NBK Capital

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Watani Investment Company (NBK Capital)
شركة الوطني للاستثمار
Type Private
Joint stock
Industry Investment Banking
Founded Kuwait City, Kuwait (2005)
Founders Consortium of Kuwaiti merchants
Area served Kuwait, Dubai, Istanbul, Cairo
Employees over 170
Parent National Bank of Kuwait
Website nbkcapital.com

Watani Investment Company (NBK Capital) is a financial services firm with operations across the Middle East. NBK Capital was established in July 2005 as a fully owned subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), the largest Kuwaiti bank and the highest-rated in the Middle East.[1]

NBK Capital focuses on four principal lines of business: Alternative Investments, Asset Management, Brokerage & Research and Investment Banking.

Operating regionally from Kuwait, Dubai, Egypt and Turkey with over 170 investment professionals, NBK Capital prides itself on a reach and scale that is global, a focus that is regional and a service level that always remains personal.

NBK Capital’s Investment Banking group sells advisory services (whether debt, equity or M&A advisory) to clients across sectors.

The Alternative Investments group at NBK Capital manages three funds under its two main divisions –

Private Equity – o NBK Capital Equity Partners Fund, a $ 250 million regional private equity fund; o Kuwait Investment Opportunities Fund, a Kuwaiti $120 million private equity fund launched in 2008.

Mezzanine – o NBK Capital - GSC Group Mezzanine Fund, a $200 million mezzanine fund

The Asset Management group manages 49 investment funds with assets under management exceeding $10.2 billion. The funds are diversified across asset classes and include Money Markets, Equities, Islamic, Alternative Investments, and Real Estate.

The Brokerage & Research group at NBK Capital provides a full brokerage service which offers online, institutional, and personal brokerage services. This comes hand in hand with the published research, in which NBK Capital aims to provide objective fundamental research on Middle East and North Africa (MENA) capital markets.

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