Odea Bank equity (EBRD-48128)

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
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • 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
May 25, 2016
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
ODEA BANK
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
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)
$ 70.59 million
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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported TRY 263,394,000.00
Converted using 2017-04-08 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 258.22 million
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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported TRY 963,394,000.00
Converted using 2017-04-08 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Aug 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Dec 14, 2016


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Project Description
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This project invests equity in Odea Bank of Turkey to provide additional financial flexibility for the Bank to expand its financing the real sector in Turkey, fund large scale infrastructure projects, increase access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises, and invest in new technologies to reach 1 million unbanked people in Turkey.

Investment Description
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This equity investment is a capital increase of Odea Bank, alongside IFC and a number of private Middle Eastern investors.

Odea Bank started its operations in Turkey in late 2012 as a subsidiary of Bank Audi Group, the largest Lebanese lender and one of the leading international financial institutions with a presence in both the MENA region and Europe. Odea Bank operates 56 branches in 16 cities and employs over 1,500 staff as of June 2016.

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
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Odea Bank started its operations in Turkey in late 2012 as a subsidiary of Bank Audi Group, the largest Lebanese lender and one of the leading international financial institutions with a presence in both the MENA region and Europe. Within only three and a half years of operations, Odea Bank has established itself as one of the key players in the attractive Turkish banking sector reaching eighth position by customer deposits and ninth position by loans as of March 2016, excluding stateowned banks and based on BRSA unconsolidated financial statements of Turkish banks. Odea Bank operates 56 branches in 16 cities and employs over 1,500 staff as of June 2016.


Contact Information
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Project Contact: Estel Gürdogan

Email Address: Estel.Gurdogan@odeabank.com.tr
Telephone No.: 90 212 304 85 20; 90 212 304 84 45
Website: https://www.odeabank.com.tr

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