One of our core competencies is a comprehensive support of M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and special situations projects. Our competitive advantage comes from practical many years’ experience in acquisition, disposal and turnaround of distressed assets in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe, as well as from our ability to quickly raise mezzanine-, bridge- or litigation funding for distressed assets and situations which are impossible to be financed using straight private equity or traditional credit facilities.
Within M&A advisory we provide full deal management and support for buy-side and sell-side mandates, including drafting deal strategy, coordination of negotiation and due diligence process, financial, legal and tax structuring in various jurisdictions, negotiations with prospective lenders for acquisition finance. Our strong in-house team of legal and tax experts allows us to assess deal execution risks quickly at the early stages of the transaction and propose the efficient solutions to mitigate them.
In corporate restructuring mandates we use comprehensive approach to maximize payoff and recovery ratio for shareholders and creditors, while trying to ensure going concern of distressed business. Within the restructuring projects our experts develop and execute anti-crisis strategy, optimize working capital and liquidity management, conduct negotiations for debt restructuring and recapitalization, raise bridge financing, as well as negotiate with potential strategic partners to strengthen the company and keep it going concern.
Claims against the holding totaled more than €1 billion. The matter consisted of leading the negotiation process on behalf of a consortium of investors, restructuring a bond issue before two pools of creditors, and structuring new debt and equity financing.