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 Chronology

1997

  • IS Investment established as the investment banking arm of Isbank, with 42 employees and TL 500 billion paid-in capital.
  • IS Investment A Type Mutual Fund established.

1998

  • Consulting services provided during establishment of two international mutual funds, traded in Luxemburg Stock Exchange.IPO of 72% of Isbank shares realized by IS Investment.
  • Ankara and İzmir branches opened despite the negative effects of Russian Crisis.

1999

  • IS Investment became first brokerage house in Turkey to be a member of ISMA - The International Securities Market Association.
  • Internet share registration used for first time in Turkey during IPO of Is Real Estate Investment Trust. IS Investment B Type Mutual Fund established.

2000

  • Kalamış Branch opened.
  • Became a 20% shareholder of Is Asset Management Company, the Asset Manager of Isbank funds.
  • During public offering of Sanko Pazarlama, registration through
  • ATM machines was carried out for the first time in Tukey.
  • Following positive economic developments, 14 IPO's were realized with $295 million in sales revenue generated by IS Investment.

2001

  • Consulting services provided to six privatization projects, with Privatization Administration raising 108 million TL in revenues.
  • Paid-in capital increased to TL 17 trillion.
  • IS Investment B Type Mutual Fund ranked as having highest rate of return at 132%.

2002

  • Became a 45% shareholder of Is Venture Capital Company.
  • Consulting service provided during the merger of two important banks.
  • With the IPO of the Besiktas Football Club, IS Investment introduced a new sector to the stock market.
  • IS Investment worked with Deutsche Bank as Joint Global coordinators in SPO of Petrol Ofisi, the largest public offering to take place since the economic crisis.
  • Paid-in capital increased to TL 38 trillion.

2003

  • IS Investment was deemed Turkey's Most Admired Investment House by Capital Magazine.
  • IS Investment ranked first in the Stock Market in terms of transaction volume.
  • IS Investment was the co-manager for the 2014 Turkish Eurobond worth 1250 billion Euro.
  • Consultation service about financial partnership provided to two companies, one in technology sector and other in entertainment sector.
  • Almaty Representative Office opened.
  • Public offerings of Tekel’s associate Alcoholic Beverages Industry and IGSAŞ actualized.

2004

  • IS Investment was deemed Turkey's Most Admired Investment House by Capital Magazine.
  • IS Investment ranked first in the Stock Market in terms of transaction volume.
  • The public offering of Turkish Airlines conducted under the leadership of IS Investment. It was the most popular state-enterprise public offering ever realized.
  • IS Investment acted as a “co-leader” in the 7-year, US$250 million Eurobond issue of Kazakhstan-based Intergas Central Asia (ICA).
  • Technical and financial consultation service for international fortification provided to Kangal Energy Station.

2005

  • IS Investment was deemed Turkey's Most Admired Investment House by Capital Magazine.
  • As an associate of IS Investment, Maxis Securities Ltd.’s foundation process started in order to enable stock market transactions in London.
  • The VakıfBank public offering, which was the largest IPO ever conducted (US$ 1.3 billion) and one in which ‹fl Investment served as the leader, was approximately six times oversubscribed. This IPO attracted more demand than any other public offering in Turkish markets to date.
  • IS Investment worked with Merill Lynch and CSFB to successfully complete another public offering, serving as the leader in the BIM IPO which was approximately 3.6 times oversubscribed.
  • Consultation service provided for the privatization of Netsel Tourism Investments Inc. 55% of share sold to Koç group for 13.4 million Euro.
  • Brokering of the issuance of Alliance Bank’s US$ 200 million Eurobond; Alliance is the fifth largest bank in Kazakhstan’s Banking System in terms of capital and sixth in terms of assets.

2006

  • Establishment of B type bills and bonds fund.
  • Participated as the co-manager in the Eurobond issue with the size of 250 million USD of Alliance Bank, which is ranked in the ten biggest banks of Kazakistan.
  • Participated as the co-manager in the Turkish Eurobond issue of 1,5 billion USD with maturity 2036.
  • Yeniköy branch was opened.
  • Completed the third public offering of Turkish Airlines as global coordinator, joint international and domestic bookrunner.

2007

  • Received the "Best Equity House in Turkey/Euromoney Awards for Excellence - 2007"
  • Launched TradeMaster electronic trading platform for ISE, Turkdex and international capital markets
  • Completed the 20.000.000.-TRY nominal value bond issue of C Faktoring.
  • Fitch Ratings assigned IS Investment’s National Long-term rating of 'AAA(tur)' with Stable Outlook
  • Realized the public offering of Tekfen Holding as the domestic and international lead bookrunner

2008

  • IS Investment was deemed Turkey's Most Admired Investment House by Capital Magazine.
  • Received the "Best Equity House in Turkey/Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2008".
  • Launched the first hedge fund in Turkey; IS Investment Arbitrage Hedge Fund.
  • Public Offering of IS Investment’s iBoxx Turkey Benchmark Bond Exchange Traded Fund was realized on 23-24th July 2008.
  • Launched its Direct Market Access (DMA) platform for Turkish Derivatives Exchange.
  • Launched its Direct Market Access (DMA) platform for Istanbul Stock Exchange.

2009

  • Launched TradeMaster Mobile electronic trading platform for ISE and Turkish Derivatives Exchange
  • Closed 8 M&A deals worth $ 381 Million
  • Opened its seventh branch in Maslak, İstanbul
  • Opened Suadiye Representative Office in İstanbul.
  • Received the "Euromoney Awards for Excellence - Best M&A House in Turkey - 2009"

2010

  • Opened its eight branch in Levent-İstanbul and ninth branch in Bursa
  • Received the “Euromoney Awards for Excellence - Best Investment Bank in Turkey 2010”
  • Received the EMEA Finance “Best Investment Bank in Turkey 2010” Award.
  • Arranged Koza Gold public offering, as Joint Domestic Co-ordinator and Domestic Bookrunner
  • Launched TradeMaster International Web electronic trading platform
  • Closed 8 M&A deals worth $ 1.2 Billion.
  • Arranged Bond Issues for; Akfen Holding, Creditwest Factoring (in two separate bond issues), Merinos Halı, Bank Pozitif and Bimeks
  • Arranged Akfen Holding public offering, as Global Co-ordinator and Bookrunner

2011

  • Received the “Euromoney Awards for Excellence - Best Investment Bank in Turkey 2011”
  • Received the EMEA Finance “Best Investment Bank in Turkey 2011” Award
  • Arranged İş Bank corporate bill and bond offering TRY 4.1 billion throughout the year
  • Arranged Creditwest Faktoring bond offering worth TRY 50 million
  • Arranged Rönesans Gayrimenkul bond offering worth TRY 100 million

2012

  • Received the EMEA Finance “Best Investment Bank in Turkey 2012” Award.
  • Arranged İş Bank corporate bill and bond offering TRY 7.74 billion throughout the year
  • Arranged DD Mortgage corporate bill offering worth TRY 60 million
  • Arranged ING Bank corporate bill offering in 2 series worth TRY 450 million

2013

  • Received the “Euromoney Awards for Excellence - Best Investment Bank in Turkey 2013”
  • Received the EMEA Finance “Best Investment Bank in Turkey 2013” Award.
  • Arranged Pegasus public offering, worth TRY 694,4 million
  • Arranged 48 debt instrument issuance worth TRY 11 billion, reaching 23% market share

2014

  • Received the “Euromoney Awards for Excellence - Best M&A House in Turkey 2014”
  • Received the EMEA Finance “Best Investment Bank in Turkey 2014” Award.
  • Closed 6 M&A deals worth $ 400 Million.
  • Arranged Koza Gold public offering.
  • Became Borsa İstanbul’s first authorized liquidity provider
  • Issued first outperformance warrants in Turkey.

2015

  • Received the EMEA Finance “Best Investment Bank in Turkey 2015” Award.
  • Introduced Dollar/TL, Euro/Dollar, Gold, Duel and Petroleum Warrants to the Turkish Capital Markets.
  • Arranged a total of 19.5 billion TRY worth of corporate debt securities issuance.
  • Evaluating the corporate governance practices under the regulations of the Capital Markets Board of Turkey, JCR Eurasia Rating upgraded IS Investment’s corporate governance rating from 8.91 to 9.05 points out of 10 (AAA (Trk) / Distinctive) for the overall level of compliance.

2016

  • Received Global Finance “The Best Investment Bank In Turkey 2016” Award.
  • SAHA Rating upgraded IS Investment’s corporate governance rating from 8.91 to 9.36 points out of 10 (AAA (Trk) / Distinctive) for the overall level of compliance.

With its dynamic and growing organization IS Investment is also known with its pioneer role and innovative reputation in the sector with new products and market tools.

1974

  • First Securities Department

1987

  • First Mutual Fund

1988

  • First privatization via public offering; Teletaş

1990

  • First online security trading

1993

  • First A type mutual fund

1999

  • First online public offering

2000

  • First public offering via ATM

2008

  • First hedge fund in Turkey

2010

  • First local investment house to issue warrants
  • First global company public offering in ISE; DO&CO