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Advisory and Capital Raising Services

Our Merchant Banking Division offers comprehensive and innovative financial advisory and capital-raising services to corporations, organisations, governments and financial institutions, family offices and conglomerates.

The Merchant Banking team provides thought leadership on corporate finance matters and helps develop and structure products for our clients. The team includes professionals with various areas of sector and product expertise serve clients on a broad array of topics. Our bank was awarded Best Investment Bank, United Arab Emirates in the Global Finance World’s Best Investment Bank Awards 2014.

Our Advisory and Capital Raising Services cover three areas

Corporate Finance

The team works with our clients across a wide range of sectors to structure and execute a variety of complex transactions including equity offerings. The Equity Capital Markets (ECM) team is designed to help our clients succeed in ever-changing financing environments by advising on how to originate, structure, market and execute equity financings. Specialties include privatization, initial public offerings (IPOs) and both secondary and private placements, with FAB consistently one of the most active firms in the new issuance space. In addition, the team is also actively involved in pre-IPO financing.

FAB also has a long track record in the UAE of acting as Lead Receiving Bank in support of our clients’ local market capital raising activities and Initial Public Offering (IPO). Our services extend from managing the offering, allotment to investors and the refunding process and all aspects of listing on ADX and DFM. FAB was awarded the most active registrar for IPO’s from DFM on their 10th Anniversary.

We provide corporate clients with strategic capital structuring advice across the full spectrum of debt markets to deliver tailored financing solutions. We can assist with the refinancing and restructuring of existing debt obligations (including covenant amendments and debt rescheduling) and recapitalizations. The team is also able to assist clients with raising additional capital in both the equity and debt markets.

Mergers & Acquisitions

FAB’s Mergers & Acquisitions is especially known for its long-term relationships, combine with in-depth sector knowledge and experience. Transactions are supported by a dedicated team with various backgrounds and experience from investment banks, securities companies, accounting firms and corporations who add local, regional and international industry insights. FAB acted as the Federal Advisor to the Joint Steering Committee on the Merger of ALDAR Borough with combined market cap of USD 3 billion and combined total assets of USD 13 billion.

Project Finance Advisory

Our services support government and non-government clients to structure the commercial elements of major project finance transactions. The team provides strategic advice on project development, contractual structure and finance, pre-bid advisory assignments in large scale, competitive tenders, capital raising, refinancing and restructuring solutions.

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Head Office

Diplomat Commercial Office Tower,
Unit 1601, 10th Floor,
Building 1565, Road 1722, Block 317
Diplomatic Area, Manama,