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  • The African firm which provides shared transportation services for both intracity and intercity movement acquired the Turkish firm at around US$40 million
  • Swvl currently repurposes underutilized, privately owned buses or minivans for different purposes throughout the day
  • Swvl said the acquisition of Volt Lines would add an incremental US$4.3 million of annualized revenue to its balance sheet

 

Egyptian startup Swvl has expanded into Turkey after it recently acquired B2B transportation-as-a service operator Volt Lines. 

The African firm which provides shared transportation services for both intracity and intercity movement acquired the Turkish firm at around US$40 million.

The acquisition now gives Swvl access to Volt Line’s tech as well as over 110 corporate client contracts. 

Swvl currently repurposes underutilized, privately owned buses or minivans for different purposes throughout the day. 

Some of these include shuttling intercity commuters along fixed routes, providing rides between cities and driving corporate employees to work

This comes after the National Treasury exempted the digital lender from a law limiting individual shareholding in microfinance to 25 per cent.

In a gazette notice signed by the Cabinet Secretary National Treasury, Ukur Yatani, the San-Francisco based fintech has been exempted from Section 19 of the Microfinance Act (for 4 years through 2025).

Currently, individuals or single entities are barred from holding more than a 25 per cent stake in a microfinance institution.…

In November 2012, Nduati sold 27 percent of his stake in the insurance company to private equity firms in a deal estimated at Sh300 million.

According to the Business Daily, the African Development Corporation (ADC), which previously held 25.1 percent in Resolution Health, was one of the companies that bought the new shares.…