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IFC completes buying 10.3pc stake in Britam

Britam Group MD Benson Wairegi with businessman Jimnah Mbaru. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Britam Group MD Benson Wairegi with businessman Jimnah Mbaru. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private arm, has completed buying a 10.3 per cent stake in Nairobi-based insurance firm Britam #ticker:BRIT.

Britam announced the completion of the transaction set in motion in January in a notice on Friday.

The shareholding guarantees IFC a board seat.

“...Britam is pleased to inform shareholders and the investing public that following fulfilment of all stipulated conditions, the transaction was completed on September 13 and IFC now holds 224,187,697 ordinary shares in the company,” a Britam notice said.

Top owners of Britam include businessman Peter Munga (36 per cent), Britam CEO Benson Wairegi (4.6 per cent), Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi (3.47 per cent) and investment banker Jimnah Mbaru (9.01 per cent).

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