Mideast courier Aramex founder cashes out 10-percent stake

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Posted: Jul 31, 2016 7:27 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Mideast courier service Aramex announced Sunday that its founder had sold a nearly 10-percent stake in the Dubai-based company.

Aramex said in a stock exchange filing that founder Fadi Ghandour sold all of his stake in Levant Logistics Holdings, a Cayman Islands-based company that controls a 9.9-percent stake in Aramex. The buyer was another Cayman Islands-based company, Boson Ventures Corporation.

Aramex did not disclose when the sale happened or at what price. Based on the most recent Aramex closing price, the stake is worth 579.8 million dirhams ($158 million).

Aramex shares rose on the news, extending an 11-day winning streak. They gained 2.5 percent to close at 4.10 dirhams as the broader Dubai Financial Market declined.