National Bank of Malawi wins Indebank bid

The Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) has announced that National Bank of Malawi (NBM) emerged the preferred bidder for the recapitalisation of the partially-State owned Indebank beating two other bidders including Mulli Holdings.

Inde Bank bid won by NBM

Inde Bank bid won by NBM

Inde Bank now under National Bank of Malawi

Inde Bank now under National Bank of Malawi

PPPC chief executive officer Jimmy Lipunga said at a news conference in Blantyre that the commission concluded the evaluation of “the best and final offers” from the three highest conforming bids, FMB and a consortium of Prudential Holdings Limited and NBM where “NBM came out as preferred bidder, a position approved by the commission in line with the PPP Act.”

“The evaluation team reconvened on 18 April to evaluate the Best and Final Offers (BAFOS). After a thorough assessment based on the original evaluation criteria, the bidders attained the following scores on their technical qualification proposal, Consortium of Prudential Holdings Limited and Rinascimento  78 percent, FMB 85 percent and National Bank 87 percent,” Lipunga said.

“After evaluating the technical proposals, the financial bids were assessed based on the evaluation criteria contained in the original bid procedures, National Bank K6.3 billion, registering a 100 percent score, FMB K6,057,000,000 (96 percent) and Prudential Holdings Limited K4.3 billion (69 percent).”

Lipunga said the commission will immediately go into negotiations to commence within the next two weeks.

“Once we finalise the negations, we will deploy a memorandum through the Ministry of Finance to approve the transaction, including investment agreement and formal handover,” he said.

The PPPC  said it desires to see Indebank continue as a standalone bank rather than being absorbed into NBM, saying NBM is “committing to that.”

He said the equity investor will be required to inject additional capital to satisfy the Basel II supervisory provision as required by the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM).

“The investor [NBM] will need to demonstrate a commitment to address strategic and operational obligations, especially as they relate to information technology, marketing, product innovations, competitiveness and human resource retention training and development,” he said.

NBM is a listed company on the Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE) and in the financial year ended December 2014, the bank registered a profit-after-tax of K14.5 billion.

In Indebank, government has 41.38 percent, Admarc Investment Holdings holds 25.62 percent, Press Trust 30 percent and employees have 2.95 percent.

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10 thoughts on “National Bank of Malawi wins Indebank bid”

  1. Molotoni says:

    Funso ndilakuti, kodi ku Indebank ko kulitiasungwana, chifukwa ndalama taperekazitu ndizambiri. Kuno kunadzadza azimayi basi, tiatsikana tochepato tinathana nato kale. Bring on Indebank!

  2. DA says:

    FMB deserves it. NBM control too much of Malawi’s banking already and Prudential aren’t offering enough money. Look at how well FMB took over ICB and expanded to Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana after only 20 years of service while NBM is still how it was 50 years ago. FMB is a conquering bank which is helping Malawi grow.

  3. nana says:

    If mulli can’t pay his employees how can he buy a bank?matama basi.his estate is not tinyade but changed to thuchila.tinyade was tsamwa name

  4. pwiyapwiya says:

    E ife tinganene kanthu? Mh.palibe kanthu.mulli is failing to pay his workers @ his tinyade estate and namphasa farm Koma amafuna kugula banki.

  5. mbani says:

    Better than FDH and Mulli

  6. frank says:

    Iwe mulli ukulephera kubweza ngongole ku MSB ndiye umafuna kugula bank la inde bank? MSB ntchito zake sizikuyenda chifukwa cha ndalama zomwe iwe mulli unabweleka ku MSB koma ukulephera kubweza, mulli bwezani ngongole yomwe uli nayo ku MSB.

  7. Dr Mrs Ben Phiri Mutharika says:

    Iwe Mulli that money you wanted to buy INDE BANK , use it to settle MSB LOAN ASAP

  8. Thanduxolo says:

    Mulli Holdings? Ndiye iti imeneyi? Kodi ndi aja adakabwelekako ndalama ku Malawi Savings Bank koma akulephera kubweza?

  9. Kada says:

    Does our banking law allow a bank to have shares in another bank? Educate me.

    1. Inhumane Rights Activist says:

      I would have thought this is similar to what happened between FMB and Intercommerce Bank. FMB now controls Intercommerce bank. Whatever the case, Admarc was in Fincom, in Indebank. Press Corporation is nearly everywhere. I do not find the happenings of today to be raasing any eyebrows. Lookk at Press for example: They have huge shares in MTL and they also have huge shares in TNM. In retrospect, they control two of Malawi’s three mobile phone companies.

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