Investment Banking


The Investment Banking group at AHL serves as a trusted advisor to premier clients, helping them develop and achieve their strategic objectives and meeting their financial needs. AHL has a reputation for being able to understand industries and value new opportunities for its clients. As the leading Investment Banking group in Pakistan, AHL has extensive knowledge of domestic markets and industries and well-established relationships with local and international investors. AHL has closed some of the largest transactions in Pakistan’s capital markets’ history including the PKR 6.1bn (US$ 61mn) IPO of Dolmen City REIT (Executed Pakistan and South-Asia’s first listed REIT fund-Dolmen City REIT), PKR 102.4bn (US$ 1.0bn) SPO of HBL (Largest ECM transaction in Pakistan & Asian Frontier Markets USD 1 billion), PKR 38.2bn (US$ 378mn) SPO of UBL (First capital market transaction under the Privatisation Programme after a gap of almost 7 years) and PKR 15.3bn (US$ 151mn) SPO of PPL (Largest domestic book building).

Selected Transaction Experience


AHL understands Client’s key objectives and delivers best quality

  • Speedy and certain achievement of transaction close
    Efficient process management to ensure speedy transaction close
  • Maximize value creation
    Leverages our understanding of Investment Banking transactions and establishes strategies to maximize value creation for clients
  • Leverages on advisory transaction experience
    In-depth due diligence to identify and mitigate any possible issues before they become material

Equity Capital Markets
AHL is the market leader in equity capital market transactions – listing of South Asia’s first ever REIT fund, 3 out of 4 ECM deals by Privatisation Commission in 2014-15, 5 out of 10 listings in 2014; raised over PKR 56bn for our clients, i.e. 73% of the total capital raised in 10 listings during 2014.

Debt Capital Markets
With strong advisory capabilities coupled with relationships with major lenders and investors, AHL can also facilitate clients in meeting their debt financing needs either through TFCs, Sukuks, syndicates, securitizations etc. AHL has recently advised on the PKR 3.0bn USD 30.0mn) TFC of Soneri Bank, PKR 4.0bn TFC (USD 39.6mn) of NIB and PKR 5.0bn (USD 49.0mn) TFC of Bank Alfalah.

M&A Advisory / Private Equity
AHL is well qualified to assist clients on merger and acquisition and private equity transactions given the rich advisory experience of its Investment Banking team.

Project Finance Advisory
By virtue of the experience of senior team members, AHL is developing its niche in advising clients on project finance deals from inception to financial close, covering each and every aspect of the deal.

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