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White & Case Advises Turkish Private Equity Alliance on Acquisition of U.N. Ro-Ro from KKR

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Turkish private equity firms Actera Partners LP and Esas Holding A.Ş. on their acquisition of U.N. Ro-Ro İşletmeleri A.Ş. from leading global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Actera is the largest private equity firm dedicated to investments in Turkey, with a total equity capitalization in excess of US$1.6 billion. Esas is a leading investment company in Turkey that is focused on investments in Turkey and also overseas.

Established in 1994 by a number of international transport companies, U.N. Ro-Ro is one of the fastest growing freight shipping and port owners and operators in the Mediterranean, with an enterprise value of US$1 billion.

The White & Case team which advised Actera and Esas was led by partners Meltem Akol (Istanbul), Ian Bagshaw (London) and Rob Irving (Budapest) and included partners Güniz Gökçe, Sebastian Buss (both Istanbul) and Ferigo Foscari (Milan), local partner İacopo Canino (Milan) and associates Nil Akman, Ceren Sen, Tugce Yosmaoglu, Onur Yuksel, Begum Erdal, Burin Ergun, Ayca Yilmaz (all Istanbul), Mark Evans, Edward Higbee, Andrew Vickers, James Hardy (all London), Ilaria Casciere and Andrea Graziani (both Milan).

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