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About Us

Awards & Firsts

1997..

The right decision back then

is Halk Invest today

HALK INVEST
1997
Halk Invest is Founded

Halk Invest was founded on September 2, 1997 with the aim of engaging in brokerage activities in capital markets.

HALK INVEST
2007
Halkbank IPO: $1.8 billion

This initial public offering, wherein Halk Invest was the co-leader of the consortium for the first time, has been the fourth largest IPO in the history of Turkish capital markets.

HALK INVEST
2011
HPartnership with Halk Portfolio

Halk Invest holds 25 percent of the capital.

The Issuance of the first Turkish lira-denominated debt instrument by Halkbank

This was both the first issuing of a debt instrument by Halk Invest and the first issuance of a debt instrument in Turkey by Halkbank.

HALK INVEST
2012
The Secondary Offering of Halkbank: $2.5 billion

This public offering, where Halk Invest was the co-leader of the consortium, has been the largest public offering in the history of Turkish capital markets.

The First Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Consultancy Service

The Kuwait-based NBK Capital fund became a partner of Bavet, a maker of animal health products.

HALK INVEST
2013
Halk REIT IPO

The initial public offering of Halk GYO, where Halk Invest acted as the leader of the consortium, was the first transaction made by stand-by underwriting by Halk Invest.

The Secondary Offering of Emlak Konut: $1.6 billion

This public offering, where Halk Invest was the leader of the consortium, has been the largest capital increase and the fifth-largest public offering in the history of Turkish capital markets.

The First Outlook Report and Investors Conference

Halk Invest presented its first “Outlook Report,” at an Investors Conference that was organized with the attendance of the corporate customers of Halkbank and Halk Invest, in which Halk Invest shared its comments and expectations on the global and Turkish economy.

Sponsoring Aizanoi – the First Known Stock Exchange in History

Halk Invest became a sponsor of the excavations in the ancient city of Aizanoi under the letter no. 190572 dated October 1, 2013, and the Communiqué on Promotion of Supporting Cultural Activities, issued by the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cultural Assets and Museums.

HALK INVEST
2014
Brokerage for the First Sukuk Issuance

Halk Invest acted as a broker for the first sukuk issuance by Kuveyt Türk, a participation bank.

Halk Invest Corporate Identity Activity

Halk Invest performed its first Corporate Identity operation. Its aim was to create communication processes under a certain set of rules for the purpose of facilitating coordination, information flow, motivation, integration, decision-making and inspection for the units and elements that form the organization. This was accomplished by the Corporate Communication unit, which was formed by the company in 2013.

HALK INVEST
2015
Market Leadership in Sukuks Issued

Having started its sukuk (lease certificate) operations by acting as a broker for a sukuk issuance for the first time in 2014, Halk Invest became the market share leader in this segment with 68 percent in 2015.

The “Best Brokerage House for Islamic Bonds” Award

Halk Invest received the “Best Brokerage House for Islamic Bonds Turkey 2015” award from Global Banking & Finance Review, a leading business and finance market review platform in the field of sukuk issuance.

Şehit Haşim Türkoğlu Elementary School in Diyarbakır

As part of its corporate social responsibility policy, Halk Invest made financial and in-kind aids to the Yıllarca Şehit Haşim Türkoğlu Elementary School in the Yıllarca village of Çınar district in Diyarbakır to improve the education conditions for our children. Halk Invest promoted education for children and supported the “Financial Literacy Action Plan” under the 25 Primary Transformation Programs within the framework of the 10th Development Plan.

Halk Invest Memorial Forest

Halk Invest extends its corporate social responsibility to different fields, executing projects that are compatible with its mission and contribute to environmental sustainability. In line with this perspective, the Halk Invest Memorial Forest was created by planting 2,000 trees in cooperation with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Forests

HALK INVEST
2016
JCR AA (Trk)

JCR-Eurasia Rating, a credit rating agency, has set the Long-Term National Rating of Halk Invest as AA (Trk).

Issuance of the First Halk Invest Bond

Halk Invest issued its first debt instrument.

The “Best CSR Company Turkey” Award

Halk Invest received the award “Best CSR Company Turkey 2016” (the Best Brokerage House of Turkey in Corporate Social Responsibility in 2016) from Global Banking & Finance Review, a global leader of business and finance markets review platforms. It received this award in recognition of the sensitivity that the company showed for history, education and environment through its social responsibility projects.

TCMA – The Best Corporate Social Responsibility
Project Award for Aizanoi

Halk Invest received “the Best Social Responsibility Project” award in the TCMA Capital Markets Award Ceremony organized for the first time by the Turkish Capital Markets Union (TCMA). It received this award for the company’s support of the ancient city of Aizanoi.

HALK INVEST
2017
Breaking New Ground in the World and in Turkey!  

By a transaction where Halk Invest was the structuring and sales consultant of the Turkish Grain Board, the user of the fund, Halk Invest, both issued Turkey’s first sukuk based on agricultural commodities and brokered the first issuance performed by a public institution other than the Treasury.

The IFN Award “Deal of the Year 2017”

The issuance of the world’s and Turkey’s first sukuks based on agricultural commodities received the “Islamic Funding Transaction of 2017 in Turkey” award from “Islamic Finance News (IFN),” a monthly publication of REDMoney Group, one of the most reputable media organizations in the Islamic finance community.

JCR Rating AA+ (Trk)

JCR-Eurasia Rating, a credit rating agency, has raised the Long-Term National Rating of Halk Invest from AA (Trk) to AA+ (Trk).

The Main Sponsorship of Aizanoi - the First Known Stock Exchange in History

As part of its corporate social responsibility approach, Halk Invest supports projects that are compatible with its goals and create value in life. In this context, as of 2013, Halk Invest started to support excavation works at the ancient city of AIZANOI, which is located in present-day Çavdarhisar, Kütahya, and is believed to have been home to the first known stock exchange 1700 years ago. The company has been the “Main Sponsor” of the project since 2017.

Breaking New Ground Once More in the World and in Turkey! 

Halk Gayrimenkul issued the first real estate investment trust (REIT) sukuk in Turkey, brokered by Halk Invest, on December 18, 2017.

Halkbank's Issuance of Tier-2 Capital Bonds

Halk Invest completed the issuance of the first debt instruments of Halkbank with a maturity period of 10 years and a nominal value of 1 billion Turkish lira. This occurred in a transaction by sales to qualified investors on October 20, 2017, where Halk Invest was authorized for 3 billion Turkish lira in total.

The Bonds & Loans “Local Bond Deal of the Year” Award

The Tier-2 Capital Bond Issuance of Halkbank, where Halk Invest was the structuring consultant and sales broker, received the first prize in the category of “Local Bond Deal of the Year” at the “Bonds & Loans 2018” awards, one of the most reputable awards in the Turkish banking, finance and capital market sectors.

HALK INVEST
2018
JCR Rating AAA (Trk)

JCR-Eurasia Rating has raised the Long-Term National Rating of Halk Invest from AA+ (Trk) to AAA (Trk).

Annual Report Award

Within the scope of ARC Awards, Halk Yatırım Annual Report has received 4 awards in total;
GOLD in photography category,
BRONZE in the infographic category,
and HONORS award in Interior Design and Design/Cover photography categories.

AND TODAY..

We continue to work tirelessly to provide our customers with

the best service with the excitement of our first day.