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2000

MetLife

During a turbulent time in the US stock market, the Group steps up to anchor the historic MetLife IPO by acquiring 12.4% of the offering.

2000

Biography of Suliman S. Olayan

Suliman S. Olayan's biography, 'From Unayzah to Wall Street' is published.

1997

50th Anniversary

The Group marks its 50th Anniversary.

1996

National Grid

The Group acquires a 12% economic interest in Britain's National Grid.

1993

Coca-Cola Bottling Company

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Saudi Arabia establishes the first of three bottling plants in the Kingdom.

1991

Chase Manhattan

The Group acquires a 5.3% stake in Chase Manhattan Corporation.

1991

Burger King

The Group enters into an exclusive arrangement with Burger King Restaurants for large areas of the Middle East. Olayan Food Services Company soon opens the first Burger King restaurant in Riyadh.

1990

Colgate-Palmolive

The Group enters into a joint venture with Colgate-Palmolive covering the entire Arabian Gulf region.

1988

CS First Boston

The Group purchases a substantial ownership interest in CS First Boston. By 1998 this will become a 5% stake in Credit Suisse Group.

1988

Coca-Cola

An agreement with The Coca-Cola Company establishes the Saudi franchise for Coca-Cola products and services.

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