January 24, 2018
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KAMCO wins Middle East Sukuk Bookrunner of the Year 2017 by Mergermarket

KAMCO Investment Company K.S.C. (Public), a leading investment company with one of the largest AUMs in the region, won the prestigious title, “Middle East Sukuk Bookrunner of the Year 2017” by Mergermarket, the world’s leading news and intelligence service for mergers & acquisitions and debt capital markets.

KAMCO received the award in the sukuk issuance category based on a number of technical parameters, which include the analysis of the overall performance of the sector and the evaluation of investment banking services provided, particularly with regard to its successful role in sukuk issuances during the last period.

During the 2017 award ceremony that was held in Dubai, KAMCO’s Investment Banking Department received the Middle East Sukuk Bookrunner of the Year 2017 award for their outstanding performance in the local and regional debt markets. The ceremony also included some of the largest regional and international investment banks and financial institutions, where KAMCO, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Emirates NBD Capital and Bank of America Merrill Lynch received awards relating to their performance on the debt capital markets. While on the mergers & acquisitions awards, the winners were Ernst & Young, Citigroup Global Markets, PwC and Rothschild.

Chief Investment Officer of KAMCO, Mr Khaled Fouad, expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude towards the event organizers. He also commended all those who supported KAMCO by voting in confidence, leading to the successful outcome. Fouad also emphasized that the investment banking sector’s growth potential and support towards businesses assisted KAMCO in further strengthening its solid performance. He also added that the sector supported the Company’s ongoing strategy that caters to clients’ investment objectives.

Fouad said, “During the past couple of years, KAMCO’s Investment Banking Department has enhanced the volume of successfully executed transactions despite market, economic and political conditions witnessed regionally and internationally. Through its vision and strategic planning, KAMCO overcame obstacles and adapted successive changes to provide various unique solutions to its clients.”

Fouad concluded by saying, “Over its successful track record, KAMCO successfully completed 92 investment banking transactions worth approximately USD 14 billion, as of 31 December 2016. Having said that, we at KAMCO, have further consolidated our reputation in the market and stand by our commitment to grow operationally, while providing our clients with prudent and innovative products and services.”

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