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3U Finance and Raiffeisen Investment have successfully advised the sale of 49% stake in Arzum owned by Ashmore Funds to Mediterra

On November 18th, 2013, Mediterra Capital Management Limited (“Mediterra Capital”) agreed to acquire 49% stake formerly held by Ashmore Funds in Arzum Elektrikli Ev Aletleri A.S. (“Arzum”), the well known and successful Turkey based small household appliances company established in 1966.

3U Finance and Raiffeisen Investment acted as the sell-side co-advisors of Ashmore Funds and Kolbasi Family on the transaction.

About Arzum

Arzum, the leader of small domestic appliances market in Turkey, was established in 1966. Having a nationwide distribution network of traditional & organized retail channels as well as extensive after-sales service capabilities, Arzum provides a large variety of products in numerous categories. Arzum’s international operations include offices in Hong Kong and Munich as well as extensive distributorship network in almost 30 countries throughout 4 continents (www.arzum.com.tr).

About Ashmore Group

With a primary focus on emerging market investments, Ashmore Group is a specialist investment manager having an experience of over twenty years in these markets. Based in London, Ashmore Group was established in 1992. Ashmore Group currently manages USD 78.5 billion (as of Sep. 30, 2013) in pooled funds, segregated accounts and structured products.

About Mediterra

Mediterra Capital is an independent private equity firm focused on investing in Turkish companies. Mediterra Capital launched its debut fund, Mediterra Capital Partners I, in January 2013 at €164 million. The Fund is backed by a number of institutional investors as well as prominent Turkish industrialist families and entrepreneurs as Limited Partners in the fund. More information could be found at www.mediterracapital.com.

About Raiffeisen Investment

Raiffeisen Investment is one of the leading Corporate Finance Advisory firms in Emerging Europe with a strong network in 17 countries and more than 100 professionals. Raiffeisen Investment ranks among the leading investment banks in Turkey with 31 transactions completed since 2009 with a total deal value of more than USD 15 billion.

About 3U Finance

3U Finance, established in 2002, provides Corporate Finance and Strategic Advisory services. The management team of 3U Finance has vast amount of experience in corporate finance services and M&A advisory in Turkey with selected credentials including origination of the advisory project of Türk Telekom privatization, project finance for the BOT project of Dalaman Airport, financial advisory in the share sale of Arzum to Ashmore Funds, financial advisory in the %50 sale of G2M Food Distribution to Actera PE, advisory in the sale of Emsan Kitchenware brand to Karaca Group, among others.

For further information please contact:

Ediz Urhan, Managing Partner
3U Finance
E-mail: edizurhan@3ufinance.com
Uphill Court Towers, A Blok Kat:26 No:146
34758 Batý Atasehir, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 216 688 62 58


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