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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 Liquidty Providing.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​IS Investment – the leading investment company of the Turkish Capital Markets – acts as an investment bank with its subsidiaries in the following fields: asse​t management, NPL asset management, investment trust and private equity. Maxis Investments Ltd in London is also full subsidiary of IS Investment.

With its largest individual and institutional client base, IS Investment has 11 branches in Ankara, Bursa, Izmir, Adana, Antalya, Istanbul (6 branches) and two representative offices in Almaty-Kazakhstan and Diyarbakır.

Vanguard of the Industry

As of 31.12.2016 IS Investment, representing approximately 1/3 of the sector with its TL 6.5 billion asset size, reached TL 53.9 million consolidated net profit, TL 87.8 million non-consolidated net profit. IS Investment represents more than one fifth of the market with its AuM size of TL 27.6 billion. IS Investment (ISMEN) went public in May 2007 and the first investment house rated & granted with a credit rating of ’AA+(tur)’ with stable outlook by Fitch Ratings in August 2016. In addition to that IS Investment is the only investment house that has a corporate governance rating. Evaluating the corporate governance practices under the regulations of the CMB, Saha Rating has assigned 9.36 points out of 10 ​​for the overall level of compliance.

IS Investment represents a large and commanding presence in the Turkish investment market, in the Borsa Istanbul Equity, Turkish Derivatives Market and the Forex Market. The company presents its investors the opportunity to make transactions both in Turkey and more than 30 different stock excha​nges in the world by means of the online trading platform TradeMaster developed in 2007.

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IS Investment also provides a wide range of corporate finance services including Public Offerings (equity and bond), Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Sector Advisory, Project Finance Advisory and Private Equity Advisory. Isbank since 1988 and IS Investment since its foundation together acted as the lead manager in more than 65 public offerings. Moreover, IS Investment arranged 458 Debt Capital Markets issuances amounting to TL 80 billion since 2010 with a leading market share of 21% by the end of 2016. Also since 2000, IS Investment has completed more than 136 M&A deals with more than USD 11.5 billion total deal size - a number rendering the Company as the leading investment bank as per the M&A league rankings.

Also known with its pioneer role and innovative reputation in the sector with new products and market tools; IS Investment launched the first hedge fund in Turkey, in November 2008. IS Investment has been the first local investment house to issue warrants, IS Warrants were listed in Borsa Istanbul Warrant Market in December 2010. Moreover, offering its corporate bills in April 2012, IS Investment is the first investment house in Turkey that issued its own debt instruments. IS Investment also performed the first public TRY sukuk issue from a corporate issuer, marking the opening of the TRY domestic sukuk market for corporate issuers.


  • Global Finance “Turkey’s Best Investment Bank - 2016”
  • 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
  • Euromoney Awards for Excellence “Best Investment Bank in Turkey” 2010, 2011, 2013
  • FT/mergermarket "Financial Advisor of the Year in Turkey" 2010
  • EMEA Finance "Best Investment Bank in Turkey" 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • EMEA Finance "Best Broker in Turkey" 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD) "The Company with the Highest Rating Score in Board” 2011
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Date of Establishment December 18th, 1996
Registered Capital TL 600 Million
Shareholders' Equity
TL 572,605,000
Branches Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Izmir, Istanbul (Akaretler, Kalamis, Levent, Maslak, Suadiye, Yesilkoy)
Issued Capital TL 355 Million
Total Assets
6.5 Billion TL
Representative Offices Diyarbakir, Almaty (Kazakhstan)