Luxembourg-based financial technology (Fintech) company MyBucks S.A., which holds three brands GetBucks, GetSure and GetBanked and provides financial products and services to the low and middle-income consumer segment, predominantly in emerging markets of Sub- Saharan Africa, has successfully raised EUR 15.5 million in an IPO with Hauck & Aufhäuser Privat-bankiers KGaA as Sole Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner. The shares start trading today, the 23rd of June, at Frankfurt Entry Standard.
With more than 300 employees and 400 sales agents, with operations in 11 countries, the MyBucks Group has already disbursed over EUR 140 million in consumer loans, resulting in a top-line revenue of over EUR 30 million in business year 2014/15 (starting July 2014 and ending June 2015).
Its state-of-the art, proprietary credit scoring technology allows MyBucks to distribute its product port-folio through online channels (web and mobile), as well as internet service points thereby enabling cost efficient financial products and services in high-growth emerging markets with the ultimate goal of creating financial inclusion.
MyBuck’s recent acquisition (subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval by each central bank in the countries concerned) of three banks, one saving and loans company and two non-bank financial institutions from Opportunity International, Chicago, will fast track MyBucks’ ex-pansion strategy by adding Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania, increasing its customer base from 150,000 to more than 1.5 million and growing its assets from EUR 71 million to EUR 145 million. Most importantly, this acquisition will give MyBucks access to funding in local currencies, significantly re-ducing FX risks.
Commenting on the listing, Dave van Niekerk, CEO of MyBucks said: “The IPO is important for the company’s growth as it will enable us to evolve our current business model in our existing operations, as well as expand into new markets. Our ultimate goal is to drive financial inclusion through digital technology.”
MyBucks is a FinTech company based in Luxembourg that delivers seamless financial services through technology. Through its brands GetBucks, GetBanked and GetSure the company offers unsecured con-sumer loans, banking solutions as well as insurance products to customers. MyBucks has experienced exponential growth since its inception in 2011 and today has operations in nine African and two Euro-pean countries. MyBucks aims to ensure that its product offering is accessible, simple and trustworthy, in comparison to traditional, non-technological methods, ultimately working towards enhancing the ben-efits to the customer. The MyBucks’ product offering enables customers to manage their financial affairs easily and conveniently.
Discover more at: www.mybucks.com. Source: Bloomberg