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Müfit Arapoğlu

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Work T +90 212 329 30 80
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Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki

Work Department

Capital Markets, Corporate

Position

Partner, Head of Capital Markets

Career

Müfit Arapoğlu is a widely recognized capital markets and corporate lawyer and the Head of Capital Markets Team. He advises issuers and underwriters, local and international companies in equity and debt capital market transactions including equity public offerings, debt instruments offerings, private placements and sales to qualified investors, voluntary mandatory tender offers, sukuk issuances and structured debt issuances. Müfit also has represented a large number of Turkish and international clients in various M&A transactions, particularly in the sale and purchase of companies in banking, cement production, tobacco, media and retail sectors.

Languages

Turkish; English; German

Member

Istanbul Bar

Education

Northwestern University, School of Law, LLM, 2005; Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, LLB, 2001


Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Müfit Arapoğlu - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on acquisition finance, asset-based lending, asset finance, bank formation, bilateral and syndicated lending, debt capital markets, financial institutions regulation, project finance, trade finance and consumer finance. The team advised Tiryaki Agro on its $65m long-term loan facility extended by a syndicate led by Dutch development bank FMO, jointly with other lenders European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Proparco. Other clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Mizuho Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. Barlas Balcıoğlu and Müfit Arapoğlu, who is 'very responsive, client-oriented and has vast expertise in capital markets matters', head the team. Günhan Yalçın and Tamsyn Mileham are also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki is well versed in the full range of commercial, corporate and M&A matters including IPOs, joint ventures, private equity, privatisations, risk management, takeovers and tender offers and venture capital. Recent highlights include advising KKR & Co. on the Turkish law aspects of its €6.8bn acquisition of Unilever’s spreads business. Other clients include Pera Capital Partners, Cargill and Coca-Cola. Galip Selçuk heads the team; Selim Keki, Doğan Eymirlioğlu and the 'very diligentMüfit Arapoğlu are also recommended. Selahattin Kaya was promoted to counsel.

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