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Our Journey and Evolution

Founded in 2007, Arqaam Capital has firmly established itself as a preeminent financial services and investment group, with a focused expertise in the MENA Emerging and Frontier Markets. Originating in the Cayman Islands and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), our strategic inception was driven by the ambition to actively participate in and harness the growth potential of capital markets and investments within the MENA region.

Over the years, Arqaam Capital has expanded its footprint, establishing a robust presence across five offices in four countries – the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Lebanon. This expansion underlines our evolution into one of the most prominent, home-grown financial services firms within the DIFC, and positions us as a top-tier institutionally focused entity in the Middle East.

Our Approach and Expertise

At Arqaam Capital, we pride ourselves on our team of seasoned professionals who bring unparalleled expertise to our operations. We have made substantial investments in people, processes, and technology, creating a highly scalable and efficient platform that resonates with our commitment to quality and excellence.

Our approach is a unique blend of international best practices in corporate governance and deep regional insights, allowing us to effectively bridge capital with opportunities. We cater to a diverse client base, including institutions, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals, offering them solutions that prioritize risk diversification and superior returns.

Arqaam – A Synonym for Excellence

The name ‘Arqaam’ has become synonymous with strength, professionalism, and reliability in the financial services sector. Our reputation is built on award-winning products and services, a testament to our commitment to excellence. Through our well-established connections and client-centric approach, we continue to forge pathways that redefine the financial landscape in the MENA region.

Arqaam KSA’s Business & Licenses


Advising on financial products, services or transactions


Arranging financial products, services or transactions

Investment Banking

Providing services in relation to mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, etc…
Arqaam KSA – Spearheading Growth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Strategic Vision and Incorporation
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) holds a place of paramount importance in the strategic vision of Arqaam Group, aligning with our ambition to be the leading regional investment bank in the MENA region. The incorporation of Arqaam Group in KSA in late 2023 marked a significant milestone, resonating with Vision 2030 and the Kingdom’s objectives to expand its securities exchanges.
Operational Footprint in KSA
Arqaam Group extends its operations in the KSA through Arqaam Capital Financial Company Limited, a robust entity operating under commercial registration number 7037693624. This single foreign shareholder-owned limited liability company boasts an initial share capital of SAR 7.5 million and operates under the name ‘Arqaam KSA’.
Regulatory Framework and Licenses
Arqaam KSA is proud to be authorized and regulated by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) of Saudi Arabia. We currently hold licenses that enable us to engage in Arranging and Advising within the securities business sector. In line with our growth strategy, Arqaam Group is poised to apply for additional regulatory approvals, further expanding our service offerings and capabilities in the region.
Ownership and Hierarchical Structure
Arqaam KSA is a subsidiary of Arqaam Global Markets Limited, based in the Cayman Islands, which itself is under the ownership of Arqaam Capital Limited (Cayman Islands). This hierarchical structure underscores our global reach and the integrated nature of our operations across various jurisdictions.

Arqaam KSA: A Strategic Pillar in the MENA Region

Our Mission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Arqaam KSA is dedicated to serving as an effective financial intermediary, finely attuned to the dynamic needs of cross-border and local client activities. We are deeply committed to investing substantial resources in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), aiming to contribute significantly to the Kingdom’s economic development and the evolution of its capital markets. Our presence in the KSA is a testament to our commitment to being a part of the Kingdom’s growth story.

Why KSA is Strategically Crucial for Arqaam Group

  1. Largest Economy in MENA: KSA’s position as the largest economy in the MENA region underscores its pivotal role in the regional financial ecosystem and aligns with our vision to be at the forefront of investment banking in this area.
  2. Dominant Market in the GCC: As the most prominent market in the Gulf Cooperation Council, KSA offers a broad spectrum of investment and financial opportunities, making it an essential location for our operations.
  3. Leading in Nominal GDP: KSA’s rank as the top country in MENA in terms of Nominal GDP reflects its economic prowess and potential for investment and financial activities.
  4. Significant Global Oil Reserves: Being the 2nd globally in terms of oil reserves, KSA represents not only a key player in the energy sector but also a significant market for financial investment and advisory services.
  5. Stability and Security: The Kingdom’s reputation as a safe country with a stable economy makes it an ideal location for sustainable business growth and long-term investment.

Aligning with Vision and Opportunity

At Arqaam KSA, we align our strategies with the vast opportunities presented by the Saudi market. We are poised to leverage our expertise and resources to contribute to the Kingdom’s prosperity, aligning our goals with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. Our strategic presence in KSA is not just a business decision; it’s a commitment to be part of a thriving economic future.

Our Vision

Arqaam Capital is driven by a clear and ambitious vision:
Leadership in Regional Investment Banking: To ascend as the premier investment bank specializing in Emerging and Frontier Markets within the MENA region.
Broad Financial Services Spectrum: Our goal is to evolve into a comprehensive financial hub, offering an array of services that cater to diverse capital intermediation needs within and beyond the region.
Blending Global Expertise with Regional Insight: We aim to merge international talent and standards with regional experience and knowledge, thereby creating a unique and effective approach to investment banking.
Contributing to Regional Prosperity: Arqaam Capital is dedicated to making a significant and positive impact on the economic development and advancement of capital markets in the MENA region.

Our Principles

Our foundation is built on four core principles:
Client and Shareholder Centricity: Prioritizing the interests of our clients and shareholders is at the heart of everything we do.
Talent Development: We focus on attracting and nurturing professional and qualified talent, fostering a culture of achievement and self-progression.
Adherence to Standards: Legal and regulatory compliance, moral and ethical conduct, and international best practices are the pillars of our operational philosophy.
Client Convenience and Quality: We strive to simplify client interactions, offering high-quality, competitively priced products and services.
Our Strategic Approach
Arqaam Capital’s strategy is formulated to capture growth and innovation:
Emerging and Frontier Market Focus: Capitalizing on the rapid growth potential of the MENA region, rich in resources and burgeoning in wealth and population.
Client-Centric Solutions and Innovation: Continuously seeking innovative solutions, we listen to our clients’ needs and tailor our products and services accordingly.
Target Clientele: While our initial focus is on servicing institutions, family offices, and high net-worth individuals, we plan to eventually expand our reach to include retail clients.
Embracing Digital Transformation: We are committed to digitizing our operations and investing in technology to stay at the forefront of the investment banking sector.