MENA Region’s Fintech Tabby Closes New Financing, Upsizing Warehouse Debt Facility to $350M

Tabby, the MENA region’s shopping and financial services app, has successfully closed a new financing round “resulting in upsizing its debt facility to $350 million, over a 2X increase since its last debt raising announcement.”

The investment round reportedly “involved the participation of key global credit investors, led by San Francisco-based Partners for Growth (PFG), who provided Tabby’s first institutional debt facility and supported the ongoing expansion to include New York-headquartered Atalaya Capital Management, and CoVenture, a multi-strategy asset-management firm from Miami.”

The upsizing of Tabby’s credit facility “reflects the remarkable growth the company is experiencing with over 4 million active customers who are taking control of their finances with more flexibility.”

Tabby has now partnered “with over 15,000 businesses, including the top 10 largest retail groups in the region, growing their business by offering their customers their most preferred way to pay.”

Tabby’s success extends “to offline sales with now over 280,000 Tabby Cards issued in the UAE.”

Hosam Arab, CEO and Co-Founder of Tabby said:

“We are thrilled to partner with exceptional investors Atalaya, CoVenture and PFG to continue supporting Tabby’s growth and redefining what people can do with their money.”

Justin Burns, Managing Director at Atalaya Capital Management, said:

“We are excited to continue to partner with Hosam and the rest of Tabby’s exceptional team in their mission to create financial freedom for consumers in the region. Tabby’s ability to deliver robust topline growth while simultaneously improving economics is a rare accomplishment.”

Armineh Baghoomian, Managing Director and Head of EMEA at Partners for Growth said:

“We have continued to be impressed by how Tabby has redefined the way people shop in the UAE and Saudi and empowered them to embrace financial freedom, while solidifying Tabby’s position as a leader in the BNPL industry. It has been a privilege to work with Tabby from establishing its inaugural facility to seeing the business grow tremendously.”

Michael Breitstein, Managing Director at CoVenture said:

“CoVenture is excited to expand its thesis on global FinTech into the MENA region, especially given how impressed we are with Tabby’s management team and impactful, fast-growing product.”

The additional financing will “support Tabby’s core buy now, pay later business and allow it to serve more customers, retailers and purchases.”

The Tabby app “sees more than 20,000 daily installs and drives over 5 million store visits a month, becoming a major shopping destination for millions of customers to discover brands, trending styles and exclusive deals.”

As covered, Tabby claims that it “creates financial freedom in the way people shop, earn and save by reshaping their relationship with money.”

Over 4 million active users choose Tabby “to stay in control of their spending and make the most out of their money.”

Over 15,000 global brands and small businesses, including H&M, Adidas, IKEA, SHEIN, noon, and Bloomingdale’s use Tabby’s technology “to accelerate growth and gain loyal customers by offering flexible payments online and in stores.”

Tabby says that it is currently “active in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait, and is valued at $660 million in its latest round of funding from Sequoia Capital India, STV, PayPal Ventures, Mubadala Investment Capital, Arbor Ventures, and Endeavor Catalyst.”

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