Detailed information on each of our sponsors.
Actera Group is an independent private equity firm focusing on investments in Turkey and the manager of Actera Partners L.P., the largest private equity fund dedicated to Turkey with a fund size of $500 million. Investors in Actera Partners L.P. are leading global institutional investors including pension funds, multilateral institutions and sovereign wealth funds from North America, Europe, the Far East and the Middle East.
Actera pursues investment opportunities across a wide range of industries, focusing on growth capital and buyout situations. To date, the firm has made investments in the food & beverage, media, food service distribution and financial services industries.
Established in 2000, Turkven is the leading alternative asset manager in Turkey with 25 investment professionals and AUM of EUR500 million in private equity and real estate. Turkven has a history of landmark achievements in the Turkish PE market, raising the first ever independent PE fund for Turkey (2002), realizing the first venture backed LBO (Uno, 2003) and executing the largest venture backed LBO (Migros, 2008).
Turkven has invested in 11 companies resulting in total equity and debt placements of over $4 billion. Turkven’s Uno and Intercity exits are among the top 3 highest cash multiple exits in the growing Turkish PE industry.
Turkven specializes in industries which combine high growth and recurring revenues. The current portfolio includes the leading Pay TV, credit card processing, food retail and alarm monitoring companies in Turkey. The Firm has a successful track record of co-operation with global firms such as Advent International, Providence Equity Partners and BC Partners on larger deals, breaking new ground for the Turkish PE market.
Turkven has raised its second fund from 19 large international, institutional investors in 2007, growing its fund size almost tenfold based on the success of its first fund. The investors whose assets total over €950 billion include ADIA, GIC, IFC, DEG, FMO and EIF.
Cocktail Reception Sponsor:
White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with 36 offices in 25 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, we provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business.
Our clients value both the breadth of our global network and depth of our US, English and local law capabilities in each of our regions and rely on us for their complex cross-border transactions, arbitration and litigation provided by our global practices. Whether in established or emerging markets, the hallmark of White & Case is our complete dedication to meeting the business priorities and legal needs of our clients.
RHEA is a private investment office, which has interests primarily in real estate, healthcare, renewable energy and agriculture.
RHEA is established as an institutional quality and indepedenent asset management platform with interests within and outside Turkey. RHEA platform has been launched by mid-2006, with over 20 years of global investment management experience.
Recently, RHEA has taken a major step towards it strategic vision to become a leading alterantive investment management platform in Turkey and the surrounding region.
On Friday Aug 28th, 2009, RHEA acquired all of 25% A type (controlling) and 6.15% B type (ordinary) shares of Vakif Risk Sermayesi Yatirim Ortakligi A.S. (Vakif Venture Capital Investment Trust), an Istanbul Stock Exchange listed join stock company (stock code: "VKFRS").
Vakif Venture Capital Investment Trust ("VVCIT") has been established in June 1996, and listed on Istanbul Stock Exchange in July 2000. VVCIT has been the first venture capital investment trust established in the country and led the formation of regulation on private equity / venture capital investing in the country.
RHEA has offices and presence in 2 locations in Turkey (Izmir and Istanbul); Dubai, UAE; Bucharest, Romania; London, UK.
Equity Trust is the world's leading independent provider of trust and fiduciary services, supporting high-net-worth individuals, corporations and intermediaries.
Operating in more than 30 jurisdictions, our powerful global position ensures we are on the pulse when it comes to both local and international financial planning, and maximising opportunities for those that use our services.
We have one common goal: to create and maintain structures that protect and enhance assets.
Global service - we operate as one team across multiple jurisidictions, ensuring a single point of contact and consistent service levels across the group
Independence - we are not affiliated to a bank or a law firm, which means that we do not have to recommend specific services to clients, and can implement the best structure and range of products to meet our clients' needs
Expertise - as a world leader, we strive to have the best employees - you will be working with talented teams of accounting, company, legal and trust professionals who operate at the highest levels, both locally and globally
Approach - we focus on innovative, flexible and collaborative solutions - taking the most logical and insightful path to success
Responsiveness - you will benefit from the skills of a world class team that is fast, accurate and efficient, and who are focused on making your life easier.
Ismen is a leading Turkish M&A law firm. It was founded in 2004 and since then focused in all types of M&A transactions including privatizations and private equity investments. Ismen is also experienced in M&A complementary practice areas such as corporate and commercial services, real estate, capital markets, TMT and competition law. In all of these areas exceptional capabilities of Ismen team members are recognized by clients and peers alike.
Ismen believes specialization is essential to provide acceptable quality of legal services with full efficiency. The complexity of the transactions requires lawyers to specialize on limited number of practice areas. Tolga Ismen and Arzum Günalçin, leading partners in Ismen, have strongly focused on M&A transactions for the last 17 years and decided that Ismen should concentrate on M&A transactions, train specialized associates on this field and be able to provide specialist service that its clients deserve.
Ismen's team which consists of 16 professionals offers dynamic, focused and creative solutions to its clients' corporate and commercial needs. The firm works in concert with each client to develop comprehensive strategies that addresses the respective client's business goals.
Loyens & Loeff offers top-level legal and tax advice for international businesses, financial institutions and government bodies. Thanks to our closely collaborating legal and tax practices, we have built up a unique and very solid position in the market. With about 1600 employees worldwide, consisting of about 400 tax experts and about the same number of legal experts, we are capable of effectively structuring and supervising both domestic and international matter.
Our Private Equity practice heads the market, in terms of private equity fund formation and transactions. Our practice operates Benelux-wide, to take advantage of the developments in this dynamic industry. We have extensive knowledge of the business practices and the terms and conditions of the transactions in the fund business. This enables us to combine the tax, legal and regulatory aspects with the practical and financial aspects of structuring and implementing transactions, including an extensive in-house financial/tax modelling capacity of the transaction.
Strategic Event Partner:
The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is a non-profit, independent, global industry association that promotes greater understanding of and a more favorable climate for private equity and venture capital investing in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
EMPEA was founded in 2004 with the belief that private equity and venture capital can be critical drivers of economic growth in emerging markets while simultaneously generating strong returns for investors. Since its inception, EMPEA has grown its membership to more than 270 firms representing the rich diversity of the private equity industry across global emerging markets.
EMPEA members play a variety of roles in the industry. While EMPEA’s focus is to support the needs of fund managers investing in emerging markets, EMPEA also aims to serve institutional investors, fund of funds, service providers, and others who play a significant role in building the industry.
EMPEA’s members represent more than 50 countries and nearly US$500 billion in assets under management.