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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Turkey
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-12-05
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  • Industry and Trade
Investment Type(s): Equity
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 32.86 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD): $ 197.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Original disclosure @ IFC website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-29
Disclosure Date: 2016-08-05

Project Description
The project involves partial financing of Martur’s investment program in Turkey and Romania through IFC’s equity investment in the company (“the project”). IFC considers to have between 5% and 6% shareholding in the company. The project sponsor is Ustunberk Holding A.S. (“Ustunberk Holding” or the “sponsor”) which is a leading group of companies supplying high quality components for car interiors to automotive industry for over 20 years, and is majority shareholder in Martur.
Investment Description
Martur, together with its subsidiaries, engage in design and manufacturing of seats as well as other interior parts for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The company produces for renowned local and international automotive manufacturers through its facilities located in Turkey, Romania, Russia and Algeria. Martur’s major subsidiaries include (i) Fompak - manufacturing plastics and foam, (ii) Bestal - manufacturing metal stamping, tube bending and welding, (iii) Berk Otomotiv - vehicle conversion, (iv) Indesta Otomotiv - purchasing and selling iron plate and wire with or without partial processing for seat of vehicles and; (v) Martur International- covering international operations. Subsidiary websites are found here: Fompak: http://www.fompak.com.tr Bestal: http://www.bestal.com.tr Berk Otomotiv: http://www.berkotomotiv.com.tr Indesta Otomotiv: http://www.indesta.com.tr Martur has 7 facilities of its own in Turkey, and 3 facilities under its subsidiary Martur International in Romania, Russia and Algeria. Fompak has 5, Bestal and Berk each have a single facility, all located in Turkey. All facilities in Turkey are located in or cities around Bursa where most of automotive industry in Turkey is present.
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