A Turkish Private Equity Web Log

In an effort to cover the Turkish Private Equity Industry - for the promotion of Entrepreneurship, the private equity asset-investment model, and the communication thereof.

2nd Annual Private Equity International Turkey Forum - September 22-23
Finally pulling together all the major players in the Turkish private equity space last year (as reported on this site), it appears that EMPEA and PEI are doing it again - The 2nd Annual PEI Turkey Forum. This is really the largest "who's who" event that has ever happened in Turkey for this high potential space. (Dimiter, hope it worked out well for you last year.) I mean, look at this list of speakers:

  • Amjad Ahmad, Senior Managing Director, Alternative Investments, NBK Capital
  • Meltem Akol, Partner, White & Case
  • Sarah Alexander, President, EMPEA
  • Ozgur Altan, Investment Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • Meltem Ankara, Senior Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Isak Antika, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Actera Group
  • Kathleen Bacon, Managing Director, HarbourVest
  • Jean-Philippe Burcklen, Head of Lower Mid-Market, European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • Dr. Mete Çakmakcı, Secretary General, Technology Development Foundation of Turkey
  • Jennifer Choi, Director of Research, EMPEA
  • Serkan Elden, Managing Director & CEO - Eurasia, PineBridge Investments
  • Ercan Ergul, Managing Director, Bedminster Capital Management
  • Mete Ikiz, Investment Director, NBGI Private Equity
  • Tolga Işmen, Managing Partner, Ismen
  • Ralph Jaeger, Senior Research Consultant, Cambridge Associates
  • Amanda Janis, Senior Editor, Private Equity, PEI Media
  • Yalin Karadogan, Principal, Cinven
  • David Nieuwendijk, Senior Investment Officer Private Equity, FMO
  • Murat Özgen, Chief Executive Officer, İş Private Equity
  • Frank Roccogrande, Partner, Bilgili Holding
  • Mehmet Sami, Executive Board Member, ATA Invest
  • Selim Selimata, Manager - Project & Acquisition Finance, Garanti Bank
  • Onur Takmak, Principal, RHEA Investments
  • Seymur Tari, Managing Director, Turkven
  • Sasha van de Water, Managing Director, Keyhaven Capital Partners
  • Memet Yazıcı, Managing Director, Private Equity, Rhea Asset Management
  • Selcuk Yorgancioglu, Executive Director & Turkey Country Head, Abraaj Capital
  • Can Yucaoglu, Director, Turkven Real Estate

Incredible! Truly, what a great event this will be. While I can't imagine there is really that much to say about Turkey, the presence of such brain power and "pro-invest-Turkey" spirit will certainly be there. And it should be, because all tickets for institutional investors are FREE! (As is always the case at such events). Just curious, would anyone like to sponsor me to go to this event? I'd like to go. Maybe I could get a press pass? Hmmm....well anyway, let's hope this means that more inflow of private equity is able to enter Turkey and continue to grow this country to its potential.

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