SGBL: A FORERUNNER AND INNOVATOR IN THE BANKING SECTOR
The SGBL group is a major player on the international banking scene, operating in Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates and Europe. It provides a complete and personalized range of universal type banking services to individuals and corporate clients: Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Private Banking as well as specialized financial services through its affiliated companies: Fidus (wealth management and financial brokerage), Sogelease Liban (financial leasing), SGBL Insurance (Life Insurance) and CTM (Credit Card Processing).
Ø Firm Believers in Lebanon’s innovation capability;
Ø Strong Advocates of Lebanon’s intellectual wealth in the homeland and the Diaspora;
Ø Committed Supporters of Banque du Liban’s initiatives towards promoting Lebanon’s Knowledge Economy;
INVESTMENT FINANCE OVERVIEW
Ø SGBL’s Investment Finance offers specialized services spanning across Corporate & Venture Finance, Strategic Advisory, Structured Finance and Asset Management.
Ø The Investment Finance Team gathers a specialized management and technicians, with deep knowledge of financial markets and experience in offering tailored solutions to institutions, corporations, startups and key clients.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECOSYSTEM:
Ø Sponsors & Agents of the Cedar Mundi Fund and Phoenician Fund I, having helped raise a combined $71M to date, with a view to raise up to an additional $50M by the end of 2020;
Ø Investors in select VC funds (Berytech I, Berytech II, Leap Investments I, Cedar Mundi, Phoenician Fund I) and startup opportunities, having committed to-date circa $35M;
Ø Activists on the Boards of several VC funds and the Investment Committee of Cedar Mundi, with a view to ensure good governance and a harmonization of stakeholders’ interests.