20 Apr 2017

As I’m sure most of you have heard by now, a few weeks ago, Amazon acquired Souq.com for over USD 650 million. That makes the acquisition the largest technology M&A deal in the region and, by all measures, a landmark transaction that will be talked about for many years to come. But the region has witnessed much bigger deals in other sectors, so what makes this one special and why do...

Did you know that 5,000 people from around the globe are flying into Cairo this weekend, all of them eagerly looking for investment opportunities? We are talking about professional investors ready to write cheques to invest in Egyptian businesses that could potentially create hundreds of thousands of jobs. There’s only one catch though — the opportunities they are looking for are st...

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Aly El Shalakany


is a Senior Partner at Shalakany, a corporate law firm in Egypt, which he joined from Linklaters in London. Aly is a noted specialist in finance, projects and mergers and acquisitions. Aly is also the Chairman of the Cairo Angels, one of the leading angel investment groups in the Middle East and Africa.


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