In September 2012, Sberbank acquired a 99.85% stake in DenizBank. This deal became the largest acquisition in the bank's 172-year old history. DenizBank is among the top ten private banks in Turkey and, for many years, demonstrates consistently high growth figures and attractive returns. DenizBank operates across the entire country with 599 branch offices. With its subsidiaries outside Turkey, DenizBank has 614 branch offices. Overall, DenizBank provides services to 5.4 million customers while being a leader of retail and commercial banking services in Turkey. Its focus is on the attractive niche segments, such as consumer lending, lending to small and medium-size enterprises and agricultural companies.