Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait

Investment Dar eyes "consensual restructuring plan"

Kuwait's indebted The Investment Dar Company held its first face-to-face meeting with the reconstituted Coordinating Committee last Thursday in Dubai.
At the meeting, the documentation relating to the official engagement of the committee was finalised, it said, and added that committee membership now includes Jordan International Bank, ABC Islamic Bank, Lloyds TSB Middle East, Al Rajhi Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait.

BBK looking for other acquisitions after merger with Shamil Bank was cancelled

Frederik Richter reported on 15 March based on Reuters that Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) is looking for opportunities to acquire after the planned merger with rival Shamil Bank was put on hold.

BBK recently created its fully-owned Islamic investment bank Capinnova. BBK has a market capitalization of about $1.04 billion and a market share of 15-20 percent in the Bahraini retail market, according to its own estimates. (Reuters)

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