BNP Paribas in the Middle East
BNP Paribas is one of the best rated banks in the world (Rated AA- by Standard & Poor's.)
The Group has a presence in 80 countries and nearly 200,000 employees, including more than 150,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across the Mediterranean basin countries in Turkey, Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States.
In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.
BNP Paribas has been operating across the Middle East region for over 35 years. The Bank has a presence in five Middle East countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates in addition to covering Oman.
Headquartered in Bahrain, the Middle East region is strategic for BNP Paribas where it is active in the fields of Corporate & Institutional Banking, and Investment Solutions.
Our team of diverse and talented individuals work together to deliver best-in-class solutions for all of our clients, and our growing regional network enjoys key positions in many areas including Structured Finance Advisory, Fixed Income, Debt Capital Markets and Trade Finance.BNP Paribas in Bahrain
BNP Paribas has been operating in the Kingdom of Bahrain since 1975, offering a Full Commercial Branch. The bank's regional headquarters, also based in Bahrain, has been serving local and international Corporations, Government, Financial Institutions and Ultra High Net Worth individuals with its portfolio of products and services, across the MEA Region. BNP Paribas Najmah the dedicated Islamic entity of the BNP Paribas group is also located in Bahrain, providing Islamic Banking services across the region. BNP Paribas is located in Bahrain Financial Harbour, Manama. BNP Paribas in Kuwait
BNP Paribas was the first foreign bank to be granted a banking license by the Central Bank of Kuwait it has been fully operational, as a Full Commercial Branch, since 2005. Specialising in Corporate Banking, Wealth Management and Asset Management, BNP Paribas in Kuwait offers a complete range of products and services to local and multinational Corporations and High Net Worth Individuals. BNP Paribas Kuwait is centrally located in the Dar Al-Awadi Complex in Sharq area.BNP Paribas in Qatar
BNP Paribas was established in Qatar through a subsidiary in 1956 and became a Full Commercial Branch in 1973. BNP Paribas is a leading Bank in Qatar for both local and international companies and provides financing and advisory services for Qatar's major energy, shipping and industrial developments. With extensive local market experience, BNP Paribas is uniquely placed to advise on trade and investment for foreign and local companies in Qatar. BNP Paribas is located in Al Fardan office Tower, Doha's Diplomatic district BNP Paribas in Saudi Arabia
BNP Paribas was established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2005, offering a Full Commercial Branch. BNP Paribas has been serving local and international Corporations, Government, Financial Institutions and Ultra High Net Worth individuals with its portfolio of products and services.
BNP Paribas Investment Company Saudi Arabia (BIC), is authorised to conduct advisory business with Saudi Residents, specialising in Dealing, Financial and Corporate Finance Advisory and Custody.
Offices are located in Riyadh's financial and commercial district, in the Al Faisaliah Tower. BNP Paribas in the United Arab Emirates
BNP Paribas has been operating in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 1973 in Abu Dhabi and 1974 in Dubai, offering Full Commercial Branches. Building a strong presence across the Emirates, BNP Paribas has been serving local and international Corporations, Government, Financial Institutions and Ultra High Net Worth individuals with its portfolio of products and services. BNP Paribas is located in Al Bateen Area In Abu Dhabi, and in Emaar square, near Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.Our ServicesCorporate and Investment Banking
BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) provides financing, advisory and capital markets services. It is a globally recognised leader in two areas of expertise: derivatives on all asset classes, and structured financing.
BNP Paribas CIB also has a solid corporate advisory network in Europe and Asia.
BNP Paribas CIB's clients consist of companies, financial institutions, investment funds and hedge funds. They are central to BNP Paribas CIB's business model. Staff's main aim is to develop and maintain long-term relationships with clients, to support them in their business strategy and meet their financing and risk management needs. More than 9,000 relationship managers work with these clients, offering a wide range of services to enhance their strategy, supported by experts across CIB's various business areas.
BNP Paribas CIB has a presence on all continents, and provides clients worldwide with a global perspective and a pioneering spirit, adapting solutions to suit local conditions. CIB In the Middle East
With its headquarters for the Region based in Bahrain, CIB caters for the needs of multinational and local corporations, major issuers and institutional buyers from Middle-East. Benefiting from the proximity provided by the Gulf branches network (certified ISO 9001), CIB also supports the local subsidiaries of multinational corporations in all corporate banking activities.
CIB provides integrated solutions to both private and institutional investors across a broad spectum of high value-added products and services, including:
Advisory, Corporate Banking Services, Structured Finance Advisory, Export Finance, Project Finance, Syndication, Equity & Commodities Finance, Trade Finance Corporate Finance, Fixed Income, Fund Management Products, FX with a specialisation in Arab currencies and Islamic Banking.Investment Solutions
Investment Solutions provides the complete portfolio of integrated investment solutions available from the BNP Paribas Group for both private and institutional investors.It comprises businesses active in gathering, managing, growing, protecting and administrating savings and assets.
Investment Solutions comprises 6 complementary businesses (Private Banking, Asset Management, Online Savings & Trading, Securities Services, Real Estate services and Insurance). These businesses are an integral part of the solutions available to BNP Paribas group clients.
Thanks to a broad range of high value-added products and services, Investment Solutions covers all the needs of its investor clients—private clients, High Net Worth Individuals, businesses and institutionals, as well as distribution partners.
Investment Solutions is a top-tier international player. Its footprint covers 61 countries and derives more than 50% of its revenues from business outside France.
With extensive coverage of France, Europe and Asia, BNP Paribas Wealth Management serves high net worth individuals and family shareholders (family office services) with a unique range of personalized products and services.Investment Solutions in the Middle East
Investment Solutions provides integrated solutions to both private and institutional investors across a broad spectum of high value-added products and services, including Securities Services, Wealth Management, Investment Partners and Real Estate Recent Awards The Banker magazine - “Deal of the Year” awards
- FIG Capital raising: QNB bond (2011)
- Middle East Loan of the Year for Qatar Telecom (2010)
- Middle East Bond of the Year for Corporates for Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (2010)
- Middle East Financial Institutions Group Capital Raising Deal of the Year for National Bank of Abu Dhabi (2010)Project Finance
- Middle East Metals & Mining Deal of the Year 2010: Maaden
- Middle East Renewable Deal of the Year 2010: Shams 1 - MasdarPFI
- African Mining Deal of the Year (Bisha)
- Middle Eastern Oil & Gas Deal of the Year (Dolphin Energy)
- Gulf Power Deal of the Year (Shuweihat 2)Bloomberg 2010
- No2 in M&A Rankings in MEA region (In deal value) EMEA Finance awards 2011
- Best Sovereign Sukuk: Kingdom of Bahrain's USD 750M issuance
- Best Islamic Borrower: Islamic Development Bank
- Best Convertible Issuance in Africa: Steinhoff International Holdings' EUR 450M issuance
- Best Corporate Borrower: International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)Read the leaflet "2010 at a glance"