24 November 2015
BDA opens new office in Dubai, replacing Bahrain
November 24, 2015
BDA Partners has opened a new office in Dubai, replacing its long term Bahrain presence. The office is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre, a strategically important location, and the hub of the Middle East financial sector.
The new address is:
Level 3, Gate Village 4
Dubai International Financial Centre
P.O. Box 113355, Dubai UAE
Tel: +971 4 4019124
Fax: +971 4 4019990
Andrew Huntley, Senior Managing Director based in London, with oversight of BDA’s Middle East activities commented, “Our Middle East presence is vital to the pan-Asian M&A footprint from which we serve our clients. Dubai has clearly established itself as the financial services hub for the region. The DIFC is well regulated and, as the de facto centre for M&A in the region, is the perfect base for BDA’s Middle East activities.”
Ahmed Al Balooshi, Assistant Director covering the Middle East for BDA, said, “In the last twelve months, we have concluded multiple transactions on behalf of Middle Eastern corporates and financial sponsors. We continue to see a healthy pipeline of deal flow. We look forward to continuing to offer creative cross-border solutions to regional Middle East groups, using our pan-Asian presence, our in-house coverage of Europe and the US, and the added reach of our partners at William Blair.”
BDA has been working for and with Middle Eastern groups since 2002. Its official presence was initiated in 2006, through the establishment of an office in Bahrain. BDA’s new location in Dubai is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority as a Representative Office. In addition to corporate and financial sponsor clients, BDA advises the UK Ministry of Defense on its Saudi British Economic Offset Programme, which promotes international inward investment into Saudi Arabia.
BDA Partners is a leader in cross-border investment banking involving Asia. BDA advises on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe, and Asia. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Dubai, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA was named M&A Advisory Firm of the Year at The ACG Champions Awards in 2015. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. www.bdapartners.com
BDA carries out its US securities business through BDA Advisors Inc., a broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of FINRA and SIPC. BDA’s UK subsidiary is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.