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AME was the main sponsor of ArpAnatolia Canada Concerts


Under the auspices of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Aladdin Middle East Ltd. was the main sponsor of ArpAnatolia concert series held between 20-24 April 2018 in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.


ArpAnatolia brings together singers and musicians who delve into the tradition to create a new, contemporary synthesis of Turkish folk music.

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AME received double awards in 2014 from Business Worldwide…..


Aladdin Middle East (AME) has been named the Oil and Gas Company of the Year in Turkey and Cem Sayer, the President and Chairman of the Board of AME was awarded with the CEO of the year in Turkey for Oil and Gas in Corporate Excellence Awards by the respected business magazine “Business Worldwide” published in London.

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The Corporate Excellence Awards of 2014 were presented to the recipients at the award ceremony held in London. Regarded as one of the prestigious awards of the business world, candidates are chosen from institutions and individuals from all around the world. The winners are selected through a comprehensive annual survey based on the performance and activities of the rising stars of the business world at regional, national and global levels.


In the speech he delivered at the award ceremony, Cem Sayer, the President and Chairman of the Board of AME, said that he was very honoured to receive two separate awards and pointed out that the awards reflect AME’s values and the role played since its foundation.


Mr. Sayer stressed that he is grateful to everyone who contributed to the preservation of AME’s values and institutionalized standards which were developed in its highly strategic activities. Cem Sayer added that AME’s purpose as Turkey's oldest private oil and gas exploration and production company is to sustain its awarded business culture in line with its objectives.

AME was awarded as Deal of the Year by Acquisiton International in London


AME partnered with 4D Global Energy Advisors based in Paris and this was awarded as Deal of the Year by Acquisiton International in London.

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Cem Sayer, Chairman of the Board & President of AME presented AME’s 50th Year Plaque to the General Director of Petroleum Affairs, Mr. Selami İncedalcı in Ankara on April 8th 2013 on behalf of the Board of Directors of the company


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AME raises US$ 20 Million in New Equity from 4D Global Energy Advisors SAS


Wichita, Kansas  – 22 February  2013 – Aladdin Middle East Ltd. (“AME”), an independent oil and gas company with primary operations in Turkey, announced today that it has raised US$20 million in new equity from 4D Global Energy Advisors SAS (“4DGEA), a Paris-based private equity investor that specializes in the energy sector.

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The equity financing will enable AME to finance its committed and contingent work programmes and working capital to build on its asset base in the Republic of Turkey.

Cem Sayer, Chairman of the Board and President of AME, commented: “Over the past two years, we have focused on restructuring AME to realize the value in AME’s promising oil and gas assets and to enable us to use that existing asset base to accelerate growth in the company.  In particular, we exited the drilling services sector, enabling us to concentrate solely on E&P projects.  We are extremely pleased to welcome 4DGEA into AME, and we believe their investment will prove to be profitable both for 4DGEA and for our other investors.”


Mr. Sayer added, “AME is uniquely positioned as the oldest independent oil and gas company in Turkey, with in-depth knowledge, data and expertise in the region, and will look to continue to develop its core business, participating in several existing Joint Ventures in South East Turkey, exploiting its new oil discoveries, and participating in new projects in Turkey and the surrounding region.  AME, strengthened by 4DGEA, is well positioned to capitalize on both conventional and unconventional oil and gas production opportunities in Turkey, and to benefit from the country’s favorable fiscal terms.  This is indeed a new and exciting chapter in AME’s long history.”


Tighe Noonan, the founding partner of 4DGEA, said, “We are extremely pleased at the prospect of working together with Cem and his team both at the Board and Shareholder levels, and of bringing our experience and industry knowledge to the Company as Cem seeks to grow the business. Under his leadership, we are confident that AME will be able to fully deploy its exceptional asset base and to fulfill the aspirations of its visionary Founders. 

Mr. Tighe Noonan and Mr. Emmanuel Bazin, also of 4DGEA, have joined the Board of Directors of AME.Murphy Richards Capital LLP, a London based, FSA regulated corporate finance house introduced 4DGEA and advised AME on the transaction.