghold Global Finance and EGAAD together believe that the future of Africa will be built by Africans for Africans. We are pleased to announce our framework agreement expressing our intention to jointly finance and mobilise transformational economic development projects across the continent.

“This agreement promotes access to African markets for investors in Egypt and across the Middle East and Europe. It will particularly focus on overcoming barriers to successful engineering, procurement, and construction of the next generation of large-scale and complex infrastructure projects. Additionally, Stronghold Global Finance and EGAAD will jointly finance direct investment by Egypt’s private sector in projects throughout Africa.

“These projects will provide African economies with a fast track to sustainability and global trade and GDP growth.”

Tohib Iyiola, CEO of Stronghold Global Finance, added:

“Stronghold Global Finance aims to be the partner of choice to unlock alternative investments in Africa and accelerate trade and GDP growth in emerging markets. This partnership builds on our track record and draws on our expertise in project finance and infrastructure finance, and the potential this has to transform Africa.”

Reda Boulos, CEO of EGAAD, added:

“We are pleased to have signed this important partnership with Stronghold Global Finance this week, in the presence of business and government delegates from across the Arab League and Africa. Our partnership ensures that Egyptian investors are key players and can contribute to global trade, GDP growth, infrastructure creation and sustainable development in Africa.”


For more information, please contact:
Sean Canty

+44 (0)20 4558 2164


Nada Riad

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About Stronghold Global Finance:

Stronghold Global Finance is an international investment house that accelerates economic development in emerging markets. It draws on many decades of combined experience in investment banking to unlock access to the capital that allows emerging markets to build infrastructure and operate and trade more efficiently. Stronghold Global Finance (UK) Limited is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under FRN: 950483 and is an appointed representative of G10 Capital Limited who is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN; 648953


EGAAD (Egyptian African Arab Co. for Development) is a consortium composed of some of the most prominent market leading business groups in the region for the sole purpose of investing, developing, and establishing long-term partnerships within African countries targeting various essential sectors such as infrastructure, development & construction, energy, water treatment, digital transformation, tourism, commodity trade, pharmaceuticals, agricultural, mining, and industrial sectors.

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