SICO Investment Banking is a market leader in the Kingdom of Bahrain, backed by a team of highly-experienced professionals and the Bank’s ability to offer a comprehensive suite of tailored financial services. For over two decades, SICO Investment Banking has been the trusted partner for regional corporations and key public sector clients due to its unmatched, on-the-ground knowledge of the Bahraini market and its investment landscape. 

Having executed deals across a wide spectrum of sectors, including construction, tourism, real estate, telecoms, banking, insurance, and consumer finance, SICO Investment Banking has made a name for itself as the go-to house in the Bahraini market for equity and debt capital market transactions, M&A deals, and advisory services. From arranging primary and secondary issuances to deal structuring, valuations, and corporate and family business advisory services, SICO Investment Banking is renowned for its insights, textbook execution, and a flexible platform that can offer innovative and fit-for-purpose solutions.














Bahrain Duty Free
Privatization through an IPO
First privatization through an IPO in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Arab Insurance Group
Initial Public Offering
Largest IPO on the Bahrain Bourse at the time with total offer of USD 290 million

Qatar Telecom
Privatization through an IPO
First privatization exercise in the state of Qatar

Public Offering on FRNs
One of the most significant debt public offering to finance an industrial expansion project in Bahrain

Nass Corporation
Initial Public Offering
Largest IPO on the Bahrain Bourse for 8 years with a total offer of USD 81 million
First family business in Bahrain to go public
First IPO in Bahrain to investors of all nationalities

European Islamic Investment Bank
Initial Public Offering & Listing on AIM
First listing of a Shari'ah-compliant financial institution on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange

Seef Properties
Privatization through an IPO
Marked start of major new privatization initiative by Government of Bahrain
Pioneering IPO structure included a special retail offering to protect small investors, featuring a claw-back mechanism and green-shoe option in the case of oversubscription
Success of IPO set a new template for privatization in MENA

Arab Banking Corporation
Advisor on USD 1.1 billion Secondary Offer
First-of-its-kind mandate as financial advisor to the independent shareholders of ABC in a fully-underwritten priority right issue

Bahrain Islamic Bank
Advisor of USD 93 million Acquisition
One of the most significant M&A in banking sector in Bahrain

Eskan Bank Realty
Income Trust (EBRIT)
Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
Lead manager, sub-investment manager and market maker for Bahrain’s first-listed REIT and the second REIT IPO regionally with a size of BD 19.8 million (USD 52.5 million)

Tier 1 convertible Perpetual Capital Securities Issuance
Lead manager for BBK’S BD 100 million (USD 265 million) Perpetual Tier 1 Convertible Capital Securities Issuance

Gulf Hotels Group
Advisor on BHD 25.8 million (USD 68.4 million) Acquisition
Buy-side Advisor on the successful acquisition of Bahrain Tourism Company by Gulf Hotels Group on a share swap basis

APM Terminals IPO

Initial Public Offering of APM Terminals Bahrain

Most successful IPO on the Bahrain Bourse in a decade

Total offer size BHD 11.8 mn

Funded applications 5.4X the offer size

Mandated lead manager


Market maker

Participating broker

SICO acts as execution advisor, receiving agent, and allotment agent in the acquisition of Bahrain Islamic Bank (BISB) by National Bank of Bahrain (NBB)

SICO appointed Bahrain receiving agent, Bahrain execution advisor, and cross-listing advisor for the Kuwait Finance House acquisition of Ahli United Bank

SICO appointed to arrange up to BD 12 million in debt financing for the construction of a new university campus in Bahrain.

National Bank of Bahrain acquisition of Bahrain Islamic Bank
Completed mandate as issue execution advisor, receiving agent, and allotment agent

Kuwait Finance House’s acquisition of Ahli United Bank
Mandated as Bahrain receiving agent, Bahrain execution adviser, and cross-listing adviser

Private Equity Firms
Appointed as Bahrain placement agent on transaction by one of the globe’s leading private equity firms

Mumtalakat Holding Company
Appointed by Mumtalakat as financial advisor for potential merger in Bahraini poultry sector/p>

Share buyback and delisting from BHB

General Poultry and Delmon Poultry
Preliminary assessments for a potential consolidation

Innova Healthcare
Private placement deal in Saudi Arabia