Nobel Ilac Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (IFC-39247)

  • Turkey
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Apr 23, 2017
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 44.50 million
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Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 1, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 21, 2017

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Project Description
Turkey-based Nobel Ilac (“Nobel” or “the company” - is a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor of over 100 principal pharmaceutical products (tablets, injection etc.) and food supplement products. The company is part of the “Ulkar Holding Group”, (“Ulkar Group” or the “Group”) - a vertically-integrated group of pharmaceutical manufacturing, marketing and sales companies operating in 20 countries worldwide. The proposed investment includes USD 25 million A loan to Nobel for the expansion of its biotechnology business. Nobel’s capex plans include: (i) construction of a biotechnology and an injectable plant together with establishment of research and development laboratories (ii) and an automated warehouse (the “project”). The company will establish its biotechnology business in Duzce, about 200 km from Istanbul, within the same property where the existing plant is located. The plant area in Duzce has been occupied by the company since 1999 after the takeover of the Turkish company Plantafarma. The plant is located in the city center and the nearest residential communities are located about 500 meter from the facility. The project will be housed in new 2-story purpose-built facility with a footprint of 8,000 m2and a total floor space on 42,000 m2. Construction for this new greenfield development started in 2017 and will be concluded by 2020.
Investment Description
The project sponsor is Mr. Hasan Ulusoy, a veteran Turkish pharmaceutical industrialist, who directly and indirectly through other companies, owns 100% of Nobel. Mr. Ulusoy serves as the Chairman of Nobel. The total investment plan of Nobel is estimated at US$44.5 million. IFC is considering a loan of up to US$25 million for IFC’s own account.

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