Samba Financial Group

Published May 23rd, 2011 - 06:48 GMT

Samba was established in 1980 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and is one of the leading financial services groups in the Middle East, providing world class services that meet the financial needs of its private, corporate and institutional customers in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Kingdom, UAE, and Pakistan.

The Bank’s world class corporate and investment banking offerings have also been recognized by clients and industry leaders, as a result of proven superior advisory and arranging capabilities across equity & debt capital markets, M&A, corporate advisory, project finance, structured finance and loan syndications, combined with the Bank’s unmatched placement capabilities and unrivalled access to investors in KSA and the region. 

Within the project finance arena, Samba has been actively involved in almost all landmark transactions concluded in Saudi Arabia advising across a wide variety of sectors, including power, telecommunications and petrochemicals projects.

The Group’s financial strength, currently rated Aa3 (Moody’s), A+ (S&P), A+ (Fitch) and AA- (Capital Intelligence) coupled with a commitment to its role in the development of the local and regional economy continue to build on the Bank’s position as preferred financial advisor to some of the region’s preeminent institutions.

Samba’s commitment to delivering excellence have consistently resulted in broad international recognition through awards, and in 2011, Samba was presented with numerous awards including “Best Bank in Saudi Arabia”, which Samba has won for the past six consecutive years.