Russia M&A advisory partner

As Russia M&A advisory partner we support the whole Russian M&A process, business sales, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions transactions in Russia and abroad. We help to address the issues spanning from a target or buyer identification, funding and sourcing financing, disposing the business or spinning off its part, financial modeling, through due diligence, negotiations and debt advisory to the tax and legal structuring.
Our comprehensive understanding of a client’s goals puts us in a competitive position to analyze the expected business, financial and tax implications of an acquisition, sale or other transaction. A team with multifaceted expertise powers our value-added offering to fulfill functions traditionally executed by an investment bank, therefore, streamlining the speed and efficiency of M&A process. 
M&A consultant provides strategic and tactical advice for corporates, financial sponsors and family offices, as well as negotiation assistance and other transaction-related topics. M&A consultant brings a depth of service, that level is normally found on large-cap deals, especially, in Russia. 
Our buy-side advisory incorporates development of acquisition strategy, target screening, evaluation of synergies, valuation, negotiations, transaction documents and structuring of financing and deal itself. Therefore, our solution for buy-side transactions includes:
  • identification of suitable target companies as per investment criteria
  • gathering and evaluation of information, initial analysis and valuation (stand-alone and with expected synergies)
  • contacts with the owners, development of a targeted communication and positioning strategy
  • support with due diligence process and business valuation
Our sell-side advisory includes developing and choosing the appropriate value-maximizing strategy, identifying and attracting potential strategic and financial investors and leading the negotiation and transaction process. Our solution for sell-side transactions encompasses:
  • defining objectives and valuation
  • building selling strategy
  • identifying potential buyers
  • preparing marketing materials, teasers, vendor due diligence if necessary
  • obtaining indications of interest
  • data room preparation
  • due diligence support
  • final negotiations and transaction documents drafting in cooperation with legal consultants
Kare Wessel, Managing Partner
  • worked in CapMan Russia as Investment Director by carrying out multiple successful acquisitions and disposals
  • served as CEO of Statoil Nefto by restructuring its operational activity
  • started career in EY 
Andrey Sorochan, Managing Partner
  • was a partner in charge for M&A transaction, restructuring and investigation services in Grant Thornton (renamed as Baker Tilly)
  • CFA Charterholder, CPA (US NH), CFE, MBA (Maastricht), M.I.Tax
  • worked at financial restructuring (World bank projects), assurance & advisory (EY) and transaction advisory (Deloitte)
We operate as a single deal team, collaborating with you to successfully conclude the transaction. Or what is also possible in the challenging Russian context to provide you with impetus to adjust your acquisition rational.
Russia M&A Advisory Partner
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