Belomorskaya str., 4a-51, Minsk 220013, Belarus

29 Dec

SwanLake Capital acted as sole financial adviser to FransaBank Group – a top four leading Lebanese bank – on the sale of FransaBank Belarus to Alfa-Bank Belarus which belongs to ABH Holdings S.A.

FransaBank Group in 2020 decided to take steps aiming at the potential sale of all shares held in FransaBank Belarus.

SwanLake Capital acted as sole financial adviser to FransaBank Group Lebanon including the execution of a sale process.

Alfa-Bank Belarus bought 100% shares of FransaBank Belarus at 26.847 million BYN.

It’s a second M&A transaction in 2021 of Majority Stake in the Commercial Bank in Belarus advised by Swanlake Capital.

SwanLake Capital would like to thank all the people involved in this M&A transaction, especially:

FransaBank Group representatives:
Adnan Kassar – Chairman and CEO of the Group
Adel Kassar – Deputy Chairman and CEO of the Group
Georges Andraos – Head of International Banking Division
Ghantous Gemayel – Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Council FransaBank Belarus

Alfa-Bank Belarus representatives:
Sergey Malyshev – Chief Executive Officer
Valeriy Smolyak – Executive Director
Nikita Gulyaev – Chief Financial Officer

For further information:

Alex Kershteyn
SwanLake Capital Managing Partner

Anton Yakhimovich
SwanLake Capital CEO