Bahraini Islamic banks in rare merger

The three Bahraini Islamic banks Capivest, Elaf Bank and Capital Management House have completed their merging into a single entity with total assets worth over $400m and total equity of around $340m. Shareholders had given their approval to the tie-up at the end of June. Advisors on the three-way merger were Deloitte and law firms Trowers & Hamlins and Elham Ali Hassan and Associates.