GFH Financial Group, previously known as Gulf Finance House, is an Islamic investment bank with headquarters in Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain.
GFH Financial Group BSC (GFH) is a leading and dynamic financial group in the GCC region, with a diversified offering and pioneering track record. Headquartered in Bahrain’s Financial Harbour, we’re listed on three stock exchanges in the GCC, including the Bahrain Bourse, Boursa Kuwait and Dubai Financial Market (DFM), where we are one of the most liquid and actively traded stocks.
Our considered approach to Islamic investment banking services has been recognised on the global stage over the past two decades. This underscores our strong and dependable ability to identify and capitalise on diversified investment opportunities in some of the world’s most competitive markets.
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
- Real estate investment
Subsidiaries: GFH Capital