After winning the Salıpazarı Port Tender—carried out by the Privatization Administration on May 16, 2013 with a bid of $702 million USD—Doğuş Group formed a partnership with BLG Capital operating under Bilgili Holding in January, 2014. Through this partnership, Salıpazarı Liman İşletmeciliği ve Yatırımları A.Ş. was founded, acquiring the port area in a transfer contract with Türkiye Denizcilik İşletmeleri A.Ş. that February. Four years later, on February 14, 2018, the company name was changed to Galataport İstanbul Liman İşletmeciliği ve Yatırımları A.Ş.

Doğuş Group

With more than 35,000 employees across 300 companies, Doğuş Group provides state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge human resources solutions to its customers. The group operates in seven different sectors—automotive, construction, media, tourism and services, real estate, energy, and entertainment—and continues to grow through new investments across technology, sports and entertainment. As a long-time innovator within Turkey’s business landscape, Doğuş Group leverages its intricate knowledge and wide network of service partners to create lasting positive change.

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Bilgili Holding

Bilgili Holding invests in real estate and tourism projects that enrich urban life in Turkey. Much of its work involves the restoration of protected historical buildings, like the Sıraevler Project in Istanbul’s renowned Akaretler district.

BLG Capital is an independently-managed, private equity real estate investment and management firm. Collaborating with Bilgili Holding in the project areas of business development, sales, marketing, operations, and finance, BLG Capital invests in mixed-use projects as well as residences, hotels and academic campuses.

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