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Innovative & Complete Financial Solutions

Realizing the increasingly diverse needs of its customers for advisory and structured finance transactions, a specialized department focusing on Investment Banking services has been established at Meezan Bank that is equipped to provide comprehensive and innovative financial solutions through a diverse product offering to its clients. In a short span of time, the Bank has established itself as a market leader in the Investment Banking market of Pakistan through providing Shariah-compliant Investment Banking services. The Bank has developed core expertise in arranging syndicated, structured and Project finance and providing advice on mergers and acquisitions, buy-side / sell-side advisory, financial restructuring, structured equity and venture capital investments.

Meezan Bank’s Investment Banking team, with highly qualified and experienced professionals including ACAs, CFA charter-holders, ACCAs and MBAs, offers its specialized services across the spectrum of Investment Banking activities, which includes arranging syndicated, structured and Project finance transactions and providing financial advisory services for the following:

Syndicate Finance

Long and Short Term Finance

We facilitate corporations to raise large ticket financing requirements by forming a consortium of financial institutions. We offer numerous financing solutions for our clients to fulfill their long-term as well as short-term financing requirements.

Project Finance

Solutions for Green Field/Brown Field Projects

We provide complete financing solutions to green field / brown field projects, with limited or no recourse basis.

Meezan Bank’s Investment Banking department has a proven track record of successfully executing numerous Project Finance transactions and to date has arranged various project finance deals of over Rs. 100 billion.

Meezan Bank, also has the credit of structuring and arranging the first ever syndicated Islamic Project Finance Facility and first ever private to private power project in Pakistan.


Finance for Private & Listed Sukuks

Depending upon customers’ requirements, we provide arrangement, shariah structuring / advisory, underwriting and placement services for privately placed and listed sukuks.

Meezan Bank has the credit of advising the first ever series of short-term Sukuk and arranging for first ever Sukuk backed Project financing in Pakistan. We are also acting as Joint Financial Advisor to GoP for the Sovereign Sukuk program.

Structured Finance

Creative Finance Solutions

Structured finance involves highly complex financial transactions. It is useful in cases where standard financing products do not meet a company’s unique requirements.

Meezan Bank’s Investment Banking department offers creatively structured transactions including off balance sheet working capital and capital expenditure financing to fulfill our customers’ business needs.

Financial Advisory Services

Shariah-compliant Advisory Products

Our specialist team offers a wide range of equity and advisory products including innovative shariah compliant solutions for :

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Buy-side / sell-side advisory
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Structured Equity
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Private Placement of Equity
  • Venture Capital Investments


Secure Issue of Securities

Underwriting involves the Bank absorbing the risk of under-subscription in relation to new and secondary issues.

Meezan Bank is a registered underwriter under Underwriting Rules 2015. The Bank offers underwriting services both as lead underwriter and as a consortium member. The Bank’s underwriting services include both private as well as public offerings of equity and debt transactions.

Key Transactions

NASDA Green Energy Private Limited

50MW Wind Power Project
PKR 4,703 Million
Mandated Lead Advisor & Arranger, Intercreditor Agent, Project Monitoring Bank, Shariah Structuring Bank, Onshore Trustee & Accounts Bank 2019

Gul Ahmed Electric Limited

50MW Wind Power Project
PKR 4,500 Million
Mandated Lead Advisor & Arranger, Project Monitoring Bank, Musharakah Agent & Shariah Structuring Advisor 2019

Din Energy Limited

50MW Wind Power Project
PKR 4,500 Million
Mandated Lead Advisor & Arranger, Project Monitoring Bank, Accounts Bank, Musharakah Agent & Shariah Structuring Advisor 2019

Artistic Wind Power Private Limited

50MW Wind Power Project
PKR 4,500 Million
Mandated Lead Advisor & Arranger, Project Monitoring Bank, Musharakah Agent & Shariah Structuring Advisor 2019

Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Limited

Syndicated Working Capital Facility
PKR 5,400 Million
Mandated Lead Advisor and Arranger 2019

Engro PowerGen Thar (Private) Limited

Rated Secured Privately Placed Sukuk
PKR 3,000 Million
Financial Advisor & Mandated Lead Arranger, Investment Agent 2019

Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited

Syndicate Term Finance Facility
PKR 45,000 Million
Mandated Lead Advisor & Arranger and Shariah Structuring Bank 2019

Hub Power Company Limited

Series of Short Term Sukuk
PKR 13,000Million
Financial Advisor & Lead Arranger 2019

Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Ltd

Long Term Finance Facility
PKR 716 Million
Advisor & Structuring Agent 2019

Hyundai Nishat Motors (Private) Limited

Long Term Islamic Finance Facility
PKR 2,936 million
Mandated Lead Arranger & Financial Advisor 2019

Avari Hotels Private Ltd.

Syndicated Islamic Finance Facility
PKR 2,000 Million
Mandated Lead Advisor & Arranger 2019

Pak Gulf Construction Private Limited

Five Star Deluxe Hotel at The Centaurus
PKR 2,250 Million
Mandated Lead Arranger & Advisor, Investment Agent & Shariah Structuring bank 2019

International Awards

Our comprehensive and innovative financing solutions have been accredited by various international bodies. Some of the notable awards received by Meezan Bank includes:

Asian Banking and Finance Corporate & Investment Banking Awards
• Islamic Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Pakistan – 2019
• Syndicated Loan of the Year - Pakistan – 2018
Asset Triple A
• Utility Deal of the Year – Pakistan – 2019
• Best Deal – Pakistan – 2014, 2019
• Sukuk Advisor of the year – Pakistan – 2018
• Renewable Energy Deal of the year – Hydropower Pakistan -2018
• Oil and Gas Deal of the year – Pakistan - 2018
• Transport Deal of the Year, Pakistan - 2017
• Best Islamic Investment Bank in Pakistan – 2015, 2017 to 2018
• Best Investment Bank - 2016
• Sukuk House of the year, Pakistan – 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014
• Best Islamic deal – 2016 & 2014, 2012 & 2011
• Highly Commendable Best Islamic Deal – 2014, 2013 & 2012
CFA Society Pakistan
• Corporate Finance House of the Year – Fixed Income – 2017, 2015 & 2013
Islamic Finance Forum of South Asia (IFFSA)
• Gold award for Islamic Finance Advisory Services Provider - 2019 & 2018
• Gold award for Islamic Investment Bank of the year - 2019, 2018 & 2017
• Silver award for Deal of the Year Islamic Finance Deal - 2019
• Silver award for Islamic Finance Deal – Syndicated Project Finance Facility – 2018
• Silver award for Islamic Finance Deal - Syndicated Project Finance Facility - 2017
Islamic Finance News (IFN)
• Pakistan Deal of the Year – 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013
• Structured Finance Deal of the Year – 2019
• Cross Border Deal of the Year – 2019
• Best Deal of the Year – 2012, 2011, 2008 & 2009
• Ijarah Deal of the Year – 2013
• Musharaka Deal of the Year – 2014

Get in touch with Investment Banking

Whether it’s advising a client on a multi-billion Rupee merger / acquisition transaction or marketing & distribution of structured finance transactions, our Investment Banking brings superior innovation, experience and the required skill set to deliver according to the exact requirements of our clients.

Contact Details

Investment Banking Department 2nd Floor, Meezan House C-25, Estate Avenue, SITE, Karachi Karachi
Tel: 021-38103500
Fax: 021-36406074