Proven expertise meets wider-ranging investment banking solutions.

We offer our clients a world-class investment banking solutions across equity capital markets and debt capital markets, IPOs, listings, capital structure advisory, restructuring, disposition services and mergers and acquisitions advisory.

Since 1997, Markaz has successfully executed Investment Banking transactions of over USD 5.5 billion across the region. Each client has a unique requirement for which a consultative approach is adopted to formulate and advise optimal solutions.

Markaz’s IB Team success stems from our extensive experience combined with our technical execution capabilities and in-depth industry knowledge. The IB team consists of dedicated professionals with proven expertise across a wide spectrum of different industries such as financial services, real estate, light and medium manufacturing, retail, oil & gas, and logistics, among others.

Consumers Goods Public Shareholding Company

Debt Structuring Advisory | 2019

Financial Services Closed Shareholding Company

Sukuk Structuring Advisory | 2018

Financial Services Closed Shareholding Company

Capital Structuring Advisory | 2017

Real Estate Closed Shareholding Company

Ijare Skuk Restructuring Advisory | 2016

Local Airlines Company

Capital Structuring Advisory | 2015

Local Commercial Bank

Bond Structuring Advisory | 2014

Financial Services Closed Shareholding Company

Loan Structuring Advisory | 2012

Financial Services Closed Shareholding Company

Loan Structuring Advisory | 2012

Construction Closed Shareholding Company

Credit Rating Advisory | 2012

Financial Services Closed Shareholding Company

Debt Structuring Advisory | 2010

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

KWD 50 Million

Bond Issue | Joint Lead Manager | 2021

Gulf Bank

KWD 50 Million

Bond Issue | Joint Lead Manager | 2021

National Industries Group

KWD 30 Million

Bond Issue | Joint Lead Manager | 2020

National Bank of Kuwait

KWD 150 Million

Bond Issue | Joint Lead Manager | 2020

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz”

KWD 35 Million

Bond Issue | Co-Lead Manager & Subscription Agent | 2020

Gulf Bank

KWD 100 Million

Bond Issue | Co-Lead Manager | 2016

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz”

KWD 25 Million

Bond Issue | Co-Lead Manager & Subscription Agent | 2016

National Industries Group

KWD 120 Million

Murabaha Syndication | Participant | 2015

ALARGAN Intl. Real Estate Co.

KWD 26.5 Million

Bond Issue | Structuring & Financing Advisor Co-Lead Manager & Arranger | 2012

National Industries Group

KWD 100 Million

Murabaha Syndication | Participant | 2012

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz”

KWD 22 Million

Bond Issue | Co-Lead Manager | 2011

Kuwait Resorts Co.

USD 50 Million

Sukuk Issue | Structuring and Financing Advisor and Lead Manager | 2007

Kuwait Commercial Markets Complex Co.

USD 30 Million

Ijara Sukuk Issue | Structuring and Financing Advisor and Co-Lead Manager | 2006

Commercial Real Estate Co.

USD 100 Million

Sukuk Issue | Co-Lead Manager and Structuring Advisor | 2005

National Industries Group

USD 60 Million

Eurobond Issue | Lead Manager | 2003

KGL

KWD 6 Million

Bond Issue | Lead Manager | 2003

A’ayan Leasing & Investment. Co.

KWD 10 Million

Islamic Financing | Lead Manager | 2003

Kuwait Commercial Markets Complex Co.

KWD 10 Million

Bond Issue | Co-Lead Manager | 2003

National Industries Group

KWD 35 Million

Bond Issue | Co-Lead Manager | 2001

Kuwait Projects Co. (Holding)

KWD 25 Million

Bond Issue | Co-Lead Manager | 1999

National Industries Group

KWD 35 Million

Bond Issue | Co-Lead Manager | 1998

Jazeera Airways Company K.S.C.P.

KWD 10 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Subscription Agent | 2021

United Project Company for Aviation Service

KWD 28.3 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Subscription Agent | 2020

United Project Company for Aviation Service

KWD 18 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Subscription Agent | 2019

United Project Company for Aviation Service

KWD 20 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Subscription Agent | 2018

Independent Petroleum Group

KWD 10.8 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager, Underwriter and Subscription Agent | 2017

Strategia Investment Co.

KWD 10.2 Million

Rights Issue & Restructure | Lead Manager | 2010

First Equilease Co.

KWD 14.5 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager | 2007

Privatization Holding Co.

KWD 66.1 Million

Capital Increase | Lead Manager | 2007

National Industries Co.

KWD 42.3 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager | 2006

Independent Petroleum Group

KWD 17.4 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Underwriter | 2005

Privatization Holding Co.

KWD 21.7 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Underwriter | 2005

Privatization Holding Co.

KWD 14.5 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Underwriter | 2004

KGL Ports International Co.

KWD 7.1 Million

Rights Issue & Private Placement | Lead Manager | 2004

Humansoft Holding Co.

KWD 12.7 Million

Private Placement | Lead Manager | 2004

Kuwait and Gulf Transport Co.

KWD 10.0 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Underwriter | 2003

National Industries Co.

KWD 17.5 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Underwriter | 2003

Independent Petroleum Group

KWD 9.0 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Underwriter | 1998

Contracting & Marine Services Co.

KWD 9.0 Million

Public Offering | Lead Manager & Underwriter | 1998

Kuwait Building Materials Manufacturing (KBMMC)

KWD 15.7 Million

Rights Issue | Lead Manager & Underwriter | 1997

Al-Manar Financing & Leasing Company K.S.C.C..

Listing Advisor | Kuwait | 2019

Health Care & Education Holding Co.

Listing Advisory | Kuwait | 2016

Dalqan Real Estate Co.

Listing Advisory | Kuwait | 2014

Specialties Group Holding Co.

Listing of shares on Boursa Kuwait | Listing Advisor | 2014

Al Eid Food Co.

Listing Advisory | Kuwait | 2014

Vending Network

IPO | Listing Advisor | 2007

Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait

Listing of shares on Boursa Kuwait | Listing Advisor | 2006

Privatization Holding Co.

IPO | Listing Advisor | 2005

Humansoft Holding Co.

IPO | Listing Advisor | 2005

Al-Tijaria

Listing of shares on Boursa Kuwait | Listing Advisor | 2005

SOLIDERE

Listing of shares on Boursa Kuwait | Listing Advisor | 2005

National Industries Co.

IPO | Listing Advisor | 2003

Advisory and M&A

Arab Life and Accident Insurance Company ("Arab Insurance")

Sell Side Advisor | 2021

Insurance Company

Transaction Advisory - Sell Side Advisor | 2020

House of Development for Agricultural Contracting Co.

Valuation Advisory | 2020

Gulf Bank

Transaction Advisory - Sell Side Advisor | 2020

Kuwait Aluminum Extrusion Company

Valuation Advisory | 2020

Roma International General Trading and Contracting Co.

Valuation Advisory | 2019

Educational Company

Transaction Advisory | 2019

Pace

Financial Advisory - Feasibility Study | 2019

The Pearl Dermatology and Laser Centre

Valuation Advisory | 2019

Ali Yousef Al Muzaini Sons Co.

Transaction Advisory - Buy Side Advisor | 2019

Al Andalus Trading Establishment Co.

Valuation Advisory | 2019

Sultan Center Food Products Company

Valuation Advisory | 2019

Asnan Tower Medical Services Company

Valuation Advisory | 2019

Al Mulla Group

Advisory | 2018

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Advisory | 2018

Al Mutawir Real Estate Co.

Advisory | 2018

NBK Capital Mezzanine Fund I

Advisory | 2017

Al Wazzan Educational Company

Advisory | 2017

A’ayan Leasing and Investment Company

Advisory | 2017

Mutawa Al Kazi

Advisory | 2017

Sultan Center Food Products Company

Restructuring Advisory | 2017

FAWSEC

Transaction Advisory - Sell Side Advisor | 2017

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Advisory | 2017

ACICO

Advisory | 2017

Food Group

Advisory | 2016

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Advisory | 2016

Touristic Enterprise Company

Financial Advisory | 2016

Agility Public Warehousing Company

Advisory | 2016

Touristic Enterprise Company

Offset Advisory | 2016

Gulf Bank

Valuation Advisory | 2016

Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation

Advisory | 2016

Dasman Diabetes Institute

Offset Advisory | 2016

Al-Mulla Group

Advisory | 2015

Zain

Advisory | 2015

Gulf Bank

Transaction Advisory - Sell Side Advisor | 2015

Emirates NBD

Advisory | 2015

Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Co.

Transaction Advisory - Sell Side Advisor | 2015

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Transaction Advisory - Sell Side Advisor | 2015

Al Taameer Real Estate Investment Co.

Restructuring Advisory | 2015

Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting

Transaction Advisory | 2015

Al Kout Industrial Projects Company

Transaction Advisory - Buy Side Advisor | 2015

General Electric

Offset Advisory | 2015

Al-Ahleia Insurance Co. S.A.K.

Transaction Advisory - Mandatory Tender Offer | 2015

Al-Sayer Group

Advisory | 2015

Blackrock

Transaction Advisory | 2014

Agility Public Warehousing Co.

Valuation Advisory | 2014

QVT

Transaction Advisory | 2014

United Projects Company for Aviation Services

Valuation Advisory | 2012

Al-Dorra Petroleum Services

Transaction Advisory - Sell Side Advisor | 2011

Development Enterprises Holding Co.

Transaction Advisory | 2011

Al Tijaria

Transaction Advisory | 2011

Arabi Enertech

Valuation & Transaction Advisory | 2011

International Investment Group

Restructuring Advisory | 2011

Petra Foods Manufacturing

Transaction Advisory | 2010

Strategia Investment Company

Transaction Advisory | 2010

Awal Bank

Valuation Advisory | 2010

Securities House

Transaction Advisory | 2010

Al Kout Industrial Projects Company

Transaction Advisory | 2010

Kharafi National

Transaction Advisory | 2009

KREMENCO

Restructuring Advisory | 2008

Al Qurain Automotive Trading Company

Transaction Advisory | 2008

Contracting & Marine Services Company

Advisory | 2006

Al Waseet International K.S.C. (Closed)

Corporate Restructuring Advisory | 2006

Al Tijaria

BOT Advisory Project | 2003

Kuwait Catalyst Company

Advisory | 2001

Gulf Investment Corporation

Advisory | 2000

Independent Petroleum Group

Advisory | 1999 - 2000

PIC (SALT & Chlorine)

Advisory | 1999

BALASEM General Trading

Advisory | 1998 - 1999

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Markaz is keen on diversifying its investment offerings from public equities and real estate to alternative investments.

  • Markaz has invested in over 54 funds across different strategies including Buyouts, Venture Capital, Fund of Funds, and Mezzanine, among others, with a geographic focus in the U.S. Total commitments for private equity have reached US$ 150 million.
  • In 2018, Markaz restarted the Private Equity & Venture Capital program with a strategy to allocate funds to private equity funds as well as direct investment opportunities with a focus on the GCC region.

Leadership Team

Rasha A. Othman

Executive Vice President

Fixed income

Rasha A. Othman

Abdulrazzaq Razooqi

Vice President

Advisory

Abdulrazzaq Razooqi

Hammad Khan

Vice President

Advisory

Hammad Khan

Contact us

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Call us at

+965 22248000

For queries

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