STRATEGIC FINANCE LIMITED



Who We Are

Led by robust growth in economy, Bangladesh has been gaining strong momentum in recent years. The growth story of this frontier economy lies in vibrant demography, investments and trade. Capital market shall play a pivotal role in this resilient growth economy. To cater this enormous investment potentials, Strategic Finance Limited started its journey as full-fledged merchant Bank licensed from Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission in 2018.

From its inceptions, Strategic Finance Limited (SFL) is strive to develop an unparalleled understanding of its clients and the markets, and offer best-in-class solutions to its clients. Solid shareholder base and highly experienced team enable SFL to capitalize on the growing demand for Investment Banking and provide a "Signature of Excellence". SFL provides solutions in managing initial public offerings (IPO), rights issues, private equity placements, capital restructuring, placement of corporate bonds, loan syndication, underwriting and portfolio management. We develop a comprehensive Investment banking framework including Corporate Finance, Business Valuation, Strategic Finance and Cost Segregation in alignment with the overall business objectives. Our experienced team providing high quality research to back customized debt and equity financing solution and completed several landmark transactions for its institutional clients.

In line with our mandate to grow long-term wealth, we invest where an appropriate risk-adjusted financial return can be achieved. In addition, strategic investments must also deliver identified economic impact outcome. We evaluate strategic investment opportunities that match or complement the long-term values and strategic goals of our clients and works with financial institutions to assist with the financing of the acquisitions.




Core Values

Our vision is to become a global leader in Investment Banking by offering attractive investment opportunities and innovative financial solutions to local and international clients. The commercial objective focuses on achieving optimal risk-adjusted returns, to grow financial assets and diversify revenue sources through comprehensive investment banking solutions. The strategic objective is to undertake strategic investments with long-term economic benefits for the company and the nation, including holding strategic investment in thrust sectors.




Mission & Vision

  • To achieve excellence in project execution, quality, reliability, safety and operational efficiency in the power sector
  • To promote a work culture that fosters learning, individual growth, team spirit and creativity to overcome challenges
  • To provide uninterrupted electricity to all stakeholders
  • To ensure sustainable growth by ensuring quality, availability and efficiency in power generation
  • To develop more power plants across Bangladesh
  • To develop the socio-economic condition of Bangladesh



Board of Directories

Name Info
Prof. H. M. Jahirul Haque
Chairman
Prof. H.M. Jahirul Haque is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and has 20 years of experience in education sector. He has a PhD from one of the best-known universities of Ukraine, where he also began his teaching career. At ULAB, Prof. Haque has worked as the Head of the Computer Science and Engineering and the Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering departments, and is currently the Dean of the School of Science and Engineering.
Dr Jahir has a strong track record in academic administration, alongside reputation for being an innovative, efficient and visionary leader.
Dr. Nazrul Islam
Director
Prof. Dr. Nazrul Islam worked for more than 25 years in different Business Schools of public and private universities of Bangladesh such as, Khulna University, North South University, BRAC University, East West University and Eastern University. He also discharged duties as a Dean for more than 10 years in leading private universities of Bangladesh. Professor Islam achieved "Bangladesh Education Leadership Award 2017" and "Education Leadership Award 2018" for the Best Professor in Business Administration by CMO Asia.
Currently, Prof. Islam is the Dean of School of Business of Canadian University of Bangladesh. He is also serving as an Adviser to Board of Trustees of Canadian University of Bangladesh. Prof. Islam published 53 articles in International Refereed Journals and 29 articles in National Refereed Journals. Dr. Islam has also been serving as an Academic Editor of a number of International Refereed Journals like "British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade" (BJEMT), Advances in Research, Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P), International Journal of Management and Business, International Journal of Research in Business and Management, etc.
Prof. Islam obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and Master of Commerce (M. Com) degrees from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He also completed MBA major in International Business from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand with the financial support of Norwegian Government (NORAD) Scholarship in 1996. He was awarded 'The Netherlands TCDC Scholarship' in 2001 to conduct Doctoral Study at AIT of Thailand. Dr. Islam successfully completed his PhD degree in International Business from AIT in 2002.
Mr. S. M. Arifuzzaman
Director
S.M. Arifuzzaman is a renowned finance professional,seasoned educator, great mentor and corporate trainer with almost Sixteen years of experience providing outstanding knowledge products for hundreds and hundreds of students, managers and employees. Arif has been in the teaching field since 2004 and is known for his dynamic, motivating and humorous speaking style. Taking his speaking talents into the world of work, Arif brings a variety of training topics to the corporate world. With extensive experience of creating programs, Arif has delivered numerous career workshops which include Leadership, Coaching & Mentoring, Teamwork, Presentation Skills, Career counseling, Bootstrapped financing, and Emotional Intelligence.
A recipient of French Govt. Scholarship, Arif holds Euro Asian Dual Degrees-Master in Management, Finance from ESCP Europe, Paris and MBA from Asian Institute of Technology(AIT) along with a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering from BUET. He has also earned a PGDMC (Post Graduate Diploma in Management Consultancy) from Institute of Management Consultants Bangladesh (IMCB).
S.M. Arifuzzaman is currently working as an Associate Professor and Head of the School of Business, Canadian University of Bangladesh. He is also a member of the Syndicate of Canadian University of Bangladesh. During his long career, he taught at the country's five top-level private universities, namely North South University, IUB, AIUB, East West University and BRAC University. He has delivered lectures on advanced finance topics to the MBA students of IBA, Dhaka on several occasions. He has been featured regularly in popular TV channels like News 24, Independent, Jamuna TV, Boishakhi, and ATN Bangla where he shares his expert opinions on education system, economy and capital market of Bangladesh. As a prolific writer he has published more than 50 articles on education and training in the leading newspapers of Bangladesh. He is also an Adviser of English Olympiad, country's biggest platform for inspiring leadership.





What We Do

Strategic Investments

We have interests in number of companies across multiple asset classes, sectors and industries. In line with our mandate to grow long-term wealth, we invest where an appropriate risk-adjusted financial return can be achieved. In addition, strategic investments must also deliver identified economic impact outcome. We evaluate strategic investment opportunities that match or complement the long-term values and strategic goals of our clients and works with financial institutions to assist with the financing of the acquisitions. Our focused areas are:

  • Power sector
  • Fuel sector
  • Infrastructure
  • Tourism
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agro-Business
  • Information Technology
  • FINTECH
  • Financial Institutions

Currently we have Strategic Investment on an under construction 584 MW gas fired combined cycle power plant and a Non-banking financial institution.




Investment Banking

Our solid shareholder base and highly experienced team will enable us to capitalize on the growing demand for Investment Banking and provide a "Signature of Excellence" in our business, reflecting international best practices and operating with the highest standards of governance and integrity. SFL provides solutions in managing initial public offerings (IPO), rights issues, private equity placements, capital restructuring, placement of corporate bonds, loan syndication, underwriting and portfolio management.




Equity Arrangement

We work closely with public and private companies, financial sponsors to originate, structure and execute equity and equity-linked financing such as:

Initial Public Offer, Repeat Public Offer, Rights Issue of Shares, Underwriting services, Equity origination through Private Placements, Qualified Investor Offer by Small Cap. companies, Direct Listings etc.




Debt Arrangement

We provide guidance on capital structure across debt, hybrid, derivative and equity-linked products for organizations with high credit-quality ratings. We are also responsible for marketing, pricing and distributing new corporate bonds and hybrid security issues for companies around the country.

Additionally, we originate structure and execute syndicated bank debt, bond financing for corporate clients and financial sponsors. Our expertise includes leveraged buyouts, refinancing and restructurings.




Corporate Advisory

We aspire to be the leading trusted advisor to our clients, which include corporations, financial Institutions, financial sponsors, boards of directors and entrepreneurs. We strive to provide the best suited advice and execution excellence on the most complex transactions across products in order to help our clients grow. We develop a comprehensive Investments framework including Corporate Finance, Business Valuation, Strategic Finance and Cost Segregation in alignment with the overall business objectives. Our corporate advisory services include: Capital Restructuring, Merger & Acquisitions, Joint Venture Support, Feasibility Study and Company Valuation Services.




Portfolio Management

We develop, build and manage a comprehensive approach for managing customized portfolios for institutional and private investors and other strategic Investments related activities in strategic alignment with overall business objectives. With proper diversification of investments across the sectors, we ensure the maximized return for our portfolio investors. We maintain a systematic investment approach, where our dedicated team of professionals after fundamental valuation and qualitative judgments take their investment decisions. Maintaining "Margin of safety" is our first priority for investments.




Career

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who will have the accountability for the direction, market positioning, sustainable performance, competitiveness, transformation, risk and compliance of SFL and craft and deliver a value offering that satisfies clients and key stakeholders by integrating and optimizing the key components of strategy, products, channels, people, processes, culture, management and systems. We welcome individuals who are talented, multi-tasking and passionate about capital market to join our team.

How to Apply:

If you are interested to join with us please send an email to hr@strategicfinltd.com with your updated CV and a Cover Letter mentioning why and how your education and experience match with our expectation. If there is no available job opening, still you can send us your application for prospective employment. Please Note: In the subject line, mention the position that you are applied for.





Phone: +88 02 8835201

Fax: +88 02 8835202

Level-12, Rangs RL Square, Plot # Kha 201/1, 203, 205/3, Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam Avenue

Dhaka-1213




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