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The Middle East’s 25 smartest banks-Unicorn Bank

The Middle East’s 25 smartest banks-Unicorn Bank

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Bahrain, Unicorn Investment Bank (Unicorn) is an Islamic financial services group with an international presence in the US, Malaysia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia (through its majority shareholding in Unicorn Capital Saudi Arabia). The bank is also a major shareholder in Dawood Islamic Bank, Pakistan.

Unicorn's integrated business model is built around six core business lines: Asset Management & Real Estate, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Strategic Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasury.

The bank leverages its resources and expertise across each of these business lines to provide clients with a comprehensive range of investment solutions tailored to meet their specific requirements.

The bank has completed several landmark transactions since its inception, including the establishment of T'azur, a regional Takaful company; the acquisition of Bahrain Financing Company, the oldest and one of the leading foreign exchange and remittance houses in the GCC; and the successful launch of the Strategic Acquisition Fund, a $1bn fund to acquire strategic stakes in commercial banks globally.

Unicorn has achieved consistent growth since its inception and has received widespread industry recognition for excellence and vision.

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