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Ms Bihter Bozbay Inan
Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial
Bihter Bozbay İnan has significant experience in M&A, joint ventures, corporate and finance transactions.
She advises leading private equity firms, such as Turkven Private Equity, Mediterra Capital, MIC Capital, True Value Capital Partners, as well as international and local corporations, such as Koç Holding, Sedes Holding, Doğan Holding, Blutv, team.blue, Elif Holding, Bunzl, Vinmar Group, Vansan, BMS Group and Clonera Bilişim. She leads the Firm’s M&A team in numerous transactions involving various sectors. Bihter advises clients on all aspects of their investments, from entry to exit and with any add-on investments, both in Turkey and abroad.
Bihter also leads the Firm’s banking & finance team in projects involving domestic and international corporations and financial institutions, including the Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, Barwa Bank, İşBank, NEF, Merrill Lynch, Eurobank Tekfen (Burgan Bank), Odea Bank, Garanti Bank, Vakıfbank, Wittur, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and Samsung C&T Corporation.
Bihter’s transactional experience sees her advising across a variety of attractive sectors, including entertainment, technology, insurance, food production, chemicals, packaging and manufacturing.
In recent years, Bihter advised Blutv, Turkey’s first SVOD platform, in connection with Discovery’s, a global media company based in the USA, investment in Blutv; Bain Capital in connection with financing the acquisition of Wittur Group and the issuance of senior notes; Barwa Bank in connection with the USD multi-million Murabaha and Musawamah financings to be provided to Kuzu Group; team.blue on several acquisitions of Turkey’s outstanding hosting and domain name registration service providers; Vinmar International, a global leading marketing and distribution company based in Texas, USA, in connection with the acquisition of several leading Turkish companies operating in chemical industry. More recently, she advised MIC Capital Management 39 RSC Ltd, a fund owned by Abu Dhabi state investor, Mubadala, in connection with its investment in Getir B.V. by way of share subscription; Turkven, one of Turkey’s leading private equity funds, on its acquisition of a minority stake in Alterna Gıda, a fast-growing healthy snack manufacturer; BMS Group on its entry into the Turkish markets, including the acquisition of BMS Insurance Brokerage; and HDI Sigorta, one of Turkey’s leading insurance companies and a Talanx AG subsidiary, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Fiba Emeklilik ve Hayat, a prominent life insurance and pension company in Turkey.
Bihter Bozbay is an M&A and banking and finance partner at Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı. She joined the Firm in 2013, after completing her legal internship with Garanti Bank, the second largest private bank in Turkey, and spending four years at an Istanbul-based law firm. Bihter became one of the Firm’s partners in 2019.
She is a co-author of “International Comparative Legal Guide – Mergers & Acquisitions” Turkey Chapter, 16th edition, Global Legal Group (2022) and “The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review”, Turkey Chapter, 4th-6th editions, the Law Reviews (2017-2019)
Bahçeşehir University School of Law (LL.B., 2009).
Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A(Next Generation Partners)
Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli‘s ‘very impressive team of practitioners‘ is best known for its large-scale projects in highly regulated sectors, including insurance, pharmaceuticals, financial services and energy. Private equity funds frequently instruct the practice on their investments into Turkey, and the client base also includes other major investors, and multinationals in a diverse range of industries. In counterpart to its transactional practice, the firm also has strength in contract negotiations, corporate governance and compliance work. The department is jointly overseen by Umut Kolcuoğlu and Serhan Koçaklı. Bihter Bozbay Inan, and managing associates Gökçe İldiri Coşgüner and Alp Erçetin are further key contacts.
Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets
Capital markets disputes are a niche strength for the team at Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli which covers a variety of work, from cross-border secured lending to portfolio restructuring, acquisition financing and regulatory compliance. Hasan H. Yaşar joined the firm from Pekin & Pekin in July 2022, further bolstering its capital markets prowess, an area in which he has acted for multinational banks, brokerage firms, investment funds and publicly held companies. Yaşar joins what is now a trio of practice heads, alongside Umut Kolcuoğlu, who has broad finance experience and a particularl focus on the German market; and Bihter Bozbay Inan, whose practice has a transactional focus.
- Commercial, corporate and M&A - Turkey
- Next Generation Partners - Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Banking, finance and capital markets - Turkey