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Investment Banking

Local Leadership in Corporate Finance and M&A

The Investment Banking group provides corporate finance advisory, equity and debt capital markets, M&A expertise, private placements, structured investments and other services. Its focus is on providing capital and financial advisory services to small to medium sized companies - domestically and internationally.

Heritage and Local Expertise

SHUAA's Investment Banking team relies on its long-term regional presence and knowledge to provide these services and acts as a consultant to regulators and exchanges to advise on policy to maintain liquid and accessible capital markets for emerging and growing corporates. 

Historic Leadership and Awards

Investment Banking has the strongest historic track record in initial public offerings in the UAE. In fact, the investment banking division has raised more than twice the amount of capital in IPOs than its nearest competitor.

Corporate Advisory Services

Today, SHUAA offers the suite of corporate advisory services for M&A and equity structures with a continued focus on UAE small to medium sized companies.  The recent addition of debt advisory services through SHUAA Credit together with the lending capabilities of Gulf Finance enhance the offerings available to SMEs, in line with the Company’s wider mission to support the development of the UAE economy and contribute in the professional development of local entrepreneurs.

Dubai SME 100

SHUAA has had a partnership in place with Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development mandated to develop SME sector, since August 2012. The aim of this collaboration is to support efforts to grow the crucial SME segment of the economy and to offer valuation services to SME100 companies. Both parties reaffirmed their commitment to working together to continue to provide support to SME growth in January 2014 through the signing of an MOU.

SHUAA’s Investment Banking team is currently in the process of undertaking a number of valuation assessments for SME100 companies. SHUAA and Dubai SME regularly co-host seminars on business valuation assessments and SHUAA continues to provide company owners and CEOs with practical case studies to help them build long term value and future returns for their businesses.

International Clients

SHUAA also seeks to help inbound corporate investors entering the UAE market find strategic partners and acquisition opportunities.  In 2012 SHUAA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PT Pratama Capital Indonesia regarding collaboration between the two firms to offer a variety of investment banking services to issuers and investors in the UAE and the Republic of Indonesia.  SHUAA was appointed financial advisor to Urbanos Group, the Portugal based ground handling and logistics company, to assist it with establishing its operations in the region.

Investment Banking DIFC ET


The Investment Banking team have won various awards including:

  • 2010 – Dubai Financial Market
  • 2008 – Euromoney, Best Equity House in the  Middle East
  • 2008 – Euromoney, Best Equity House in the UAE
  • 2007 – Euromoney, Best Equity House in the UAE
  • 2004 – Euromoney, Best Equity House in the UAE

Selected Transactions

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