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Our Senior Management

Sami S. Arwadi

Professional Background

Sami joined GIB Capital in February 2012 from HSBC where he had worked for 7 years as part of the investment banking team in Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining HSBC, Sami spent 7 years in the audit and attestation field in Saudi Arabia.

Sami is an accomplished and successful investment banker, with expertise in financial advisory, IPOs, rights issues, equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions across multiple industries. Sami possesses a strong and distinguished record in originating, pitching and winning investment banking transactions, and has been responsible for transactions totaling in excess of US$ 4.7 billion to date (excluding NCB IPO and Ma’aden rights issue). He demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of capital markets regulations in Saudi Arabia, common stakeholder objectives, and both buyer and seller aspirations. Sami is confident conducting due diligence activities and equity valuations, and has a sound understanding of private equity combined with extensive knowledge in financial analysis and capital raising. Sami is able to develop positive and trusting relationships with global businesses, and is able to effectively manage a personal portfolio of key accounts. Sami is recognized as a focused and respected leader with significant staffing experience in investment banking.

Areas of Expertise
  • M&A advisory
  • Equity capital markets
  • Commercial due diligence
  • Other advisory services
  • BS Accounting, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Transactional Experience
Select Closed Transactions Transaction Year
Ebrahim M. Al-Mana & Brothers Co. Sell-side M&A 2016
Bin Dawood Superstores Sell-side M&A 2016
Al Alamiya for Cooperative Insurance Co Rights issue 2015
Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) Rights issue 2014
National Commercial Bank (NCB) IPO 2014
General Lighting Company (GLC) Sell-side M&A 2014
General Lighting Company (GLC) Buy-side M&A 2014
Middle East Specialized Cables Company Rights issue 2013
United Electronics Company IPO 2011
Undisclosed two interrelated companies within building materials sector Merger 2010
Mouwasat Medical Services Company IPO 2009
Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company IPO 2008
BUPA Arabia for Cooperative Insurance Co IPO 2008
Saudi Real Estate Company Rights issue 2006
Fawaz Abdulaziz AlHokair and Company IPO 2006
Taiba Investment and Real Estate Company Rights issue 2006
Aldrees Petroleum and Transport Services Co IPO 2006
Mouwasat Medical Services Company P. Placement 2005
Almarai Company IPO 2005
The Company for Cooperative Insurance Privatization 2005

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.