Fibabanka Equity (IFC-36167)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Turkey
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
FI
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 28, 2015
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
FIBABANKA A S
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Equity
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 31, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Nov 12, 2015


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Project Description
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This project finances an equity investment in Fibabanka, a medium-sized bank in Turkey with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises, to support it in implementing its growth strategy in order to increase access to finance for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in Turkey.

Investment Description
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This project involves an equity investment for up to 10% stake in Fibabanka on IFC’s own account. Fibabanka is 98.6% owned by Fiba Holding. Fiba Holding is part of Fiba Group, which is 100% owned by Mr. Husnu Ozyegin and his immediate family members. Fiba Holding captures all banking and financial services of the Group.

Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

Fibabanka is 98.6% owned by Fiba Holding. Fiba Holding is part of Fiba Group, which is 100% owned by Mr. Husnu Ozyegin and his immediate family members. Fiba Holding captures all banking and financial services of the Group.


Contact Information
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Esentepe Mahallesi, Fibabank A.S.
Office Address: Büyükdere Caddesi No:129
Sisli 34394 Istanbul - Türkiye
T: +90 212 381 8270
F: +90 212 381 8595

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