Turkey Growth Fund IV (Turkven)

Location:

Turkey

Project number:

50196

Business sector:

Equity funds

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

FI

Approval date:

02 Sep 2020

Status:

Concept Reviewed

PSD disclosed:

15 May 2019

Project Description

An equity commitment in favour of Turkey Growth Fund IV L.P. (the "Fund").

Project Objectives

The Fund seeks to generate long-term capital gains from equity and quasi-equity investments in mid-cap companies, predominantly in Turkey.

Transition Impact

The Bank's proposed investment will provide long-term equity financing to mid-cap companies and support a follow-on fund of an experienced fund manager in Turkey. As such, this project supports the mid-cap focused segment of the private equity market in Turkey, and the development of Turkey's capital markets.

Client Information

TURKEY GROWTH FUND IV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

The Fund will be managed by Growth Partners Limited and advised by Turk Ventures Advisory Limited.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised FI (ESP 2019). The Fund Manager will be required to comply with EBRD's Performance Requirements ("PRs") 2, 4 and 9 which includes adherence to the EBRD's E&S Exclusion List and implementing the EBRD's E&S Risk Management Procedures for Active Equity Funds. The Fund Manager must submit Annual Environmental and Social Reports to the EBRD on the implementation of the Bank's PRs as well as the Fund's Environment and Social Management System. The indicative pipeline for this fund suggests investment in sub-sectors with low to medium environmental and social risks and the Fund's ESMS is considered adequate for such type of investments.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

None.

Company Contact Information

Turk Ventures Advisory Limited Chairman Neil Harper
neil@turkven.com
+44 7393-843321
+441481715219
http://www.turkven.com
Royal Plaza Royal Avenue St Peter Port, GY1 2HL, Guernsey, United Kingdom

PSD last updated

29 Jun 2020

Understanding Transition

Further information regarding the EBRD’s approach to measuring transition impact is available here.

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Environmental and Social Policy (ESP)

The ESP and the associated Performance Requirements (PRs) set out the ways in which the EBRD implements its commitment to promoting “environmentally sound and sustainable development”.  The ESP and the PRs include specific provisions for clients to comply with the applicable requirements of national laws on public information and consultation as well as to establish a grievance mechanism to receive and facilitate resolution of stakeholders’ concerns and grievances, in particular, about environmental and social performance of the client and the project. Proportionate to the nature and scale of a project’s environmental and social risks and impacts, the EBRD additionally requires its clients to disclose information, as appropriate, about the risks and impacts arising from projects or to undertake meaningful consultation with stakeholders and consider and respond to their feedback.

More information on the EBRD’s practices in this regard is set out in the ESP.

Integrity and Compliance

The EBRD's Office of the Chief Compliance Officer (OCCO) promotes good governance and ensures that the highest standards of integrity are applied to all activities of the Bank in accordance with international best practice. Integrity due diligence is conducted on all Bank clients to ensure that projects do not present unacceptable integrity or reputational risks to the Bank. The Bank believes that identifying and resolving issues at the project assessment approval stages is the most effective means of ensuring the integrity of Bank transactions. OCCO plays a key role in these protective efforts, and also helps to monitor integrity risks in projects post-investment.

OCCO is also responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and misconduct in EBRD-financed projects. Anyone, both within or outside the Bank, who suspects fraud or corruption should submit a written report to the Chief Compliance Officer by email to compliance@ebrd.com. All matters reported will be handled by OCCO for follow-up. All reports, including anonymous ones, will be reviewed. Reports can be made in any language of the Bank or of the Bank's countries of operation. The information provided must be made in good faith.

Access to Information Policy (AIP)

The AIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations following its entry into force on 1 January 2020. Please visit the Access to Information Policy page to find out what information is available from the EBRD website.

Specific requests for information can be made using the EBRD Enquiries form.

Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM)

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 accountability mechanism.

The accountability mechanism 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.

Please visit our webpage to find out how to submit a complaint through the confidential online form, by email, mail or telephone. We are available to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the submission or handling of complaints. Complainants’ identities may be kept confidential upon request.

Please note that after the appointment of the new mechanism Head in 2020, the revised Project Accountability Policy and Guidance will come into effect to guide case handling.

 

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