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Mergers and Acquisitions 2014 Report

Despite increasing liquidity pressure on the emerging markets and two elections in Turkey, investors maintained their confidence in the Turkish market in 2014 and total M&A deal volume was at around US$21 billion with 236 transactions. Privatizations, mainly realized singlehandedly by Turkish investors, made their highest contribution ever to the annual deal value. Despite the deal volume of foreign investors increased substantially compared to 2013, their contribution remained behind that of the Turkish investors.

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Annual Turkish M&A Review 2013
Foreign investors’ contribution to the annual deal volume as at its lowest level ever in Turkey

Turkish market managed a sustained level of M&A activity in 2013 through 217 deals with a total deal value of around US$17.5 billion. After an all-time high number of deals and one of the highest volumes ever achieved here in the previous year, this represented a 20% and 15% year-on-year contraction in terms of deal volume and numbers, respectively.

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Turkish Outbound M&A Review 2012-2013
Turkish companies have shown substantial growth

Turkish companies’ outbound M&A activity in the two years 2012-2013 was around US$6.5 billion (including estimates for the many deals with undisclosed values) through a total of 106 transactions.

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Retail Sector Update 2013
The total size of the retail sector in Turkey exceed US$300 billion in 2013

The total size of the retail sector in Turkey is estimated to have reached US$300 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow with a CAGR of 7% between 2014 and 2018. In 2013, the total value of credit / debit card transactions grew by 21% year-over-year while CAGR for the last five years is now 15%.

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