Unicorn Investment Bank (Unicorn)

Unicorn invests further Rs1bn in Dawood Islamic Bank

Dawood Islamic Bank Limited (DIBL) has received Rs1 billion (US$12.9 million) investment from Bahrain-based Unicorn Investment Bank Limited. Unicorn already had a 22.2% equity stake in DIBL prior to the current investment. Unicorn Managing Director Aamir Khan said that the decision to invest in Dawood Islamic Bank is based on excellent opportunities that are available in the Islamic banking sector of Pakistan. DIBL Chairman Rafique Dawood said the investment by Unicorn would further boost the bank's ability to provide support to trade and industry through its various Riba-free banking products. DIBL has a network of 21 branches spread over the major cities of Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Sialkot, Iqbalabad and Joharabad.

Unicorn reports major deleveraging of balance sheet in 2010

Unicorn Investment Bank (Unicorn) announced in a press release on Tuesday its results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010. The Bank has reported an annual net loss for the first time, reflecting the continuing effects of the uncertainty in the global financial markets.
Total income for 2010 was $12.3 million, down from $96.5 million in 2009. With limited exceptions, the reduction in income was due to a general lowering of deal flows, within a stressed financial and operating environment.

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