G Capital, a subsidiary of GFH acquires Adabank in Turkey

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Published August 1st, 2011 - 09:11 GMT
Gulf Finance House
Gulf Finance House

G Capital a Dubai based company and a subsidiary of the Bahraini investment bank, Gulf Finance House (GFH), in partnership with Gürmen Group, has acquired Adabank in Turkey for US$ 75 million. Adabank is a Turkish Bank headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey and placed for sale by the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF).

It is worth noting that G Capital’s parent company GFH, has a long track record in establishing and operating financial institutions across the MENA region. GFH has played a key role in establishing Arab Finance House (Lebanon 2003), Solidarity (Bahrain – 2004), First Leasing Bank (Bahrain - 2004), Khaleeji Commercial Bank (Bahrain - 2005), Asian Finance Bank (Malaysia - 2006), Qinvest (Qatar - 2006) and First Energy Bank (Bahrain -2008).

Mr. Esam Janahi, Executive Chairman of GFH said, “We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with our new partner, the Gürmen Group, as well as the Turkish authorities to commence operations in the Turkish banking sector. Turkey is a key market for us and we believe that this acquisition will serve as a platform for further co-operation between the GCC and Turkey”.

Hisham Alrayes, Managing Director of G Capital said “I’m very pleased with this achievement as we have been working to acquire a bank in Turkey for more than a year. Turkey is a growing market with many good investment opportunities, and this acquisition should create substantial value for our investors and shareholders”.

Prominent Turkish businessman Mr. Remzi Gur, Chairman of Gürmen Group, said: “I am very enthusiastic about this opportunity as the entry requirements for new banks wishing to operate in the Turkish Banking sector are very high. I am also extremely pleased with our new partner G Capital and would like to thank the team which successfully led the transaction and helped to establish our partnership.”

Background Information

Gulf Finance House

GFH is a well renowned financial group in the GCC region, with a diversified offering and pioneering track record. Headquartered in Bahrain, GFH’s innovative approach to Islamic investment banking services has been recognised internationally for over a decade. GFH has developed a strong and consistent ability to identify, successfully bring to market and capitalise on a wide range of solid investment opportunities in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and sectors. This approach signifies the Group’s investment insights and commitment to increase the value of its assets, and financial returns to its investors and shareholders.

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