Humilis Finance firm, overview


Lies Kerrar conducted during the last 7 years more than $1.5 billion securities issues on the emerging Algeria financial market, and has been successful in structuring financial products suited to both corporate and investor’s needs. Before pioneering Investment Banking activities in Algeria, Lies Kerrar built a career mainly in North America in corporate finance and investment management.

Humilis provides transaction execution capability across diverse industries, including privatizations, acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, project finance, Public Private Partnerships, minority investments and financing from strategic and financial investors. Additionally, Humilis offers corporate finance advisory and financial modeling services, which gives clients valuable insights and assistance during a financing process and result in a financing transaction with lower costs and greater certainty of closure.

Corporate finance

Our professional approach, our experience on local and international markets, allows us to study the most advantageous and adapted financing alternatives to the company. Humilis capitalizes on professionals’ experience having in their asset the financing realizations on stock markets, on bond markets and in private equity. In Algeria, Humillis is the only independent and private firm authorized by the Financial Market Authority to set-up stock brokerage activities.

Mergers, acquisitions, privatisations and partnerships

We put our knowledge and our expertise to the service of public and private companies to identify the most beneficial transactions and partnership forms for them. Our strong financial modeling capabilities, our experience in negotiation and development of business opportunities allows us to accompany the clients in all the phases of the process, including deal identification, due-diligence, valuation, financial structuring, negotiation and transaction execution.

Projects finance and structured finance

Humilis advise the interveners (sponsors, banks, investors) throughout the negotiation and financial structuring process of the infrastructure projects. Humilis developed a specific expertise in the financial structuring and modeling of infrastructure and energy production projects. Humilis developed proprietary financial models adapted to the Algerian context including tax, dividend transfer and currency risk issues and integrating the most complex financing structures.

Real Estate

Humilis develops an exclusive professional practice in financial advice bound to the Algerian real-estate market. It counts among its clients Investors and the major local and international actors being interested in the development and in the potential of the Algerian real estate market. The specific skills in this domain complete the expertise of Humilis in financial engineering to offer a unique accompaniment in term of valuation, financial modeling, business plan assessment and financial structuring of real estate projects.

Research & valuation

Humilis offers its professional expertise for both private and public companies valuation and appraisal. Humilis use for that purpose the most advanced and adapted valuation practices to the valuated company context.
Humilis adhere to the CFA® Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

Private equity

Humilis is actively involved in the private equity and asset management industry development in Algeria. Humilis is regularly invited to give conferences on the subject and Humilis is currently advising local and international Private Funds.