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Translink Anafina Capital Partners
ABC Plaza, ABC Yolu, Sariyer Cad.
34460 Istinye – Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 323 2101
Translink Albars Corporate Finance Consultancy
Levent Caddesi, Mektep Sokak No 8
34330 Beşiktaş – Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 279 84 54
Email addresses are of the form of “first name’s first letter”+”last name”@translinkcf.com. For example John Doe’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deger Becer, Partner
Deger, Partner of Anafina Capital Partners in Turkey is responsible for deal origination, structuring, and execution. He has gained particular expertise delivering EBITDA and capital performance in complex private equity, buy-outs, carve-outs and M&A integrations in the US, Eastern Europe and Turkey. In addition, Deger has close to 15 years of strategy and management consulting role with GE, PwC, and Merck & Co. in the US, EU, and Turkey. Deger is a GE certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds an MBA from Cornell University and graduate and undergraduate degrees from Sam Houston State University and Bogazici University.
Eser Becer, Partner
Eser has more than eighteen years of extensive experience working with clients on mergers and acquisitions, financial structuring, turnaround management, large scale transformation, business process optimization and implementation. Prior to joining Anafina Capital Partners, Eser held the General Manager role with a USD 20 million/year firm in Istanbul, Turkey where he led the turnaround management followed by divestiture of the business. In addition he has over 10 years of management consulting experience in the U.S.A. with Booz Allen Hamilton (now PwC) and General Electric. Eser holds an MBA from Rice University in Houston, Texas, MSc degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and BSc degree from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. He has done numerous deals in the automotive and industrials sectors and is member of our automotive and industrials groups.
Ramazan Arslan, Partner
Ramazan has extensive experience both as a lawyer and strategic advisor in investment banking and specialist assignments in various industries. He has advised numerous companies on M&As, restructurings, IPO and other strategic transaction. For more than fifteen years, he has been lead counsel on M&A transactions, company turnarounds, IPOs, privatizations, valuations and strategic consulting in Turkey as well as neighboring countries. Ramazan’s corporate finance experience gives him a unique perspective on lead advisory, project management and deal structuring. Ramazan graduated from the Faculty of Law, Istanbul University, in 2000. He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law in the United States.
Ozer Balkiz, Partner
Ozer has over 10 years of experience in financial management, alternative investment, islamic finance, economic advisory and asset management. Prior to joining Albars Corporate Finance, he was a Head of Strategy Development at Directorate of National Palaces where he was responsible for strategic planning and management, preparing budget and investment program of Directorate and financial affairs including managing administration’s private fund of approximately TRY 200 million. In addition, Ozer held the position as a Deputy Secretary General at MUSIAD (Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association), where he headed Economic Research, Strategic Sectors and Policies, Venture Capital Investment, SME and Business Development and Legal Divisions in the Secretariat. He also was an advisor at Patrigest, Swiss based asset management company. He started his career at Denizbank Plc. At present, he also serves as Country Representative at Glenair Italia SPA Istanbul, member of executive board at GPAS (Global Participating Finance Summit) and advisory board member at UP Capital Strategy. He currently advises companies in the aerospace and defence, robotic production technology, E-mobility and Energy Technology industries.
Ilayda Magden, Analyst
Ilayda is an analyst at Anafina – Translink Turkey. She assists the team in market research, sector analysis, target search, preparation of teaser, information memorandum, and management presentation. Ilayda will also be supporting financial analysis and company valuations. In her role as an analyst she will also have project management responsibilities for transactional projects and will maintain colloboration and communication with global Translink offices. Prior to Anafina, Ilayda worked as an audit consultant at PwC Turkey. She is experienced in audit procedures of investment, portfolio management companies, and banks and has an extensive knowledge in BRSA and CMBT regulations. Ilayda graduated with distinction (ranked second in graduating class) from Economics Department of Istanbul Technical University.