Arcapita Goes After Two Arab Banks to Recover $45.3 Million

Arcapita Bank is suing Saudi Arabia's Al Baraka Banking Group BSC and Bahrain-based Alubaf Arab International Bank to recover a total of $45.3 million the investment firm transferred to them just before its 2012 bankruptcy filing. Arcapita is suing two units of Al Baraka for a total of $35.3 million and is going after Alubaf for $10 million in a separate suit. The suits are the biggest of 59 lawsuits Arcapita has filed seeking money it shelled out within 90 days before its March 2012 bankruptcy filing. The rest of the suits are mostly against law firms, consulting groups and vendors such as information services the company paid for. Most of those are for $200,000 or less.