tabby, BNPL startup, raises $50m in debt financing

tabby, BNPL startup, raises $50m in debt financing 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub
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This latest round takes tabby’s funding to $80 million to date. 

tabby, one of the MENA region's top-funded buy now, pay later providers, has secured $50m in debt financing from Partners for Growth (PFG), the largest such facility raised by a fintech company in the MENA region. The financing represents a significant milestone in the region’s start-up ecosystem and demonstrates the growing maturity of the fintech landscape in the region.

Partners for Growth’s investment will bolster tabby’s capitalization to expand lending capacity and support the company’s growth as its roster of impressive partners continues to grow. The vision is to grow the size of the facility as tabby’s underlying sales scales over time.

Speaking on the announcement Hosam Arab, CEO of tabby comments, “We’re delighted to partner with a globally reputed private debt institution like PFG. As our transaction volumes and merchant numbers have continued to surpass all our expectations, it was essential for us to partner with an organization that would support our current and long-term growth.”

Commenting on the partnership Max Penel, Investment Director at PFG said: “tabby is one of the fastest-growing companies in the MENA region and they have an attractive market opportunity ahead. We are excited to support the tabby team and provide financing that can enable tabby to scale the platform, harnessing the continuous growth of the buy now pay later sector both regionally and globally.”

tabby was co-founded in 2019 by Hosam Arab, previously Co-founder and CEO of online retail site Namshi, and helps retailers boost their sales by offering their customers flexible payment options that let them get what they want now and pay over time, interest-free. We recently interviewed its founder, Hosam Arab.

Partners for Growth (PFG) is a speciality lending firm focused on emerging growth companies. The PFG team has decades of experience working together to structure debt facilities tailored to support the growth and expansion, working capital, and acquisition financing needs of the most innovative and rapidly growing businesses globally.

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