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14 Mar 2013

QFIB Meets Key Shareholders in Saudi Arabia

Chaired by Chairman Abdulla Fahad Ghorab Al Marri, Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) held its board meeting in Dammam, the largest city in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) yesterday. Since its launch in 2009, QFIB has scheduled board meetings every year in a different GCC country with the aim of reaching out to its diversified base of shareholders.

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10 Feb 2013

QFB celebrates Qatar National Sports Day

In the run up to 2nd Qatar National Sports Day on Tuesday 12 February 2013, Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority, organized a month-long corporate wellness program for its employees.

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03 Feb 2013

QFIB acquires a majority stake in Al Wasita Emirates for Services & Catering

Qatar First Investment Bank (“QFIB”), Qatar’s independent Islamic investment bank authorized by the QFC regulatory Authority , announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Al Wasita Emirates for Services & Catering (“WES”), the UAE based total support services management firm.

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20 Jan 2013

Senior executives at QFIB to join plenary sessions on M&A and private equity

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) has partnered with Gulf Financial Conferences as the gold sponsor for two key conferences “Finance & Investment Qatar’ and ‘M&A, Corporate Finance & Advisory MENA’, both will be held on 21st and 22nd January respectively, at the Al Sharq Village and Spa.

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13 Jan 2013

QFIB successfully exits ENPI

QFIB and SPPC announced the successful completion of the Emirates National Factory of Plastic Industries (ENPI Group) deal. QFIB’s 71.3% stake, a majority share in ENPI, was sold to SPPC, a publically traded Saudi firm specialized in providing printing packaging solutions. ENPI Group is the leading producer of flexible and rigid plastic packaging solutions having strong manufacturing base including 8 factories in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh.

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04 Dec 2012

QFIB expands interests in Turkey with the acquisition of a 40%stake in leading home textile-retailer ‘English Home’

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) announced the acquisition of a 40% stake in English Home, the leading retailer of home textile products in Turkey.

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26 Nov 2012

QFIB CEO to examine the role of Finance in Qatar’s Vision 2030 at Euromoney conference

QFIB, Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant investment bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority, is the associate sponsor of the inaugural Euromoney Qatar Conference, that will be held in Doha at the Ritz-Carlton on 11-12 December 2012 under the theme ‘Global Finance: Re-Designed’

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16 Oct 2012

QFIB sponsors, the Educational Futures: Innovation & Aspirations Conference hosted by the International School of London

As part of its commitment to support the development of the educational sector in Qatar, QFIB sponsors the ‘Educational Futures: Innovation & Aspirations’ conference organized by the Alliance for International Education and hosted by the International School of London in Qatar.

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08 Oct 2012

QFIB and Kuwait Energy sign strategic investment agreement

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) and Kuwait Energy, one of the fastest growing independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Middle East, announced today the signing of a USD 150 million strategic investment agreement.

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02 Oct 2012

QFIB partners with MEED Qatar Banking Summit

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s independent Islamic investment bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority has announced its support as the Strategic Investment Banking partner of the MEED Qatar Banking Summit 2012. This is the first edition of this prestigious event which will be held in Doha on the 8th and 9th October, 2012.

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01 Oct 2012

QFIB signs agreement towards successful exit of ENPI

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) has signed a share purchase agreement with Saudi Printing & Packaging Co. (SPPC) to sell its 71.3% stake in Emirates National Factory for Plastic Industries (ENPI Group), the leading manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions.

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17 Sep 2012

QFIB acquires prime properties in Central London

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) announces the acquisition of two properties in prime locations in Central London - The Leinster Inn Hotel at Leinster Square, and Westbourne House, Westbourne Grove, London.

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10 Sep 2012

QFIB raises equity stake in Al Rifai to 35%

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) has increased its equity stake in Al Rifai International Holding (Al Rifai) to 35%. Al Rifai is the leading manufacturer of nuts and kernels, light snacks and delicacy in the Middle East with operation in Europe.

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01 Aug 2012

QFIB hosts iftar for Qatar Orphan Foundation

As part of Qatar First Investment Bank’s (QFIB) annual Ramadan Blessings Campaign, the Bank recently hosted a special iftar in celebration of the Garangaou for the children of Qatar Orphan Foundation (Dhreima).

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23 Jul 2012

QFIB concludes its first summer internship program for high school students

QFIB concluded its first summer internship program for high school students. The three week program which started in early July attracted eight students from various high schools in Doha and the internship is expected to develop into an annual summer program.

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20 May 2012

QFIB brings together private equity practitioners and SMEs

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), in partnership with Dubai-based MENA Private Equity Association, is organizing a roundtable addressing the growing importance of SME’s to the region’s economic development, the challenges they face and the role of Private Equity in facilitating this growth.

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08 May 2012

QFIB Sponsoring Al Fikra Qatar Business Plan Competition Awards

In line with Qatar First Investment Bank’s (QFIB) commitment to encourage innovation and contribute to the development of the SME sector in Qatar and the MENA region, the Bank announces the sponsorship of the second annual Al Fikra Business Plan competition awards organized by Enterprise Qatar.

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22 Apr 2012

QFIB highlights real estate investment in Qatar at Cityscape Abu Dhabi

Highlighting the enormous potential in Qatar’s real estate sector, Shadi Zubeidi, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance at QFIB participates at the ‘Middle East Real Estate Summit’ held on 22-23 April, 2012 in Abu Dhabi. QFIB is Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant investment bank authorized by Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.

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19 Apr 2012

QFIB Announces Successful Exit of Qatar Engineering & Construction Company (QCon)

QFIB announces today the exit of its entire stake in QCon for USD77 million, which has been sold to an undisclosed Qatari investor. QCon is the pre-eminent EPC contractor based in Qatar. In 2009, QFIB acquired a 41% stake in QCon as a part of consortium that bought a 100% of Qatar Shipping share in the company.

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15 Apr 2012

For the third consecutive year, QFIB sponsors the 8th Private Equity International Conference in Dubai

Addressing key developments in the evolving entrepreneurial climate in the Middle East since the Arab Spring, Emad Mansour, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), further explores the vital factors required to support the growing base of entrepreneurs at the 8th Private Equity International Middle East conference (PEI). Mansour joins other PE practitioners at the session entitled ‘Growing Pains: from Traders to Conglomerates.

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