NBK Capital advises Qtel on the largest acquisition in the GCC
- Kuwait: Tuesday, October 23 - 2012 at 14:45
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NBK Capital advised Qatar Telecommunications (Qtel) on the successful completion of their KD519.1m ($1.8bn) acquisition of 39.61% of National Mobile Telecommunications Co. (Wataniya Telecom).
NBK Capital leveraged its in-depth knowledge of the local market, its unparalleled access to investors and its solid track record in executing high profile transactions in the region. The success of this transaction reaffirms NBK Capital's position at the top of the M&A league tables.
"This is a landmark transaction that involved working with a number of parties, including regulators and investors. The decision by Qtel to appoint NBK Capital to advise on such a high profile transaction demonstrates confidence in NBK Capital's capability," said Mr. Salah Al Fulaij, CEO of NBK Capital.
He further added, "Since the CMA was established, Kuwait has seen a number of tender offers, which confirms the country's status as an attractive destination for doing business and a well-regulated and transparent market."
NBK Capital was established in July 2005 as a subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), the oldest and highest-rated bank in the region and one of the 50 safest banks in world. NBK Capital focuses on four principal lines of business: Alternative Investments, Asset Management, Brokerage & Research and Investment Banking. With offices in Kuwait, Dubai, Istanbul and Cairo, NBK Capital's team of more than 170 professionals offer superior products and services to clients and investors.
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