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Alpen Capital (ME) Limited honoured as the "Best Investment Bank" at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards

Dubai, 11th June, 2009

Alpen Capital (ME) Limited won the "Best Investment Bank" award at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2009 held at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain on 10 June, 2009.

Established in the DIFC in 2004, Alpen Capital provides advisory solutions in the areas of debt & equity capital markets, syndications, M&A advisory, corporate restructuring and private equity to Institutional and Corporate clients in the GCC and South Asia. In addition to Dubai, it has offices in Doha and Oman. Regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, Alpen Capital is the investment banking associate of Bank Sarasin-Alpen (ME) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Swiss private bank Sarasin & Co Ltd.

Both organizations function on a unique business model wherein the investment banking activities of Alpen Capital complement the private banking activities of Bank Sarasin-Alpen. Bank Sarasin-Alpen has also won the" Best Private Bank" at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards in 2007 and 2008.

Over the last 4 years, Alpen Capital has executed debt advisory / JVs / M&A transactions worth over USD 4.5 Billion for some of the largest business groups in the GCC, working closely with some of the regional / international banks.

Best Investment Bank Award - A great achievement!

"Receiving the "Best Investment Bank" Award especially in the current market conditions is an incredible achievement and we are extremely proud of it" says Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of Alpen Capital. "We have a hard working and dynamic team which according to me is the key to our success"

"We are delighted to win this award as it is a testimony of our understanding of client requirements and knowledge of the GCC region",says Fidelis M Goetz, Member of the Board, Alpen Capital. Hans Kurmann, Member of the Board, Alpen Capital comments, "It is a great honour for us to receive the best Investment Bank award. This would not have been possible without our committed team of professionals under the dynamic leadership of Rohit Walia and I am sure this milestone will support us in achieving our ambitious goals."