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Garanti, ISBank and YapiKredi make strong start in quest for Bonds & Loans Awards

Garanti, ISBank and YapiKredi are at the top of the Bonds & Loans Awards Turkey Leader Boards after the first week of online voting. All 3 banks are involved in 11 deals currently placed in the Top-3 position

7 Aug 2015

Interview with Jean-Patrick Marquet: Public-private partnerships to finance Turkish infrastructure

In July this year, we sat down with Jean-Patrick Marquet, Director, Turkey, at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to discuss how Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are used to finance Turkish infrastructure projects. He reveals how they are structured and who is investing in PPPs.

5 Aug 2015

Case study: YDA's Dalaman International Airport Project

YDA Group won the tender to construct and operate Dalaman Airport International Terminal back in 2003. Since then they have decided to undertake projects on more of an international level including the Kazakhstan Aktau Airport Terminal. In the following interview, Chairman of YDA Group, Huseyin Arslan, explains why they chose to enter the Aviation sector and outlines why PPP contracts are…

24 Jul 2015

Case study: Huseyin Arslan discusses YDA's Kayseri Healthcare Project

YDA Group have recently confirmed to take part as a Corporate Sponsor for our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey conference in November. We sat down with Huseyin Arslan, Chairman of YDA Group, to speak to him about their pathfinding tender, the Kayseri Integrated Healthcare Project which is the first ever PPP project in the Turkish healthcare sector. In the following interview Huseyin explains why they…

6 Jul 2015

Video Interview: Jonathan First, Head of Loan Syndications, Development Bank of Southern Africa

During our Bonds & Loans Africa event we caught up with Jonathan First, Head of Loan Syndications, Development Bank of Southern Africa. He explains how regulatory changes affecting commercial banks have resulted in a greater reliance on DFIs and IFIs for the funding of infrastructure projects and how DFIs and IFIs are brigning banks and investors into deals by taking first-loss risk.

5 Jun 2015

Video interview: Stefano Terranova, Head of Acquisitions, Investments & Financial Advisory, GDF Suez

In this interview, Stefano Terranova, Head of Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory,GDF Suez discusses the regulatory changes and payment structures that need to be put in place to help fund power and infrastructure projects in Africa.

5 Jun 2015

Case study: Huseyin Arslan discusses YDA Group's TL 200 million bond issuance

In December 2014, YDA Group issued their first three-year bond dominated in Turkish Lira by closing a TL 200 million bond. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) subscribed to TL40 million of the bond, which marked the first time the bank had particpated in a local-currency bond by a Turkish company outside of the banking sector. Huseyin Arslan, Co-Founder and Chairman of…

13 Mar 2015

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