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GIB Capital’s Debt Capital Markets group offers clients a distinct mix of a pan-GCC network, deep local knowledge, international presence and decades of debt origination, structuring and distribution expertise.

As a relationship-driven firm, GIB Capital views each capital markets engagement as an opportunity to establish long-lasting partnerships with all stakeholders. The team balances the long term implications of the pricing and terms of a transaction on our Client’s future financing strategy as well as more immediate requirement of closing an issue and raising finance.

The Debt Capital Markets team provide our clients with debt financing from domestic and international (Reg S and 144a) debt capital markets in local and hard currencies in Sukuk and bond format. The Debt Capital Markets team uses its extensive knowledge of the debt markets to provide a clear analysis of an organisation’s ability and requirements to raise funds from the debt capital markets to achieve diversification of funding sources as well as diversity of the investor base, at favourable terms.

GIB Capital’s advice to our clients on their debt financing strategies is objective and independent of the providers of capital. As one of the leading Debt Capital Markets houses in MENA, our up to date market intelligence through continuous investor engagement helps achieve best execution for our clients.

Assistance is offered throughout the transaction process from ratings through documentation, due diligence and regulatory approvals until syndication, pricing and settlement. Our Islamic structuring capabilities are fully integrated and we work with our Global and Saudi Arabian Shariah Supervisory Boards to provide optimal structuring advice tailored to each issuer’s needs, jurisdiction and target financing market in order to maximise investor acceptability.


What sets GIB Capital apart is our distribution capability built up on the expertise and relationships developed from decades of regional debt distribution experience. Our distribution reach is unique in the MENA region and is built on two main pillars offering a unique marketing approach in the industry:

  • Our unrivalled knowledge of regional investors maintained through strong relationships with regional institutional investors including financial institutions, central banks, asset managers, insurance companies, sovereign and strategic investors and high net worth individuals. Our teams of experts focus on book-building and investor appetite across the GCC region.
  • Our regional focus is complemented by strong placement capabilities in the UK, Europe and Asia achieved through the GIB Group’s international presence as well as GIB’s leading London-based asset management arm, GIB UK.

Our Fixed Income Syndicate expertise enables GIB Capital to synthesise investor feedback and provide best advice to our clients on pricing strategy and investor communication. GIB Capital Fixed Income Syndicate targets relevant investors and organises regional and international meetings. To maximise effectiveness, focus is placed on meeting actual decision makers. Working seamlessly with other joint lead managers on a transaction, GIB Capital plays a prominent and influential role within joint syndicate groups and strives to represent regional investor views to create price tension and ensure our Client’s interests are best served.


GIB Capital offers a wide range of debt capital markets solutions, including bonds, sukuk, convertible securities and ratings advisory services. Our clients include sovereign governments, government-related entities, supranationals, financial institutions, listed and private corporations and prominent family owned companies. Debt Capital Markets products and services include customised financial solutions for individual client needs covering:

  • Bond issuance
  • Sukuk issuance and Shariah structuring
  • Regulatory capital instruments for financial institutions
  • Hybrid capital and convertibles
  • Private placements
  • Roadshow coordination
  • Asset securitisation
  • Ratings advisory
  • Liability Management (including buyback)
  • Debt Restructuring and Consent Solicitation


GIB Capital is a Single Shareholder Company (Commercial Registration No. 1010244294) with paid-up capital of SR 200,000,000.

GIB Capital obtained its license from the Capital Market Authority under license number 07078-37 on 08/07/1428H (corresponding to 22/07/2007G). GIB Capital obtained the approval to proceed with its business activities from the Capital Market Authority on 03/04/1429H (corresponding to 12/04/2008G).

GIB Capital provides corporate finance services in the Saudi capital markets, and is licensed to carry out the following activities by the Capital Market Authority (“CMA”):

  • Dealing as:
    • Principal
    • Agent
    • Underwriter
  • Managing
    • Investment fund management
    • Discretionary portfolio management
  • Arranging
  • Advising
  • Custody

GIB Capital is a subsidiary of Gulf International Bank B.S.C. with registered office at Low Rise Building 1, Granada Business & Residential Park, Eastern Ring Road, P.O. Box 89589, Riyadh 11692, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.