ABOUT US / Overview


Founded in 2000 by first and second generation Sabancı family members-one of the most regarded and influential names in Turkey- ascended from Mr. Şevket Sabancı, Esas is the largest and the most organized family office which makes direct Private-Equity type investments focused mainly on Turkey but also abroad.

With its unique position in the market as the most organized and largest family office in Turkey, Esas focuses on direct investments funded by its own balance-sheet and other financing facilities if needed. Esas’ activities also include Asset Management and Real Estate.
Esas' direct investments span a range of 6 core industries:

  • Aviation
  • Retail & Entertainment & Leisure
  • Healthcare
  • Food
  • Real Estate
  • Logistics

Apart from its core industries, Esas also monitors opportunities in different sectors, where it has a potential to create value with its unique know-how and experience. ESAS shareholders’ Sabanci name and strong management team coupled with solid relationships in the business community allows ESAS to source unique investment opportunities.

As a shareholder, Esas combines deep industry expertise and local market experience to support its portfolio companies’ development. We guide and support our portfolio in achieving their potential by bringing:

  • Past operational experience with significant industry knowledge
  • Strong financial capabilities
  • Reputability
  • Business network & sector intelligence

At the heart of our investment approach, we have an emphasis on creating sustainable value. Our Board of Directors and executive officers, who combine over 200 years of experience in the Turkish and international business landscape, have the ability to deliver the highest returns through practicing high standards of governance and operational know-how.