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The Investment Banking Group at KASB serves as a trusted advisor to premier clients, helping them develop and achieve their strategic objectives and meet their financial needs. As the leading investment banking group in Pakistan, KASB has extensive knowledge of domestic markets and industries and well-established relationships with local and international investors. KASB is the only local investment bank to be affiliated with a global bulge-bracket bank, i.e. Bank of America - Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill Lynch). Access to BofA Merrill Lynch’s investment banking professionals and distribution capabilities around the world gives KASB a global understanding and reach coupled with strong local knowledge.

Our services include advising on:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privatizations
  • Corporate Restructurings
  • Equity raising through Initial Public Offerings (IPO), Offer for Sales (OFS) and issuance of Global Depository Receipts (GDR)
  • Debt raising through issuance of Term Finance Certificates (TFC), Sukuks and Syndicate Finance
  • Debt Restructurings
  • Structured Finance services through Quasi Equity and Securitization
  • Project Finance

KASB has closed some of the largest transactions in Pakistan’s history including the following:

  • Acquisition of MND Exploration & Development Limited by Pakistan Petroleum Limited (value not disclosed)
  • US$ 28mn corporate restructuring of IBL Group
  • US$ 20mn loan for TPL Properties (Pvt.) Limited from Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Sale of Petronas Carigali (Pakistan) Limited to OMV (Pakistan) Exploration GmbH (value not disclosed)
  • US$ 130mn acquisition of AES Pakgen Limited and AES Lalpir Limited by Nishat Group/Abu Dhabi Investment Council/City School
  • PKR 950mn IPO of Nishat Chunian Power Limited
  • PKR 325mn IPO of Descon Oxychem Limited
  • US$ 109mn GDR for Lucky Cement Limited
  • US$ 920mn Malayan Banking Berhad (Malaysia) investment in MCB Bank Limited
  • US$ 406mn restructuring and US$ 61mn capital raising for Beaconhouse School System
  • US$ 460mn acquisition of Paktel Limited by China Mobile Limited
  • US$ 650mn GDR for United Bank Limited
  • US$ 150mn GDR for MCB Bank Limited
  • PKR 6,880 OFS of Oil & Gas Development Company Limited
  • Privatization of Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (on-going)
  • Privatization of Pakistan Petroleum Limited (on-going)
  • Privatization of National Power Construction Corporation Limited (on-going)

Our efforts in advising and arranging some of the largest private sector mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions have established KASB as the leader in investment banking and we have won several international awards.

  • CFA Association
  • Best Corporate Finance House of the Year 2011
  • World Finance
  • Pakistan Best Investment Bank 2010
  • CFA Association
  • Best Corporate Finance House (Runner-up) of the Year 2009
  • The Asset
  • Pakistan Best Project Finance 2009
  • The Asset
  • Pakistan Investment Bank of the Year 2008
  • Asia Money
  • Pakistan Deal of the Year 2008
  • Euromoney
  • Pakistan Investment Bank of the Year 2008
  • CFA Association
  • Best Corporate Finance House of the Year 2007
  • Euromoney
  • Pakistan Investment Bank of the Year 2007
  • CFA Association
  • Pakistan Deal of the Year 2006
  • Finance Asia
  • Pakistan Deal of the Year 2006

    For further information regarding the services of investment banking please contact:

    Mr. Khaqan Saadullah Khan, CFA
    Head of Investment Banking
    Direct: +92-21-32643669



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