TRANSACTIONS / Sale of Tatilsepeti.com to Bancroft Private Equity

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(28/5/2013) Bancroft, a London-based private equity fund has acquired a shareholding in Tatilsepeti.com, Turkey’s leading tourism portal. 

Ventura Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Tatilsepeti.com on the transaction. 

Established in 2002, Tatilsepeti.com is among the largest tourism portals in Turkey with its 18 million visitors per year. The company works with about 15 different tour operators. Through the world’s largest online tour operator, Expedia, the company provides its customers with the access to thousands of hotels both in Turkey and throughout the world.

London-based investment fund, Bancroft Private Equity was established in 1996 and focuses mainly on Central and Eastern Europe.  Tatilsepeti.com is the firm’s fifth investment in Turkey following its investments in Standard Profil, Kayalar Kimya, Eko Finans Faktoring ve Graniser. The strategic partnership with Bancroft will enable Tatilsepeti to achieve its goal to become one of the leading international tourism portals in the world. 

Ventura Partners, based in Istanbul-Turkey, is one of the leading M&A advisory boutiques providing corporate finance services in a broad range of sectors.