DCM Seker CB 2 (IFC-38428)

  • Turkey
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 17, 2016
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 60.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 3, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 17, 2016

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Project Description
The project consists of an IFC investment up to US$60 million equivalent to be invested in Turkish Liras in the new issuances of Sekerbank’s Covered Bond Programme with a 5 year tenor. Proceeds of IFC’s proposed investment would provide medium and long-term financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Turkey.
People Affected By This Project
<font face="Verdana">1. Improved access to MSME finance including the underserved agricultural sector, which will help improve financial inclusion for the MSMEs. Despite high growth, only 38% of loans to businesses in Turkey are channeled to MSMEs;</font><br><font face="Verdana">2. Creation and preservation of jobs, as experience has shown that MSMEs in Turkey grew faster than the Turkish economy, contributing significantly to employment creation;</font><br><font face="Verdana">3. Supporting investments in frontier regions of Turkey as 75 percent of the funded MSME portfolio is located outside the three major Turkish cities.</font>
Investment Description
Sekerbank was established in 1953 in Turkey by several sugar beet cooperatives to respond to their financial needs. Sekerbank held an initial public offering in 1997 and subsequently implemented a transformation program in 2002 to restructure and improve its operations. Sekerbank services 71 of the 81 provinces in Turkey through a network of 301 branch and employs 3,818 staff. Sekerbank is a private commercial bank providing universal banking services in Turkey. The shareholders of the bank are the Sekerbank Employee Pension Fund of Employees (35.44%), the Kazakhstan National Welfare Fund, Samruk Kazyna (19.37%), BTA Securities JSC (10.91%) (see note below), public shares listed on the Istanbul stock exchange (34.19%), which include IFC’s shareholding of 6.07%, and Sugar Beet Cooperatives (0.09%). Note: Vakifbank had started execution proceedings in Turkey in order to enforce a judgment against BTA Securities JSC. As part of these proceedings, the relevant Turkish execution office ordered an auction to sell 9.43% of Sekerbank shares held by BTA Securities JSC. Sekerbank participated and won the auction, acquiring its own shares. The reduction of BTA Securities JSC’ shareholding by 9.43% is pending final approval.

Contact Information
Sekerbank T.A.S. Emniyet Evleri Mh. Eski Buyukdere Cad. No: 1/1A Kagithane ISTANBUL – TURKEY Attention: Ms. Oya Sari Structured Finance and Investor Relations International Banking Group Tel: +90 (212) 319 71 58 Fax: +90 (212) 319 71 62 ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at CAO@worldbankgroup.org. You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at http://www.cao-ombudsman.org/