Acquired by Actera and TPG in 2007, Mey İçki is by far the largest spirits producer and distributor in Turkey with market leading brands and the widest distribution network in the country. At the time of Actera’s exit, the company had 85% market share in Raki (the most popular spirit in Turkey) and leading market shares in vodka and wine categories. The acquisition of Mey is among the largest leveraged buyouts in the Turkish market.

In August 2011, the company was sold to Diageo for a total consideration of US$2.1 billion, making it the largest ever private equity exit in Turkey.