Is Private Equity (ISGSY) makes direct private equity investments in mid-sized Turkish companies with the aim of providing capital gains and attractive dividends. 2016 was a year of considerable uncertainty in Turkey, creating challenging market conditions for ISGSY’s investee companies and for the wider Turkish economy. Despite this, valuations have remained resilient, with a like-for-like fall of 2.5% versus a reduction of c 4% in 2015, which was arguably a less turbulent year. Including a further TRY10m investment in one of its leisure businesses, PE investments comprised 54% of total assets at 31 December 2016, up from 51% at the end of FY15. The discount to NAV remains over 50%, but further political stabilisation following a referendum in April 2017 could cause this to narrow.

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