OUR TEAM

Expert Team: Accurate Analysis, Valuable Investments

We are working to turn investment opportunities into value with our expert team, which consists of skilled professionals who can carry innovative thinking one step further with an entrepreneural spirit. We believe that we have one of the strongest private equity teams in Turkey who are specialized in the field of investement and who are supported by our corporate culture and strategies.

  • A. Murat Özgen

    CEO

  • Metin Yılmaz

    Senior Managing Director

  • S. Burak Bayhan

    Senior Managing Director

  • Burçe Kabatepe

    Director

  • Koray Doğançay

    Director

  • Burcu Perişanoğlu

    Senior Principal

  • Uğur Özker

    Principal

  • Erkan Yağcıoğlu

    Principal

  • Cengiz Yönezer

    Principal

  • Buşra Göktekin

    Associate

  • Başar Yenidünya

    Associate

  • Diğdem Erdoğan

    Analyst

A. Murat Özgen

CEO

He joined İş Private Equity in February 2002, and become CEO in 2006. A. Murat Özgen is a Member of Investment Committee and takes part in all the investment processes of İş Private Equity. Before working at İş Private Equity, he took office at Koçbank in the field of project and acquisition financing, at Commerzbank New York in the field of risk and portfolio management, and at Facility Group Inc. Atlanta in the field of finance and accounting. Having graduated from İstanbul University Department of Business Administration, A. Murat Özgen has MBA degree from Mercer University in Atlanta.

Metin Yılmaz

Senior Managing Director

Having joined İş Private Equity in December 2015, Metin Yılmaz is a Senior Managing Director. Starting his career at İş Bankası A.Ş. Internal Audit Department, Metin Yılmaz later had worked at managerial positions in Capital Markets and Subsidiaries Department and İş Investment Securities within İşbank Group. In Subsidiaries Department, in addition to serve as board member in the related companies, he took part and contributed to the projects for the establishment of new companies, privatizations, exit from the Companies and mergers and acquisitions. In Subsidiaries Department, he particularly focused on telecommunications, logistics, software development and financial services sectors during 1999-2015 period. Having completed his Finance and Banking doctorate degree at Kadir Has University in 2010 and International Finance master's degree at University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England, M. Yılmaz is a graduate of Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences.

S. Burak Bayhan

Senior Managing Director

He joined İş Private Equity in December, 2008. Currently, he is a Senior Managing Director in the investment team of companies Toksöz Spor and Tatil Budur, which are still among the current investments of İş Private Equity. He served as a Board Member at Aras Kargo, Havaş, Probil and Turkmed investments exited by İş Private Equity. Having worked in strategy and inorganic growth projects for Tesco Turkey before İş Private Equity, S. Burak Bayhan started his career in finance department of Arthur Andersen Turkey. S. Burak Bayhan graduated from İstanbul Technical University Management Engineering Department. He has professional diploma on corporate finance from University of California, Berkeley.

Burçe Kabatepe

Director

He joined İş Private Equity in June, 2008. Currently, he works as a Director in the investment team of companies Ortopro and Radore, which are among the current investments of İş Private Equity. He served as a Board Member at Frik İlaç, ODE and Türkmed investments exited by İş Private Equity. Having managed projects funded by European Commission and World Bank at Merkat A.Ş. Burçe Kabatepe started his career in the field of telecommunication at Telcordia Technologies (U.S.A). Burçe Kabatepe holds an MBA from New York University - Stern and a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Koray Doğançay

Director

He joined İş Private Equity in October, 2010. Currently, he is a Director in the investment team of companies Toksöz Spor and Tatil Budur, which are still among the current investments of İş Private Equity. He took office in the investment of Aras Kargo, which was exited by İş Private Equity. Having previously worked in mergers-acquisitions and public offering projects at CA-IB AG investment banking department, Koray Doğançay started his career in corporate finance department of Ernst&Young Turkey. Koray Doğançay completed Koç University's Business Graduate Program with honors degree, and graduated from Sabancı University Department of Economics.

Burcu Perişanoğlu

Senior Principal

She joined İş Private Equity in April, 2002. She works as a Senior Principal in the Financial and Administrative Affairs Department of İş Private Equity. She is also Portfolio Manager and Investor Relations Official. Before joining İş Private Equity, she worked in the Treasury Operations department of Egebank A.Ş. Burcu Perişanoğlu graduated from İstanbul University Department of Public Finance.

Uğur Özker

Principal

He joined İş Private Equity in August, 2011. Currently, he is a Principal in the investment team of companies Ortopro and Toksöz Spor, which are among the current investments of İş Private Equity. Starting his career in finance sector, Uğur Özker previously took office at the Equity Research Department of Finans Invest. Uğur Özker graduated from Bilkent University Department of Economics, and he has Finance Master's Degree from Koç University.

Erkan Yağcıoğlu

Principal

He joined İş Private Equity in September, 2015. He is a Principal in the investment team of Toksöz Spor, which is among the current investments of İş Private Equity. Starting his career in the field of investment banking, Erkan Yağcıoğlu provided advisory services for mergers, acquisitions and privatization projects in EFG İstanbul's corporate finance department before joining İş Private Equity. Erkan Yağcıoğlu graduated from Koç University Department of Business Administration.

Cengiz Yönezer

Principal

He joined İş Private Equity in January, 2015. He is an Principal in the investment team of companies IFB Group and Tatil Budur, which are among the current investments of İş Private Equity. Having worked previously in the acquisition and sell out projects at 3 Seas Capital Partners M&A consulting firm before İş Private Equity, Cengiz Yönezer started his career in the field of corporate and commercial credits at HSBC Bank. Cengiz Yönezer graduated from Koç University Department of Mathematics. He has master's degree from Bosphorus University Political Science and International Relations Department.

Buşra Göktekin

Associate

She joined İş Private Equity in September, 2017. She is an Associate in the investment team of Tatilbudur, which is among the current investments of İş Private Equity. Starting her career in the field of investment banking, Buşra Göktekin provided advisory services for mergers and acquisitions projects in EY Turkey Transaction Advisory Services. Buşra Göktekin graduated from Koç University Department of Business Administration.

Başar Yenidünya

Associate

He joined İş Private Equity in September, 2017. He is an Associate in the investment team of Nevotek, which is among the current investments of İş Private Equity. Starting his career in the field of mergers & acquisitions advisory at PDF Corporate Finance, Basar Yenidünya worked at inHERA Capital as a co-founder. Başar Yenidünya has an MBA from INSEAD and holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University.

Diğdem Erdoğan

Analyst

She joined İş Private Equity in March, 2016. She is an Analyst in the Financial and Administrative Affairs Department of İş Private Equity. Diğdem Erdoğan graduated from Marmara University Department of Economics.