Türk Telekom has been presenting the contemporary communication media to its customers with excitement since 1840.
Türk Telekom Group, the leading communication and convergence technology group in Turkey, provides integrated telecommunication services from PSTN and GSM to broadband internet. As of September 30, 2014; Türk Telekom group companies have 13.3 mn Total Access Lines, 7.5 mn broadband Connections and 16.2 mn Mobile Subscribers. Group companies have a modern network infrastructure covering the whole country and offer a wide variety of services to residential and commercial customers all over Turkey. Apart from 90 % shares in Avea, one of the three GSM operators in Turkey, Türk Telekom owns 100% of wholesale data and capacity service provider company Türk Telekom International and its subsidiaries, 99.9% of broadband provider TTNET, convergence technologies company Argela, IT solutions provider Innova, online education company Sebit A.Ş. and call center company AssisTT. Türk Telekom also has an indirect minority share in Albtelecom, the Albanian incumbent telecom operator. 55% of Türk Telekom shares belong to Ojer Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. and 30% belongs to Turkish Treasury. The remaining 15% is publicly traded. Türk Telekom shares are listed in Istanbul Stock Exchange since May 2008.
Transaction of the Year in Developing Markets
Being the leader of the market with its capability to perceive customer expectations, its knowledge, and its entrepreneurial and competitive identity, Turk Telekom had witnessed one of the most important developments in its history when Oger Telecom had purchased 55% of Turk Telekom shares after its privatization in 2005. The broadcasting corporation called “Acquisition Monthly” on which the international investors keeping close tabs had awarded the privatization regarding the block sale of Turk Telekom as the “transaction of the year in developing markets” with respect to mergers and acquisitions. This union has also brought the company international standards in service mentality.
Initial Public Offering of Türk Telekom
"Group D" bearer shares with a total nominal value of TL 525 million which belonged to the Turkish Treasury and which correspond to 15% of Türk Telekom’s paid-in capital were publicly offered following the authorization of the sale by the Capital Markets Board. Once the public offering had been completed, the shares have been listed on the national market of İstanbul Stock Exchange as of May 15, 2008. The 2008 public offering of 15% shares of Türk Telekom was the seventh biggest public offering in the world and the biggest ever in Turkey. As a result of this offering, the Turkish Treasury secured a total of USD 1.9 billion (TL 2.4 billion) in revenue. The floor and cap prices set for the public offering were TL 3.90 and TL 4.70 respectively. The final issue price was TL 4.60, which corresponded to a company valuation of USD 15.5 billion and a share valuation of USD 12.7 billion. During the bookbuilding period (April 28-29-30, 2008), potential investors in Turkey submitted bids for 1.1 billion shares worth a total of TL 5.3 billion. All of the bids submitted by PTT employees, Türk Telekom employees, and small investors were satisfied with shares. In the case of institutional investors and individual major investors, the satisfaction rates were 95% and 6% respectively. A total of 95,000 bids were received from domestic resident investors during the public offering and final sales were made to 94,000 of them. The Türk Telekom public offering represents one of the biggest offerings ever undertaken in Turkey in terms of the domestic allocation and sales.