BSEC Credentials

Sell-side / Buy-side M&A Advisory

  • Chedid Capital Holding - Insurance and Reinsurance (MENA) – Advising on the sale of a 14.5% equity stake in Chedid Capital Holding, a prime insurance and reinsurance brokerage group operating in the Middle East and Africa.

  • Meat Processing (MENA) – Advising a large UAE-based conglomerate on the sale of a majority stake in a well-established meet processing factory with product coverage spanning across the GCC.

  • Media and News Network (Lebanon) – Capital raising of USD 2.35 million for a Lebanese start-up company aiming at establishing a news-exchange platform accessible to journalists, agencies, and end-users.

  • Software Solutions (Lebanon) – Advising on the sale of a majority stake of a leading Lebanese software company providing solutions to banks, insurance companies and corporations internationally.

  • GLB Invest (Agriculture, North Sudan) - Advising on the sale of an equity stake in an agricultural project in North Sudan valued at USD 220 million.

  • Telecom Industry (MENA) - Advising on the sale of an equity stake in a telecom equipment distributor with operations in the MENA region valued at USD 20 million.

  • AMANA Holding (Healthcare, UAE) - Advising on the USD 25 million private placements of equity and debt for a long term healthcare facilities operator in the UAE.

  • Food Industry (KSA, Syria) – Advising a Saudi-based food conglomerate on the acquisition and/or establishment of a Syrian edible oil & ghee producer.

  • Pharmaceutical Plant (UAE) - Advising on the 100% acquisition of a USD 40 million UAE-based pharmaceuticals company.

  • Paper Packaging (Lebanon) - Advising on the sale of an equity stake in one of the leading cardboard and paperboard producers in Lebanon.

  • Paper Packaging (France) - Advising on the acquisition financing of a paperboard producer in France with a transaction value of EUR 3 million.

  • Printing Industry (Lebanon) - Advising on the sale of an equity stake in one of the leading printing companies in Lebanon.

  • Water Bottling (Lebanon) - Advising on the sale of an equity stake in a Lebanese water bottling company valued at USD 35 million.

 

Debt Advisory / Hybrid Products

  • Participating Loan (Media, Lebanon) – Structuring a USD 4 million participating loan to a leading Lebanese media house.

  • Real Estate Fund (Lebanon) - Structuring a USD 60 million Real Estate Investment Fund to develop numerous residential apartment buildings in Lebanon.

  • Real Estate Fund (Lebanon) - Structuring a USD 40 million Real Estate Investment Fund to develop numerous residential apartment buildings in Lebanon.

  • Real Estate Development (Lebanon) -  Structuring a USD 42 million Real Estate Investment Fund for the development of a mixed use real estate project (offices and retail) in Lebanon.

  • Istismarat Holding (Conglomerate, Lebanon) - Advising on the USD 13 million issuance of senior notes.

  • Oil & Gaz (Kenya) – Advising a Middle East and Africa based petroleum services provider on the structuring of a USD 34 million leasing vehicle for the acquisition of drilling rigs in Kenya

 

Securitisation

  • CMC Automotive (Auto-Loan, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 7.5 million securitisation fund of auto-loans for the agent of Hyundai vehicles in Lebanon.

  • Kettaneh Auto-Fund. (Auto-Loan, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 3.7 million securitisation fund of auto-loans for the agent of Audi, VW and Skoda vehicles in Lebanon.

  • DHC Healthcare. (Trade Receivables, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 14 million securitisation fund of trade receivables due from Lebanese Hospitals against the purchase of medical products and supplies.

  • Cherfane Tawile & Co. (Trade Receivables, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 8.2 million securitisation fund of trade receivables for the agent of Samsung products in Lebanon.

  • Solidere (Real Estate Loans, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 185 million securitisation fund for residential mortgages in Lebanon.

  • Auto Leases (Turkey) - Advising on a USD 180 million securitisation of auto leases in Turkey.

  • East Cameron Partners (Oil & Gaz, USA) - Structuring of a USD 166 million sukkuk issuance in oil and gas industry in the United States of America

  • HANCO (Auto Lease, KSA) - Structuring of a USD 27 million Islamic securitisation fund of auto-leases and rentals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Sale & Lease Back Securitisation (Banking, Lebanon) – Structuring of a USD 25 million sale and lease back securitisation of the real estate of a prime Lebanese commercial bank

  • Diversified Payment Rights (Banking, Lebanon) – Structuring of a USD 100 million securitisation fund of foreign remittance for a leading Lebanese commercial bank

  • Bassoul & Heneiné (Auto Loan, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 19 million securitisation fund of auto-loans for the dealer of BMW, Renault, Alfa Romeo and Dacia in Lebanon

  • Bassoul & Heneiné (Auto Loan, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 14 million securitisation fund of auto-loans for the dealer of BMW, Renault, Alfa Romeo and Dacia in Lebanon

  • RYMCO (Auto Loan, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 13 million securitisation fund of auto loans for the dealer of Nissan, Infinity and GMC in Lebanon

  • RYMCO (Auto Loan, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 9 million securitisation fund of auto-loans for the dealer of Nissan, Infinity and GMC in Lebanon

  • RYMCO (Auto Loan, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 7 million securitisation fund of auto-loans for the dealer of Nissan, Infinity and GMC in Lebanon

  • T. Gargour & Fils (Auto Loan, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 6 million securitisation fund of auto-loans for the dealer of Mercedes Benz, Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler in Lebanon

  • Cherfane Tawile & Co. (Trade Receivables, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 10 million securitisation fund of trade receivables for the agent of Samsung products in Lebanon

  • Avis (Auto Lease, Lebanon) - Structuring of a USD 3 million securitisation fund of operating leases for a vehicle rental services company in Lebanon

  • Solidere (Credit Linked Notes, Lebanon) - Advising on the USD 6 million securitisation of credit linked notes in Lebanon

  • ABCP Conduit (Trade Receivables, Lebanon) - Advising on the USD 3.5 million securitisation of asset backed commercial paper in Lebanon

 

N.B: The above lists include ongoing, completed, pending and terminated transactions

 

BSEC Awards

  • USA Best Deal of the Year – Islamic Finance News Malaysia

  • Runner-Up Award for “Emerging Markets Deal of the Year”– International Securitisation Report

  • Most Innovative Islamic Finance Product – Islamic Finance Forum & Deloitte Malaysia

  • Most Innovative Islamic Finance Deal in 2007- EuroMoney London

  • Best Structured Finance Deal of the Year in 2006 – Islamic Finance News Malaysia