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Tamara secures additional debt financing of up to $250 million

By Delisha Fernandes

November 14, 2023

  • BNPL FinTech
  • BNPL product
  • Debt Financing
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TamaraSaudi FinTech Tamara has secured an additional debt financing of up to $250 million, bringing its total warehouse facility to up to $400 million.

The facility consists of an incremental up to $200 million of senior debt arranged by Goldman Sachs, bringing the total senior warehouse facility to up to $350 million, plus a further up to $50 million mezzanine tranche led by Shorooq Partners.

The new financing will support Tamara’s ongoing strong demand for its flagship BNPL product and release capital for investments into new products and services.

Stefan Marciniak, CFO, Tamara, said, “We are pleased to announce this significant debt financing, a testament to our excellent operational performance to date and our future growth outlook. In a challenging economic climate, we are grateful to Goldman Sachs and Shorooq Partners for their support. These funds will catapult us forward, enabling us to further develop our flagship BNPL product, and invest in new, innovative products and services, which will further strengthen our position as a leader in the industry.”

Tamara is a shopping and payments platform in Saudi Arabia and the GCC region, with a mission to empower people in their daily lives and revolutionise how they shop, pay, and bank. Tamara has more than 9 million users and more than 26,000 merchants including leading global and regional brands such as SHEIN, Jarir, Noon, Ikea, H&M, Farfetch alongside local small and medium businesses. The company is backed by Sanabil Investments, a wholly owned company by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Checkout.com, Coatue, Shorooq Partners, and Endeavor Catalyst among others.

Rajiv Shah, Head of Financing Middle East and North Africa, Goldman Sachs, said, “GS is pleased to support Tamara with this additional debt financing in this sector and provide the company with the flexibility to expand their product and service offerings.”

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