NBK Capital Partners Background

NBK Capital Partners was founded in 2005, and is the Alternative Investments unit of NBK Capital (“NBKC”), a subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait (“NBK”). In 2015, the group rebranded as NBK Capital Partners (“NBKCP”). NBKCP has presence in Bahrain, Kuwait, Turkey and is regulated by the DFSA.

Today, NBKCP is a leading alternative investment manager across multiple asset classes including private equity, mezzanine and real estate in the MENA region. From inception, NBKCP has employed the highest caliber professionals with a disciplined, patient investment approach and aligned interests with investors.

During the last 10 years, NBKCP has achieved one of the most successful track records in the MENA region through investments in 23 companies and 11 portfolio exits with an emphasis on the consumer, education and healthcare sectors. The firm’s proven track record is the result of strong deal origination capabilities and its hands-on, operational approach to portfolio management.

Why Partner With Us?

We help guide companies and their owners through growth and transitional challenges by focusing on long-term value creation. Our strategic guidance and operational best practices help management and business owners tackle growth opportunities. We work closely with our portfolio companies through active involvement on boards, operating committees and project-based strategic initiatives. We have successfully executed initiatives in our portfolio companies that include operational improvements, capital structure optimization, human capital augmentation and disciplined corporate governance.

In addition, our ability to invest across the capital structure from common equity to flexible lending, as well as growth capital through sale-leaseback real estate, allows us to structure creatively and finance a wide-range of value-enhancing transactions based on investment and deal dynamics.