Markaz named “Best Investment Bank in Kuwait for 2018”


Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” announced winning the “Best Investment Bank in Kuwait for 2018” award for the seventh time in eight years by Global Finance magazine, a specialized financed and investment magazine.

Global Finance named Markaz as “Best Investment Bank in Kuwait” based on a set of criteria used by their editors and industry experts, including market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation.

In light of this achievement, Mr. Ali Hassan Khalil, Chief Operating Officer at Markaz, stated: “Naming Markaz as the ‘Best Investment Bank in Kuwait 2018’ by Global Finance Magazine affirms their trust in the quality of our investment banking services in the areas of advisory services related to mergers and acquisitions, capital restructuring and disposition, in addition to equity and debt issuances, listing advisory and other advisory services.”

Mr. Khalil added: “This award is the result of Markaz completing several successful transactions across a wide number of investment banking activities and confirm our relentless efforts, continuous hard work and in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs and investment requirements. We believe that each client has a unique requirement, for which a consultative approach is adopted to formulate and advise optimal solutions. Markaz team is committed to meeting these needs through specialized expertise and flexibility in adapting to market variables in order to maximize value for our clients.”

Mr. Khalil noted: “Since 1997, Markaz has successfully executed over USD4.03 billion (as of 30 June 2018) of debt and equity mandates in the region across a wide number of activities, including M&A transactions, restructurings, and general advisory transactions. Our achievements record over more than 40 years enforces our clients’ trust in our investment banking services, and encourages our dedicated investment banking team to continue providing innovative solutions while following prudent investment policies.”

Markaz’s performance continues to attract recognition from experts in the region’s financial industry. Markaz was recognized twice in 2017 as “Best Investment Bank in Kuwait” by Global Finance and EMEA Finance. Markaz was also named “Best Asset Manager in 2017” by EMEA Finance. Markaz received these awards for its professional skills in executing many successful transactions for its clients in the fields of credit markets, equities, merge and acquisitions along with offering financial consultancy services.