GFH Financial Group

GFH Financial Group, previously known as Gulf Finance House, is an Islamic investment bank with headquarters in Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain.

One of its most notable investments is a 25% stake in the UK Football League Championship club Leeds United through their wholly owned subsidiary, Dubai-based GFH Capital, having initially acquired 100% ownership of the club from Ken Bates in December 2012.

On 7 February 2014 GFH Capital announced that they had exchanged contracts for the sale of Leeds to Massimo Cellino’s family consortium ‘Eleonora Sport Ltd’. The deal saw the Cellino family acquire a 75% ownership of the club in April 2014 after winning an appeal against the Football League’s decision initially to block the sale.

Traded as:           BHSE: GFH; DFM: GFH

Founded:            1999; 21 years ago

Headquarters:   Bahrain Financial Harbour, Manama, Bahrain

Services:              Investment banking


  • Wealth Management
  • Commercial Banking
  • Asset Management
  • Rreal estate investment

Subsidiaries:       GFH Capital


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