BBK plans to acquire Ithmaar Bank Bahrain Operations, Ithmaar Holding assets

Source24×7 News
SectorFinancial Services

MANAMA: The Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK), one of the largest commercial banks in Bahrain, and Ithmaar Holding, the parent of Ithmaar Bank, which operates the largest Islamic retail banking network in Bahrain, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the potential acquisition by BBK of Ithmaar Bank’s Bahrain operations as well as specific assets of IB Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ithmaar Holding. The MoU, which was signed by BBK Chief Executive Officer, Dr. AbdulRahman Ali Saif, and Ithmaar Holding Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Abdul Rahim, who is also the Ithmaar Bank Chief Executive Officer, builds on the joint BBK-Ithmaar Holding earlier statement in August 2020 more...