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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 Advsiory 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

Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited

Syndicated Long Term Finance Facility
PKR 54,670 Million
Lead Arranger & Advisor, Shariah Structuring Agent

Sui Southern Gas Company

Syndicated Long Term Finance Facility
PKR 39,800 Million
Lead Arranger & Advisor, Shariah Structuring Agent

Power Holding Private Limited

Syndicated Long Term Finance Facility
PKR 25,000 Million
Mandated Lead Arranger & Investment Agent

Frontier Works Organization (SEPCOL)

Syndicated Project Finance Facility
PKR 12,658 Million
Mandated Lead Arranger & Advisor & Shariah Structuring Agent

Hartford Alternative Energy (Pvt.) Ltd

Syndicated Project Finance Facility
PKR 9,830 Million
Mandated Lead Arranger & Advisor, Project Monitoring & Accounts Bank & Shariah Structuring Agent

Frontier Works Organization (KATCAM)

Syndicated Project Finance Facility
PKR 6,200 Million
Mandated Lead Arranger, Security Trustee & Shariah Structuring Agent

DG Khan Cement Company Limited

Syndicated Finance Facility
PKR 5,900 Million
Financial Advisor & Lead Arranger

Lalpir Power Limited

Short-term Sukuk
PKR 2,000 million
Advisor & Arranger

Daewoo Pakistan City Bus Service (Pvt.) Limited

Syndicated Long Term Islamic Finance Facility
PKR 1,735 Million
Lead Arranger, Agent Bank & Shariah Structuring Agent

Nishat Hotels & Properties Limited

Syndicated Finance Facility
PKR 1,000 Million
Lead Advisor & Arranger & Investment Agent

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:

2012 & 2014

  • Corporate Finance House of the Year

2011 - 2014

  • Best Islamic Investment Bank in Pakistan
  • Sukuk House Pakistan
  • Best Islamic Deal
  • Highly Commended Deal

2008 - 2015

  • Pakistan Deal of the Year
  • Musharaka Deal of the Year
  • Ijarah Deal of the Year
  • Deal of the Year by Islamic Finance News of RED Money Group, Malaysia

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