Turkish telecoms firm joins PLUS

Early-stage telecommunications firm Telekom Atlas On-Line Turkey (TAOLT) has joined PLUS.

It placed 28.04 million shares at 28p each, valuing the company at £7.57 million.

TAOLT’s directors hold a 54.7 per cent stake in the business. Chief executive Eytan Levi owns 8.4 million shares, a 30 per cent stake.

Based in Istanbul, TAOLT is the holding company for Mandal and Atlas On-Line Iletisim Sistemleri Ticaret after buying the businesses in July 2006. It is looking to make further acquisitions.

TAOLT serves businesses in Turkey, which deregulated its telecommunications market in May 2004 and now has the fifth largest telecoms market in Europe. As a result, TAOLT has more than 7000 corporate customers.

The company made a net loss of about £357,000 for the nine months to September 2006.

Atlantic Law was corporate adviser to the company.

Marc Barber

Raven Connelly

Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

Related Topics

Venture capital funding