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Private Equity in Turkey; IFC and Ernst & Young discuss this Emerging Opportunity

“The Turkish Opportunity” is the first in a set of conversations between David Wilton, CIO of Global Private Equity for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Demet Ozdemir, Private Equity Leader for Ernst & Young, Turkey.

 
PRLog - Feb. 10, 2012 - Turkey is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, but its penetration by private equity investors is minimal. This spells opportunity for private equity investors willing to commit themselves to deeply understanding and energetically pursuing a large and diverse market.
“The Turkish Opportunity” is the first in a set of conversations between David Wilton, CIO of Global Private Equity for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Demet Ozdemir, Private Equity Leader for Ernst & Young, Turkey. Wilton brings the perspective of one of the first and still among the most important institutional backers of Turkish private equity funds. The IFC also maintains a substantial office in Istanbul. Ozdemir and team have deep ties throughout the Turkish private equity market helping general partners connect with business owners.
Topics discussed include macroeconomic and demographic trends, the impact of events in neighboring Europe and the Middle-East, Turkish regulatory structures and the Turkish business community’s engagement with private equity.

View the full video and register for free here – http://www.privcap.com/programs/60-the-turkish-opportunity

Panelists:

Demet Ozdemir
Private Equity Leader
Ernst & Young, Turkey

Demet Ozdemir leads Ernst & Young’s Private Transaction Support group in Turkey and also serves as Private Equity Leader for Turkey.Since the merger of Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen in September 2002, Ozdemir has specialized in corporate finance, advising clients on numerous M&A transactions, privatization projects and providing buy/sell side due diligence services for/on local and international companies and private equity houses. Ozdemir has served some of the firm’s largest PE clients investing in Turkey.Prior to the merger, Ozdemir spent 10 years at Andersen, six years of which in the audit practice and four years in investment banking.

Ozdemir is a qualified Independent Public Accountant and Financial Advisor (SMMM) in Turkey and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Turkey. She also holds an MSc degree in International Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics in the UK.

David Wilton
CIO
Global Private Equity International Finance Corporation

David Wilton is the Chief Investment Officer and Manager of Global Private Equity and Investment Funds at International Finance Corporation. He previously managed the World Bank Pension Fund’s private equity and real estate portfolios. Prior to that, Wilton analysed the functioning of money and bond markets in many emerging markets for the World Bank to identify improvements that would lower the cost of government funding and improve private access. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board at ZN Mexico Trust I and ZN Mexico Trust II, L.P. Wilton is a Member of Africa Council of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.

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