Rasmala increases stake in subsidiary for $6m

Maryam Cockar Sharecast | 21 Apr, 2017 15:18 | | |

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AIM-listed investment management firm Rasmala is to buy a further stake in its subsidiary Rasmala Holdings Limited (RHL) from minority shareholders for $6m.

This will result in Rasmala's total shareholding in RHL increasing from about 76.3% to 90% and will be paid with 28.94m shares worth about $6m.

In 2015, RHL generated pre-tax profit from continuing operations of $2.6m.

Chief executive Zak Hydari said: "We are delighted to have been able to increase our interest in RHL. It was always our objective to own 100% of RHL and this further acquisition will help us towards that target.”

Shares in Rasmala, which runs subsidiaries in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, were down 5.37% to 97p at 0957 BST.

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