NBK Capital advises Qtel on the largest acquisition in the GCC

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Published October 23rd, 2012 - 09:46 GMT

NBK Capital advised Qatar Telecommunications (Qtel) on the successful completion of their KD 519.1 million (USD 1.8 billion) acquisition of 39.61% of National Mobile Telecommunications Co. (Wataniya Telecom). The offer was well received by shareholders, bringing Qtel’s ownership to above 92%. 

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” 

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