“The ones who underestimate experience, pay a high price for inexperience.”

Barış Öney, Founder and Managing Partner, Globalturk Capital and EMPEA Country Representative

I- Mgmt/CFA/I-Bnkg/Mgmt
  • Pre & Post Investment Management & Advisory
  • Private Equity Advisory
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • IPOs (ISE, NYSE, others)
  • Valuation
  • Due Diligence 
  • International Expansion
  • US & EU Relations
Positions in Intl/Lcl Comps
  • Board Member
  • Board Rep/Advisor
  • CEO, CFO and CXO
  • NGO Boards
Barış Öney has over 30 years of worldwide and diverse experience in the areas of pre and post investment management, private equity, mergers & acquisitions and IPOs. His qualifications extend to strategic, managerial and financial advisory as a CEO, CFO, board member/advisor, investment banker, corporate finance advisor, strategic/international business development manager and as a project manager and engineer.
As the Founder and Managing Partner of Globalturk Capital - offices in London and Istanbul, he has been acting as a venture business partner for Turkish companies and private equity funds in capital raising and investment transactions respectively and stays as a co-investor in companies after the transactions are realized. He has been active hands-on in the full value chain of local and cross-border M&A transactions in the UK, Europe, US, Turkey and emerging markets including in China. He managed more than 200 cross-border M&A, private equity, IPO, privatization, due diligence and valuation projects on the sell and buy side for clients, both large conglomerates and small to mid-market companies. The volume of transactions he managed/advised to date has reached over $5 billion to date.

Prior to establishing Globalturk Capital, his assignments covered setting up and/or managing investment banking/corporate finance advisory practices in three of the most renowned financial institutions in Turkey: Deloitte (Business Partner), Yapi Kredi Yatirim (acting AGM) and TSKB (Director), and the strategic /international business development - M&A Department of the Turkcell Group (Group Head). He ran landmark IPOs out of Turkey as the project manager i.e. Turkcell, Sabanc? Holding, Sasa, Vestel, Baticim, Tupras, Turkish Airlines and the like in Yap? Kredi Yatirim and TSKB, where they were either the lead managers or global coordinators.

He also acted as a project manager, project engineer and advisor in numerous projects in the oil and gas and chemicals sector i.e. P&G, Fluor Daniel, TPAO and Genel Energy.

Barış Öney holds a MSc. Degree from the U. of Texas at Austin as a Fulbright scholar; a BSc. Degree from the Middle East Technical University; and a Corporate Finance Diploma from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales - ICAEW. He further holds a Management and Corporate Finance Certificates from the University of Tulsa and the New York Institute of Finance. He is a graduate of TED Ankara Koleji and studied in the UK for one academic year in the High School.

Apart from his Board Memberships at Tempo Call Center and Sistem 9 Medya Digital Signage Company, Barış Öney currently serves as the nominee director for EBRD in their portfolio companies as well as at the Executive/Advisory Boards and Investment Committees of numerous other companies, private equity funds and leading business organizations in Turkey and abroad. He is also the Country Representative of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association in Washington DC (EMPEA.org) in Turkey.
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