More than a century of history

Amen Group was founded at the beginning of the last century by the late Brahim Ben Yedder. Originally, the group was specializing in food industry.

Cafés Ben Yedder, a company founded in 1934, specializes in roasting and distributing coffee in Tunisia. G.F.C.O. (“Grande Fabrique de Confiserie Orientale), a company producing and distributing Halwa Chamia was acquired in 1957.

Huilerie Ben Yedder, a pioneer company in the extraction, packaging and marketing of olive oils was founded in 1961.

It was in the early 1970s that Amen Group started its strategic development with the acquisition in 1971 of CFCT ("Crédit Foncier et Commercial de Tunisie"), which will be renamed AMEN BANK in 1995 and the acquisition in 1973 of The insurance company COMAR (Compagnie Méditerranéenne d'Assurances et Reassurances).

Another major acquisition for Amen Group was Parenin in 1977. The company  was founded in 1902 and is the concessionaire in Tunisia of renowned multinationals such as Caterpillar since 1926, John Deere (agricultural equipment) since 1939 and Atlas Copco since 1983.

1934

CREATION OF THE COMPANY CAFES BEN YEDDER

1957

BIRTH OF G.F.C.O. ("GRANDE FABRIQUE DE CONFISERIE ORIENTALE ")

1961

CREATION OF BEN YEDDER HUILERIE

1971

ACQUISITION OF C.F.C.T. ("CREDIT FONCIER ET COMMERCIAL DE TUNISIE ")

1977

ACQUISITION OF PARENIN

Amen Bank

The 2000s... The Take Off

The acquisition of a majority shareholding in the Tunisie Leasing Group enabled Amen Group to strengthen its position as a leading player in the financial sector in Tunisia and then in Algeria with the creation in 2005 of Maghreb Leasing Algeria.

In 2012, Amen Group, in a consortium with Poulina Group Holding, acquires a majority stake in Ennakl, which has been a distributor of the VW Group in Tunisia since 1965. In mid-2014, Amen Group breaks the threshold of 50% in Ennakl capital.

In 2015, Amen Group extends its activity in sub-Saharan Africa with the acquisition of the company Alios Finance.

2005

BIRTH OF THE COMPANY MAGHREB LEASING ALGERIA

2012

ACQUISITION OF THE MAJORITY OF THE CAPITAL OF ENNAKL

2015

ACQUISITION OF THE COMPANY ALIOS FINANCE SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA