Najadi & Partners (formerly AIAK Arab Investments for Asia Kuwait Limited) founded, first in Kuwait and later the firm was transferred to Malaysia in 1975 by Hussain Najadi, was the first Arabian Gulf State linked Merchant Banking holding group in Malaysia, via the Arab Malaysian Development Bank. Now renamed as AmBank Group, it is Malaysia’s fifth largest banking group, publicly listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange since 1981.
Najadi & Partners was one of the founding partners of Arteron Sdn. Bhd., a unique technology-based firm whose chief objective is to solve the growing water problems in Asia and the developing world. ARTERON is involved in the design, manufacture and supply of small-scale water treatment systems (WTS). These WTS are targeted at addressing crucial water needs at a micro level, under innovative financing schemes designed to cater to the immediate needs of rural areas, disaster relief zones and areas where large-scale water treatment plants are not financially or geographically feasible.
Fund raising of CAN$ 20,000,000/= in April, 2005, for Forum Energy, Canada to a single oil and gas company in the Middle East.
A private equity investment in a joint venture company, with Free2Move Sweden in the year 2005. Free2move is a global provider of wireless technology and wireless products. Exited by selling AIAK’s capital investment to Free2Move Sweden in August 2010.
A Pre-IPO investment made in 2006, in Green Packet Berhad. Within two years, Green Packet was listed on the MESDAQ market of the Malaysian Bourse and at one time, the market capitalisation value peaked to RM 2.7 billion. Two years later in 2007, Green Packet transitioned to the Main Board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
Middle East Investment Bank (MEIB), a licensed investment bank with offices in Labuan and Kuala Lumpur. Najadi & Partners role encompasses guiding MEIB's investment and funding activities, including providing valuable ongoing strategic advice on projects in which MEIB is involved. Najadi & Partners actively assists MEIB in identifying and short listing projects with desirable risk-return tradeoffs.
US $ 12,000,000.= equity sold to a single Swiss investors Group, of Pelikan Holding AG in 2002, the first phase of takeover of the well-known Pelikan Germany by Malaysian Group. Pelikan Holding AG is a listed company on the Zurich Stock Exchange, Switzerland.
FIDELITY ASIA BANK LTD.
Najadi & Partners initiated, advised and formed for Fidelity Bank Limited, Ghana, an offshore commercial bank in Labuan and Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, with a paid in capital of US$ 10 million, to conduct offshore banking in Asia and beyond. Najadi & Partners has been retained to co-manage and act as adviser for the period of five years from April 2012. Fidelity Bank, Ghana is the fastest growing bank in Ghana with excellent performance in the whole banking industry.