10 November 2020
Intigral Partners with Telecom Egypt “WE” and TPAY MOBILE to launch Mobile Payment for Jawwy TV for the first time in Egypt
In pursuit of its pioneering regional expansion strategy
UAE, Dubai, 10th of November 2020: Intigral, the leading over the top (OTT) content provider in the MENA region, today announces the expansion of its flagship Jawwy TV app and OTT entertainment service into Egypt through a strategic collaboration with the leading telecom operator, Telecom Egypt “WE”. This expansion is being enabled by a strategic partnership with TPAY MOBILE, the Middle East and Africa’s leading digital payments platform.
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١٠ نوفمبر ٢٠٢٠
بهدف ترسيخ استراتيجيتها التوسّعية
إنتغرال تطلق “جوّي تي في” في مصر بالتعاون مع “المصرية للاتصالات” و”تي باي موبايل”

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، ١٠ نوفمبر 2020‬
أعلنت إنتغرال، المزوّد الرائد لمنصّات البث الترفيهي الرقمي عبر الإنترنت في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، عن إطلاق منصّتها “جوّي تي في” والعديد من خدمات الترفيه الرقمي عبر الإنترنت في مصر، بتعاون استراتيجي مع الشركة المصرية للاتصالات، وبمشاركة استراتيجية من شركة «تي باي موبايل‬»، الشركة الرائدة في مجال الدفع الإلكتروني في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا.‬

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7 September 2020
A strategic partnership between HUAWEI and TPAY MOBILE to drive App monetization for developers in the MEA region
Developers will be able to charge and get paid for their apps’ services through Direct Carrier Billing (DCB), covering 10 countries across MEA including all mobile subscribers.
UAE, Dubai, 7th September 2020: Huawei is cooperating with fintech company, TPAY MOBILE to make it easier and more convenient for developers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region to monetise their apps on HUAWEI Mobile Services (HMS). The first phase of the agreement will offer DCB services in 10 countries across MEA region, including all mobile subscribers.
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٧ سبتمبر ٢٠٢٠
شراكة استراتيجية بين هواوي و”تي باي موبايل” لتمكين المطورين في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا من تحصيل الرسوم من تطبيقاتهم
سيتمكن المطورون من تحصيل رسوم خدمات تطبيقاتهم من خلال خدمات الفوترة المباشرة عبر مشغلي شبكة المحمول في 10 دول في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا بما يشمل جميع مشتركي الهاتف المحمول
دبي –٧ سبتمبر ٢٠٢٠ – تعاونت هواوي مع شركة التقنيات المالية “تي باي موبايل” لتمكين المطورين في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا من تحصيل رسوم استخدام تطبيقاتهم المتوفرة في متجر تطبيقات “خدمات موبايل هواوي” بسهولة. وستقدم المرحلة الأولى من الاتفاقية خدمات الفوترة المباشرة عبر مشغلي الهواتف المحمولة في 10 دول بمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا، بما في ذلك جميع مشتركي الهاتف المحمول.
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12 August 2020
TPAY MOBILE Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
(Dubai, August 12, 2020) – TPAY MOBILE, the leading pan Middle East and Africa (“MEA”) fintech focused on mobile and cross border digital payments today announced the appointment of Dheeraj (Raj) Soni as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Raj brings with him decades of experience in leadership, transformation, and execution within growth focused organizations across the technology and telecoms industries.
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١٢ أغسطس٢٠٢٠
“تي باي موبايل” تُعيّن رئيسًا جديداً للعمليات”

دبي– ١٢ أغسطس٢٠٢٠) – أعلنت “تي باي موبايل” ، الشركة الرائدة في مجال التقنيات المالية في عموم منطقة الشرق الأوسط وإفريقيا والمعنية بالمدفوعات الرقمية بواسطة الهواتف المحمولة والمدفوعات الرقمية العابرة للحدود، اليوم عن تعيين ديراج (راج) سوني كرئيس العمليات التشغيلية في الشركة. ويتمتع راج بخبرة طويلة تمتد لعقود في مجال ريادة الأعمال والتغيير والتنفيذ في شركات تسعى للنمو في قطاعي التكنولوجيا والاتصالات.

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10 June 2020
TPAY Mobile Acquires Payguru, the Leading Payment Platform in the Middle East
(Dubai/Cairo, June 10, 2020) – TPAY MOBILE, the leading digital merchant acquirer and mobile payment enabler in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has today announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Payguru, one of the Middle East’s leading payment service providers. The transaction remains subject to regulatory approvals. Payguru offers mobile payments, ATM cash payments, and bank transfer services to its merchants through its integration with three mobile network operators and eight major banks.
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١٠ يونيو ٢٠٢٠
“تي باي موبايل” تتملّك منصة الدفع الرائدة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط “باي غورو”

القاهرة/دبي– ١٠ يونيو ٢٠٢٠) – أعلنت “تي باي موبايل” ، الشركة الرائدة في توفير خدمات المدفوعات الرقمية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وإفريقيا، اليوم عن تملّكها لكامل أسهم ” باي غورو”، أحد أهم موفري خدمات الدفع في منطقة الشرق الأوسط. وتخضع الصفقة لموافقة الهيئات التنظيمية. هذا وتقدّم ” باي غورو” خدمات الدفع بواسطة الهاتف المحمول ومدفوعات ماكينات الصراف الآلي ATM النقدية وخدمات التحويلات المصرفية إلى التجار من خلال تكاملها مع ثلاثة مشغلين لشبكات الهاتف المحمول ومع ثمانية مصارف هامة.

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4 May 2020
TPAY Mobile and Vodafone Egypt launch Digital Payment on Google Play
(Cairo/Dubai- May 4, 2020) – Vodafone Egypt, the largest mobile network operator in Egypt in terms of active subscribers and TPAY MOBILE, the leading digital payment enabler in the Middle East and Africa, announced today the launch of Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) on the Google Play store. Through this partnership TPAY MOBILE, which operates in the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, in addition to seven other countries, enables Vodafone Egypt subscribers to purchase from Google Play and conveniently charge the payments to their mobile phone bill or deduct them from their airtime balance. For the first time in Egypt, all of the 41 million Vodafone subscribers have the option to purchase paid apps, games and in-app content without using credit cards from inside Google Play store in a safe, secure and simple way.
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٤ مايو ٢٠٢٠
“تي باي موبايل” و”فودافون مصر” يطلقان خدمة الدفع الرقمي على “غوغل بلاي”

القاهرة/دبي/الرياض – ٤ مايو ٢٠٢٠) – أعلنت كل من “فودافون مصر”، أكبر مُشغّل لشبكات الهواتف الجوالة في مصر من حيث عدد المشتركين، و”تي باي موبايل”، الشركة الرائدة في توفير خدمات الدفع الرقمي في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وإفريقيا، اليوم عن إطلاق خدمة الفوترة المباشرة  لموفري خدمات الهواتف المتحركة على متجر “غوغل بلاي”. ومن خلال هذه الشراكة، ستقوم “تي باي موبايل” التي تملك مكاتب في كل من مصر والإمارات والسعودية بالإضافة إلى سبعة بلدان أخرى، بتمكين المشتركين في شبكة “فودافون مصر” بالشراء من متجر “غوغل بلاي” وتسجيل المدفوعات على فواتير هواتفهم النقالة أو خصم تلك المدفوعات من رصيدهم المتبقي على هواتفهم الجوالة. ولأول مرة في مصر، يصبح لدى الـ ٤١ مليون مشترك في شبكة “فودافون” خيار شراء التطبيقات والألعاب والمحتوى المدفوع دون استخدام بطاقات الائتمان وذلك من داخل متجر “غوغل بلاي” في هواتفهم على نحو سليم وآمن وسهل. هذا وقد كانت التعاملات غير النقدية منذ بضعة أشهر وسيلة عملية وسهلة للمستهلكين الراغبين بشراء الخدمات والمنتجات على الإنترنت أو من خلال المتاجر الحقيقية بواسطة هواتفهم الجوالة أو بطاقات الائتمان أو طرق الدفع الإلكتروني الأخرى.

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17 Oct 2018 
White & Case Newsroom: White & Case Advises A15 on Sale of Stake in TPAY to Helios Investment
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised A15, a leading tech investment fund, on its sale of a 76 percent stake in its United Arab Emirates-based fintech company TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC (TPAY) to Africa’s leading private investment firm Helios Investment Partners.
“White & Case has a strong track record advising on tech and private equity transactions, and on M&A deals in the Middle East,” said Dubai-based White & Case partner Marcus Booth, who led the Firm’s deal team. “Our support ensured that A15 successfully completed a landmark deal, becoming the first fund in the Middle East and North Africa to create a Dragon – an investment that returns the entire value of the fund when exited – from one of its investments.”

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4 Oct 2018
African Law & Business: Egyptian mobile payment company changes hands
Interest in African fintech businesses continues as an Egyptian mobile payment provider changes hands on the private equity market.
A majority stake in Egyptian mobile payments service TPAY Mobile has been purchased by Africa-focused private investor Helios Investment Partners.
Helios acquired 76% of TPAY from Egyptian technology investment fund A15, which will remain a minority shareholder, along with the company’s senior management.
TPAY allows direct carrier billing, connecting businesses with customers who need to make mobile payments, and operates across 16 countries, including Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Sudan, with nearly half of its transactions coming in Africa.
The company’s co-founder and managing partner, Babatunde Soyoye, said: “A15 and TPAY management have built an outstanding mobile payments platform that is profitable and still has a lot of room for growth in Africa and beyond given its applicability to a wide range of payment types and ease of use.”

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27 Sept 2018
NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT: Norton Rose Fulbright advises Helios Investment Partners on acquisition of majority stake in Egypt’s TPAY Mobile
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised leading Africa-focused private investment firm Helios Investment Partners (Helios) on its acquisition of a 76 per cent stake in TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC (TPAY) from A15, a tech investment fund based in Egypt.
TPAY is a fast growing direct carrier billing provider in the Middle East and North African region. The sellers, A15, and senior management will remain minority shareholders. Cavendish Corporate Finance advises the shareholders of TPAY.
With offices in Cairo and the UAE, TPAY currently operates across 16 countries with almost half of its total transaction volume coming from African markets such as Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. TPAY provides a much-needed mobile payment solution in markets with low banking penetration and high mobile adoption. TPAY gives online merchants access to an addressable market of 673 million potential users, all through a single application programming interface connection. Since its launch, TPAY has processed 622 million transactions.

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21 Sept 2018
Markets Insider: Cavendish Advises on Landmark Transaction
Cavendish Corporate Finance, the specialist sell-side M&A firm, has advised the shareholders and management of MENA-based TPAY on the sale of its majority share capital to London-based African private equity fund Helios Investment Partners.
The deal, which will see Helios buy a 76% stake from venture capital firm A15, is the largest M&A transaction to date in the direct carrier billing sector and highlights Cavendish’s ability to complete cross-border deals outside the UK.

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19 Sept 2018 
Banking Tech: Helios takes a shine to TPAY with majority stake
Helios Investment Partners has acquired a 76% stake in TPAY Mobile, a direct carrier billing provider in the Middle East and North Africa region from A15, a tech investment fund based in Egypt.
It wasn’t total enlightenment as terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A15 and senior management will remain minority shareholders.
Babatunde Soyoye, co-founder and managing partner of Helios Investment Partners, says: “A15 and TPAY management have built an outstanding mobile payments platform that is profitable and still has a lot of room for growth in Africa and beyond given its applicability to a wide range of payment types and ease of use.”

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18 Sept 2018 
Forbes Middle East: A15 Sells 76% Stake In Fintech Startup TPAY To Helios Investment Partners
A15, a tech investment fund based in the Cayman Islands, announced that it has successfully sold its 76% stake in its U.A.E. based fintech startup TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC to Africa-based private investment firm Helios Investment Partners for an undisclosed amount.
TPAY states that it is one of the fastest growing direct carrier billing (DCB) provider in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), with an 80% market share of the DCB space. The company is present in 16 countries and has a total reach of 673 million users.
Helios’ investment will reportedly help TPAY to expand into new markets with a focus on Africa and Asia and help it enter new sectors to use DCB.

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18 Sept 2018
VERDICT: Helios Investment Partners acquires 76% stake in TPAY
Private equity company Helios Investment Partners has acquired a 76% stake in TPAY Mobile from Egypt’s A15.
TPAY offers direct carrier billing (DCB) services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
TPAY focuses on providing mobile payment solution in regions with low banking presence but higher mobile phone usage. Moreover, it has operations across 16 countries.
It utilises the mobile network operator (MNO) billing relationship and collection network to allow the users to buy digital goods. Users do this by paying from their pre-paid balance or adding them into their respective post-paid phone bills.
The company has more than 33 MNO connections across its operating region. Furthermore, it offers the online merchants a prospective market of 673 million users.

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18 Sept 2018 
IBS intelligence: A15 exits fintech startup TPAY with 100% fund value
Cayman-based tech investment fund A15 said it has sold entire 76% stake in fintech startup TPAY to Helios Investment Partners in a full value returning deal.
“Following this transaction, A15 became the first fund in the Middle East and Africa which created a Dragon from one of its investments, TPAY,” said A15. “This exit is the second major exit for A15 in three years after the sale of Otlob, one of the leading regional online food delivery businesses, to Rocket Internet.”
A Dragon is an investment that returns the entire value of the fund when exited.
TPAY is a 4-year old open mobile payment platform with market share at 80% in the DCB space, also known as Direct Operator Billing, across 16 countries, with a total reach of 673 million users. The company had strategic partnerships with GooglePlay, Wargaming, NetDragon, CrossFire, Gameloft, OLX, Open Souq, MBC, iFlix, Abu Dhabi Media and Dubai Channels Network.

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18 Sept 2018
Enterprise THE STATE OF NATION: A15 completes sale of 76% stake in TPAY to Helios Investment
A15 completes sale of 76% stake in TPAY to Helios Investment: Tech investment fund A15 announced yesterday it has sold a 76% stake in its UAE-based mobile payment platform TPAY Mobile to private equity firm Helios Investment Partners. The transaction makes A15 the first in the region to achieve full returns on an investment. “TPAY returned a multiple of the value of the entire A15 Fund to its investors… [which is] very rare in the global tech investment space and a first of its kind in the MENA region.”
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١٧ سبتمبر ٢٠١٨
Ahram: “أيه 15” تعلن عن صفقة بيع لـ 76% من شركة “تي-باي” لـ “هيليوس إنفستمنت بارتنرز”
أعلنت “أيه 15” (A15)، وهو صندوق الاستثمار التقني الرائد الذي يتخذ من جزر كايمان مقراً له، اليوم أنه أتمّ بنجاح بيع 76٪ من أسهم شركة TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC “تي-باي” المملوكة للصندوق والتي تعمل في قطاع التكنولوجيا المالية (الفنتك) ويقع مقرّها في الإمارات، وذلك إلى شركة الاستثمار الخاصة الرائدة في إفريقيا، “هيليوس انفستمنت بارتنرز” (“هيليوس”). يذكر أن شركة “تي-باي” هي موفر خدمة الفوترة المباشرة عبر موفري خدمات الهواتف المحمولة (Direct Carrier Billing – ‘DCB’) الأسرع نمواً في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا.
وقد أصبح صندوق “أيه 15” عقب إتمام هذه الصفقة، أول صندوق في الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا ينتج عن أحد استثماراته شركة تعتبر “دراجون” (Dragon) في قطاع التكنولوجيا عامة والفينتك خاصة، وهي شركة “تي-باي”. و”الدراجون” هو استثمار يعيد القيمة الكاملة للصندوق عند التخارج منه. ومن خلال هذه الصفقة، أعادت “تي-بي” أضعاف القيمة الكاملة لصندوق ” أيه-15″ لمستثمريه، الأمر الذي يعتبر حدثاً نادراً في مجال الاستثمار في التكنولوجيا العالمية والأول من نوعه في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا.
هذا وبعد إتمام عملية الاستحواذ من قبل “هيليوس إنفستمنت بارتنرز”، سيواصل فريق “أيه 15” والفريق التنفيذي الحالي قيادة استراتيجية نمو “تي-باي” وتنفيذها، مسترشدين بتوجيهات المالكين الجدد، علماً أنهم سيحتفظون بنسبة 24٪ من الشركة.

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17 Sept 2018 
MAGNiTT: A15 announces the successful sale of a 76% stake in TPAY to Helios Investment Partners
(London/Dubai/Cairo/Lagos 17 September 2018) – A15, a leading tech investment fund based in the Cayman Islands; announced today that it has successfully sold 76% stake in its U.A.E. based fintech company TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC (“TPAY”), to Africa’s leading private investment firm Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”). TPAY is the fastest growing direct carrier billing (“DCB”) provider in the Middle East and North Africa region (“MENA”).
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١٧ سبتمبر ٢٠١٨
Dostor: “تبيع 76% من شركة “تي-باي” لـ”هيليوس إنفستمنت بارتنرز”A 15″
أعلن “أيه 15” (A 15)، وهو صندوق الاستثمار التقني الرائد الذي يتخذ من جزر كايمان مقرًا له، اليوم أنه أتمّ بنجاح بيع 76٪ من أسهم شركة TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC “تي-باي” المملوكة للصندوق والتي تعمل في قطاع التكنولوجيا المالية (الفنتك) ويقع مقرّها في الإمارات العربية المتحدة، إلى شركة الاستثمار الخاصة الرائدة في إفريقيا، “هيليوس انفستمنت بارتنرز” (هيليوس).

يذكر أن شركة “تي-باي” هي موفر خدمة الفوترة المباشرة عبر موفري خدمات الهواتف المحمولة (Direct Carrier Billing – ‘DCB’) الأسرع نموًا في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا.
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17 Sept 2018
Finextra: Helios buys majority stake in Tpay
Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”), the leading Africa-focused private investment firm, has today announced the acquisition of a 76% stake in TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC (TPAY or the “Company”), a fast growing direct carrier billing (“DCB”) provider in the Middle East and North Africa region (“MENA”) from A15, a leading tech investment fund based in Egypt. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A15 and senior management will remain minority shareholders.
With offices in Cairo and the U.A.E, TPAY currently operates across 16 countries with almost half of its total transaction volume coming from African markets such as Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

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17 Sept 2018 
Fintech Middle East news: 622 Mil Transactions Later, A15 Sells Tpay to Africa’s Helios
Egypt’s A15 has just announced that they’re exiting UAE-based Tpay today, selling off its majority stake to Helios from Africa. Now collectively holding 24% of the stake, A15 along with the current executive team will continue to lead the implementation of Tpay’s expansion phase, with input from its new owners.
Prior to the sale, A15 held a 76% stake in the company.
Established in 2014, Tpay was an early player in the open mobile payment platforms in the region and, today, holds a huge slice of the direct central billing (DCB) space, with availability across 16 countries including the Middle East and North Africa, and serviced total reach of 673 million users.
The has company processed 622 million successful transactions since its launch, and partnered with key regional and international players such as GooglePlay, Wargaming, NetDragon, CrossFire, Gameloft, OLX, Opensouq, MBC, iFlix, Abu Dhabi Media and Dubai Channels Network, among others.

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17 Sept 2018
AVCA Africa: Helios Investment Partners acquires majority stake in TPAY
LONDON, UK, 17th September 2018 – Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”), the leading Africafocused private investment firm, has today announced the acquisition of a 76% stake in TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC (“TPAY” or the “Company”), a fast growing direct carrier billing (“DCB”) provider in the Middle East and North Africa region (“MENA”) from A15, a leading tech investment fund based in Egypt. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A15 and senior management will remain minority shareholders.
With offices in Cairo and the UAE, TPAY currently operates across 16 countries with almost half of its total transaction volume coming from African markets such as Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
TPAY provides a much-needed mobile payment solution in markets with low banking penetration and high mobile adoption. Leveraging the mobile network operator (“MNO”) billing relationship and collection network, it enables consumers to purchase digital goods using their pre-paid airtime balance or post-paid phone bills. TPAY’s business model supports financial inclusion and facilitates digital payments, both of which are top priority government initiatives in TPAY’s markets.

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17 Sept 2018 
The National: Mena fintech Tpay returns 100% of value in investor exit
Cayman Islands-based technology investment firm A15 has sold its 76 per cent stake in Egyptian fintech company Tpay Mobile – the first major fintech exit for the Middle East and North Africa region.
The stake was sold for an undisclosed sum to Helios Investment Partners, one of Africa’s biggest private equity firms with offices in London and Nairobi.
“A15 and TPAY’s management have built an outstanding mobile payments platform that is profitable and still has a lot of room for growth in Africa and beyond given its applicability to a wide range of payment types,” said Babatunde Soyoye, co-founder and managing partner of Helios Investment Partners.

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17 Sept 2018
Mobile Payments Today: Helios Investment Partners acquires majority stake in TPay direct carrier billing firm
Helios Investment Partners, which claims to be the leading Africa-focused private investment firm, has acquired a 76 percent stake in TPay, a direct carrier billing provider in the Middle East and North Africa region, according to a press release.
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17 Sept 2018
Menabytes: A15 sells its stake in fintech startup TPAY with a return that’s multiple of the value of the entire A15 Fund
A15, one of the leading early-stage investors in Egyptian startup has sold 76% stake in the UAE-based fintech startup TPAY to Africa’s leading private investment firm Helios Investment Partners. TPAY, according to the statement is the fastest growing direct carrier billing (DCB) provider in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).
A15 claims to have become the first fund in the Middle East and Africa to have created a dragon (an investment that returns the value of the fund when exited) from one of its investments. TPAY has returned a multiple of the value of the entire A15 Fund to its investors.

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17 Sept 2018
DIGITAL BOOM: A15 exits TPAY, sells 76% stake to Helios Investment Partners
A15, a leading tech investment fund based in the Cayman Islands; announced today that it has successfully sold 76% stake in its UAE-based fintech company TPAY Mobile, to Africa’s leading private investment firm Helios Investment Partners. TPAY is the fastest growing direct carrier billing “DCB” provider in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Following this deal, A15 became the first fund in the Middle East and Africa which created a Dragon from one of its investments, TPAY.

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17 Sept 2018 
Digest Africa: Egypt’s A15 sells its 76% stake in Dubai’s TPAY to Helios
A15, a tech investment fund, has sold a 76% stake in U.A.E. based fintech company TPAY to Helios Investment Partners. There were no specific monetary details revealed.
According to A15, the sale made it the “first fund in the Middle East and Africa which created a Dragon from one of its investments, TPAY.” By definition, a dragon is a company that returns an entire fund — a “fund maker.” While as unicorns are rare, dragons are 4x rarer.

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17 Sept 2018 
ArabNet: A Dragon Exit: A15 Sells Its 76% Stake in TPAY.
A15, a tech investment fund based in the Cayman Islands, announced today that it has successfully sold 76% stake in its UAE-based fintech company TPAY Mobile to Helios Investment Partners, a private investment firm.
TPAY is a Direct Carrier Billing provider that acquired its competitor DCBEgypt, the second largest Direct Carrier Billing service provider in Egypt, for an undisclosed amount last year. TPAY commands the largest market share at 80% in the DCB space across 16 countries, with a total reach of 673 million users. The company processed 622 million successful transactions since its launch. Through its partnerships with 33 leading mobile operators, the number of successful transactions processed by TPAY grew at a CAGR of 1,081% since its launch.

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17 Sept 2018
Khaleej Times: A15 sells 76% stake in TPAY to Helios.
Sale of regional Fintech Startup returns a multiple of the value of the entire A15 Fund.
Annual growth of 64% outperforms the global annual market growth of 23%.
A15, a leading tech investment fund based in the Cayman Islands, successfully sold 76 per cent stake in its UAE based fintech company TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC (TPAY), to Africa’s leading private investment firm Helios Investment Partners (Helios). TPAY is the fastest growing direct carrier billing (DCB) provider in the Middle East and North Africa region.

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17 Sept 2018
ZAWYA: A15 announces sale of a 76% stake in UAE’s TPAY to Helios Investment Partners
Sale of regional Fintech Startup returns a multiple of the value of the entire A15 Fund.
Annual growth of 64% outperforms the global annual market growth of 23%.

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3 Sept 2018 
Menabytes: Fintech in Egypt: An overview
Coming from a background in finance, fintech is always close to our hearts. This month we took a look at the emerging fintech sector in Egypt.
Egypt’s a fascinating country and has a startup scene we closely monitor from the GCC. With over 95 million people there’s a huge pool for innovation. Egypt’s fintech sector is especially interesting, providing solutions for billing, payments, lending, and more.

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17 Nov 2017
Fintech Finance: TPAY is Rumoured to be up for Sale by its VC Backers
TPAY, a MENA-based online payments business with its own proprietary platform, is rumoured to have been put on the market by its venture capital owners who are seeking to capitalize on the significant growth achieved since it was founded in 2013, a source close to the deal revealed.
Launched three years ago in a largely unbanked region, TPAY currently has five million subscribers and recently launched with Google Play. The company is forecasting $100m of transaction spend in 2018 and projecting $6m EBITDA in 2018.
TPAY operates in the global, fast-growing payments market with revenues predicted to rise from c.$1.8 trillion in 2014 to c.$2.3 trillion in 2019, according to McKinsey.

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23 Aug 2017
Enterprise THE STATE OF NATION: TPay becomes sole direct carrier billing company regionally following DCBEgypt acquisition
Egyptian direct carrier billing platform TPay has acquired 100% of DCBEgypt, the second largest direct carrier billing platform service provider in Egypt after TPAY, for an undisclosed fee. “TPay’s purchase of DCBEgypt represents the first wholesale acquisition by a fintech company in Egypt,” Wamda’s Radwa Rashad says.
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22 Aug 2017
Wamda: Mobile billing consolidated in Egypt following TPay’s acquisition of DCBEgypt
There are over 95 million SIM cards registered with Egypt’s three mobile networks: Etisalat Misr, Orange (Mobinil previously), and Vodafone.
With this market’s size and high potential, it was a no-brainer that someone would come along and attend to the digital payment needs of the SIM cards’ owners, especially in a country with many Central Bank (CBE) restraints on moving cash around. These include limits on withdrawing and transferring cash, in addition to the difficulties fintech startups face to get a bank license on their own as they must have a bank as an equal partner.
TPAY, the direct carrier billing platform, was the first to capitalize on the opportunity. They created a system that allows mobile phone subscribers to buy digital content such as game subscriptions, videos and ringtones directly via their mobile phone credit/plan instead of using a credit card. Afterwards, TPAY was followed by its competitor DCBEgypt. Now, TPAY has bought a 100 percent stake in DCBEgypt for an undisclosed amount. The two companies are expected to finalize the merging of their operational systems by early September, with no suspension or lag in services provided to users and subscribers in the interim.

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10 août 2017
Agence Ecofin: Egypte: TPay acquiert 100% de DCB Egypt, un fournisseur de services de facturation digitale
La Fintech TPay qui est opérationnelle dans plusieurs pays du Maghreb et du Moyen Orient a, le 8 août 2017, acquis 100% de DCB Egypt, le deuxième fournisseur de services de facturation digitale en Egypte, a-t-on appris d’un communiqué officiel.
Le montant de la transaction n’a pas été divulgué. Mais pour Sahar Salama, PDG de Tpay, cette acquisition permettra à la plateforme de s’étendre, pour « servir davantage de partenaires, et accélérer à un niveau supérieur, les plans de croissance de l’entreprise fondée il y a seulement trois ans ».

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8 Aug 2017
Arab Finance: TPAY acquires 100% of DCBEgypt
TPAY, the MENA region’s first and biggest Direct Carrier Billing platform, and one of A15’s portfolio companies, announced today that it acquired 100% of DCBEgypt, the second largest Direct Carrier Billing service provider in Egypt, for an undisclosed amount.
TPAY was among the first Fintech companies in the region to revolutionize digital payments by connecting consumers, businesses and mobile operators using Direct operators billing (DOB) – the highest penetration and most useable mobile payment method. Founded in Jan 2014, TPAY has since then processed over 2.6 billion transactions from across the region.

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7 Aug 2017
DIGITAL BOOM: TPAY Acquires 100% of DCBEgypt
TPay, the MENA region’s first and biggest Direct Carrier Billing platform, and one of A15’s portfolio companies, announced today that it acquired 100% of DCBEgypt, the second largest Direct Carrier Billing service provider in Egypt, for an undisclosed amount.
“It is a very exciting moment for TPay to be able to make its first acquisition after only 3 years of operations, which is a great achievement for any company at this young age.” Said Sahar Salama, CEO of TPAY Mobile. “The acquisition fits our strategic and ambitious growth plans to serve more partners and accelerate moving to the next level in TPAY’s growth plans.” Added Sahar.

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7 Aug 2017 
Menabytes: Fintech startup TPay acquires its competitor: DCBEgypt
TPAY, a fintech startup that is region’s first and largest Direct Carrier Billing platform has acquired its competitor DCBEgypt for an undisclosed amount. DCBEgypt was the second largest Direct Carrier Billing service provider in Egypt.
For those of you who don’t know, Direct Carrier Billing is a payment method that allows users to make purchases online and the payment is charged to their mobile phone bill.
TPAY that was founded in 2014 by Sahar Salama was among the first Fintech startups in the region to revolutionize digital payments by connecting consumers, businesses and mobile operators using Direct operators billing (DOB) – the highest penetration and most usable mobile payment method. Since its launch, the startup has processed over 2.6 billion transactions from across the region.

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4 Sept 2016
Enterprise THE STATE OF NATION: Who’s who in Egypt’s fintech startup scene
The Egyptian fintech scene is growing rapidly, with startups occupying the space in saving and investing, digital payments, and mobile money. Wamda’s Radwa Rashad covers the “who’s who” of the fintech startups included platforms like MoneyFellows, Fawry, Dopay, and TPay.
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