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June 2020

Globalturk Capital's Private Capital Transactions in Turkey and Environs Going Forward Online Brainstorming Sessions


As Globalturk Capital, we took the initiative and started online brainstorming sessions to freely share ideas amongst the private capital community. We believe it is invaluable to utilize our collective wisdom at times like this, which would help guide ourselves and the industry once the acute crisis period is over. We seek solutions to areas within the private capital transaction value chain, where the whole industry is now and will be for the foreseeable future, operating in an unchartered territory.

We planned these sessions with 4-6 attendees discussing freely in our “Private Capital Transactions in Turkey and Environs Going Forward - Online Brainstorming Sessions”. Our intention is not to be comprehensive, but to share ideas on a free format basis.

We express our sincere thanks to all participants that have joined us. We have been doing these sessions since 16th of April, and we plan to continue doing them.

Please find below the highlights of our sessions moderated by Barış ÖneyFounder and Managing Director, Globalturk Capital and EMPEA Turkey Representative. We hope you enjoy reading.

Participants: Jorrit Dingemans - Manager Private Equity, FMOBarış Gen - Principal Investment Officer, IFCKarsten Sinner – Associate Director Equity Funds, EBRD and Çağatay Özdoğru - CEO, Esas Holding

Participants: Hubertus Van der Vaart – CEO and Co-Founder, SEAFAhmad Al-Saati – Managing Director, Albright CapitalSikander Ahmad – Managing Partner, NBK CapitalDenis Tafintsev – Senior Partner, Horizon Capital

Participants: Ahmet Faralyalı – Managing Director, Mediterra CapitalErman Kalkandelen – CEO, Franklin Templeton - TurkeySerkan Kızıl – Managing Partner, Taxim CapitalMurat Özgen – CEO, İş Private Equity, Anthony Stalker – Partner, CEECAT Capital 

Participants: Cenk Bayrakdar – Managing Director, Revo CapitalMete Çakmakcı, Secretary General, TTGVFadi Ghandour – CEO, Wamda CapitalErhan Kılıçözlü – Managing Partner, ACT Venture CapitalAltan Küçükçınar – Partner, Diffusion Capital PartnersCem Sertoğlu, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital

Participants: Oktay Aktolun – Senior Partner, PWCAyşegül Dicle Aydın – Managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles – TurkeyErdal Ekinci – Senior Tax Partner, Esin Attorney Partnership, İsmail Esin – Managing Partner, Esin Attorney Partnership and John Komninakidis – Datasite (Merrill), Vice President EMEA Region

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