TUR-ER AKBANK (IFC-48794)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Turkiye
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Adana,Adiyaman,Diyarbakir,Elazig,Gaziantep,Hatay,Kahramanmaras,Kilis,Malatya,Osmaniye,Sanliurfa
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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
Jul 13, 2023
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
AKBANK TURK ANONIM SIRKETI
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
  • Humanitarian Response
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 71.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 71.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 310.00 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.
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Dec 12, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Dec 1, 2023


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

As stated by the IFC, the proposed financing package to Akbank consists of (i) IFC A Loans of up to US$60 million on own account (including US$10 million credit insurance); and (ii) B1 Loans of up to US$11 million equivalent. The proposed investment is a part of IFC’s wider earthquake response project (FIG TUR-ER, Project #48230) which entails up to US$600 million to 5 Turkish banks. The investment will support Akbank’s lending program to Retail customers and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Earthquake Region.

The project FIG TUR-ER, #48230 could not be found on the IFC's website at the time of disclosure of this investment.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

The IFC categorized the project risk as FI-2.

Investment Description
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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.

As stated by the IFC, established in 1948, Akbank is a commercial bank offering a wide array of financial services. In addition to banking services, Akbank also offers leasing, investment, asset management and e-money services via its successful subsidiaries.

Akbank is Turkiye’s third largest private bank with total assets of TL 1.717 billion as of September 2023. With over 12,000 employees, the bank has a strong geographical reach operating through 713 branches across the country.

51% of Akbank shares are publicly traded on the Istanbul Stock Exchange while the remaining is owned by strong and well-known local shareholder, Sabanci Holding (including affiliated institutions and individuals) which is the second largest multi-business enterprise in Turkiye.


Contact Information
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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Phone: +1 202-473-3800
Fax: +1 202-974-4384

Financial Intermediary - Akbank TAS:

Mustafa Altug Ülker - Wholesale Funding Vice President
Phone: +90 212 385 6238
Email: altug.ulker@akbank.com
Address: Akbank TAS Sabanci Center 4. Levent 34330 Istanbul Türkiye
Website: www.akbank.com

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