Investment Banking

JS Bank’s Investment Banking Group (IBG) has been the pioneer of numerous landmark transactions brought to the domestic capital markets. The group’s legacy dates back to the 90’s through a closely held partnership with the then eminent Bear Stearns.

With a precedence of both volume and innovation in transactions, for some of the largest corporations in the country, IBG continues to offer market-leading investment banking and ancillary services as an integral part of the Bank. With a market share of 33%-35% in terms of new issuance, JS Bank’s IBG holds an impeccable track record of completing over 35 capital market transactions since 2007.

JS Bank offers tailor-made solutions for capital raising strategies. The products, advice / solutions offered to our clients are specifically designed to adapt to their financing / capital-raising or investment requirements.

Our offerings include:

Corporate Finance Advisory

JS Bank’s IBG provides a comprehensive range of Corporate Finance Advisory services in the Debt & Equity Capital Markets, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance Advisory, Corporate Debt Originations & Syndications, Term Finance Certificates (TFCs), Sukuks & Initial Public Offerings.

JS Bank provides assessments of capital markets and offers sound, substantial recommendations, financial valuation and due diligence advice, either as an independent body or as an integral part of a comprehensive Advisory and Arrangement transaction. Given an impeccable track record of successfully executing a wide array of large capital transactions, often under challenging economic and time considerations, IBG has established itself as a top player in a very elite group.

More recently, the investment banking group has been an advisor and arranger to;

  • Pakistan’s first ever local currency Islamic Sukuk
  • First ever subordinated TFC issue in Pakistan
  • First 10 year corporate bond
  • First TFC issue with a conversion option
  • First perpetual bond
  • First commercial paper
  • First floating rate TFC issue
  • First OTC (Over the Counter) listed Commercial paper
  • First OTC listed TFC


Arrangement and Placement of Securities

The IBG team at JS Bank is a market leader in arranging corporate debt through a variety of structured (customized) and standard TFCs as well as Shariah-compliant products. It is the Bank’s solution-oriented approach, optimal pricing and unparalleled distribution capabilities that continue to help JS Bank maintain its edge over other financial institutions in the domestic market when it comes to arrangement & placement of securities, both by volume and value.

The team has access to an extensive network of investors – arguably the largest in Pakistan – comprising insurance companies, provident, pension & gratuity funds, trusts, banks & NBFIs, corporate brokerage houses, mutual funds and high net worth individuals. Bespoke solutions leverage IBG’s stellar distribution and structuring capabilities with synergies from the JS Group.

Trust and Security Services

Managed by a dedicated team of professionals, IBG offers trustee / agency services to various corporate debt offerings and plays an active role in structuring and maintaining special purpose accounts.


With substantial underwriting capability, JS Bank’s IBG offers the ability to handle large capital market offers, helping you through the Private Placement and Initial Public Offers, i.e. pre-IPO and IPO stages. JS Bank takes pride in of bringing a substantial number of valuable offerings to Pakistan.

Bankers to the issue

JS Bank’s IBG acts as ‘Bankers to the Issue’ for Initial Public Offerings catering to Equity as well as Debt Capital markets, Rights issues, Share Buybacks and all other transactions where the appointment of Bankers are required by our esteemed clientele.