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