Fibabanka Equity Investment



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Business sector:

Financial institutions

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Approval date:

23 Mar 2022



PSD disclosed:

27 Oct 2015

As permitted by paragraph 2.6 of Section III of the Access to Information Policy, disclosure of this PSD was deferred in accordance with paragraph 1.4.4 of the Directive on Access to Information.

Project Description

The EBRD has acquired a minority stake in Fibabanka. The Bank has invested in newly issued shares representing 9.95 per cent of Fibabanka's share capital and voting rights. It may also participate in potential future capital increases. This is a co-investment with the IFC.

The EBRD will participate in a capital increase via a planned rights issue in place between shareholders of Fibabanka. The proposed investment amount will be used as part of Fibabanka's total capital increase of USD 30 million (EUR 26.3 million) in TRY equivalent.

Project Objectives

The operation supports the growth of a small but high potential bank in Turkey.

The capital increase will have a positive impact on the main transition objective of the Bank's initial equity investment: demonstration effect of successful IPO or a merger/acquisition with/by another Turkish bank.

Transition Impact

Sources of Transition Impact:

Market expansion

The proposed capital increase will strengthen the core capital of Fibabanka, helping to improve its resilience to market volatility as well as generate additional capacity for future growth. These are the key prerequisites for a successful IPO, which Fibabanka is aiming to accomplish in the coming years, when market conditions are favourable.

Client Information


Fibabanka is a local mid-size bank in Turkey. Fiba Group acquired former Millennium Bank from Banco Commercial Portuguese in December 2010, turned it around and rebranded it as Fibabanka. As of December 2021, Fibabanka ranks 23rd out of 51 banks by assets with 1,766 employees, 47 branches.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 41,796,473.51

Up to € 75 million for (i) the subscription to newly issued shares of Fibabanka and (ii) potential future capital increases to support the expansion of the company.

Capital Increase

Up to USD 3,000,000.00

Total Project Cost

EUR 41,796,473.51

EBRD total project cost: Up to € 75,000,000

Capital Increase

Up to USD 3,000,000.00

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised FI. Fibabanka will be required to comply with EBRD Performance Requirements 2, 4 and 9, implement ES Risk Management Procedures across its entire portfolio and submit Annual Environmental and Social Reports to the Bank.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing


Company Contact Information

Ahu Heper Dolu
+90 212 381 8270
+90 212 381 8595
Genel Müdürlük / Head Office Esentepe Mah. Büyükdere Caddesi No:129 Sisli 34394 Istanbul - Türkiye

PSD last updated

31 Mar 2022

Understanding Transition

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