Execution to highest standards and alignment with client success

The M&A Advisory Group at NBK Capital provides strategic financial advice to middle-market and blue-chip companies across the MENA region. M&A Advisory delivers creative, actionable solutions to clients across all sectors.

On-the-ground analysts with local knowledge and decades of experience source proprietary deals, aligning incentives with client success to execute to highest standards.

M&A Advisory Group has advised on some of the largest recent deals in the region including:

  • Exclusive advisor to STC on the acquisition of Viva (2016)
  • Advised Mezzan on the acquisition of Unitra (2014)
  • Advised Ooredoo on the USD 1.8 billion acquisition of Wataniya Telecom (2012)

NBK Capital has advised on a number of acquisitions including the following:

Company Name Mezzan Holding Company KSCC
Deal Size Undisclosed
DealAcquisition of Unitra Mets Group (UAE-based F&B Distributor)
NBK Capital RoleExclusive Financial Advisor to Mezzan
DateJanuary 2014
Company NameQatar Telecom (Qtel)
Deal SizeUSD 1.8 billion
DealOffer by Qtel to acquire shares in Wataniya Telecom
NBK Capital RoleFinancial Advisor to Qtel
DateOctober 2012
Company NameKout Food Group
Deal SizeUSD 9 million
DealAcquisition of Banquets New Chicken Limited, UK
NBK Capital RoleFinancial Advisor to Kout Food Group
DateMay 2012
Company NameEmirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat)
Deal SizeUSD 11.6 billion
DealAcquisition of Zain
NBK Capital RoleFinancial Advisor to Etisalat
DateAborted, March 2011
Company NameNational Bank of Kuwait
Deal SizeUSD 1.0 billion
DealAcquisition of Al-Watany Bank of Egypt
NBK Capital RoleFinancial Advisor to National Bank of Kuwait
DateAugust 2007