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NBK Capital

Company nameWatani Investment Company (NBK Capital)
شركة الوطني للاستثمار
Company typePrivate
Joint stock
IndustryInvestment Banking
FoundedKuwait City, Kuwait (2005)
Area servedKuwait, Dubai, Istanbul
ParentNational Bank of Kuwait

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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.

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

NBK Capital is backed by NBK’s legacy of over 50 years of operating in the region with a team of more than 140 professionals located in Kuwait, Dubai and Turkey.

NBK Capital’s Investment Banking group has substantial experience in providing a wide array of advisory services (whether debt, equity or M&A advisory) to clients across sectors. The investment banking team provides a hands-on and authoritative approach to complex transactions along with proven industry and sector expertise.

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

• Private Equity

o Fund, a $ 250 million regional private equity fund;

o Fund, a Kuwaiti $120 million private equity fund launched in 2008.

• Mezzanine

o 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.

To provide investors with complete investment solutions, the Brokerage & Research group at NBK Capital provides investors with access to global markets through its 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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