Kenya’s I&M completes acquisition of Orient Bank Uganda

The acquisition sees I&M take 90% of the bank from UK-based investment group 8 miles LLP and Morka Holdings Limited, a financial company registered in Mauritius. PHOTO/Courtesy
By :
AT Reporter

I&M Holdings PLC has completed the acquisition of Orient Bank Ltd from 8 miles LLP and Morka Holdings Ltd.

Orient Bank signed the deal in July 2020 for I&M Holdings to acquire 90 per cent shareholding in the Ugandan entity. The acquisition was completed on April 30, 2021, after approvals by Bank of Uganda, the Central Bank of Kenya, Capital Markets Authority and the Comesa Competition Authority.

I&M Group Executive Director Sarit Raja Shah said the deal will aid growth across the region.

“The acquisition of OBL will place I&M Bank in an advantageous position to capitalise on the growth in the Eastern African economies and thereby ultimately increasing shareholder value,” he said.

I&M Holdings Limited, also I&M Bank Group, is a conglomerate comprising banks, an insurance company and investment advisory businesses, with headquarters in the I&M Bank Tower on Kenyatta Avenue in the central business district of Nairobi, Kenya.

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