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February 2012

Private Equity Investors Focused in Turkey at the SuperReturn Conference in Berlin...

Top tier private equity investors from all around the World has gathered at the SuperReturn International 2012 Conference held in Berlin between 26th and 29th of February. Founders, Chairmans and CEO’s of top private equity firms like TPG CAPITAL, THE CARLYLE GROUP, APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT, OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, FIRST RESERVE CORPORATION, WARBURG PINCUS, 3i and CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS have discussed the trends and prospects in private equity as well as challenges ahead.

BRIC Countries as well as countries like Turkey and Indonesia were highlighted as investment destinations under consideration. Energy, Agribusiness, Financial Services, Healthcare and ICT sectors came forward as major growth sectors in general. Also improving operational capabilities for the investors on the ground were said to become much more important going forward.

A full day was allocated for Turkey named as the Turkey Summit within the Conference. Turkey was marketed as one of the most talked-about markets in the world right now, where it provides growth, stability, exit opportunities and a fantastic macro story. Fund of Funds who have already invested in Turkey through investment management companies, and new ones looking to invest have shown good interest to the Summit.

Globalturk Capital (http://www.globalturkcapital.com) was invited to moderate a panel at Conference on the 26th of February at the Intercontinental Hotel (http://www.informaglobalevents.com/event/super-return-private-equity-conference/Summits). Our Founding and Managing Partner, Mr. Baris Oney was a moderator at the Exit Strategies Panel, representing Globalturk Capital.

Overview of the market in terms of exits and exit alternatives were discussed in the panel. Structuring exits prior to signing the shareholder’s agreement, working towards achieving desired returns at exit during the post-investment period and when actually starting the exit process were analyzed in depth. Both the investors’ and the shareholders’ expectations towards exits and most available exit routes were put forward.

As a company focusing on investments coming into and going out of Turkey, we are confident that the discussions have increased the level of awareness about Turkey and shed light into the many prospects. We believe private equity investors will be more encouraged to explore opportunities with a greater appetite going forward in Turkey.
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