Geographically, the Bank's focus is on the GCC / MENA region. Transactions in Southeast Asia and select developed markets are pursued on an opportunistic basis. The bank has signiﬁcant expertise in areas such as aviation, infrastructure, maritime, oil & gas, and real estate among others. In particular, the role of private equity in the aviation sector is becoming more prominent as a result of airlines continuing to focus on travel business, as such the Bank has identified the opportunity gap and developed an aviation platform in order to maximize on these lucrative opportunities having completed USD 196 million in Aviation transactions. The Bank is also building a track record in sectors such as Power and Energy (USD85 million), Oil and Gas (USD57 million), Financial Services (USD50 million) and shipping (USD23 million).