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 IS Investment in Brief

IS Investment was established in 1996 as the investment banking arm of Isbank Group in Istanbul. IS Investment provides a wide array of financial services to local and foreign investors, including Corporate Finance, Investment Advisory, Asset Management, Institutional Sales, Market Making and Liquidity Providing.

IS Investment is a leader in the capital markets with a strategic affiliate structure in areas such as portfolio management, investment trust, private equity and asset management. IS Investment also fully owns a brokerage subsidiary, the London-based Maxis Investments Ltd. 

Boasting the largest corporate and individual client base in Turkey, IS Investment has 21 branches located in Adana, Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Eskisehir, Gaziantep and Kayseri including eight in Istanbul (Ataşehir, Güneşli, Kalamış, Levent, Maslak, Nişantaşı, Taksim, Yeşilyurt), three in Ankara (Ankara, Anadolu, Başkent), and three in Izmir (İzmir, Ege, 9 Eylül).

Vanguard of the Industry

As of the end of 2019, IS Investment had total assets of TL 6.7 billion and total shareholders’ equity of TL 1,106.9 million, while writing a consolidated net profit TL 382.8 million during the year, marking an annual increase of 72,7%, and generating a 40% Return on Equity. The longterm national credit rating of IS Investment, whose shares have been traded on the stock market under the ISMEN ticker since May 2007, was announced as “AA +” by SAHA Rating. The short-term national credit rating was announced as A1 +. The outlook is stable for both maturities. 

IS Investment offers a wide range of services in the field of corporate finance, such as private sector advisory consisting of equity public offerings, private sector debt securities issuances, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and strategic planning, project financing advisory and venture capital advisory. IS Investment has served as the leader in its sector with 32 public offerings, with totaling TL 13.2 billion (USD 7.7 billion) realized since its foundation. 

IS Investment continued its run of success in the Private Sector Debt Securities market, where it has arranged in approximately TL 135 billion of debt security issues since 2010, and continued its success in 2019 with a total of TL 21.3 billion in transactions as of the year-end, commanding a market share of over 10%. With five transactions completed in 2019, the Company continues to be the leader in the sector, having mediated in 154 mergers and acquisitions since 2000 with a total size of over USD 12.8 billion. 

IS Investment enables investors to trade from any location which has an Internet connection through electronic trading platforms in capital markets, which began to develop in 2007. TradeMaster is a platform that allows investors to access all kinds of information related to their accounts and quickly execute stock, futures and warrant transactions on the Equity Market, and trade in futures and options contracts in the Futures and Options Market (VIOP) with real time data. TradeMaster International allows investors to trade stocks and futures contracts on a selection of different stock markets throughout the world without the need for any intermediaries, easily and quickly. On the other hand, TradeMaster FX is a MetaTrader 4-based electronic trading platform providing 24-hour access to the forex markets with the IS Investment guarantee. 

IS Investment, which launched Turkey’s first hedge fund, became the first Turkish firm to offer investors brokerage house warrants (Is Varant) in 2010, when trading in these instruments began on the Borsa Istanbul. IS Investment became the first broker to issue its own borrowing instruments with the commercial bills it offered to the public in 2012, while it arranged Turkey’s first privatesector lease certificate (sukuk) IPO denominated in Turkish Lira in 2013. IS Investment, which is the first liquidity provider for the Borsa Istanbul, also issued oil, gold, silver and foreign exchange warrants for the first time. In addition, it offered the Liquid Banks Index and the Liquid10 Ex Banks Index underlying asset warrants to investors for the first time in 2019. Its position as the Derivatives Market’s (VIOP) first market maker on BIST 30 Index Option Contracts and Share Futures Contracts, and the market’s first issuance of a Structured Debt Instrument, are among the activities which have reinforced IS Investment’s leadership in the sector.


  • -  Mergermarket "Financial Advisor of the Year in Turkey" 2010, 2017​

  • -  Euromoney Awards for Excellence “Best Investment Bank in Turkey” - 2010, 2011, 2013​

  • -  Euromoney Awards for Excellence “Best M&A House in Turkey” - 2009, 2014

  • -  Euromoney Awards for Excellence “Best Equity Houseincluding in the category of in Turkey” - 2007, 2008

  • -  EMEA Finance “Best Local Currency Bond House” – 2018

  • -  EMEA Finance “Best follow-on funding in CEE” - 2018

  • -  EMEA Finance "Best IPO in CEE" – 2017

  • -  EMEA Finance "Best M&E Deal in CEE" - 2017

  • -  EMEA Finance "Best Investment Bank in Turkey" - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

    • -  EMEA Finance "Best Broker in Turkey" - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

    • -  EMEA Finance "Best Asset Manager in Turkey" - 2016​

  • -  Consensus Economics "Forecast Accuary Award Winner" - Turkey 2017

  • -  Global Finance “Turkey’s Best Investment Bank" - 2016

  • -  TÜYİD Turkish Investor Relations Society "Best Equtiy Research Banking/Insurance" - 2017

  • -  TÜYİD Turkish Investor Relations Society "Best Equtiy Research Industrial/Service" - 2017

  • -  Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD) "The Company with the Highest Rating Score in Board” 2011

Date of Establishment December 18th, 1996
Registered Capital 750,000,000 TL
Shareholders' Equity
1.909.258.332 TL
Branches Adana, Ankara (Ankara, Anadolu, Baskent), Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Izmir (9 Eylul, Ege, Izmir) ve Istanbul (Atasehir, Gunesli, Kalamis, Levent, Maslak, Nisantasi, Taksim, Yesilyurt)
Issued Capital 355,000,000 TL
Total Assets
8.775.444.410 TL