NPL Resolution Framework - Dunya Varlik Senior Loan III

Location:

Turkey

Project number:

51839

Business sector:

Financial institutions

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

FI

Approval date:

30 Nov 2021

Status:

Disbursing

PSD disclosed:

06 Dec 2021

As per section 1.4.2 (iii) of the Directive on Access to Information: "For Projects approved by Bank management where the Board of Directors has delegated the approval authority, the PSD shall be disclosed at the start of the relevant no-objection notification period to a member country of the Bank in accordance with Article 13 (iii) of the Agreement Establishing the EBRD."

Project Description

A 5 year senior secured loan facility of up to TRY 100m (circa EUR 8.1m), amortizing after the 2 year grace period (WAL of 3.5 years), to be provided to Dunya Varlik Yonetim AS ("Dunya" or "Company").

Project Objectives

The loan will support the client's acquisition of the new non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios in Turkey, after the market was halted due to Covid-19 crisis. With a WAL of 3.5 years, the loan will provide a stable source of long term funding for Dunya and will allow for stronger participation in local sale of the portfolios. 

Transition Impact

ETI score: 60

Resilient: Stock of NPLs represent one of important  systemic risks to financial stability in Turkey. They affect banks' cost of funding and profitability, thus impairing banks' capacity to lend to the real economy. A successful reduction of NPLs would help in cleaning up the banks' balance sheets and freeing up capacity for new lending, thus strengthening financial resilience. This loan will directly contribute to addressing this issue, as it will be used entirely for acquisition of the new NPL portfolios from the local banks.

Competitive: The project will support new NPL portfolio transactions and NPL management business in Turkey by supporting one of the leading players in the country. EBRD's loan will help Dunya acquire a higher number and volume of portfolios, at a time when market activity is expected to increase (in 4Q21 and in 2022).

Client Information

DUNYA VARLIK YONETIM AS

Established in 2008, Dunya is one of the largest NPL and distressed asset management company in Turkey (out of 21 AMCs in the country) with a 25.2% market share based on Unpaid Principal Balance (UPB"), total assets of EUR 129.8m and total equity of EUR 57.4m as of 3Q21. Dunya is currently the EBRD's only NPL asset management investment/client in Turkey.

EBRD Finance Summary

TRY 100,000,000.00

Senior secured loan of up to TRY 100,000,000.

Total Project Cost

TRY 100,000,000.00

Total project cost is up to TRY 100,000,000.

Additionality

The EBRD's financing will be provided in local currency (TRY) and will have a longer tenor (5 years) and longer grace period (2 years) than the currently available alternative sources of funding to the Company. This will support Dunya in improving the maturity match between its assets and liabilities. Furthermore, the EBRD's new loan is structured as a response to the expected increase in NPL market activity in 2022 and is designed to support the company's growth and expansion of its current AuM base. It is expected that it will also have strong signalling effect for other lenders, which would allow for further expansion of Dunya's business and better asset/liability match.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised FI (ESP 2019). Dunya Varlik is an existing client. There are potential social and reputational risks associated with the management of non-performing loan portfolios. These lie in the sensitive management of borrowers in financial difficulties and vulnerability analysis of borrowers. Dunya has in place appropriate management systems to identify and address these risks. The client will need to continue to comply with PR2 and 4; and to carry out a social risk screening and management aligned with some provisions of PR9. Dunya and any companies it may outsource to, will need to continue to manage potential social impacts on borrowers by diligent application of applicable country as well as corporate Codes of Conduct for NPLs and applicable protection laws. Dunya will need to continue to submit annual environmental and social reports to EBRD.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

n/a

Company Contact Information

Olga Ucoz
Olga.Ucoz@dunyavarlik.com
+90 850 22 22 850
+90 850 480 70 71
https://www.dunyavarlik.com/
Profilo Plaza B Blok Kat: 1, Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul,TURKEY

PSD last updated

06 Dec 2021

Understanding Transition

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

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