Aygen Yayıkoğlu

Managing Director

Crescent Capital

Aygen Yayıkoğlu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Crescent Capital, a private equity firm focused on energy and infrastructure, based in Istanbul.

Aygen has 19 years of project finance and investment experience in emerging markets. His areas of expertise include public and private financing of power generation, transmission, and distribution projects, privatizations of energy and infrastructure assets, oil and gas downstream projects and renewable energy investments.

Prior to establishing Crescent Capital, Aygen spent more than 10 years at the EBRD’s headquarters in London, and 3.5 years heading offices of EBRD in the Balkans and the Caucasus. Aygen then joined IFC’s Infrastructure Department, covering Turkey and surrounding regions. Crescent has launched Turkey’s first energy-focused private equity fund at the end of 2011, which is investing in clean energy projects across Turkey, South Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.