Kuwait: Kuwait Financial Center “Markaz” has announced that it has been named “Best Investment Bank in Kuwait” for 2022 by Global Finance magazine. This is Markaz’s 11th win at this prestigious award in 12 years and solidifies its position as one of the most trusted investment banking institutions due to its consistent performance despite varying market conditions. Global Finance’s annual Best Investment Banking Awards are reviewed by its editors, with input from industry experts. The jury scores and selects the winners based on a proprietary algorithm and extensive criteria that include market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to respond to market conditions, innovation, pricing, post-sales performance of underwriting and market reputation—to score and select winners.
The award reinforces Markaz’s reputation for promoting excellence in transactions and investment banking services spanning equity and debt capital markets, IPOs, listings, advisory in capital structure, restructuring, divestment services and mergers and acquisitions advisory. Since 1997, it has successfully executed investment banking transactions of over $5.80 billion (1.76 billion KWD) as of December 31, 2021 with the execution of capital markets and advisory mandates from foreground.
A highly skilled team of investment banking professionals with extensive experience, exceptional technical execution capabilities and deep industry knowledge has remained the foundation of Markaz’s continued success. The team’s proven expertise covers a wide range of different industries such as financial services, real estate, light and medium manufacturing, retail, oil and gas and logistics, among others.
Commenting on this achievement, Ms. Rasha Othman, Executive Vice President, Investment Banking (Capital Markets and Fixed Income) said: “We are proud that Markaz has been consistently recognized by the financial community as one of the leading local and regional service providers in an extremely competitive investment banking landscape. Global Finance’s coveted award solidifies our distinguished position as a well-founded and trusted investment banking institution that demonstrates sustained business growth despite operating in a highly cyclical industry, and is a testament to the capabilities of our investment banking experts. investment that led Markaz from strength to strength.
Mr. Abdulrazzaq T. Razooqi, Vice President, Investment Banking (Advisory) said, “Our experience builds our clients’ confidence in our investment banking services and encourages us to continue to provide innovative solutions tailored to the needs of our clients. This award is the result of several successful transactions by Markaz across the full range of investment banking services it offers, in addition to extensive business development efforts, industry expertise and professionalism. team.
Markaz’s research-driven culture has enabled it to constantly improve its offerings and help its clients achieve their investment goals through informed decision-making. In addition to investment banking, Markaz offers comprehensive services in asset management, real estate investment, wealth management, research and advisory.
Over 47 years since its inception, Markaz has been recognized with dozens of prestigious industry awards. Among the many awards it has won over the past year are Global Finance’s “Best Investment Bank” and “Best Investment Bank in Kuwait”, “Best Asset Manager in Kuwait for the ninth consecutive year and the “Middle East Sustainability Award”. at the EMEA Finance magazine’s Middle East Banking Awards 2021.
About Kuwait Financial Center “Markaz”
Established in 1974, Kuwait Financial Center KPSC “Markaz” is one of the leading asset management and investment banking institutions in the MENA region with total assets under management of over 1.04 billion of KD as of December 31, 2021. Markaz was listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange in 1997.
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Kuwait Financial Center KPSC “Markaz“
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