Garanti Bank DCM Gender Bond (IFC-40886)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Turkey
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
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Apr 25, 2018
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The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 75.00 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 Aug 3, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jun 13, 2018

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Project Description

This project provides a gender bond investment in Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S., the proceeds of which will be used to finance women-owned small enterprises in Turkey.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors

Garanti Bank is the second largest private banking group in Turkey with total assets over US$94 billion as of December 31, 2017. As of February 2017, BBVA increased its stake to 49.85%. The remaining shares of Garanti Bank are listed and publicly traded on Borsa Istanbul.

BBVA, a global financial services group founded in 1857, is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America, the Sunbelt Region of the United States and Turkey.                                               

Contact Information

Garanti Bank 
Mr. Deniz Caner Kurt 
+90 (212) 318 17 32 
Nispetiye Mah. Aytar Cad. No. 2 Levent Besiktas Istanbul 

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