Watani Investment Company KSCC ("NBK Capital") was established in 2005 as the investment banking arm of National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), one of the largest financial institutions in the region with nearly USD 50 billion in total assets. Drawing on the parent bank's unrivaled financial strength, substantial organizational structure and storied banking heritage, we deliver an array of financial solutions in three principal business disciplines: Asset Management, Brokerage & Research and Investment Banking.
With in-depth knowledge of the region’s financial and regulatory environments, as well as its unique cultural dimensions, NBK Capital offers a robust and growing investment platform for clients and investors. Recognized for our customer-centric approach, proven processes and successful track record, we have within the span of last two years advised on over USD 7.4 billion in financing transactions and USD 2.5 billion in M&A transactions.
Turning good ideas into good outcome, over 170 investment professionals at NBK Capital combine their profound market intelligence and extensive global experience, in our key areas of specialization, to provide differentiated, value-added financial products and services that address the precise needs of clients and investors.
NBK Capital was recognized as the "Best Investment Bank in the Middle East for 2009" by The Banker and as "Best Investment Bank in Kuwait for 2009" by Global Finance and Euromoney. In addition, NBK Capital has over the years won numerous accolades from the industry, including the "Deal of the Year recognition" by The Banker Magazine.
NBK Capital is registered with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Kuwait as an investment company and is licensed and regulated by the Kuwait Capital Markets Authority.
The external auditor of NBK Capital is Mr. Waleed Al Osaimi, Ernst & Young (Al Aiban, Al Osaimi & Partners).
The issued and paid-up capital of NBK Capital is KD 15,620,000.