Bahrain's GFH Financial acquires majority stake in GB Corp

Acquisition is in line with GFH Financial's growth strategy to leverage on business opportunities

  
General view of Bahrain World Trade Center in Manama, Bahrain, February 21, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.

General view of Bahrain World Trade Center in Manama, Bahrain, February 21, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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GFH Financial Group has increased its stake in Global Banking Corp (GB Corp) to 50.4 percent from 28.6 percent, following approval from the Central Bank of Bahrain.

The Manama-based financial group was given approval to acquire up to 60 percent of the investment bank, according to a statement to Boursa Kuwait.

GB Corp, incorporated in Bahrain, operates in the Gulf and global markets, with total assets of $125 million and with total assets under management over $500 million as of June 2020.

GFH did not provide the value of the acquisition in its statement to the stock market, but said the acquisition was in line with its growth strategy to take advantage of attractive business opportunities. 

(Writing by Imogen Lillywhite; editing by Seban Scaria)

imogen.lillywhite@refinitiv.com

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