Mersin Port bond (EBRD-51532)

  • Turkey
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Feb 21, 2020
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 90.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 600.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 17, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 21, 2020

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Project Description

According to the Bank's website, this project refinances the borrower's exsting bond of US$450 million, which will mature in August 2020, as well as providing additional funding for general corporate purposes through subcription to another of the borrower's bonds. 

Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Private Actors

MIP, an existing client of the Bank, is a special purpose vehicle jointly owned by (i) PSA International ("PSA"), (ii) Australia's IFM Investors ("IFM"), and (iii) Akfen Holding A.S. ("Akfen"). Following a competitive tender process, MIP was awarded on 11 May 2007 a 36-year concession by the Turkish authorities to develop and operate Mersin Port.

It is Turkey's largest port in terms of import/export container throughput and the largest container port by total throughput. The port is well equipped to handle a range of dry bulk, liquid bulk, containers, and ro-ro cargos.

Contact Information

Company Contact 

Bertan Dogan 
+90 324 241 2900 
Mersin International Port Ismet Inönü Blv Içel Merkez/Mersin (Içel) Turkey


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