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About KCB Group

Kenya Commercial Bank is a commercial bank serving the Kenyan region. It was founded in 1896 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Headquarters Location

Kencom House, P.O.Box 48400

Nairobi, 00100,

Kenya

+254 0711 087000

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[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: What the entry of Somalia to the EAC means for region

Jan 28, 2023

27-01-2023 13:30:00 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 104 | Tags: This week, The East African Community (EAC) officially launched the verification mission to assess the Federal Republic of Somalia’s readiness to join the Community. The verification team will establish the country’s level of conformity with the criteria for admitting foreign countries as provided in the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC. Somalia shares borders with one EAC Partner State, namely Kenya, and has strong historical, linguistic, economic and socio-cultural links with all the EAC Partner States Somalia has the longest national coastline of over 3,000 kms in Africa, linking Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, which the region will tap into to increase intra-regional trade If admitted, Somalia will benefit through the increased movement of goods, services and people across the bloc in addition to expanding intra-regional trade. Further, the exploitation of Somalia’s blue economy resources such as fish will boost the regional economy. Still on matters integration, The East Africa Business Council, EABC, has called for an EAC single air transport services agreement to lower the cost of air transport in the region. The Council appealed to the EAC Heads of State to agree on offering preferential and national treatment to EAC airlines as currently in some countries, foreign airlines enjoy more favorable treatment than EAC airlines. The council is of the opinion that the region can start offering preferential and national treatment to EAC cargo planes to boost exports. In banking news making headlines this week, Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and the World Bank have signed two Financing Agreements amounting to a total of $745 million, approximately 39.8 billion ETB, both in the form of grants. The first Grant Agreement amounting to 445 million US dollars will finance to implement/ Program for Results (hybrid) for Strengthening Primary Health Care Services. And the second 300 million US Dollars Grant Agreement will be used for the implementation of Flood Management Project. Patience Mutesi  has been appointed the new Managing Director of BPR Bank Rwanda, a subsidiary of KCB Group, effective February 1, 2023. Mutesi replaces George Odhiambo, who was assigned new duties in KCB Group. She joins the bank after serving as Country Director for TradeMark East Africa since July 2016 where she oversaw a strategic trade facilitation program which contributed significantly towards increasing Rwanda's trade, investments and job creation. And in the startups space, eWAKA, one of Africa’s most promising sustainable mobility startups, has received strategic support from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) Start-up Fund of the Swiss Confederation. SECO Start-up Fund has offered a 500,000 CHF loan that will support eWAKA’s 2023 plans to accelerate a growth strategy focused on providing innovative and sustainable mobility technology in Africa through the local production and promotion of eWAKA’ signature electronic bike known as the Shujaa. BasiGo, the Kenyan-based electric manufacturer has partnered with the Associated Vehicle Assemblers Ltd (AVA) to assemble its buses in the country. The two companies aim to manufacture over 1,000 electric buses in the next 3 years, creating over 300 new manufacturing jobs and an additional 300 jobs in the ecosystem of charging, maintenance and financing. Pre-seed venture capital (VC) fund and accelerator Catalyst Fund has announced a $2 million investment in 10 startups developing solutions to improve the resilience of communities most vulnerable to climate change in Africa including Agro Supply from Uganda. SweepSouth, a South African cleaning startup that recorded quick growth through several funding rounds has informed its customers that it’s closing down its Nigeria and Kenya offices. The company has operations in three South African cities, as well as Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt. It was launched in June in 2014 as an “Uber for cleaning services”, and raised a seed round in 2015. Elsewhere, After expanding its commodities exchange business in Kenya in June last year, Nigeria’s AFEX is now expanding to Uganda . Similar to Kenya and Nigeria, farmers in the country will benefit from AFEX’s tech-enabled services for agricultural producers. In its first year of operations in Uganda, the firm aims to reach 10,000 farmers and aggregate 15,000 metric tons of commodities, while extending its aggregation, storage, and financial inclusion services to Ugandan farmers and processors. And On January 20th, the County of Vihiga in Western Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Water Project, a U.S.-based NGO building sustainable water projects to bring clean, safe, and reliable water to the communities of Vihiga County. [Column] Bonisiwe Tshabalala: Five technology priorities for enhancing the African healthcare sector One of the most transformative developments in healthcare in recent times is the growing adoption of data and analytics tools to drive improvements across the healthcare value chain ... read full column here  [Column] Mark Wilson: The ERP and technology trends that will shape 2023 Even with pandemic-related restrictions now a thing of the past, many reopened enterprises have quickly realised the market is not what it used to be ... read full column here [Column] David Meintjes: Unified communication and collaboration trends for 2023 As businesses continue evolving to meet changing customer behaviour, the uptake and investment in cloud unified communications platforms and tools will continue to soar ... read full column here INTERVIEWS. [Interview] Temitope O. Oguntosin, CTO, Femsin Technologies Solutions, Nigeria Femsin Technoloigies Solutions Limited is an IT solution company based in Lagos, which was founded and incorporated in Nigeria in 2018…  read full interview here  [Startup Interview] James Adebisi, Founder, Oruis Medical, Nigeria Orius Medical  is a Nigerian health startup that provides mental care and support through psychotherapy and mental health education …  read full interview here  [Interview] Dr. Kevin Muragaijimana MD, Founder & CEO of DoctorAI

KCB Group Investments

1 Investments

KCB Group has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Easy Taxi as part of their Line of Credit on February 2, 2016.

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KCB Group Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/10/2016

Line of Credit

Easy Taxi

$9.8M

Yes

1

Date

2/10/2016

Round

Line of Credit

Company

Easy Taxi

Amount

$9.8M

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

1

KCB Group Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

KCB Group has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Easy Taxi on June 27, 2019.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/27/2019

Merger

$99M

1

Date

6/27/2019

Exit

Merger

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Sources

1

KCB Group Acquisitions

4 Acquisitions

KCB Group acquired 4 companies. Their latest acquisition was Trust Merchant Bank on August 02, 2022.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

8/2/2022

$99M

Corporate Majority

2

11/27/2020

Other

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9/3/2019

Other

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Date

8/2/2022

11/27/2020

11/27/2020

9/3/2019

Investment Stage

Other

Other

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Total Funding

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KCB Group Fund History

1 Fund History

KCB Group has 1 fund, including KCB Makueni County Fund I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

11/4/2016

KCB Makueni County Fund I

$1.18M

1

Closing Date

11/4/2016

Fund

KCB Makueni County Fund I

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$1.18M

Sources

1

KCB Group Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

KCB Group has 10 strategic partners and customers. KCB Group recently partnered with Kenya Maritime Authority on October 10, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/19/2022

Partner

Kenya

1

10/6/2022

Partner

Kenya

Kenya’s Largest Commercial Bank, KCB, Partners With BasiGo Kenya To Finance Electric Buses For Public Transport Operators

In a major boost for electric mobility in Kenya , the country 's largest commercial bank , KCB Bank , a subsidiary of KCB Group Plc , has partnered with BasiGo Ltd. to finance electric buses for public transport operators .

1

9/7/2022

Partner

United States

IFC partners with KCB to boost access to climate finance in Kenya

KCB and IFC have signed a partnership that will help catalyze the growth of climate finance in Kenya by increasing support for businesses addressing climate change .

3

2/1/2021

Licensee

South Africa

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1/18/2021

Partner

United States, and United Kingdom

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Date

10/19/2022

10/6/2022

9/7/2022

2/1/2021

1/18/2021

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Licensee

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Kenya

Kenya

United States

South Africa

United States, and United Kingdom

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Kenya’s Largest Commercial Bank, KCB, Partners With BasiGo Kenya To Finance Electric Buses For Public Transport Operators

In a major boost for electric mobility in Kenya , the country 's largest commercial bank , KCB Bank , a subsidiary of KCB Group Plc , has partnered with BasiGo Ltd. to finance electric buses for public transport operators .

IFC partners with KCB to boost access to climate finance in Kenya

KCB and IFC have signed a partnership that will help catalyze the growth of climate finance in Kenya by increasing support for businesses addressing climate change .

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KCB Group Team

1 Team Member

KCB Group has 1 team member, including former Chief Information Officer, George Makiya.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

George Makiya

Chief Information Officer

Former

Name

George Makiya

Work History

Title

Chief Information Officer

Status

Former

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