AB Investment Limited

Investment Banking

AB Investment Limited (ABIL), a company limited by shares has incorporated in Dhaka on December 24, 2009 to deal with Merchant Banking business and started its commercial operation on March 10, 2010. ABIL is also a subsidiary company of AB Bank PLC., provides all types of Merchant Banking services permitted under existing law of the country.

AB Bank PLC. is the pioneer in banking industry, started its Merchant Banking operation on 2003. Since its inception, AB Bank Merchant Banking wing provided various services which include Issue Management, Portfolio Management & Underwriting and gained an excellent reputation in the market. Subsequently in 2010, under a regulation, AB Bank PLC. has formed a subsidiary company namely AB Investment Limited (ABIL) and shifted its existing Merchant Banking operations to the ABIL.

AB Investment Limited having its Head Office at WW Tower (7th Floor), 68 Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-1000, is fully equipped to cater all needs of its wide customer bases which includes individual, local conglomerate, NRB’s and foreign investors. ABIL has expanded its branch network to Agrabad, Chittagong and Chowhatta, Sylhet.

ABIL will reach shortly at the doorsteps of the clients in few more cities across the country as well as has planned to extend its services in overseas to accommodate the need of the NRBs.

Today, we offer state-of-the-art investment solutions to cater the need of a diversified group of investors.


Having a full-fledged Merchant Banking license from Bangladesh Securities & Exchange Commission (BSEC), we offer:

We have achieved an unparalleled reputation as a leading Merchant Banker through providing portfolio management services by maintaining a high level of professional expertise and integrity in client relationships. Keeping customer preferences as an investor in mind, ABIL has designed Investors’ Discretionary Account (IDA), Management Discretionary Account (MDA) and Non-Resident Investors’ Discretionary Account (NRB-IDA).

Investors’ Discretionary Account (IDA): This leveraged account is managed by the account holder through us. The investor bears the risk of investment and also its gain or loss.
Investors’ Discretionary Account (IDA): This leveraged account is managed by the account holder through us. The investor bears the risk of investment and also its gain or loss.

Management Discretionary Account (MDA): With this account the Management of ABIL, on behalf of the account holder, uses its discretion in managing the account. The investor lays down his/her investment objectives and the Management of ABIL designs a portfolio aligning the investors’ risk-return profile.

Non-Resident Investors’ Discretionary Account (NRB-IDA): ABIL provides portfolio management services to Non-Resident Bangladeshi (NRB), Foreign Individual and Conglomerates through its own Custodian to interested NRM and Foreign investors in Bangladeshi companies listed with Dhaka Stock Exchange and Chittagong Stock Exchange.

Opening of the Account: Any two Bangladeshi nationals and NRB of sound mind having a minimum age of 18 years may open three IDA/MDA/NRB-IDA -one each in their single name and the other in their joint names.

Building of Portfolio: A diversified portfolio can be built through investment in IPO, Private Placement and Secondary Market.

Appointment of an Operator: Account holder may appoint any existing account holder of ABIL as an operator of his/her Account.

Application, Transfer and Collection of Shares and/ or Dividends: Arranged by ABIL on behalf of the clients.

Safe Custody of Securities: Securities are kept in the ABIL vault.

IPO and Private Placement: ABIL furnishes the accountholders, information about forthcoming IPOs and Private Placement through FAX, e-mail and letters upon request.

Statement of Accounts: ABIL sends portfolio information to the account holders every 6 months. Besides, the account holders may also obtain information on their portfolios any time upon request. Investors can access their portfolio any time from any part of the country through SMS and Phone Service.

Phone Service: Clients may dial directly to 9569732 Ext-100/102 to get the portfolio position or place trading orders through Phone Service.

Portfolio Statement through Email: Our clients get portfolio statement through e-mail on daily basis whereas MDA clients receive the same on semiannual basis.

Fees and Charges:

Initial Deposit BDT 10,00,000 BDT 10,00,000 BDT 10,00,000
Loan Facility (optional) Upto BDT 10 crore Upto BDT 10 crore Nil
Documentation charge BDT 1000.00 BDT 1000.00 BDT 1000.00
Settlement Fee* 0.35% on transaction value 0.35% on transaction value 0.35% on transaction value
Portfolio Management Fee* 0.75% p.a., on Portfolio value, charged quarterly 2.00% p.a., on Portfolio value, charged quarterly 0.00% p.a., on Portfolio value, charged quarterly
Rate of Interest* 14.75% per annum 14.75% per annum Nil

Note: ABIL reserves the right to change the interest rate and management fee at any time.

Portfolio Account Opening Form

Our team provides issue management services ranging from fund raising (Equity and Debt), corporate advisory for listing of shares in the Stock Exchanges. ABIL also acts as Issue Manager for Right Offerings for any listed company. The experienced team of the ABIL can manage all types of public issue works efficiently including preparation of prospectus, completing the formalities at the SEC, RJSC and other regulatory bodies to give the freedom to the issuer to seek and utilize other avenues for procurement of capital.

Private Placement

ABIL has a large pool of portfolio investors through which it can easily provide support to raise fund through Private Placement and Initial Public Offerings. The team also maintains long-term relationships with major Bangladeshi and International clients for arranging private placement.


Draft Prospectus of “Mohammed Elias Brothers POY Manufacturing Plant Limited (MEBPOY)” [Download]
“Abridged Version of Prospectus of Chartered Life Insurance Company Limited” [Download]
“Vetted Prospectus of Chartered Life Insurance Company Limited” [Download]
“List of Allotees of Chartered Life Insurance Company Limited” [Download]
‘Draft Prospectus of “RHYMER CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED”‘ [Download]

ABIL also provides all types of Corporate Advisory Services to the private and public limited companies including but not limited to.

  • Project Valuation & Appraisal
  • Merger & Acquisition Advisory
  • Financial Restructuring & Reengineering
  • Management Buy Out & Leverage Buy Out
  • Arranging Long Term Debt & Equity Finance

We provide underwriting commitments for successful completion of IPO/Rights with short turn around.


Phone: +88-02-7120590, +88-02-7125199, +88-02-7120946 Ext: 107,

Fax: +88-02-9586126

E-mail: sashraful@abbl.com

Phone: +88-02-7125199, +88-02-9515716, +88-02-7177047 Ext: 125

Fax: +88-02-9586126

Email: matalha@abbl.com

Phone: +88-02-7125199, +88-02-7120590, +88-02-9586169 Ext: 122

E-mail: hrahman@abbl.com

Phone: +88-02-7125199, +88-02-9515716, +88-02-7120590 Ext: 100

Email: mahedi@abbl.com

Phone: 031-2512795, 2512796, 2512790-91, Ext-110

Fax: 88-031-2512794

Email: jamshed@abbl.com

Phone: +88-0821-713478, PABX :+88-0821-2832778-9 Ext. 0

Fax: +88-0821-2832780

Email: absalam@abbl.com

WW Tower (Level-7), 68, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka 1000


Phone: +88-02-9586169, +88-02-7125199, +88-02-9586169

Fax: +88-02-9586126

Email: abil@abbl.com