ÜNLÜ & Co named as “Turkey’s Best Investment Bank” by Euromoney

Turkey's leading investment services and asset management group ÜNLÜ & Co’s  performance was recognized by Euromoney in London last night. After being named as the "Best  M&A House in Turkey" in 2015 and “Turkey's Best Investment Bank" in 2016 by Euromoney, ÜNLÜ & Co was once more awarded "Turkey's Best Investment Bank" in 2019.

The Euromoney Awards for Excellence given by the highly prestigious and prominent Euromoney magazine, leading publication for covering the growth of international finance for 50 years, were presented to their winners at a ceremony in London on Wednesday, July 10. Turkey's leading investment services and asset management group ÜNLÜ & Co was once more awarded "Turkey's Best Investment Bank" for 2019, in recognition of its success in the finance sector.

Mahmut L. Ünlü, Chairman and CEO of ÜNLÜ & Co, sees the award as an international acknowledgement of the successful implementation of  the firm’s ambitious targets in investment services in Turkey and the region. Mr. Ünlü  stated that: “I am very glad to be recognized with this award on behalf of ÜNLÜ & Co. For over 23 years, we foster the foreign capital flows in the Turkish capital markets, which is necessary for the sustainable growth of the economy. With the mission of being Turkey's 'ambassador for channeling investments into Turkey', we aim to promote the Turkish economy through our offices in London and New York and be instrumental in attracting more funds flow into Turkey. Given the current global and local market conditions, diversification of funding sources is of great importance for Turkish clients. Through our abroad offices, we both contribute to the placement of debt instruments issued by Turkish companies as well as introducing Turkish companies to new non-bank creditors. I view this award as a recognition of our leading position in the sector in Turkey, servicing our clients with creative solutions and innovative product offering since our inception.”

ÜNLÜ & Co was also awarded "M&A Transactions Leader” and “Most Innovative Capital Markets Project” by Turkish Capital Markets Association,  “M&A Deal of the Year in Emerging Markets” and “Emerging Markets Leadership Success Award” by the M&A Atlas Awards, and “IPO/ Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year” by The Bonds & Loans Awards in 2019.

About ÜNLÜ & Co

ÜNLÜ & Co, Turkey’s market leader in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, primary and secondary public offerings and block sales, also provides debt markets advisory services to its corporate clients. The Group also offers tailor-made investment propositions and a wide range of investment solutions to individual investors through its DAHA Investment Advisory and Brokerage Services. On the Asset Management Services front, the Group advises or manages mutual fund, alternative asset funds and non-performing loan portfolios.

ÜNLÜ & Co, has received a permission from the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and has started operating in London after the Group’s office in New York, aiming to expand the Group’s services and funding alternatives. UNLU Securities UK provides services in three main areas namely Debt Advisory, Capital Markets and M&A Advisory. The company will initially focus on debt advisory and aims to establish a new distribution channel, tapping alternative investors including private debt funds, to provide new funding sources to Turkish clients.  ÜNLÜ & Co is headquartered in Istanbul employs over 400 people. 

ÜNLÜ & Co in Figures:

  • 57 completed M&A transactions valued at e. USD 10 billion since 2010. (Source: Mergermarket)
  • 31 transactions in public offerings, private placement and block sales and a trade volume of USD 3 billion since 2010; leadership in the market with a 30% market share in stock placements since 2010 excluding privatizations and intra-group transactions. (Source: Bloomberg)
  • 17 debt instruments under written since 2013. (Total volume equals TRY 1.7  billion) (Source: Borsa Istanbul)


About Euromoney

Euromoney is an English-language monthly publication that was first published in 1969, and is the flagship publication of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, one of Europe's largest business and finance publishers. The journal's content includes global banking, macroeconomics, capital markets, debenture and stocks. For 50 years, Euromoney has been the leading publication for covering the growth of international finance. The Euromoney Awards for Excellence is a highly coveted and prestigious award in financial circles, chief among which is banking. This year Euromoney received almost 1,500 submissions from banks in an awards programme that covers 20 global awards, more than 50 regional awards, and best bank awards in close to 100 countries.



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