ÜNLÜ & Co has been granted two awards
ÜNLÜ & Co received “Structured Bond Deal of the Year” award with the issuance of
Tarfin’s Asset Backed Securities and ‘Project Finance Deal of the Year’ award with Unifree Dutyfree’s project finance deal.
2020 Bonds & Loans Awards, one of the most prestigious awards of capital markets and finance sector have been granted. ÜNLÜ & Co received “Structured Bond Deal of the Year Runner-Up” award with Tarfin Tarım A.Ş.’s (“Tarfin”) Asset Backed Securities issuance and “Project Finance Deal of the Year Finalist” award with Unifree Dutyfree İşletmeciliği A.Ş.’s (“Unifree Dutyfree”) project finance deal.
Turkey’s leading investment services and asset management group ÜNLÜ & Co continues to extend its success on both local and international arena through additional awards. ÜNLÜ & Co has been granted two significant awards in 2020 Bonds & Loans Awards, seen as one of the most prestigious institutions in capital markets and finance sector.
The awards were presented to their winners at the Bonds & Loans Awards ceremony in Istanbul on Thursday, February 20. ÜNLÜ & Co, has both led the launch of a new product as well as opening-up new markets via the issuance of the debut asset backed securities on the back of agricultural inputs. In addition, ÜNLÜ & Co advised the financing of the dutyfree operations of the new Istanbul Airport as the landmark project finance deal.
Bonds & Loans Awards recognizes the year’s most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institution issuers and borrowers. The exhaustive selection process involves close examination of deal size, tenor, structure, and distribution; analysis and background of the borrower and their accessibility to financing; with extra credit for those deals demonstrating high quality execution, accessing new pools of liquidity, innovative structuring, and opening-up new markets.
Mahmut L. Ünlü, Chairman and CEO of ÜNLÜ & Co, expressing his pride and joy on receiving two awards at a time has declared, “We have embraced the mission of Turkey’s and Turkish companies better representation ever since our establishment. With this aim and ambition, we have been intermediating the foreign capital inflow that is needed for our country’s sustainable growth. Through both the local and international transactions we have completed in merger and acquisitions we intermediated transactions worth around 10 billion USD within the last 10 years. We are proud to be the leading name in stock capital markets and debt capital markets. We contribute into the economical growth of our country while differentiating ourselves through the innovative products and services we develop based on our customers’ needs. These awards, granted by prestigious instititutions both at national and international level, make us proud while reinforcing our successful performance. Tarfin’s Asset Backed Securities issuance winning “Structured Bond Deal of the Year” and Unifree Dutyfree’s project finance winning “Project Finance Deal of the Year” awards have given us immense joy and happiness. Each award we receive, encourages us for further successes in the future. Without doubt, the contributions of the team consisting of top professionals in their area is significantly important. We will continue to support economical growth with the same amount of passion and dedication in the future as well.”
Bringing together the industry’s most high-profile figures, the Bonds & Loans Awards ceremony is an opportunity to raise the profile of the financial markets with the international investment community, and to inspire future issuance by Turkish companies.
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)