5th Annual Turkey Private Equity and M&A Forum 2015

We are pleased to announce 5th Annual Turkey Private Equity and M&A Forum event materials are now available to download from our website.

Thank you to all our speakers, panellists and delegates who took part.  A special thanks goes out to our sponsors Gün + Partners (Gold Sponsor) and KPMG (Silver Sponsor).

This year's event took place in the beautiful City Istanbul at 5*Elite World Hotel with more than 100 participants. The event endorsed the development opportunities for the Private Equity sector in Turkey with sessions surrounding the PE and M&A overview, exit strategies, family business as well as an intensive briefing on capital markets and banking issues. 

The conference chairwoman, Ms Nurtac Ziyal (Yildiz Holding) together with welcoming speech of Mr Necmettin Kaymaz (ISPAT) opened the event, followed by a keynote presentation on: The importance of successful integration for M&A’s by Mr Raymond Timmer and Mr Kaveh Taghizadeh (KPMG - Silver Sponsor) and a case study on Yildiz Holding & United Biscuits Acquisition presented by Ms Nurtac Ziyal. Setting the tone, a panel discussion on ‘PE and M&A opportunities in Turkey was next, with strong line-up of contributions including panel moderator Mr Onur Takmak (Rhea Portfoy Yonetimi) and panellists: Ms Esen Tumer (Philips Health Systems), Mr Burcak Unsal (Unsal Gunduz Attorneys at Law), Mr Levent Yesildag, Director (The Abraaj Group) and Mr Gokce Manav (Global Investment).

The morning sessions were made up of sector professionals such as Mr Sertac F. Karaagaoglu (Borsa Istanbul) who provided a provoking presentation on specialist insight into BIST Private Market as a new funding and exit alternative and Mr Kerim Ture, (Modanisa) who contributed with a very interesting case study on “Modanisa, the World’s most popular Muslim Fashion site".  The morning session was concluded with a presentation on " A PE acquisition from legal perspective" by Ms Filiz Toprak Esin (Gün + Partners, Gold Sponsor).

After networking lunch break, the chairwoman opened a discussion on capital markets and baking issues in Turkey. Followed by a keynote presentation on Legal considerations on capital markets by Mr Fatih Saglik (Capital Market Board of Turkey) who opened an intensive briefing  on Financing Issues. The panel discussion was chaired by Mehmet Ilkin (EBRD) with Simten Ozturk ( Garanti Bank) and Ilker Sirtkaya (Odea Bank) as panellists.

The impressive day was finished with exciting two panel discussions with panellists who joined the: PE & Family Businesses session. The leading professionals were made up of Moderator: Mr Tarik Sarligil (3 Seas Capital Partners), Mr Ali Ozan Karaduman (Gün + Partners – Gold Sponsors), Mr Seckin Yelmen (ADM Capital) and Mr Oguzhan Ozbas (CCG).  This was followed by the conference closing panel which gave wonderful insight on exit challenges and was chaired by Mr Mert Ozansoy (Credit Suisse) with panellist’s: Mr Yusuf Ongoren (IFC), Mr Hulki Okan Tabak (Is Private Equity), Mr Levent Bosut (inHERA Capital) and Mr Emre Kemal Mimaroglu (TRPE Capital).