Pergo, headquartered in Istanbul, is a leading independent corporate finance advisor to businesses across Turkey.

About Pergo

Pergo is a leading specialist financial services house focused on helping clients address complex and challenging issues-restructuring, debt and equity financing, acquisitions, sales and divestitures transactions.

At Pergo, we offer clients the senior attention they need. All of our people have held C-Suite roles in banking and industry and have worked in international markets.

We are proud of our track record and successful results that others thought impossible.

Our Team

Basar S. Yucel

Managing Director

Mr. Yucel started his career at Citibank N.A. in 1984 and has held a series of senior management positions in banking. Since 1994, Mr. Yucel played a key role as a turnaround Group CEO for major conglomerates in and outside Turkey. Since 2004, he has been involved in M&A, financial and turnaround advisory services.

Mr. Yucel holds a B.Sc. Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University-UK and an MBA from Bosphorus University-Turkey. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and an Alumnus of IMD-Switzerland.

Sarper V. Ozten

Director, Istanbul and Marmara Region

Mr. Ozten started his career at Iktisat Bank in 1984 in Investment Banking. Following a series of senior appointments, he finally served as the President and CEO of Finans Invest. Since 2008 he has been serving as an independent Board Member and advisor for investment banks and portfolio management companies.

Mr. Ozten holds a B.A. degree in Finance from Istanbul University, Turkey.

Oner Umut

Director, Izmir and Aegean Region

Mr. Umut spent his career in corporate banking as Branch and Aegean Regional Manager for Pamukbank and Finansbank. Following his banking career, he has held CFO position for major industrial corporations.

Mr. Umut holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Eskisehir I.T.I.A. and an M.A. degree in International Economics from Istanbul University, Turkey.

Ufuk Unsal

Director, Adana and Mediterranean Region

Mr. Unsal started his banking career at American Express. He served as Deputy CEO responsible from Treasury for Turkish Banks, finally at Denizbank. In 1994, Mr. Unsal founded a real-time financial info vendor which became number 3 in the Turkish market before a successful spin-off.

Mr. Unsal holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Our Services

Corporate Finance

Pergo is a leading specialist corporate finance house in Turkey. As Pergo, we offer creative and turn-key solutions to our customers’ financial challenges.

We have a very special position in corporate finance with both banking and industry experience and international recognition. We work with a wide range of banks and financial institutions in Turkey and in international markets to come up with the best available solution for our clients.

Restructuring and Turnaround Advisory

Companies face strategic and financial challenges for a variety of reasons and as a result their operations can come to a halt. Cash is typically tight and time is of essence. The most important issue in such cases is to be able to intervene on time with a professional touch.

Pergo is distinguished for its extensive track record in providing turnkey solutions in complex restructuring projects. We have engineered many landmark transactions with favourable outcomes for our clients and creditors. Our clients rely on Pergo for professionalism and experience. They know we can accomplish results they couldn’t otherwise.

We help underperforming companies improve financial results and creditors maximise their recoveries. We provide turn-key services for companies in troubled financial situations to help identify problems, develop solutions and implement them with accuracy and banks which face problems due to underperforming borrowers.

Services we provide:

  • Analysis and identification of needs
  • Restructuring strategy
  • Restructuring of existing debt and additional working capital
  • Creditor negotiations
  • Turnkey restructuring and turnaround projects

Debt and Capital Advisory

Pergo advises clients on their most critical financing decisions related to their debt and capital needs in line with their objectives. We recognise that every situation is unique and that traditional solutions are not always best suited for our clients. We bring considerable experience negotiating and structuring tailored solutions.

Services we provide:

  • Financing strategy
  • Financial structure analysis, borrowing capacity
  • Working capital financing
  • Refinancing
  • Project financing
  • Acquisition financing
  • Turnkey projects


Pergo is a leading corporate finance house with extensive expertise and in depth market knowledge in mid-market M&A transactions. We provide senior level service and attention on all transactions and our professionals have the ability to identify the best-suited parties to a transaction. We evaluate potential targets as well as financial and strategic alternatives. We advise on strategy, timing, structure, financing, pricing, and we assist in negotiating and closing transactions to ensure a successful execution.

Contact Us

Pergo Corporate Finance

42 Maslak Plaza,
A Blok 1506,
Ahi Evran Cad. No:6,
34398 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey