NBK Capital Partners Background

NBK Capital Partners, formerly known as NBK Capital Limited, is based in the DIFC, Dubai under DFSA jurisdiction with a presence in Kuwait and Turkey. Originally formed in 2005 as the Alternative Investments Group of NBK Capital, a subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait, the group rebranded in 2015 as NBK Capital Partners. NBK Capital Partners operates with a separate Investment Committee and a fully dedicated investment team.

Since the launch of its first fund in 2007, NBK Capital Partners has successfully sourced and executed 23 investments, primarily across the consumer, education and healthcare sectors, and exited 11 investments. With the launch of the first mezzanine fund in the MENA region in 2009, we are the leading mezzanine debt investor with the largest number of investments and exits in the region. The firm’s proven track record is the result of strong deal origination capabilities and our hands-on, operational approach.

Why Partner With Us?

We help guide owners and management teams through growth and transitional challenges by focusing on long-term value creation. We focus on providing strategic guidance and instituting operational best practices to 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 senior debt, allows us to creatively structure and finance transactions based on investment and deal dynamics.