Al Salam Bank – Bahrain B.S.C (ASBB) is a shari’a compliant bank headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain and is licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain.
ASBB was established on 19 January 2006 in the Kingdom of Bahrain with paid-up capital of BD 120 million (US$ 318 million) and has since acquired two other banks (Bahraini Saudi Bank and BMI International) to become the largest local Islamic bank in Bahrain.
The Bank continuously strives for excellence, having won two prestigious awards for “Best Islamic Retail Bank” and “Most Innovative Shari’a Compliant Products” in Bahrain in 2018 as awarded by Global Business Outlook. ASBB has extensive investment experience in real estate, private equity and alternative investments, offering funds and direct investment opportunities in the region and globally to its client base.
With its investment experience, strong legal and compliance teams, comprehensive regional network and diverse shareholder base, ASBB is the perfect partner to complement MSA’s sector know-how and provide access to a region and sector that is ripe for growth and value creation.
MSA Capital (MSA) is a Beijing based firm investing in early and growth stage companies in China and emerging technology markets.
The firm has invested over US$1 billion over the last 5 years in 70 companies.
Notable MSA portfolio companies include Meituan (3690.HK), NIO (NYSE: NIO), BGI (300676.SZ), Pintec (NASDAQ: PT), Zhaogang, Mogujie (NYSE: MOGU), Didi, Mobike (Acq: Meituan), Raven Tech (Acq: Baidu), Xiao Zhu, Boss Zhipin, and Uber (NYSE: UBER).
MSA’s general partners were core architects of the Chinese venture capital (VC) ecosystem. MSA currently has 20 investment professionals operating out of in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Manama, Riyadh and Boston.