Sellside Advisory to Peker Yuzey Tasarımları (Belenco) on the sale of minority stake to Darby Overseas Investment.

Garanti Securities has acted as the exclusive sell-side financial advisor to Peker Yüzey Tasarımları San. Tic. A.Ş. (“BELENCO”) on the sale of its minority stake to Darby Overseas Investment (“Darby”).

Based in Manisa, BELENCO is Turkey's leading high quality quartz surfaces producer with exports to over 25 countries worldwide. As one of the companies belonging to the consortium of companies known as Peker Group, BELENCO has already a good financial standing and an aggressive growth strategy globally. Recently, BELENCO doubled its production capacity, aiming to become one of the largest players in the global quartz surfaces market.

Darby manages two Central and South East Europe-dedicated closed funds, which collectively have made 24 investments in the region.

About BELENCO

Founded in 2010, has been proudly producing high-quality quartz surface slabs under the trademark “BELENCO” for a variety of uses and applications, such as countertops for kitchens, bathroom vanities, flooring and wall claddings. BELENCO produces its products with Italian state-of-the-art technology of BRETON. BELENCO recently doubled its manufacturing capacity. For more information, please visit belenco.com.

About Peker Group

Among other things, Peker Group is engaged in the construction contracting, electricity generation (including renewable energy such as hydropower and wind) and industrial production sectors. BELENCO is one of its latest industrial production investments. For more information, please visit peker.com.

About Darby Private Equity

                             

Darby Private Equity was founded in 1994 by The Honorable Nicholas F. Brady, who served as

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury between 1988 and 1993. Richard Frank joined the firm as CEO in

1997 after his career at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank. In 2003, Darby became a fully owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN], a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. For more information please visit darbyoverseas.com.

 

About Franklin Templeton Investments

 

Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 180 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes – including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company’s more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in 35 countries, the California-based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over $739 billion in assets under management as of July 31, 2016. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.

 

About Garanti Securities

As one of Turkey’s leading investment banks, Garanti Securities has completed a total volume of US$7.1 billion mergers and acquisitions, 43 IPOs and has been the domestic leader with 263 debt offerings. For more information, please visit www.garantisecurities.com