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Russia Deal Book

July 2012 “The Online M&A Community”


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Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to present the July 2012 edition of the FinancePlus RUSSIA DEAL BOOK. FinancePlus is a growing community of M&A and financial services professionals, with an emphasis on emerging market and mid-market finance. FinancePlus provides investors with a real-time catalogue of global investment opportunities, and it has become a unique and important source of information about local markets for the benefit of the whole business community – buyers, sellers, advisors, M&A industry service providers, and private equity and venture capital investors. FinancePlus community resources include the FinancePlus website, iPhone and Android mobile applications, the FinancePlus LinkedIn group, and a number of social network groups for various developing economies. The FinancePlus LinkedIn group now has more than 165,000 members, and is ranked #23 out of the more than million LinkedIn groups. FinancePlus provides an open and versatile tool that enables all participants to freely contribute to its information resources, and use them according to their particular needs and interests. FinancePlus is a breakthrough innovation for everyone involved because it opens the prospect for a collaborative model of information sharing about investment and deal opportunities, well beyond the capabilities of traditional marketplaces. As moderator for FinancePlus Russia, my work consists of management and promotion of information sharing between users and contributors, be they directly involved or simply interested in the Russian M&A and direct investment market. Russia is an important destination for those who seek global investment opportunities; FinancePlus Russia facilitates access for foreign investors and is an important a reference for local players. We publish M&A, investment and financing opportunities in the form of a one-page blind-profile together with the contributor contact details. In addition, the RUSSIA DEAL BOOK provides a page for each major player that in the direct investment and M&A market – investment houses, M&A boutiques and service providers such as legal firms, specialty solution providers, public investment support structures and information resources. We would be pleased to receive suggestions for updating text or contact information from service providers that appear in the RUSSIA DEAL BOOK. In addition to the FinancePlus online facilities, we distribute a print version of the full RUSSIA DEAL BOOK, and send newsletter updates by email as soon as new purchase/sale opportunities become available. I wish you all the best for success in the Russian market and look forward to our future cooperation. Rodolphe Evangelisti Partner, FinancePlus Russia rodolphe@financeplus.com +7 495 727 7151

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Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the July 2012 edition of the RUSSIA DEAL BOOK. Since we launched FinancePlus we have focused on creating the first mid-market, online open investor community for the benefit of investors and M&A professionals. Our DEAL BOOKS are the first publications to provide such an extensive investment industry resource in their markets. FinancePlus is a global investor community that was founded on the basis of the extensive cross-border M&A transaction experience of its owners and members as private equity fund managers and corporate finance advisors. For mid-market strategic and financial investors, FinancePlus is an open community that provides access to a wide range of global investment opportunities. It also provides profiles of the main players in the M&A and investment markets in various countries. FinancePlus was founded to create a new paradigm for the finance, purchase and sale of mid-market businesses on a global scale. The potential to develop a new approach to M&A is now achievable through the transformational technologies of 21st century. These technologies can be used to enable efficient, multi-dimensional communications methods to bring together strategic and financial investors with target companies in a global marketplace. We believe that current market conditions require that the traditional timeline for M&A transactions be condensed, and that strategic and financial investors should look more broadly for synergies with their own mission and goals. To accomplish this, investors require a means to receive an overview of real opportunities in the global environment and to obtain meaningful business and background information on an expedited basis. We believe our DEAL BOOKS help meet this need. We cordially invite you to participate by publishing financing and M&A opportunities in the RUSSIA DEAL BOOK. Each opportunity receives a one-page blind profile together with your contact details, so any interested parties will be able to contact you directly. In addition, if your company appears as a service provider in the RUSSIA DEAL BOOK, we would be pleased to have your suggestions for updating the text or contact information, and we also would be glad to have print quality logos or other graphics for your page. Best wishes, Philippe Der Megreditchian Chief Executive Officer FinancePlus, Paris

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Russia Deal Book Contents Russia Opportunities New Deals Venture Capital Private Equity Company Sales Share Placement Bridge Finance Buy Search Project Finance Debt Finance Real Estate

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Russia Service Provider Profiles Investment Boutique Investment Bank Sector Specialists Private Equity Legal Services Accounting and Audit Banks Investor Support Real Estate Information Services

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Deal Table of Contents New Deals Design/Manufacture for the Military/Outdoor Enthusiast Market Retail Pharmacy Chain Retail-Wholesale-Online Fashion Business for a Well-Known French Women’s Fashion Brand Leading Independent Do-It-Yourself Retail Chain Secure Information Exchange Based upon SaaS

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Private Equity

Video-on-Demand Content Aggregation Provider Social Network Compatibility Applications E-Commerce Fashion Shopping Portal Hair Loss Treatment Program Distributor Commercialization of an Innovation in Diesel Production Virtual File Internet Startup Premium Cosmetics Company Mail Order Office Supply Business Luxury Brand Jewelry Retailer Leading Internet Active Marker Company Ad-Hoc Social Network Platform Professional Internet Community Site Service Center for Websites and Internet Services Media Company with a Technological Edge in a Premium Outdoor Segment Pioneer for Print-on-Demand Publishing Digital Out-of-Home Advertising New Regional State-of-the-Art Food Distribution Company Online Supermarket of Services Home Interior Design 3D Visualization Company Universal Credit Brokerage Company

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Russia’s Largest Vending Machine Business Modern and Advanced Network of Greenhouses to Grow Wholesome Produce International Water and Waste Treatment Engineering Business Cloud Services Distributor Luxury Optical Retail Chain Oil Exploration and Development in the Tyumen Region Natural Artesion Water Business in the Caucasus Mountains New Sporting Apparel Discount Chain Leading Russian Foodservice Distributor Leading Television Production Studio One of Moscow’s Largest Internet Providers Integrated Complex of Online Services Leader in Speech Technology Market Leading Russian Auto Dealership An Impressive Multi-Lingual Online Football Social, Informational and Gaming Portal Modern Pork Production Business in the Ural-Volga Region Modern Russian Agriculture Grain, Meat and Dairy Producer Development of a New Super-Premium Brewery Nationwide Market Research Holding Exclusive Regional Operator of Global Real Estate Agency Brand

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Deal Table of Contents Share Placement

Company Sales Leading Russian Book Publisher-Distributor Modern, New Four-Star Hotel in the Russian Far East Vertically Integrated Coating Chemicals Producer Leading Electronics Manufacturing Services Company Coated Steel Pipe Producer Industrial Lifting and Transport Equipment Manufacturer Oil and Gas Company in Udmurtia Timber Processing Complex in Komi Personalized Digital Communications Management Moscow Region Fixed-Line Telecom Operator Chain of Fast Food Kiosks Leading Instant Payment Terminal Network Lettershop and Mail Order Fulfillment Business Tent and Binding Materials Manufacturer Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle Website Operating Oil Production Company in the Urals Area Gravel and Clay Extraction Business Leading Power and Industrial Equipment Leasing Company Russian Domestic Retail Car Dealership Leading Oil Refiner Television Production Studio Leading FMCG IT Support Service Provider

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Debt Finance

Home and Office Water Delivery Company Mineral Water and Beverage Business Large Regional Dairy High-Traffic Fiber Optic Cable Leading European Manufacturer of Solar Wafers

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Premium Class Shopping Mall

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Real Estate

Project Finance Sugar and Ethanol Plant in Tambov Region Tire Recycling Center in Murmansk and Krasnoyarsk Dolomite Quarry and Construction Products Manufacture Do-It-Yourself Products Hypermarket Private Golf and Country Club Luxury Hotel in Sochi Chipboard and Wood Products Plant New Residential Quarter in the Moscow Suburbs Modern Multi-Functional Center in Moscow Oil and Gas Exploitation in Southwestern Russia Oil Exploration and Development in the Urals Region Modern Cement Plant in Russia’s Central Federal District International Market Film Production Major Film Based Upon a Russian Bestseller Novel Boutique Hotel Conversion New Siberian Oil Refinery Nearing Completion Film Production for Russian and European Markets Leading Russian Armored Vehicle and Bulletproof Glass Manufacturer Leading Russian Medical and Telecom Project Manager Major Russian Regional Shopping Mall Developer Ski Resort and Recreation and Housing Development

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Large Agricultural Property 200km North of Moscow 111 New, Modern Commercial Properties in Russia’s Pacific Coast Energy Development Frontier 112


VC NEW $1.5m

Design/Manufacture for the Military/Outdoor Enthusiast Market Invest in an energetic and established developer of products for the strong and rapidly developing outdoor enthusiast, military, and law enforcement market in the CIS

Business The Company designs, manufactures and sells premium-quality innovative apparel and gear to military, law enforcement, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts. The Company is the first in the CIS to retain US designers and offer premium quality gear to military professionals at the time when the demand is surging for high-quality products. The Company aims to offer products with zero or low local competition and strives to become a leader of the premium-quality market segment.

The Company was started in 2011 and, after intensive design and research, offered its first apparel products in winter 2011. In July 2012, the Company is adding a new product line (modular backpack system) and will begin expansion in the Ukrainian market.

ID=00795 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Russia Sector Textile and Apparel Segment Design/Manufacture Revenues Investment Size $1.5m “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Sergei Mishin

Group 99 LLC

+7 916 128 5096 sam@gruppa99.com


NEW $5mPEto $20m

Retail Pharmacy Chain Invest in a successful retail pharmacy chain to fund an acquisition and consolidation strategy

Business The Company is seeking to acquire and consolidate small and midsize pharmacy chains in Moscow and Moscow region. The Company is an established pharmacy chain in Moscow with over 100 retail locations and more than $130M of turnover and no debt. The Company has completed several acquisitions and has a strong pipeline of targets. The Company’s management and founders have over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry with successful track record of acquisitions and exits.

The Russian pharmaceutical retail market is highly fragmented and is poised for further consolidation just. The Company is seeking $10m to $25m of equity for its acquisition strategy and plans to attract leverage in the future.

ID=00792 Deal Type Private Equity Location Moscow Region Sector Retail Segment Pharmacies Revenues -Investment Size $5m to $20m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Alexander Prokhorov

Joule Capital Management

+44 20 3239 1646 +7 499 409 2498 ap@joule-capital.com


NEW CS $3m

Retail-Wholesale-Online Fashion Business for a Well-Known French Women’s Fashion Brand Purchase a brand and infrastructure that will facilitate entry of other brands to the Russian fashion retail and wholesale market, and obtain exclusive rights for well-known European fashion mark.

Business The Company is the exclusive Russian franchisee of a French brand of retail women’s fashion stores in the mid-priced segment. The Company operates three brand stores in prime locations in Moscow, one in Saint Petersburg and one in Novosibirsk. The Company has represented the brand in Russia for fifteen years. The Company also operates an online shop and wholesale business.

Company sales now annually approach USD 5 million.

ID=00788 Deal Type Company Sales Location Russia Sector Retail Segment Fashion Revenues $4.9m Investment Size $3m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Alexander Volckov

Eastway Capital

+7 925 507 2888 Volchkov@EastwayCapital.com


PE NEW $15m

Leading Independent Do-It-Yourself Retail Chain Invest in one of Russia’s leading DIY retailers to fund expansion in regional metropolitan areas

Business The Company is a leading Russian independent DIY retail chain. It was founded in 2006, with the mission to become the provider of choice for all of a consumer’s building and renovation needs. The Company currently operates a chain of 7 DIY hypermarkets that are located in central and northern Russia. With the two additional hypermarkets to be added this year, the Company will have total trading space of 47,000 square meters and will become one of the top 5 Russian DIY chains by trading area size. The Company is planning to operate 32 stores in Russia by the end of 2015. The further roll out of the chain will continue in cities with population from 300 to 500 thousand people. The Company uses an attractive European (French) format for stores and operation (low cost discounter).

With its abundance of natural resources, large trade surplus and strong domestic consumer base, Russia is expected to maintain its position as a one of the world’s ten largest economies over the next decade. The DIY industry is demonstrating faster recovery rates than other sectors of the economy based on an increase in spending power of the population as well as strong demand for DIY products. The Company seeks investment capital of USD 15 million to fund further expansion of its hypermarket chain in regional centers with population from 300 to 500 thousand people through investment in the opening of new stores. The Company is seeking a financial or strategic investor that would add value to its investment through knowledge of the DIY industry and willingness to help to formulate the Company’s further financial and strategic goals. A leading Russian independent DIY retail chain could become a strong acquisition target for global DIY retail groups.

ID=00782 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Retail Segment DIY Revenues Investment Size $15m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Edward Kokorev

Aurora Finance

+7 985 410 2014 eko@aurora-finance.ru


NEW VC $1m

Secure Information Exchange Based upon SaaS Invest in a rapidly growing and profitable IT business that has developed a blue chip customer base in Russia

Business The Company delivers secure information exchange solutions based upon a SaaS model. It is a profitable and growing business with CAGR of approximately 150% for the past two years. The Company has built a strong reputation and market position with more than seventy percent of revenues coming from blue-chip enterprises such as Polyus Gold, VTB and Renaissance Capital. The Company has an experienced leadership team with proven experience. Sales offices are located in Moscow and Hong Kong with R&D and customer service located in Kyiv.

The Company believes it can sustain future growth from: • Up-selling to the existing customer base; • Acquiring new customers in present markets; • Entering into developed markets in North America and Europe; • Entering into emerging markets in the Asia Pacific and Latin America; • Exploring significant potential from new applications for the existing product. The Company is seeking an investment in the form of equity or convertible loan of up to $1M to expand its established and proven business model to global markets.

ID=00781 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Russia Sector Information Technology Segment SaaS Solutions Revenues -Investment Size $1m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Evgeny Sergeev

Genesis Technology Partners +7 903 616 1186 evgeny.sergeev@gmail.com


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VC

$500k

Video-on-Demand Content Aggregation Provider Invest in an established operator in a very fast growing market

Business The Company aggregates video content from various network partner sources and distributes the content throughout a variety of channels such as social networks. The Company currently has more than 6 million registered users with around 1.5 million views per month, but these numbers are increasing rapidly. This service provides its network partners with an increase in traffic, and provides users with a large number of films, television shows and programs and other legal video content that has special motivation features and social media features. The Company now plans to provide a unique narrowed and targeted media service for advertisers. The business model is based upon commission on sales.

Russia’s total online video audience is now 45 million, and advertising in this segment stands at about USD18 million annually. This is a fast growing market, which is expected to double in 2011 to reach USD36 million. The Company is seeking USD500k for further development its services, to be followed by other financing to scale and promote the service.

ID=00675 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Russia Sector Internet Segment Internet TV Revenues -Investment Size $500k “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Denis Kabakchi

Core Capital

+7 495 728 2273 dkabakchi@gmail.com


VC

$2.25m

Social Network Compatibility Applications Invest in a series of compatibility applications for Russian social networks

Business A major Russian media group with a history of success in the launch of media projects, is developing a series of applications for use by social networks on Internet and mobile devices such as Facebook, Moi Mir, V Kontakte and Odnoklassniki. The applications are based upon a set of tools and software for measuring compatibility using personal psychological criteria, socio-demographic characteristics and compatibility of interests. Based upon work to date, the first set of applications for Facebook has begun.

Approximately $1.8 million has been invested in project development to date. The Company expects that the business can become profitable in 2012. The Company is seeking an additional $2.25 million, to be provided in tranches, in exchange for a minority stake in the business.

ID=00418 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Russia Sector Internet Segment Social Network Revenues Investment Size $2.25m “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Inna Yumasheva

Meridian Capital

Inna.Yumasheva@meridiancapital.ru +7 495 937 5933


VC

$200k

E-Commerce Fashion Shopping Portal Invest in an e-commerce discount shopping portal for fashion brands

Business The Company is a French managed online retailer that offers fashion and luxury brands and their distributors a full online service to: • Develop a retail environment on media sites; • Organize private sales for excess inventory on a high-end site; • Develop and operate a branded retail Internet site; • Organize private sale a showroom. For Russian designers, the Company provides the possibility for sale of a current collection on an innovative online platform.

Russia is one of the fastest growing markets for both online retailing and luxury shopping. Over the past five years, the number of 18 year-old+ Internet users in Russia has risen rapidly, with over 45million users in 2010, expected to rise to 70million in 2014. The Company fills the gap for consumers who desire to purchase famous brands with reduced budgets. Russians will undoubtedly continue to be high fashion consumers but pricing is and will become a much more important issue. With capital to scale up the business, the Company now has the opportunity to build one of the main fashion retail website in one of the fastest growing markets.

ID=00378 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Russia Sector Internet Segment Discount Fashion Revenues >$1m Investment Size $200k “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC

$1.4m

Hair Loss Treatment Program Distributor Invest in development of a distribution network for the growing hair loss treatment market

Business The Company has exclusive rights for distribution in Europe and Russia of a low-level laser treatment device used in treatments of male hair loss, a rapidly growing market. The Company is seeking EUR 1million to establish a distribution network with clinics in Europe and Russia. All present shareholders of the Company are private citizens of Sweden.

ID=00353 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Europe, Russia Sector Health Care Segment Hair Loss Revenues -Investment Size $1.4m “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Maxim Galitzine

Galitzine Capital Advisors

+7 985 728 5887 maxim.galitzine.gca@gmail.com


VC $4m

Commercialization of an Innovation in Diesel Production Invest in a technology that significantly improves environmental and consumer characteristics of diesel fuel

Business This Company plans to commercialize an innovative technology for the modification of diesel fuel. This technology brings a 10-15% increase in fuel volume and a significant improvement of environmental and product quality without introducing any chemical additives. The modification is induced through the combination of the original hydrocarbon fuel (straight-run diesel fractions), an ozone-oxygen mixture, and specially prepared water. The ozone and water reagents are inexpensive and environmentally friendly. The modified diesel fuel does not contain free water and is, in fact, a new class of diesel fuel. The technology has a patent in Russia. Implementation in the production stream requires only minor capital expenditures in the process.

The world’s diesel vehicle fleet in the world is growing rapidly because of its economic benefits and the growth rate of diesel fuel consumption exceeds gasoline. Initially, the Company plans to produce and sell its modified fuel within its region. In the first phase of its business development, the Company will produce and sell up to 50,000 tons annually. The Company plans to license the technology in other markets. The target audience for licenses is major international oil companies (Top - 50). The key element of positioning is the economic and environmental advantages of the industrial use of this proprietary technology. An experimental site will be constructed to demonstrate the industrial applicability of the technology.

ID=00349 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Kazan Sector Oil and Gas Segment Refining Revenues -Investment Size $4m “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Konstantin Karabanov

Filter Investment Consultants

+7 963 653 4535 konstantin@filterconsult.com


VC

$500k

Virtual File Internet Startup Invest in a proprietary remote file storage and encryption technology

Business The Company is a startup Internet business that has developed and launched a virtual file system and website that serves a market of approximately two million potential business customers.

The Company is private and has assembled an outstanding team of twelve with an investment $200k by the founders. The Company’s technology for remote storage and encryption of documents was developed and patented in Russia. An additional $500K is needed to start marketing and sales. The Company seeking a venture capital investor.

ID=00258 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Russia Sector Internet Segment Virtual File Storage Revenues -Investment Size $500k “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Konstantin Karabanov

Filter Investment Consultants

+7 963 653 4535 konstantin@filterconsult.com


VC

€1.5m

Premium Cosmetics Company Develop a modern domestic cosmetics company based upon Western European materials and formulas

Business The Company was established in 2003 to produce and distribute premium cosmetics. Raw materials and packaging are imported from Western Europe and the Company uses Swiss formulas and registered active cellular components. The Company’s principal shareholders acquired the business in 2009 and are from Western Europe.

The Company is now focusing on developing distribution through pharmacies, perfumeries, regional distribution, its own retail with high-end kiosks (for brand awareness), and Internet. The Company is currently negotiating an exclusive distribution agreement with one of Russia’s largest perfumery chains.

The Company’s management has spent a year to re-position the brand, taking advantage of the existing brand awareness, with new identity and new lines (42 references). The Company has been using focus groups and consulting with large Western companies during this process.

Management has invested over USD 1 million to date. The Company is seeking up to EUR 1.5 million investment to expand the business.

The Company’s new lines have been distributed for the past six months with positive sell-out.

ID=00249 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Russia Sector Cosmetics Segment Cosmeceuticals Revenues -Investment Size €1.5m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC

€600k

Mail Order Office Supply Business An opportunity to develop the B2B mail order market in Russia

Business The Company is the first mail order office supply business in Russia and one of the first B2B mail order buinesses. The Company was founded in 2007 by its Western European owners. The Company regularly distributes a print catalog of office supplies and operates a website for online order of supplies. To service orders, it has an office and warehouse in Moscow. The Company’s goal is to become Russia’s leading mail order office supply business using the model that has been so successful in Western Europe.

The Russian office supply market has an estimated potential of USD2 billion, with almost half of this potential concentrated in the Moscow area. It is also estimated that 80%-90% of office supplies are imported due to poor quality of domestic production. There are several large national office supply distributors and several more in Moscow. Existing distributors work through a sales force with direct delivery or supply to office supply shops. The Company is seeking an investor to assist with further growth plans.

ID=00247 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Moscow Sector Retail Segment Office Supplies Revenues -Investment Size €600k “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC €1.1

Luxury Brand Jewelry Retailer Develop a series of luxury boutiques with the full support of the brand owner

Business The Company plans to develop boutiques for a well-known European luxury jewelry brand. The brand is a global leader in its segment, with a strong potential in the Russian market as well as in the most advanced neighboring countries such as Ukraine. Despite the crisis in the the fashion retail business in Russia, there have been positive results for the first of the brand’s boutiques, which opened in September 2009. This confirms that the brand’s strategy and positioning are very well adapted to the market, even in tough economic environment.

With an investment of €1.1m split between 2010 and 2011, the Company can take over the brand’s existing Moscow boutique and operations and build a network of twenty boutiques, with plans to generate a yearly turnover of almost €10m (incl. VAT) by 2014 and up to €19m per year by the end of the distribution agreement. The Company’s project team has the full endorsement of the brand head office to pursue this opportunity.

ID=00230 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Russia Sector Retail Segment Luxury Brand Revenues -Investment Size €1.1 “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC

$2m+

Leading Internet Active Marker Company An opportunity with a well-developed, very well established Internet statistics counter business

Business The Company is a leading provider of active markers in the Russian Internet with active statistics counters now installed on 150,000 Russian sites, which register 120 million site-page-visits per day from 10-12 million unique users. The Company’s statistics counter is an active marker, which notifies a user when flagged pages are updated. The counter allows flagging of a page with without interrupting one’s reading, and at the same time functions as a display informing the user of new signals: updates of interesting pages, new messages on a forum, on webmail or a social network profile, for a search request, and so on. The counter is not only a marker, but also a personal display of how many active markers await a response, as well as the entry point to a personal marker management center. The active marker can tell the user about changes by mail, instant messenger or SMS.

The size of the active Russian-speaking Internet audience is about 35-40 million people. and the growth of the Russian Internet audience is 10-15% annually with frequency of Internet use and time spent online increasing as well. The Company acquired one of the leaders in Internet statistics, and the Company is planning further growth by acquisition. It is seeking a financial investor to support its acquisition plan.

ID=00207 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Moscow Sector Internet Segment Active Markers Revenues -Investment Size $2m+ “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC

$5m+

Ad-Hoc Social Network Platform An opportunity to participate in the development of the first ad-hoc Social Network for Russia

Business The Company is a leading provider of active markers in the Russian Internet with active statistics counters now installed on 150,000 Russian sites, which register 120 million site-page-visits per day from 10-12 million unique users. An Ad-Hoc Social Network (aSN ) uses the active markers to establish an instant social network to assist a user with obtaining expertise and comment on a pressing personal issue of question: How do I buy tires? What’s the best food for my puppy? The user establishes an interest in a specific topic by clicking on an Internet counter image, which brings together others with knowledge and information to solve a problem.

There are no equivalents to aSN on the Russian-language Internet. Ordinary social networks demand active participation from the user (registration, filling out a personal profile), a history of prior contact with other members is desirable (odnoklassniki.ru), and they are aimed at people who can spend a great deal of time socializing on social networks. This reduces the likelihood of finding expert knowledge for most questions. There has been a rapid growth of “information trash” on the Internet, as well as an influx of Internet users who are unfamiliar with information technology. They do not have the experience to form search requests and are used to trusting people, not words on a website. The Company plans to build its aSN to serve this market. The Company is seeking venture capital to support this project.

ID=00208 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Moscow Sector Internet Segment Social Networking Revenues -Investment Size $5m+ “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC

$1m+

Professional Internet Community Site An opportunity to build a technical social network of Internet professionals

Business The Company is a leading provider of active markers in the Russian Internet with active statistics counters now installed on 150,000 Russian sites, which register 120 million site-page-visits per day from 10-12 million unique users. There is now no integrated information resource (knowledge base, topical newsfeed, place for exchange of opinions) to receive information, consultation, and expert knowledge for the solution to an urgent professional web design task. This problem is especially acute for beginning specialists. The Company is planning to build a central resource for Russian-language Internet specialists, a large and constantly expanding knowledge base for existing and new Internet technologies. The site would be a professional social network and function as a place for pros to socialize and exchange experience, evaluate and critique ideas, and search for partners for new projects.

The target audience consists of beginning and experienced specialists whose professional activities involve sites and Internet services. Over 500,000 Russian-language sites and services are active at present. One or two people may work on an individual site, while a corporate site may have 3-5 employees attached to it (marketing expert, copywriter, PR manager, system administrator, content manager, layout editor). Consequently, the overall audience professionally involved with sites and Internet services is now over 1 million. The Company is seeking funding to develop its Web Professional Network.

ID=00209 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Moscow Sector Internet Segment Social Networks Revenues -Investment Size $1m+ “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC

$1m+

Service Center for Websites and Internet Services An opportunity to establish a service that would serve a large and rapidly growing market

Business The Company currently is a leading provider of active markers in the Russian Internet with active statistics counters now installed on 150,000 Russian sites, which register 120 million site-page-visits per day from 10-12 million unique users.

The target audience consists of corporate websites for small and mid-sized companies, as well as individual sites. There are approximately 500,000 Russian-language sites and services. In monetary terms, the market is worth a total of $100-130 million and has annual growth is 70%.

The Company is planning to establish a technical center for thousands of websites, similar to a service center for cars.

The Company knows from its own experience with integrated site and service support for large companies that any website problem is a very serious problem for the customer, and can cost much more than all of the expenses for site support. A website that is down or unavailable, or with information that is incorrect or out of date, can cause losses for the company’s main business. These issues will only increase as the Internet finds an ever-larger user audience.

The business problem that the Company is addressing is the absence in the market of an integrated service company to take on the solution of the primary tasks for site support. The minimum standard set might include domain name registration, hosting, CMS, content support, advertising and promotion, technology updates and development, and system for working with site visitors.

The Company is seeking venture capital to support the development of this project.

ID=00210 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Moscow Sector Internet Segment Service Revenues -Investment Size $1m+ “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC

$1m+

Media Company with a Technological Edge in a Premium Outdoor Segment An investment in a company that is commercializing a technology to place large scale advertising on baggage carousels in airports througout Europe and Asia

Business The Company is commercialzing a proprietary patented technology that enables placement of advertisments on baggage carousels in airports within Europe, Asia, and Middle East. Carousel advertising is a highly effective way to reach large audiences globally. The technology relies upon a combination of materials that achieve extremely high durability and resistance to scratches and dents with less than 1% replacement rate in 6 months. The material is easy to place and remove and no mechanical alterations to carousels are necessary. Unlike most of other forms of out-of-home advertising (“OOH”) media this technology requires no prior set up (billboards for example), just an easy stick and remove application.

“The Online M&A Community”

Advertisers are interested despite crisis because this technology offers: • A highly effective way to reach a captive audience since customers wait on average for 10-20 minutes for their bags; • Multiple impressions due to rotating nature of the ad; • An incremental revenue stream and product offering for typical airport advertising mediums; • A large, dynamic, and novel media; prints cover the entire carousel. The Company is targeting the top 20 of the 150 commercial airports in its territory. The Company is seeking a venture capital investment for further development of its business.

ID=00168 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Moscow, UK Sector Advertising Segment Outdoor Revenues -Investment Size $1m+

Airports are premium indoor advertising segment due to the ability to reach a large number of people with above-average income. All key business processes including selling to the client, installation, and production can be outsourced with the Company providing coordination and intergration of each process. With relatively low printing costs, operating income margins may exceed 50%.

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Alexander Prokhorov

Joule Capital Management

+44 20 3318 2676 +7 926 142 3264 ap@joule-capital.com


VC

$5m+

Pioneer for Print-on-Demand Publishing An opportunity in one of the fastest growing developments in the publishing industry; a technology that is transforming the structure of the industry

Business The Company plans to develop a Print-on-Demand (POD) printing service in Russia. The POD technologies represent a new paradigm for the publishing industry. With POD, books are digitally printed to order in quantities as small as single copies for retail customers or bookshops. In the United States, tens of thousands of publications are now produced by print-on-demand. Internet customers of Amazon do not even realize that their ordered book is not printed until the moment they have paid for the order. Print-on-Demand eliminates the need to inventory printed copies of books and the waste of unsold inventory. POD has also been a boon to authors since they are able to directly publish books at a minimal cost. With Amazon’s Booksurge, authors can pay as little as $300 to put a book into publication, and they receive royalties from the first sale.

Amazon now owns POD companies in the United States and Europe. under its Booksurge brand. Competitiors include HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Springer, Gale, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Princeton University Press, SAGE Publications, Kensington, Hal Leonard, LexisNexis and others. The Company currently has funding to begin operations, but will be seeking follow-on funding to expand its business once operational.

ID=00161 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Moscow Sector Publishing Segment Print-on-Demand Revenues -Investment Size $5m+ “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Yevgeniy Khata

Sphere Capital

ykhata@spherecap.com


VC

$3m+

Digital Out-of-Home Advertising An investment in services and networks for a fast growing segment of the advertising marketplace

Business Digital Out-of-Home advertising has the potential to become a powerful media, however it still not as popular as traditional media. For Digital OOH to become an industrial media it should meet several requirements: • There should be strong principles of media measurement; • The advertising video should be created especially for Digital OOH as standard TV commercials are not as effective; • Uniform pricing systems should be established.

For advertisers and advertising agencies, the Company will: • Buy and implement campaigns in Digital OOH; • Create advertising content; • Provide media planning; • Monitor execution; • Provide post campaign analyses (in cooperation with research companies).

The Company plans to invest in several networks in high quality premises that would serve different types of audiences: shopping malls, airports, office buildings, fitness centers, universities. The Company will manage the advertising in these locations.

The Company will also provide services to owners of digital networks: • Marketing and sales; • Advice on informational and entertainment content; • Technical matters; • Business audit (network evaluation, network development).

ID=00162 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Moscow Sector Advertising Segment Out-of-Home Revenues -Investment Size $3m+ “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC

$2m+

New Regional State-of-the-Art Food Distribution Company An opportunity to invest in a state of the art grocery distribution system in the Rostov region of Russia, which would be unique in its market and high potential growth rates

Business The Company is a start-up, organized under the leadership of experienced UK and Irish businessmen, with proven track records in logistics, distribution and retail. By employing Internet-based ordering techniques, specialized software, modern and efficient warehousing, together with a responsive and comprehensive transport fleet (available 24/7), the Company will ensure that retailers’ orders for food and beverage products are filled promptly and accurately. The Company will operate in the Rostov region. The region has about 4.5 million consumers, however retail shops are currently poorly served by distributors. By introducing modern, tailor-made systems, the Company will, from the very start, be operating at much higher level of efficiency than its competitors. Against this background, business expansion should be rapid, with the project leaders expecting at least 25% growth in business per year.

Much preparation has already been done and the Company could be in operation within three months of an investment. Letters of intent have been secured from leading suppliers in the region, several of which are prepared to channel their goods through the new system. Also, the local staff employed by the Company have a detailed knowledge of the retail base in the region, including many personal contacts. Investment is sought in the form of a loan or equity, with the proceeds being used to finalize the preparation of the Company’s operational base and provide working capital to the Company’s subcontractors.

ID=00158 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Rostov Sector Food and Beverage Segment Distribution Revenues -Investment Size $2m+ “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Robert Mulligan

Kortina Advisory

+7 495 950 5385 rmulligan@kortina.ru


VC

$3m+

Online Supermarket of Services An opportunity to invest in the first Russian online supermarket of services, which currently covers every major Russian city

Business The Company has developed the first Russian online supermarket of services, which allows users to shop and make price and quality comparison for a number of types of products: banking and financial services, telecom, tourism and insurance. The Company’s services cover the entire country in cities with more than one million population. Currently, information about the services of more than 1,600 corporate service providers is presented and regularly updated on the site. Since launch in mid-2008, site visitors has been growing on average more than 20% each month. There are now more than 6,500 unique users each day, expected to increase to over 10,000 by the end of the year. Three percent of users fill out applications for services.

Russia is currently in the second place in Europe as far as the number of internet users is concerned following only Germany. Internet technology plays ever increasing role in our daily lives creating new opportunities for obtaining up to date correct information that we need to make right decisions. Internet is the most objective and transparent mediator between the source of information and its consumer. When one wants to apply for an auto loan or for a mortgage it is extremely important to make a responsible informed choice. The average Russian customer is not much different from its European peer and is willing and ready to spend time to make sure that his choice is right. Research on the Russian internet audience this year by the Internet marketing company Ad Labs showed that if a product (or a product service) costs 30,000 rubles ($1 000) or more, 62% of customers spend more then 3 weeks before making final decision.

ID=00153 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Russia Sector Internet Segment Shopping Services Revenues -Investment Size $3m+ “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC

$1m+

Home Interior Design 3D Visualization Company An opportunity in the development of an Internet visualization business that serves the rapidly consumer and business interior design and renovation

Business The Company has developed an extensive library and software implementation for the design and visualization of interiors for home and office. The Company has an extensive catalog of interior elements that are available in the Russian market. The Company’s system is available in both online and downloadable versions, at this time solely on the Microsoft platform. The base version is avaible for site users without charge, however professional versions are supplied based upon the number of installations.

ID=00145 Deal Type Venture Capital Location Moscow Sector Internet Segment Interior Design Revenues -Investment Size $1m+ “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


VC 2m+

Universal Credit Brokerage Company A universal credit broker in the fledgling but rapidly developing Russian credit market with an experienced management team.

Business The Company is a Russian universal credit broker that focuses on mortgage, auto and non-secured loans as well as arranging financing for SMEs. The Company’s business plan implies becoming the industry leader within next 2-3 years with over 3% of the residential mortgage market. The Company now employs 20 people and by the end of 2009, additional branches will open in three other major Russian cities increasing total headcount to 50 employees.

The Company’s CEO has over 10 years experience in the Russian financial industry in a prior position as member of the management board of a leading mortgage bank and subsidiary of an international investment bank. The Company has two managing directors who have over 10 years banking experience and who are co-founders of the company. Founded in 2005, the Company has attracted an investment from a strategic investor. The Company is now seeking further investment for expansion.

ID=00106 Venture Capital Deal Type Russia Location Financial Services Sector Credit Brokerage Segment Startup Revenues $2m+ Investment Size “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Charles W. Borden +7 985 768 8505 cwb@financeplus.com skype: cborden3


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PE

$10m

Russia’s Largest Vending Machine Business Invest in the expansion of the nationwide leader of a proven market with excellent growth potential

Business The Company, founded in 2006, is now Russia’s largest vending machine operator. It now has a network of 3700 coffee and snack vending machines controlled by ten regional offices that include Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Rostov, Volgograd, Perm, Kaliningrad and Krasnodar. The Company has a nationally recognized brand name and it has gained considerable experience and knowledge of the vending industry. The Company has a strong technological advantage based upon close cooperation with Unicum, a major Russian vending equipment and technology provider, which provides customized equipment in accordance with specific requirements of the Company. It has direct contracts with major FCMG suppliers such as Mars, Coca-Cola and Paulig.

The global vending machine market now has a turnover of USD 86 billion, and about 80% of these revenues come from hot and cold drinks and snacks. The vending machine population in Europe is 10 per 1000 persons, 25 in the United States, and 50 in Japan, however Russia currently has only 0.2 vending machines per 1000 persons. This indicates the substantial growth potential for the Russian vending machine market.

ID=00747 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Retail Segment Vending Machines Revenues $20.9 Investment Size $10m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Alexander Aginsky

Aginsky Consulting

+1 503 922 0818 info@aginskyconsulting.com


PE

50m+

Modern and Advanced Network of Greenhouses to Grow Wholesome Produce To meet the large unsatisfied demand for fresh and local produced vegetables, the Company is construction and retrofitting greenhouses to state-of-the-art standards

Business The Company was established to develop a network of modern greenhouses in Russia to satisfy demand for fresh, locally-produced vegetables. By utilizing a scalable business model and the world’s most advanced greenhouse technologies, the Company plans to construct new state-of-the-art greenhouses as well as retrofit existing outdated greenhouses. The management team has extensive experience in the Russian agriculture industry.

Political and economic changes in Russia over the last twenty years have resulted in a weak greenhouse vegetable industry. Greenhouse production of vegetables has decreased sharply since 1990 which, in turn, has created a dependence on imported vegetables despite their high prices and lower quality. Most existing greenhouse operations are undercapitalized and use outdated growing methods, obsolete facilities, and inefficient equipment.

The Company’s mission is to initiate a fundamental reorganization of the Russian greenhouse industry through the creation of cost-effective, profitable facilities for growing healthy, environmentally friendly, high-quality products. The Company will accomplish this by providing fresh greenhouse vegetables at low costs, implementing modern marketing strategies, maintaining a transparent business structure, and adopting an aggressive growth strategy.

Recent consumer studies in Russia show a strong preference for fresh local vegetables over imports due to the perception that shipped vegetables are less healthy. The result is an underserved markets for locally grown vegetables in large population centers all over Russia. Despite the global economic downturn, demand for fresh vegetables in Russia is still increasing as consumers increase their consumption of fruit and vegetables.

ID=00742 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Agriculture Segment Greenhouse Produce Revenues -Investment Size Size $50m+ “The Online M&A Community”

The Russian government has a stated interest in improving the agriculture industry by offering such incentives as low-interest loans, tax breaks on equipment purchases, and energy subsidies for vegetable producers. The Company is seeking a private equity partner. For further information contact:

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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Aginsky Consulting

+1 503 922 0818 info@aginskyconsulting.com


PE

$5m+

International Water and Waste Treatment Engineering Business Invest in a regional leader that has a large and growing market for its services and products

Business Founded in 1992, the Company is a regional leader for high-tech, turnkey engineering solutions for water and wastewater treatment. The Company’s core markets are Russia and the CIS, but it also has customers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It has completed over three hundred engineering projects for customers that come primarily from the energy, oil, chemical, metallurgical, and food and drinks industries. The Company’s competitive advantage is its ability to provide a full range of services: project analysis, design, preparation of project documentation, production of main equipment and components, installation, commissioning, warranty and after sales service, and monitoring of equipment. The Company has its own R & D division, which has developed proprietary technology and know-how. The Company sells products under its own trademarks and brands.

The market potential for water and wastewater projects in Russia exceeds one billion euros. Although much needed work for housing and utilities has not received funding, management estimates industrial projects amounting to 150-200 million euros are funded each year. The share of the five largest suppliers of engineering solutions in the market is about 100 million euros. Company billings in 2010 were just over 20 million Euros with EBITDA of more than ten percent. The Company’s principal shareholder is seeking financial investors to accelerate business development and enhancement of its technological edge. Investments will be used to expand production, acquisition of synergistic businesses in Europe, and for working capital.

ID=00508 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Engineering Segment Water Treatment Revenues Investment Size $5m to $20m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Sergei Trofimov +7 916 685 5993 Sergey.Trofimov.2007@gmail.com


PE

$20m+

Cloud Services Distributor Invest in the development of a leader in cloud technology for Russia

Business The Company plans to further develop its existing $13.5 million investment in fiber networks and telecommunications equipment to become Russia’s leading distributor of third-party cloud services. It also plans to further develop its solution services for vertically integrated companies and government agencies, and as a content delivery network. It will provide unified access to distributed computer networks, hosted applications and sector information, and computing resources over the Company’s own innovationbased IT infrastructure.

Operating in a relatively young open economy, a low percentage of Russian companies have a very developed data center infrastructure. In addition, Russia still has problems with reliability of power service and Internet service. It is also has widely dispersed population centers across eleven time zones. As a result, mobile and cloud computing offer a faster and cheaper alternative to capital expenses of an owned on-premise data center. These new technologies provide the means to bypass last generation technology, and obtain a scalable, flexible and low capital cost growth path.

ID=00479 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Information Technology Segment Cloud Infrastructure Revenues Investment Size $20m to $30m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Anna Joukoff

Kothos Holding

+33 6 18 19 01 37 Kothos777@gmail.com


PE

$5m+

Luxury Optical Retail Chain Invest in the development of luxury retail optical chain with an established base of 33 locations

Business The Company aims to become the leader of the luxury optical segment in Russia. The Company currently has 33 retail shops across Russia. The Company is seeking private equity investment funding to open new shops.

The optical retail market in Russia has continued to develop in Russia like other consumer segments. Eyeglasses are no longer purely utilitarian; they have become an element of the fashion industry. Russian consumers are particularly fashion conscious, and luxury eyeglasses are increasingly seen as a facial accessory that highlights the personality of the wearer. For this reason, the luxury market for eyeglasses has strong potential in Russia.

ID=00476 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Retail Segment Optical Retailer Revenues Investment Size $5m to $20m “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Anna Joukoff

Kothos Holding

+33 6 18 19 01 37 Kothos777@gmail.com


PE

$150m

Oil Exploration and Development in the Tyumen Region Acquire new oil reserves with good infrastructure access

Business The Company holds several licenses to explore and exploit oil deposits in the Tyumen region. Eleven exploration wells have been drilled with the result that two oil reserves are estimated at 38.6 million tons (C1+C2) of recoverable deposits. The deposits are approved for trial operation. The Company plans to proceed with development and industrial exploitation.

The licensed area has road, railway infrastructure, oil and gas pipelines. Oil products could be shipped by railway from a terminal located ten kilometers from the deposit. Several oil processing plants are located thirty kilometers away that could be used for storage. Company shareholders are willing to consider a 25%-49% equity investment or a complete sale.

ID=00320 Deal Type Private Equity Location Tyumen Sector Oil and Gas Segment Oil Production Revenues Investment Size $150m “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Arseniy Dabbakh Rye, Man & Gor Securities +7 495 258 6262 Arseniy.dabbakh@rmg.ru


PE

$11m

Natural Artesion Water Business in the Caucasus Mountains Develop a substantial new source in a region well-known for the quality ot its mineral water

Business The Company has access to natural artesion potable water in a well-known area of the Caucasus Mountains, famous for its pure water sources with very healthy and beneficial mineral levels. This region has historically produced some of Russia’s best known bottled water brands. The Company has completed two wells that could supply up to 120 million liters of bottled water per year. The exploration site is under long-term rent for 49 years.

The domestic market for bottled water continues to grow in Russia. In addition, water from this region has opportunities for export markets. This water business is a greenfield project supported by its founding investors and leading Russian banks. The Company is seeking an additional investor to further develop the business.

ID=00248 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Beverages Segment Bottled Water Revenues Investment Size $11m “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Denis Saklakov

Eurasia Investment Solutions

+7 495 943 0588 dsaklakov@eurasol.com


PE $4m

New Sporting Apparel Discount Chain Acquire apparel and footwear from the bankruptcy of one of Russia’s largest sports brands

Business The Company plans to launch a new sports discount chain in Russia on the basis of the bankruptcy of one of the country’s largest sports brands, which is expected to be liquidated in July. The promoters believe that about 400,000 units of apparel and footwear with landed cost of around $10m and retail value of $30+ million could be obtained for approximately $2.0 million. The brand, retail operations, IT and a dozen or so retail stores could be acquired for an additional $1m.

The promoters believe the timing is appropriate for a discount retail concept in Russia, and in particular a dedicated multi-brand sports discount chain. The Company is seeking an Investment of $4 million to acquire the assets from bankruptcy, and build the business in the first year forecasted with turnover of $10m and an EBIT of 15%.

In addition to acquiring stock and operations from the bankruptcy, in the future the Company will obtain close out merchandise from various sports and sports fashion brands that are not now present in Russia.

ID=00239 Deal Type Private Equity Location Moscow Sector Retail Segment Sporting Goods Revenues Investment Size $4m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


PE

$10m

Leading Russian Foodservice Distributor An opportunity to participate in capturing a significant share of the Russian foodservice market

Business The Company is one of the Russian foodservice distribution market leaders. The Company currently serves around 1,000 clients in Moscow and Russia’s regions: restaurants, cafes, hotels, catering companies and other hospitality industry operators. The Company offers its clients a wide product range (approximately 1,000 SKUs) and high-quality services.

In 2009, the Russian HORECA distribution market totaled $8.5 billion. The five largest market players have approximately 10% of the Moscow market and an insignificant share of the remaining Russian market. The Company’s shareholders are seeking a private equity investor to accelerate business development and capture a significantly larger share of Russia’s rapidly growing HoReCa distribution market.

ID=00187 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Food and Beverage Segment Food Distributor Revenues -Investment Size $10m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Sergey Trofimov

FinPoint Advisers

+7 495 276 0431 Sergey.Trofimov@finpoint.biz


PE

$2m+

Leading Television Production Studio An opportunity to partner with an established, experienced television production team

Business The Company is one of the oldest and most established independent television content producers in Russia. It specializes in entertainment and talk shows, miniseries, documentaries and thematic TV channels. The Company is seeking a financial or strategic investor who can provide coinvestment and expertise to support and develop further the Company’s business unit of niche TV channels.

The Company is an attractive investment because it: • is independent and not affiliated with any particular Russian national TV channel. The Company competes purely on the basis of the quality of production, the creativity of its talented team and its excellent reputation in the television business; • has a client base that includes most of the major Russian national broadcasters; • has its own high quality studio facilities in a good central Moscow location; • has experienced creative and management teams of television professionals; • has experience in the localization of foreign content and has proprietary IP that can be exploited internationally; • has broadcasting success in launching its own cable TV channel; • maintains transparent management and accounting reports as well as yearly IFRS audits (in contrast to most of its rivals).

ID=00183 Deal Type Private Equity Location Moscow Sector Entertainment Segment Television Production Revenues -Investment Size $2m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Alyona Osipova

Quadriga Capital Russia

+7 495 604 82 62 a.osipova@quadriga-capital.ru


PE

$10m+

One of Moscow’s Largest Internet Providers Participate in the growth of this developed player through acquisition and incorporation of other providers

Business The Company is Moscow’s sixth largest Internet provider offering broadband, digital TV, and phone services to residential and corporate users. The Company was founded by a management team with a successful track record of multiple exits in this sector, who have reinvested proceeds from the most recent trade sale to build a subscriber base approaching 50,000 users within just two years.

The management team has a track record of successful exits and it has now identified several acquisition targets. The Company is seeking to partner with a sophisticated financial investor who can contribute financial resources and expertise towards a clear growth strategy. With such an investor the Company can focus on a series of acquisitions and potential mergers with smaller players and eventual strategic acquirer.

Despite the effects of economic crisis, the Company is without debt and is solidly profitable and growing at thirty percent per annum with EBITDA margins exceeding forty percent.

Unlike the majority of other major cities around the world, the Moscow Internet market is still highly fragmented and growing at substantial rates. The penetration rates in Russia remain several times below the European or North American average. In addition to existing players, several companies have entered the market including a recent acquisition by Virgin Group. An investor will benefit from the impact of partial leverage in acquisitions, strong growth, and the potential for multiple arbitrage opportunities from the difference between the multiple paid for small acquired ISPs and the exit multiple for the developed player.

ID=00159 Deal Type Private Equity Location Moscow Sector Internet Segment Internet Services Revenues -Investment Size $10m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Alexander Prokhorov

Joule Capital Management

+44 20 3318 2676 +7 926 142 3264 ap@joule-capital.com


PE

$5m+

Integrated Complex of Online Services An opportunity to invest in group of integrated services with substantial growth and expansion potential

Business The Company’s innovative platform allows users to place online requests for services. Currently, users may request: • Tourism services • Legal and financial/bookkeeping services • Event Organization Providers pay a fee to participate. The platform serves markets where payfor-action or pay-per-leads sales are in high demand. The Company plans to expand the platform to markets of repair and construction, logistics, transport (sale, spare parts and maintenance) and others.

ID=00156 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Internet Segment Online Services Revenues -Investment Size $5m+ “The Online M&A Community”

The Company’s other online services include: • Tour Agent Directory. This guide is a tourism agent encyclopedia. The printed b2b version is aimed at tourist market professionals. The online version of the printed reference book duplicates it but with extended functions. • Online Gift Shop Aggregator. This services lets users shop for gifts for all imaginable occasions and ideas. There are now 200 online participant-shops. • Calendar of Events, Holidays, and Toasts and Congratulations. This is a database based upon Wiki technology, and compiled by event companies, wedding organizers, festivity decorators as well as ordinary users. • Political, Economic, Social Online Discussion. A unique database of expert opinions and online discussions concerning various problems of politics, economy and social life of Russia and the whole world. This resource caters to professionals (journalists and press services). Comments and opinions on topical problems are shared by over 1,200 reliable experts.

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Denis Kabakchi

Core Capital

+7 495 728 2273 info@corecapital.ru


PE

$10m+

Leader in Speech Technology A unique opportunity to enter the fast growing market for speech technologies with one of Russia’s leading innovators

Business This long-established Company has become a global technological leader in the field of speech technology for professional signal recording, analysis, speech synthesis and voice recognition. The Company is a certified ISO9001:2000 company and has been awarded for its innovations. The Company specializes in high tech products and services and is focused on the markets with the high perspective for growth with strong competitive advantages. The Company’s products are in several areas of speech technology with several internationally known brands: • Professional recording; • Sound processing; • R&D; • Speech/Voice Recognition; • Speech biometrics.

The Company’s assets include a unique ambitious and experienced team, patents, brands, and a developed distribution network that includes Russia, the CIS countries, Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America and Canada. Among the Company’s clients are well known international companies as well as Russia’s largest corporations. The Company’s average annual sales growth for the past four years has exceeded 50%. Sales growth for the first quarter of this year was more than 30% in US dollar terms as compared to the previous period. Company turnover in 2008 reached $16M. The Company has a clear strategy and strong potential for the future fast development based on the fast growth of its markets as well as its experienced and professional team.

ID=00151 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector IT Segment Speech Technology Revenues $16m+ Investment Size $10m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Alexander Antipov

Core Capital

+7 495 728 2273 info@corecapital.ru


PE

$50m+

Market Leading Russian Auto Dealership An opportunity to invest in the expansion of one of Russia’s leading auto dealerships

Business A well-established premium class Russian auto dealership with a market share of more than 20% in Moscow and almost 15% nationwide is seeking a strategic or financial partner to assist with developing further growth opportunities organically or through acquisitions.

ID=00144 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Retail Segment Auto Sales Revenues $200m+ Investment Size +50m+ “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


PE

$10m+

An Impressive Multi-Lingual Online Football Social, Informational and Gaming Portal An opportunity to participate in a fully functional and developed, feature rich, multi-lingual online gaming business for the world’s most popular team sport that is ready for roll-out to the broader market

Business The Company has developed a football (soccer) social, information and gaming portal, which provides participants with a wide range of football-related games and betting opportunities. The Company has also built an extensive proprietary football rating of more than 20,000 players and 23 leagues that is used as a base for its games and gambling operations. The Company has a full eGambling license in a leading UK eGambling jurisdiction. The platform interface is rich with features and a captivating user friendly design that gives multiple gaming opportunities. Users can participate alone or with other site users in virtual simulations of championship play using real or virtual money. The Company’s platform currently has feeds available in five languages: English, Russian, French, Spanish and German and it is now live and operational.

The global online gaming sector is now a relatively small but growing presence in the total global gaming market. An independent estimate by Global Betting and Gaming Consultants puts the global gaming market gross gaming yield at close to $300 billion with online gaming estimated at over 5 percent of the total or $15 billion. The Internet transcends national borders so online gaming customers can logon to sites from almost anywhere in the world. The spread of broadband access and handheld device access has driven the growth of the market. This is a well developed and positioned opportunity that is fully ready to attain broad market attention. The Company is seeking a private equity investor to assist it with development of its extensive marketing program in order build a global audience rapidly and capture significant market share.

ID=00143 Deal Type Private Equity Location Global Sector Internet Segment Online Gaming Revenues -Investment Size $10m+ “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


PE

35m+

Modern Pork Production Business in the Ural-Volga Region A modern, vertically integrated Russian pork producer is planning to significantly expand its domestic production capacity to benefit from profit potential from import replacement

Business The Company is a vertically integrated pork production business that is being developed in the Ural-Volga region of Russia. The Company is implementing construction and modernization projects for six pig-breeding complexes with a total annual capacity of 440,000 pigs, a 200 ton per day feed mill and a slaughter and meat packing facility with an annual capacity of up to 400,000 pigs. The first pig-breeding complex, with a capacity of 45,000 pigs per year, has launched full operation. The Company has gained ownership or entered into long-term leases (up to 49 years) on land plots for the construction of the pig-breeding complexes. It has also reached an agreement to lease up to 30,000 hectares of fertile land with the goal of securing a grain supply for its feed mill.

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Given the significance of pork imports for Russia and the fact that 60% of the country’s pig stock belongs to non-commercial organizations and households, the need to develop commercial pig-breeding is evident. At present, the state provides substantial support to the Russian agro-industrial sector, in particular: • significant subsidies for loan interest payments; • tax privileges; • quotas on pork imports; • compensation for price increases on mixed fodder. New capital resources are primarily needed to finance the construction of three pigbreeding complexes each with a capacity of 110,000 pigs per year.

ID=00141 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Agriculture Segment Pork Production Revenues -Investment Size $35m+

Russia is the world’s largest meat importer, with imported meat accounting for almost 27% of the domestic meat market. Pork as a share of total meat consumption in Russia is expected to grow from current 28% to over 31%. The Russian pork market is highly fragmented. Russia’s three largest pork producers account for just 13% of the domestic pork market, while the respective figure is 60% in Europe and 70% in the United States.

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Christopher Davies

AVC Advisory

+7 495 684 0400


PE

25m+

Modern Russian Agriculture Grain, Meat and Dairy Producer A modern agricultural company with clear strategic advantages is seeking a private equity or strategic partner to develop its opportunities

Business

Market

The Company is an operational agricultural holding that is primarily engaged in crop production, meat and dairy farming. The Company’s farmland, over 70,000 hectares, is located south of Moscow in the Lipetsk and Voronezh regions and it has the capacity to increase to 500,000 hectares.

Russian farmland is an attractive investment opportunity due to its undervaluation and the rising global demand for crops. The Russian agricultural sector is highly fragmented, so more global entrants are expected, with some IPO and M&A activity in the near future.

Grain production of wheat, triticale, barley and maize uses about 55% of the Company’s current arable land and contributes 84% total holding revenues. The Company’s livestock herd consists of 6,500 cattle including 2,800 milk cows. Milk production is 9,500 tons.

Domestic Russian grain demand growth is estimated at nearly 4.0% pa due to rising demand for feed-grade grain. By improving harvest yields and increases arable land, Russia could become a leading food exporter due to its proximity to populous Asian markets. Russia has the world’s largest reserve of “chernozem” – black earth, which is among the world’s most fertile types of soil – and less than half of it is currently used for arable crops.

A long-term grain purchase agreement is in place with leading ethyl alcohol distilleries in Russia. The Company has maintained a steady level of reserves in order to increase its revenues, in particular from alternative uses of land that is currently in fallow.

Company management has extensive international experience in agricultural land management services in Europe and CIS. The Company is seeking a private equity or strategic partner to further develop its opportunities.

ID=00134 Private Equity Deal Type Russia Location Agriculture Sector Grain Production Segment -Revenues $25m+ Investment Size “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Link Capital +7 495 786 6661 info@lcib.ru


PE

10m+

Development of a New Super-Premium Brewery A successful Moscow-based beer and spirits import and distribution business that operates a premium private label brewery intends to develop a new greenfield brewery

Business The Company, a successful western managed Moscow-based beer and spirits import and distribution business, operates a private label brewery that supplies one of Russia’s largest restaurant groups. The Company now plans to significantly expand the the brewery with the construction of a new greenfield brewery of at least 150,000 hectoliter capacity to brew super-premium and premium beers for a porfolio of wellknown international beer brands. The Company will also expand its successful private label keg beer business to meet the demand of the Moscow region restaurant trade.

The Company’s president first came to Russia in the 1990s to represent a major Western beer brand. He soon became the exclusive Russia distributor of one of the world’s best known beers, which he built into one of Russia’s leading brands. During the past decade, Russia has become one of the world’s largest consumers of beer, and beer has become a dominant alcoholic beverage in the country. The Russian beer market is estimated at around $9 billion with growth predicted over 8% annually. The Company is seeking approximately USD 15 million for the construction of its greenfield brewery, planned marketing expenses and working capital during the start-up period.

ID=00130 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Food and Beverages Segment Brewing Revenues -Investment Size $15m+ “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Charles W. Borden +7 985 768 8505 cwb@financeplus.com skype: cborden3


PE

10m+

Nationwide Market Research Holding A leading Russian market research organization that is exclusive representative of some of the best-known international networks

Business The Company is one of Russia’s leading market research companies. It provides several types of market research: ad-hoc research, panel research based upon data gathered from Russian households, and mystery shopping research. The Company applies both traditional and innovative research methodologies and offers a wide range of services from obtaining basic market information to developing analytical models. The Company has an elaborate research network, which includes more than branches and joint ventures located in key regions of Russia and countries of the Eurasian zone. The Company is the exclusive representative of several international research networks in Russia and the CIS countries.

According to annual surveys conducted by the Russian Guild of Market Researchers, the Company was recognized as the best market research company in its segment several times in recent years. The Company has carried out more than 1,000 research projects covering most of Russia’s regions and 25 countries of the Eurasian zone. More than a third of the Company’s clients are companies from the Top 100 largest advertisers.

ID=00104 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia/Eurasia Sector Business Services Segment Market Research Revenues -Investment Size $10m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Denis Kabakchi

Core Capital

+7 495 728 2273 dkabakchi@corecapital.ru


PE 5m+

Exclusive Regional Operator of Global Real Estate Agency Brand One of the world’s leading real estate brands is rapidly developing its franchise network throughout Russia.

Business The Company is an independent real estate organization that has the exclusive rights to market, sell and service one of the best-known worldwide real estate brands. The Company provides information systems, training, marketing and sales services, legal services and mortgage and credit brokerage. The global real estate brand is one of the world’s largest and the most trusted real estate sales organizations, providing comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for its offices in more than 40 countries.

Whether looking to buy, sell or lease a home, office or retail premises, the Company can assist a client with every step: • Efficient and most proven, high technology and professional management system. • Large database of property buyers and sellers. • Professional and transparent operations. • Long term association with clients forged on openness, trust and matchless professionalism. • Capability to service the needs of clients in most of parts of Russia and the world. The Company is seeking $5 million of investment to restructure debt and further develop its network and services.

ID=00101 Deal Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector Real Estate Segment Services Revenues -Investment Size $5m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Charles W. Borden +7 985 768 8505 cwb@financeplus.com skype: cborden3


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CS

$20m

Leading Russian Book Publisher-Distributor Unique opportunity to buy one of the leading Russian book publishers, which is consistently ranked in top five in the country This Company consists of the leading Russian book publishing company and a wholly owned subsidiary that is the country’s fifth largest book distributor, covering all of the major Russian submarkets. Its book rights portfolio consists of a few thousand well-known Russian authors and translations of foreign authors. The Company’s principal assets are its highly professional staff, well recognized brand, large portfolio of rights and wide distribution network in Russia.

The Russian book market is valued at USD 2.5 billion. The Company has had year-on-year growth in both revenue and EBITDA over the last five years. The Company is debt free. The owners are selling due to personal reasons.

ID=00725 Deal Type Company Sale Location Moscow Sector Media Segment Book Publishing Revenues $30m Investment Size $20m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Yevgeny Khata

Greenhills Investments

+7 903 174 5151 Yevgeniy777@usa.net


CS

Modern, New Four-Star Hotel in the Russian Far East

$20m to $50m

Purchase a modern, newly constructed hotel that is strategically located in an active energy development area

Business This four-star class hotel consists of an eight-story, 10,000 square meter building with 149 rooms that was built in 2006 and began operation in December that year. This hotel is of unique quality for the region and has no comparable competitor. The hotel has a fitness center, restaurant with showkitchen, conference halls, a business center and offices for short-term lease. The top floor has a 130-seat bar and a 180 square meter open terrace. Of the 149 rooms, 35 are suites, and five of them two-room suites.

The Hotel is located in the region’s capital, which is the base city for operations for many companies that are participating in huge offshore oil and gas projects. A number of oil companies and oil and gas services have regional headquarters in the city. Visiting contractors, management personnel and engineering, technical and service personnel provide a high demand for modern hotel facilities. As a result, the hotel has an international blue chip list of regular customers. The Shareholders are interested to sell the hotel.

All rooms have modern individual climate control, multilevel security, heat detectors, sprinklers, modern phone and Internet lines, and satellite TV with 57 channels. The hotel staff was western-trained, and an affiliation agreement has been negotiated with one of the world’s leading hotel brands (though the agreement has not yet been executed).

ID=00640 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Far East Sector Hospitality Segment Hotel Revenues -Investment Size $20m to $50m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Mark Hanson

ChoreoInvest

+1 641 919 1474 mrh@choreoinvest.com


CS $6m

Vertically Integrated Coating Chemicals Producer Acquire a profitable and growing business with a solid market position and capacity to expand

Business The Company is a profitable producer of coating chemicals including paint and varnish for construction, industrial and special purposes. It is vertically integrated from active development of new materials and manufacturing technologies to sales and delivery of finished product to customers. It is fully licensed with all applicable certificates, and it has patents on some of its products and processes. The business’ market share is growing, and it has a strong contract base and competitive advantages. Profitability has been stable, even during the financial crisis when peer-competitors had losses. The Company has three brand names and a product range that includes special-purpose materials for civil and defense industry, bulk materials, liquid glass, facade paints, oil, water-dispersed, enamels, lacquers, primers, stains, fillers, rust removers, protection and restoring compositions, antiseptics, solvents, and adhesives.

The Company’s assets include equipment and real estate with a market value of $3m and its premises include a B-class leasehold warehouse. It has no significant debt. Total capacity is 13,000 tpy from a 5,000 square meter freehold and a second plant in a 1,200 square meter leasehold. The business is well organized and managed. Its 100 member staff produces 6,000 tpy during one shift, but the business could grow through the addition of a second or third shift. There is room for expansion within the existing premises and an additional two hectares is available nearby. The Company’s owner-managers wish to retire, but would assist during a transition.

ID=00496 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Sector Chemicals Segment Coatings Revenues $6m Investment Size $6m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Andre Vavilov

ATOM

+7 911 090 6211 avavilov@yahoo.com


CS

10m+

Leading Electronics Manufacturing Services Company Acquire a state-of-the-art electronics manufacturing facility that is located in a special economic zone

Business At one time the Company was one of the largest electronic manufacturing services companies in Russia by delivering manufacturing solutions to consumer electronics companies such as Panasonic and Sony. However, many of its main customers established their own manufacturing plants, so the plant ceased to operate in 2009. A team of around 50 people now keep the facilities in “stand buy mode.” The Company offered board assembly with state-of-the-art technologies as well as final assembly and testing. The Company is equipped with modern machinery and tools and it has the manufacturing capacity and experience ensure flexibility for fluctuating demand, while production setup delivered focused services to customers with a pay-for-use cost approach.

The Company has access to both Russian and international (Eastern European) suppliers for services and materials that meet the most demanding requirements of product specifications and manufacturing processes. The Company is located in the Kaliningrad Special Economic Zone. With the best possible business preferential incentives for manufacturing in Russia, efficient production services, and experienced personnel and dedicated management, the Company can help its customers increase profitability and ensure growth in the Russian market. The Company’s facilities are available for purchase.

ID=00478 Deal Type Company Sale Location Kaliningrad Sector Electronics Segment Manufacturing Services Revenues -Investment Size $10m+ “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Aleksey Bocharov

Incotex Group Holding

+7 960 737 1888 boalex33@gmail.com


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Coated Steel Pipe Producer Acquire a quality certified supplier for the large coated and insulated pipe requirements of leading Russian oil and gas and chemical industry players

Business This Company produces coated and insulated steel pipes using anti-corrosive and thermo-isolation polymers and highly resistant enamel coatings. Coated metal pipes produced by the Company are used for main and secondary pipelines to transport natural gas, oil and oil products, water and other substances. The Company’s customer list includes Gazprom, Transneft, Lukoil, Rosneft and other major industrial consumers.

Russia has more than 200,000 kilometers of pipelines, and more than half require replacement, creating large potential market. In addition Russia continues to plan and develop large infrastructure projects.

All of the Company’s products comply with the latest Russian GOST and DIN standards as well as customer-defined technical requirements of Gazprom and Transneft. The Company is ISO 9001:2000 certified. The Company is privately owned and located in an industrially developed region in the center of the European part of Russia. The Company is profitable and has low level of debt.

ID=00483 Deal Type Company Sale Location European Russia Sector Manufacturing Segment Coated Pipes Revenues Investment Size $5m-$20m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Maxim Turov

Skypro Group

+7 985 998 5932 mt@skyprogroup.com


CS $6m

Industrial Lifting and Transport Equipment Manufacturer Acquire a leading specialty industrial heavy equipment manufacturer through bankruptcy proceedings

Business The Company is the leading enterprise in Russia and the CIS for the manufacture of industrial lifting and transport equipment, principally complex overhead industrial cranes. The Company sells its equipment in 23 countries. It has a long production history and very good engineering experience with its own pool of highly qualified engineers and constructors. The Company’s plant in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia completes the entire cycle of production.

Currently the Company is undergoing bankruptcy procedures, which provides an excellent buyout opportunity. The court appointed a bankruptcy administrator September 2010. The administrator resides in Moscow, but creditors have not yet approved the administrator’s strategy. According to the debt register, the Company’s consolidated debt is about 170m rubles (~ $6m), 30% of which is available for purchase. The second largest creditor is the Federal Tax Service. A potential buyer could acquire the business through purchase of the debt.

ID=00480 Deal Type Company Sale Location Krasnoyarsk Sector Equipment Segment Overhead Cranes Revenues Investment Size $6m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Andrey Zelenin

Lidings Law Firm

+7 495 989 4410 AZelenin@lidings.com


CS

$20m+

Oil and Gas Company in Udmurtia Acquire a producing oil and gas company with proven and developable reserves over three fields

Business The Company is a Russian oil and gas company that holds oil and gas exploration and production licenses for three fields in the Udmurtia Republic of Russia that have 2P reserves of 19.5 million barrels and 3P reserves of 27 million barrels. Current cash generating assets have daily production of 150 tons per day. There is substantial room for additional development and upside following completion of new wells. Udmurtia is a well-developed and prolific oil province of Russia with extensive local infrastructure including pipelines, roads, electricity and water. The Company has a dedicated and professional management team.

ID=00460 Deal Type Company Sale Location Udmurtia, Russia Sector Energy Segment Oil Production Revenues Investment Size $20m to $50m “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Kirill Amelkovich

Astor Capital Group

+7 495 926 7314 kamelkovich@astorcg.com


CS

$20m

Timber Processing Complex in Komi Acquire a large and modern timber business in one of Russia’s most favorable timber resource regions

Business The Company is one of the largest timber processing complexes in the region. It has an allowable cutting rate of 378,000 m3 per year with the opportunity to increase it up to 900,000 m3. The Company has a modern and well-developed production infrastructure, an extensive network of forest roads at the harvesting site, its own dead-end railway siding, and modern machinery and equipment. The Company performs a full range of operations: logging, lumbering, logistics, product sales, forest road construction and maintenance of machinery. Softwood comprises around 77% of a total wood. The Company’s timber is European FSC standard certified. The Company’s leased forest resources are located in close proximity to a federal highway. Timber harvesting is carried out using a sand blanket road network and winter logging roads. The Company has modern and Russian timber harvesting and heavy road machinery.

Softwood sawlog is delivered to the largest wood processing plants of the Republic of Komi and peeler blocks are sold to Russian plywood plants. Sawn timber is supplied to many countries including Israel, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Italy, Iran and Azerbaijan. Chipped wood is delivered under a contract with a major pulp and paper plant. The Republic of Komi is one of the leading forest industry regions of Russia. Komi has a total of 38 million hectares of forest reserves, which equals to 3.5% of all forests in Russia and about 40% of the forest area of the European part of northern of Russia. Stand composition is dominated by the most valuable coniferous species (85%), 60% of which is spruce and 23% is pine. The Company has one of the largest allowable cutting rates in the Republic of Komi, and it is located in one of the most favorable areas where the main timber processing industry is concentrated. There is the potential of an increase of the allowable cut by 500,000 m3. The Company’s shareholders are offering a 100% sale or a partial equity participation.

ID=00473 Deal Type Company Sale Location Komi, Russia Sector Forest Products Segment Timber Processing Revenues Investment Size $20m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Anton Doronin

Strumtech Limited

+7 916 656 1568 info@strumtech.com


CS

Personalized Digital Communications Management Acquire a leading provider of personalized digital print-on-demand and digital message services

Business Founded in 1995, this Company is the leading provider of integrated solutions for personalized business communications for marketing and advertising campaigns and for promotional events. The Company has a complete line of start-of-the-art equipment, software and other necessary technical components for data management, creation of personalized business communications, and digital print-on-demand color and black-and-white printing, which can be customized from variable data content.

The Company is profitable and has over 100 customers, which include major Russian and international businesses.

The Company also provides other forms of personalized communications including personalized websites, e-mail and SMS and MMS messaging, direct mail and personalized advertising.

ID=00427 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Sector Business Services Segment Communications Revenues Investment Size “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Inna Yumasheva

Meridian Capital

Inna.Yumasheva@meridiancapital.ru +7 495 937 5933


CS

$3.6m

Moscow Region Fixed-Line Telecom Operator Acquire an established operator with a large and loyal base of SME customers

Business The Company is a universal fixed-line telecom operator, which provides a full range of communications services for business subscribers. Founded in Moscow in 1997, the Company has its own cable network that covers a large part of Moscow and Moscow region. In 2010, the Company began to provide communications services in St. Petersburg and the surrounding region, and it plans to begin operation in Samara in the near future. The Company has about 700 customers, mostly SMEs. Subscriber loyalty is very high – the turnover rate is about one percent.

The Company owns a network that consists of 150 km cable lines and 60 communication nodes. It also has its own numbering capacity exceeding 30 thousand numbers. The Company network has connections with all the leading telecom operators in Moscow region, and junction points with the international telephone exchange MMTS-9. These allow it to provide customers with a very broad range of communications services. The Company also has five 5.2 GHz frequency assignments in the Moscow region for development of a WiMAX wireless network. The Company expects sales in 2010 to be about $2.7m with EBITDA of 22%. Company shareholders intend to sell up to 100% of the business.

ID=00428 Deal Type Company Sale Location Moscow Sector Telecom Segment Fixed Line Revenues $2.7m Investment Size $3.6m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Inna Yumasheva

Meridian Capital

Inna.Yumasheva@meridiancapital.ru +7 495 937 5933


CS $7m

Chain of Fast Food Kiosks Acquire a large well-established and profitable fast food network

Business The Company, founded in 2005, has become a fast food leader in northwestern Russia. The Company operates 46 street pavilions under two brands and has recently obtained thirteen additional locations. All of the Company’s street pavilions have efficient, modern equipment. The Company conducts training for its cook/cashiers at its own specialized education center.

The Company expects the equivalent of about $7million in sales in 2010, with a profit margin of between 17 and 20%. Capital costs per new pavilion are about $750k. Company shareholders are offering the sale of up to 100% of the business.

The Company has a central production line with 460 square meters and an adjacent 250 square meter office under a long-term lease agreement. The production line is equipped with the modern chilling equipment including an express cooling compartment, steam convection oven, grills and electric ovens. The plant is equipped with an automated line for production and packaging. The food production line operates around the clock and deliveries are made to street pavilions by refrigeration-equipped motor vehicles.

ID=00420 Deal Type Company Sale Location Northeastern Russia Sector Food Services Segment Street Pavilions Revenues Investment Size $7m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Inna Yumasheva

Meridian Capital

Inna.Yumasheva@meridiancapital.ru +7 495 937 5933


CS

Leading Instant Payment Terminal Network Acquire a state-of-the-art instant payment network that holds a 25% market share in its region

Business Established in 2006, the Company has a network of 1600 payment terminals located in the northwestern Russia and a 25% market share in the region. The network enables instant payments for more than 900 cellular communication operators, Internet providers, cable and satellite TV, credit, housing and public utility bills and many other services. The Company’s professional staff, now more than 250 employees, ensure 24/7 operation of the network and operate its own call and client service center.

The Company has direct agreements to accept payments for many services providers and it has partnership relationships with the other payment systems in the Russian market. Company shareholders are offering the sale of a blocking stake (up to 100% of shares).

Network terminals operate using the Company’s own software from hosting servers at its own data center. The data center is manned by highly professional technical specialists who are responsible for support, maintenance and further development. The Company acquires terminals from Russia’s leading manufacturers. All terminals meet new requirements of Federal regulations regarding cash transactions.

ID=00421 Deal Type Company Sale Location Northeastern Russia Sector IT Segment Payment Terminals Revenues Investment Size “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Inna Yumasheva

Meridian Capital

Inna.Yumasheva@meridiancapital.ru +7 495 937 5933


CS

$3.6m

Lettershop and Mail Order Fulfillment Business Acquire a leader in two key fulfillment services and a blue chip customer list

Business Founded in 1996, the Company operates two businesses: lettershop (largevolume mailing) and mail order fulfillment. The lettershop business prints and delivers documents such as credit card statements, shareholder notifications, and utility and phone bills. The Company’s Russian blue-chip customer list includes major banks, investment banks, insurance companies and registrars. The Company’s operations are certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000, and it ensures protection of the confidential information in line with the international standard for information security ISO/IES 27001:2005 and the Russian standard FSTEK G1. In 2009, the Company started new business lines: print-on-demand of books and photo books, post cards, and marketing materials.

The Company has state-of-the-art technology based upon a strategic partnership with Xerox CIS and is a certified service bureau, which enables access to advanced technologies and leadership in both price and quality. The Company has a printout capacity of up to 2.5 million А4 sheets per 24 hours, and automated packing capacity of 750,000 pieces per day. It has 28 permanent employees and turnover in 2009 of $3.6m. The Company’ mail order fulfillment business processes consumer orders, and packs and dispatches goods for catalog companies and television sales. The Company owns production sites in Moscow and Moscow region, which consist of 4,500 square meters of facilities. It has 266 permanent employees and turnover in 2009 of $31.8m. The Company is offering sale of a controlling stake up to 100% or separate acquisition of the lettershop business or the mail order fulfillment business.

ID=00419 Deal Type Company Sale Location Moscow Sector Business Services Segment Fulfillment Revenues $3.6m Investment Size “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Inna Yumasheva

Meridian Capital

Inna.Yumasheva@meridiancapital.ru +7 495 937 5933


CS

$45m

Tent and Binding Materials Manufacturer Acquire an established manufacturer that supplies key industries

Business The Company has produced technical fabrics for more than 15 years and holds 15-35% of various segments that include binding materials, tents, awnings and banner fabric. The Company supplies its products to various sectors: auto manufacturing, advertising and printing, construction, sewing industry, oil and gas and other industries throughout Russia and the CIS. It has about 270 employees and owns its land and production facilities, warehouse and office premises. The production facilities have adequate engineering infrastructure including power supply, heating, gas, roads and railway access.

The Company is an attractive target because: • It is Russia’s largest manufacturer of tents and binding textiles; • It has a broad dealer network to facilitate distribution of finished products; • State institutions such as the military favor domestic producers; • The Company’s customer list includes some of Russia’s largest companies; • The Company occupies several high margin product segments. The Company is on sale, however as a transitional step, the Company is considering the sale of 25% of equity to a financial or strategic investor in order to implement its development plan in 2011-2015.

ID=00263 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Sector Textiles and Apparel Segment Technical Fabrics Revenues Investment Size $45M “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Arseniy Dabbakh

Rye, Man & Gor Securities +7 495 258 6262 Arseniy.dabbakh@rmg.ru


CS

$500k

Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle Website Capitalize on Russian consumer interest in sustainable and healthy lifestyles

Business The Company developed the first comprehensive Russian language website that focuses on healthy and sustainable lifestyles - it continues to be the largest such site. The Company’s goal is to become the one-stop portal for all things “green” in Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union.

The Company was founded in August 2009. It’s website now has 4000+ unique visitors per month and total visits of 10,000+ per month. It has 66,000 links, Google rank of 3, a Facebook page, a Twitter following of 500+, VKontakte group, Professionali.ru groups, and Life Journal page.

The “green” movement is in its infancy in Russia and surrounding countries. While the Russian consumer has always been very health-conscious and nature-oriented, the ideas of sustainable and healthy lifestyles are only beginning to be expressed in print and on the Internet. The Company seized the opportunity to become the first and the largest portal to cover those issues in depth and, as such, it has a big potential to grow and develop with several revenue streams.

ID=00256 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Sector Internet Segment Social Network Revenues $250k Investment Size $500k “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


CS--

Operating Oil Production Company in the Urals Area An opportunity to acquire a producing oil company with a team that has extensive local experience

Business The Company holds a license to use subsurface mineral resources in the Urals region. Currently, production tests are being run on the licensed area. Tests include the drilling of 6 wells: two for production and four for exploration. The Company’s crude production in 2008 exceeded 48,000 tons and 99,000 in 2009. Total initial crude oil reserves are estimated as 14 million tons (C1+C2) and recoverable reserves of 6.6m tons. Maximum annual production of 700k tons is expected by 2017. Cumulative oil production by the end of 2029 is forecast to be 6.5m tons. Oil product is shipped by rail from a nearby terminal.

The Company is an operating enterprise with: • A managment and staff team that have in-depth local industry knowledge; • Current oil production; • Recoverable oil reserves of about 6.6m tons; • A license to use subsurface mineral resources until 2025; • Staff of 58 high expertise workers; • Potential to acquire additional licenses through auctions. • Shares of the Company are fully owned by two shareholders that are interested to sell the entire business.

ID=00185 Deal Type Company Sale Location Urals Sector Oil and Gas Segment Exploration/Production Revenues -Investment Size -“The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Artyom Dymskoy, Managing Partner

ALM Feldmans

+7 495 258 5058 adymskoy@alm-feldmans.ru


CS 2m+

Gravel and Clay Extraction Business The sale of a company that holds significant reserves of gravel and brick-grade clay deposits

Business The Company is owner of a 50+ hectare sand and gravel extraction site with a license to operate through 2029. Reserves have been estimated at more than 1.7 million tons of gravel and 1.1 million tons of brick-grade clay deposits. The Company is seeking a buyer for 100% of its shares.

ID=00172 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Sector Natural Resources Segment Construction Materials Revenues -Investment Size $2m+ “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Yulia Leonova

Meridian Capital

+7 495 937 5933 yulia.leonova@meridiancapital.ru


CS

50m+

Leading Power and Industrial Equipment Leasing Company One of the leading Russian leasing companies with exceptional credit history and a lease portfolio of solid clientele is seeking the sale of its business

Business The Company is a leading player of Russian leasing market, rated highly by multiple industry ratings. The Company focuses on power equipment leases for major power generation and distribution enterprises. The Company has actively diversified its business by expanding into other sectors such as transport, machine building, woodworking and mining equipment leases. It has an excellent 15-year credit history with major national banks and solid lease portfolio that can serve as a stable base for new round of business development. The Company’s lease contract portfolio as of January 2008 (lease receivables) reached approximately USD 290 billion with almost 70% due from the power/energy equipment sector.

As a consequence of a global financial crisis and associated credit contraction, the Russian lease market showed a decline of about 25%, primarily associated with lower mid- and long-term investment activity. However the number of short-term contracts has risen dramatically. For instance transport is up 49% and agricultural equipment up 48%. Leasing has a high potential due to lack of corporate financing from banks and the growing popularity of leasing as a business tool. The industry trends in 2009 industry trends will be active regional expansion, growth of short term contracts, and market consolidation through M&A and lease portfolio purchases. The Company shareholders are seeking the sale of a majority share (up to 51%) of business.

ID=00133 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Sector Financial Services Segment Leasing Revenues -Investment Size $50m+ “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Link Capital +7 495 786 6661 info@lcib.ru


CS

25m+

Russian Domestic Retail Car Dealership This rapidly growing official dealer of two leading import automobile brands in a major region of Russia is seeking a sale of the Company to a strategic investor

Business The Company is an official regional dealer of two import automobile brands and also provides related services such as auto insurance, auto loan formalization, service, warranty and commercial repairs and auto body repair. It also operates a used car trade-in business. The Company owns two showrooms and a body repair center and has two sites that have been planned for dealership centers. The Company is managed by an experienced team of professionals and has grown at more than 60% annually during the past five years. Unit sales have reached 1,600 per year and the Company’s revenue for 2008 equaled $60 million with EBITDA of more than $4 million.

Despite the current economic slowdown, imported auto sales are expected to resume double digit growth in the coming years. The regions of Russia represent underserved markets as compared with the developed Moscow market. Shareholders of the Company are interested to sell a controlling stake to a strategic or financial investor that would be in a position to further develop its regional business.

ID=00128 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Sector Retail Segment Auto Dealer Revenues $60m+ Investment Size $25m+ “The Online M&A Community�

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Kendrick D. White +7 831 419 45 65 k.white@marchmont.ru


CS

500m+

Leading Oil Refiner A leading Russian oil refining company with well-established relationships with Western and Russian oil producers is interested to sell a majority interest

Business The Company was formed in the late 90s as a refinery and oil products distributor for sales within Russia and export. NPZ operates in the European region of Russia with distribution via the pipeline and by rail. The Company’s capacity is in excess of 1 million tons per year.

Despite the current low prices for oil and oil products, the medium and longterm prognosis is that there will be increasing demand and better pricing for the refined products. The Company has its own land and ability to expand its infrastructure. and it has completed a plan to triple its capacity.

The Company currently produces gasoline, diesel, kerosene and gazoiland obtains crude oil for refining from leading Russian and international oil producers. The Company exports diesel and gasoline to a number of European countries.

The Company’s revenues grew from more than $200 million in 2006 to close to $500 million in 2008. EBITDA grew from more than $25 million to close to $100 million during the same period. The Company’s shareholders are interested to sell from 50% to 100% of the outstanding shares of the Company.

ID=00118 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Sector Oil and Gas Segment Refining Revenues $500m+ Investment Size $500m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Olga Selyugina

Investment Management Group

+7 495 647 14 70 igor.turkin@imgcis.com


CS

50m+

Television Production Studio One of Russia’s leading television studios with a premium portfolio of licensed Western programming

Business The Company is a Russian television studio that produces non-political programming. To-date, the Company has produced several thousands of hours of programs including single programs, series and documentaries. It has acquired rights to produce Russian versions of a number of top Western series and game and entertainment shows and is one of the most consistent producers of TV series and entertainment programming. The Company has extensive working relationships with many of Russia’s leading broadcasters. It also owns a library of licensed programming with high re-run potential, which allows it to play an active role in the regional content markets and be favorably positioned among cable networks.

With about 20% of annual growth, the Russian TV content market is estimated to have reached $1.7-1.8 bn in 2006 and $2-2.1 bn in 2007 (excluding news and political content). This market has been one of the world’s fastest growing, but it is fragmented with around 15 players. Most are closely affiliated with the largest broadcasters and specialize in a certain genre. The Company has an experienced management team that is supported by skilled specialists in program, series and documentary production.

ID=00111 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Sector Media Segment TV Production Revenues $25m+ Investment Size $50m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Marie-Hélène Bérard

MHB SAS

+33 1 53 76 91 81 mhberard@mhb.fr


CS 5m+

Leading FMCG IT Support Service Provider A leading provider of information services for FMCG manufacturers and retailers in Russia’s fast growing consumer goods market

Business The Company was founded in by executives with extensive experience of the retail and manufacturing industry in Russia and across the world. The Company owns and operates the leading platform for the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry in Russia and is also the exclusive distributor in the CIS for a leading electronic data interchange and supply chain solution provider in Europe and across the world.

A significant increase in B2B communication enhancement is expected in Russia over the coming years. The Company is well positioned to offer a broad range of localized solutions for supply chain management and trade marketing.

The Company’s mission is to enhance business-to-business communication in order to help them increase sales, optimize delivery time, reduce operating costs and anticipate shortages.

ID=00103 Deal Type Company Sale Location Russia Sector Information Technology Segment FMCG Revenues -Investment Size $5m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


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SP

$3m+

Home and Office Water Delivery Company An investment in a rapidly growing, under-developed consumer market

Business The Company is a Moscow Home & Office Delivery (HOD) water company that has operated successfully for more than 4 years. The Company plans to raise additional capital in order to: • Facilitate acquisition of one of the top 5 HOD companies in the Moscow market; • Gain considerable market share through organic new client programs; • Buy competitor clients through additional roll-up acquisitions. The Company’s existing client base of over 3,000 and successful new client acquisition programs demonstrate its management abilities. The Company uses proven business technologies for new client acquisition, distribution and customer service, which management has successfully implemented during the past 10 years.

With its population of over 15 million, Moscow is the largest HOD water market in the CIS, with very low consumption per capita and HOD growing at double digit rates. Annual per capita consumption of bottled water in Moscow (less than15 liters) is still significantly behind the levels in countries with comparable per capita incomes and climatic conditions such as Bulgaria (30 liters) and Romania (43 liters). Low per capita consumption supports double digit growth rate projections in the coming years. Based upon its acquisition and organic growth plans, the Company’s management believes it can grow to revenues of about $10m within three years. The Company is seeking $3.1m of equity investment.

ID=00744 Deal Type Share Placement Location Russia Sector Food and Beverage Segment Bottled Water Revenues $1.9m Investment Size $3m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Alexander Aginsky Aginsky Consulting +1 503 922 0818 info@aginskyconsulting.com


SP $4m

Mineral Water and Beverage Business Acquire a strong position in a very profitable beverage business with modern facilities and considerable expansion potential

Business The Company is a profitable and cash generating beverage business with two successful brands. It produces high-quality, local artesian mineral water, iced tea, lemonade, fruit juice-based beverages made from concentrate, and a mini brewery that produces 300 hectoliters per month.

The Company is among the best performing in its sector, gradually stealing market share from bigger rivals and industry flagships. The Company’s beverages business is very good, but requires growth to gain critical mass in the market and utilize its potential.

The Company operates from a freehold 4,000 square meter modern plant building, which is located on 1.5 hectare freehold parcel with room to expand. The property has a market appraisal of from $5m to $7m. The Company owns two 180-meter deep mineral water artesian wells with a total capacity of 20,000 liters per hour. The Company has a full range of modern equipment including packaging for 0.6-liter, 2-liter, 6-liter and 19-liter containers. Production facilities have idle capacity with potential for a tenfold increase in output.

The executive owner acquired the business through a MBO and seeks market capitalization and monetization of the successful business. He is sole owner and willing to sell a 50% equity position.

ID=00497 Deal Type Share Placement Location Russia Sector Beverages Segment Non-Alcohol, Beer Revenues $2m Investment Size $4m “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Andre Vavilov

ATOM

+7 911 090 6211 avavilov@yahoo.com


SP

$5m+

Large Regional Dairy Enter the huge and rapidly improving Russian domestic dairy market

Business The Company is an experienced, large dairy producer located in Western Russia within market reach of the Moscow region. The dairy was founded in 1982 and completed extensive capital reconstruction in 2005. In addition to liquid milk product capabilities, the dairy built an extensive facility to produce powdered milk and cassein in 2008. The milk plant is one of Russia’s best in terms of equipment and quality. The dairy has been certified as a supplier of powdered milk for Kraft, Nestle, United Confectioners and Mars.

In 2009, the plant produced more than 2,200 tons of powdered milk, 2,200 tons of butter and about 1,800 tons of whole milk products. The Company had a profit equal to about $1.1 million on turnover of about $15.8 million. The Company is seeking a western strategic and financial partner to further improve and develop its dairy operations.

The dairy owns and controls its own land and buildings.

ID=00240 Deal Type Share Placement Location Western Russia Sector Food Processing Segment Dairy Revenues -Investment Size $5m+ “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


SP

$25m+

High-Traffic Fiber Optic Cable A substantial stake in a newly constructed fiber optic cable that connects Moscow with strategically important areas of Russia

Business The owner of a new fiber optic cable system that connects Moscow with the strategically important areas of southern Russia is seeking to sell a substantial minority stake. The group also includes a cable IPTV business and Internet broadband business that was started to grow around the fiber optic cable under the same ownership.

ID=00163 Deal Type Share Purchase Location Russia Sector IT Segment Fiber Optics Revenues -Investment Size $25m+ “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Leonid Denisov +7-495-507 8550 leo_denisov@mail.ru


SP

50m+

Leading European Manufacturer of Solar Wafers An opportunity to purchase a substantial stake in a highly profitable participant in a Green industry

Business With production in Russia and Germany, the Company grows monocrystaline boules and casts multicrystalline ingots from which it saws silicon wafers for sale to leading western producers of solar cells and solar panels. In 2008, wafer production averaged 750,000 wafers per month and by yearend production stood at one million per month. The Company has sales agreements in place through 2014 with two companies for its entire capacity but has other well-known customers that purchase any excess production. Production could be increased to three million per month by year-end 2009 through an investment of about $50MM in production equipment.

Revenues for the combined Russian and German production facilities in 2008 were about USD70m with USD55m in Russia. By the end of 2008 about 75% of revenues will be come from operations in Germany. Despite a fall in prices for its products, the Company’s production costs, principally for Si feedstock, have also been reduced, allowing it to maintain a healthy profit margin in the current environment. The Company has a strong team of specialists who have been working in the solar business for up to fifteen years. The owner-founders of the Company are physicists with specialization in crystal growth, which allows them to understand the subtleties of the physical processes underling their business. The Company has developed unique processes including a method of removing impurities from scrap silicon and a new approach to crystal growing. The Company also has an innovative quality control system.

ID=00137 Deal Type Share Placement Location Russia, Germany Sector Manufacturing Segment Solar Wafers Revenues $70m Investment Size $50m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Canopy Partners LLC +7 914 683 2561 jl@canopypar.com


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PF

$350m

Sugar and Ethanol Plant in Tambov Region Invest is a modern plant to produce commodities with high demand and that provide import replacement

The Project is the construction of a new sugar and ethanol plant in Russia’s Tambov region with a processing capacity of 7000 metric tons of sugar beets per day. The Tambov region is an ideal black earth area for sugar beet cultivation and has been a principal area for sugar production since the Soviet era. Land is available with good rail connection and necessary permits are in place. Production residue will be recycled into saleable products, which will provide continued work over non-harvest periods and substantial additional revenues.

Sugar is a commodity that is in high demand in Russia, but due to a large domestic production shortfall, the country relies on significant imports from Brazil. The Project requires 100% funding of about $350 million. The Promoter is seeking a strategic partner from the sugar industry.

ID=00602 Deal Type Project Finance Location Tambov Region Sector Food Processing Segment Sugar Refining Revenues -Investment Size $350m “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Frank Camilleri

Intertecnica Ltd

+356 9949 2643 fcamilleri@intertecnica.com.mt


PF

$16.5m

Tire Recycling Center in Murmansk and Krasnoyarsk Invest in the recycling of a huge resource of tire and polymer waste in Russia

Business The Project developer has been recycling tires and other polymeric industrial and domestic waste since 1999. The recycling process results in crumb rubber that may be used for molded rubber goods, building construction components, road and railway construction materials, sport covers, and oil adsorbents for ocean surface purification.

The Project developer is seeking investment of about USD16.5m as a loan or equity investment in the Project. The Project developer will invest existing equipment valued at USD500k and an industrial building in Murmansk with value of USD 2.2m.as well as the experience, technology and customer and supplier relationships that it has gained during the past twelve years.

The Project consists of the development of an Estonian based joint venture that would develop tire and polymer waste recycling facilities in Murmansk and Krasnoyarsk Russia. The facilities would be capable of recycling about 30,000 tons to produce about 24,000 tons of crumb rubber with an annual turnover of over USD 18 million.

ID=00547 Deal Type Project Finance Location Murmansk/Krasnyarsk Sector Manufacturing Segment Recycling Revenues Investment Size $16.5m “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Andrew Spesivtsev

B&I Inc.

+7 916 994 0617 andrews57@e-xe.ru


PF

$1m+

Dolomite Quarry and Construction Products Manufacture Develop a dolomite-based construction materials business on the basis of substantial proven reserves

Business The owner of the Project has three dolomite quarries with proven total monolithic deposits of 6.5m cubic meters. There are existing, though antiquated, manufacturing facilities and infrastructure and nearby rail and sea access. The Project would involve a restart to manufacture of dry mix and dry-mortar based on dolomite, as well as other dolomite based products such as: • dolomite chips as aggregate for Portland cement concrete, bituminous mixtures, road filling; • dry mortars, plaster and putty, screeds, waterproofing; • dolomite for building foundations, walls, pier construction, fencing and decorative landscaping elements; • facing from rough sawn dolomite with ground or polished surface; • Other quarries are available in the area to supply future Project expansion.

The owner is seeking either a joint venture partner to develop the project or is willing to sell the quarries to a party that would develop the project on its own.

ID=00495 Deal Type Project Finance Location Russia Sector Russia Segment Construction Materials Revenues -Investment Size $1m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Andre Vavilov

ATOM

+7 911 090 6211 avavilov@yahoo.com


PF

$7.5m

Do-It-Yourself Products Hypermarket Invest in large retail hypermarket with a well-established, leading DIY operator-tenant

Business The Project is the development of a Do-It-Yourself products hypermarket with a total of about 11,000 square meters and 425 parking spaces to be located on a 2.66 hectare land plot. The principal tenant is the largest building and finishing materials operator in the Ural-Siberian region, and the largest in Russia by number of stores under two well-known brands. The “big-box” building will be characterized by high adaptability with simple layout and architectural treatment. The Project cost is expected to be about USD 17million, with USD 7.5 million equity and the balance bank financing.

ID=00492 Deal Type Project Finance Location Ural Region Sector Real Estate Segment Retail Revenues -Investment Size $7.5m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Pavel Aleshin

SCM Development

+7 922 209 7772 aleshin@scm.ru


PF $3m

Private Golf and Country Club Invest in a recreational and housing development to serve an influx of foreign investors

Business The Project is the development of a golf and country club with homes and a hotel with rental accommodations. The Project will target the growing expat community and Russian middle class in the Kaluga region. It should also attract Muscovites. The development will be constructed around an 18-hole golf course and will include extensive amenities and sports facilities. The Project is to be located on a 103-hectare site in the Kaluga region, which is located 140 kilometers southwest of Moscow. A feasibility study has estimated the demand for mid-range housing for permanent residency and for recreational use. A highly suitable plot has been located offering a virgin landscape for a country club community with extensive winter and summer sports sports/recreation facilities. Currently, there are no neighbors and the surrounding areas are municipal property and Federal forestry land.

ID=00429 Deal Type Project Finance Location Kaluga Region Sector Real Estate Segment Golf Club Revenues Investment Size $3m “The Online M&A Community�

The Kaluga region has been targeted due to its rapid development, high growth rate and openness to investment projects. Many multi-national companies have selected the region for investment in Russia including Samsung, Volkswagen, Peugeot/Citroen, Volvo trucks, South African Breweries and John Deere. This has resulted in a fast growing regional economy that is relatively independent of Moscow, and the local workforce is benefiting from increasing standards of living. The result is an increase in disposable income and a desire for a better life style. The Project promoters are seeking funding for the first phase of development, which entails conversion of the land to full ownership from its current long-term leasehold status. This conversion will substantially increase the Project value. An initial investment of RUR 90 million ($3 million) is being sought to enable the purchase of the company that currently owns the 49 year leasehold, planning and administration management to prepare the land for construction permissions and guaranteed conversion from leasehold to full ownership.With the land in ownership, a ground plan of properties and sports facilities and planning permissions granted, the project will then be offered to prime investors/contractors to construct the multi sport/ recreation and housing complex.

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: David Morley

ADC Invest Ltd

+7 903 969 4733 david48@me.com


PF

$40m

Luxury Hotel in Sochi Finance the construction of a hotel with a pre-contracted buyer

Business The Project is the construction of a hotel in the Russian Black Sea resort Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The hotel will be a 6,230 square meter, fifteen story building with 25 luxury suites, constructed on a 790 square meter site with a 420 square meter footprint. The building is under construction to be completed in December 2011. A buyer, one of the leading world luxury hotel networks, has been contracted. The contractor is investing 30% of the cost of the building and another $40m is required for completion

ID=00423 Deal Type Project Finance Location Sochi Sector Real Estate Segment Hotel Revenues Investment Size $40m “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Yuriy Tekhnikov Glenic +7 915 235 6416 tekhnikov@gmail.com Skype: salomaleikum


PF

$22m

Chipboard and Wood Products Plant Invest in a new wood panel products plant to serve Russia’s rapidly developing construction market

Business The Company plans to develop a new plant to produce chipboard, wood panel, and other wood construction products with a total capacity of 150k cubic meters annually. The required investment is $22m as either equity or debt. The funds will be used for construction ($8.7m), imported equipment ($8m), and timber harvesting and handling equipment ($5.3m). The Project has strong support from the local government. Two-thirds of loan interest might be subsidized. In addition, Project equipment could be financed through leasing ($13m out of $22m).

ID=00355 Deal Type Project Finance Location Tyumen Sector Construction Materials Segment Wood Panel Products Revenues -Investment Size $22m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Andrey Balakirev

National Bank TRUST

andrey.balakirev@trust.ru


PF

$100m

New Residential Quarter in the Moscow Suburbs Finance the development of a newresidential community of modern apartment complexes

Business The Project consists of several comfortable residential areas with total area of 140,000 square meters in a suburb three kilometers from the outer border of Moscow. The first residential buildings will consist of high rises with a total area of 49,700 square meters and residential area of about 36,700 square meters.

The Project investor-developer has a reputation as a reliable,competent and responsible developer. It has invested in over fifty real estate projects in different districts of Moscow and has a portfolio of more than 500,000 square meters.

ID=00252 Deal Type Project Finance Location Moscow Sector Real Estate Segment Residential Revenues -Investment Size $10m-$100m “The Online M&A Community�

For further information contact: FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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Aginsky Consulting

+1 503 922 0818 info@aginskyconsulting.com


PF

$100m

Modern Multi-Functional Center in Moscow Finance the construction of multi-functional center near the center of Moscow

Business The Project is a multifunctional center with a total area 56,000 square meters and a height of 18 stories consisting of separate function blocks: • Commercial block – total area 9,900 square meters; • Apartment block – total area 20,300 square meters; • Hotel block (with a hotel under supervision of an international hotel operator of 3*-4* category) or apartments that could be used as office space – total area 11,300 square meters; • Underground parking - 370 parking spaces.

The Project investor-developer has a reputation as a reliable,competent and responsible developer. It has invested in over fifty real estate projects in different districts of Moscow and has a portfolio of more than 500,000 square meters.

The Project is situated close to the center of Moscow and close to one of the busiest highways of Moscow. The location provides excellent transport and pedestrian access. The land has already been acquired and is permitted for the multifunctional center.

ID=00250 Deal Type Project Finance Location Moscow Sector Real Estate Segment Multi-Function Revenues -Investment Size $10m-$90m “The Online M&A Community”

For further information contact: FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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Aginsky Consulting

+1 503 922 0818 info@aginskyconsulting.com


PF

Oil and Gas Exploitation in Southwestern Russia Substantial proven reserves available for exploitation

Business The Company controls two parcels of land that have been subject to extensive oil exploration in recent years. Eight exploration wells have been completed that have confirmed reserves of 10.1 million tons of oil (C1 + C2) and 650 million cubic meters of natural gas.

Due to its ownership of the land parcels the Company is in a favorable position to obtain the exploitation licenses for these reserves. It is seeking credit financing to complete the work necessary to exploit the oil and gas reserves.

Oil pipelines (crude and refined) traverse the Company’s properties and the region is favorably situated in the European sector of Russia for transport by highway or rail.

ID=00232 Deal Type Project Finance Location Southwestern Russia Sector Oil and Gas Segment Exploitation Revenues -Investment Size “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


PF

$10m

Oil Exploration and Development in the Urals Region Participate in development of proven and probable reserves of more than 46 million barrels of light oil

Business The Company has a license to develop oil and gas in Urals region. It has driled fourteen exploratory wells and has uncovered light oil (40 API; 820 oil density) proved plus probable reserves of 46 million barrels.

The Company is seeking $10 million to drill two production wells and complete 3D seismic work.

The Company has a well developed infrastructure including pipeline, storage tank, and oil preparation unit, and good logistics with access to highway and rail transport. The Company has transparent international accounting reporting, international reserves audit, and independent directors. Management has a solid track record in the region and substantial experience with Russian and international oil majors.

ID=00218 Deal Type Project Finance Location Urals Sector Oil and Gas Segment Exploration Revenues Investment Size $10m “The Online M&A Community�

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For further information contact: Alexander Prokhorov

Joule Capital Management

+44 20 3318 2676 +7 926 142 3264 ap@joule-capital.com


PF

$230m

Modern Cement Plant in Russia’s Central Federal District An opportunity to develop a modern, very competitive cement plant on the basis of a high quality, easily exploitable raw material deposit

Business The Company plans to develop a modern cement production plant on the basis of a significant high quality limestone deposit (the “Deposit”) located in Russia’s Central Federal District (“CFD”). This proposed project envisions development of a quarry to exploit the Deposit and the construction of a modern cement plant. The Project is initially expected to supply the Russia’s Central Federal District (which includes Moscow region) with about 1.2 million tons of quality cement annually, with a possible increase to 3 million tons. The cement plant will be constructed on the basis of the latest clinker production technologies (dry method), which have low power consumption. Only seven other plants in Russia use such technology. The quality of carbonate and carbonate-clay deposits has been shown through testing to be suitable for production of Portland cement grades 400 to 600. The Deposit reserves would support plant operation for about 55 years.

The demand for cement in the CFD is almost half of the country’s total. In 2008, the CFD consumed about 25 million tons, however local suppliers provided only about 19 million tons. There are six competitor cement plants in the CFD, which produce from 0.8 to 6.1 million tons per year. The balance of supply has primarily come from imported cement. Foreign imported cement, which is produced in modern plants, is price competitive with Russian producers, which mostly use older and less efficient equipment and technology. Also, import duties on imported cement were recently eliminated, which opened the market to efficient producers from Turkey, China and Ukraine. Domestic producers who modernize and construct new plants have a competitive advantage over other domestic producers as well as imports. The project sponsors are seeking an investment in the amount of about USD230 million.

ID=00189 Deal Type Project Finance Location European Russia Sector Construction Materials Segment Cement Production Revenues -Investment Size $230m+ “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


PF $2m

International Market Film Production An opportunity to invest in a Manhattan-set feature film written and directed by an Oscar-shortlisted filmmaker

Business Learn to live your whole life in one day. This is the premise of THE STROLL, an unpredictable drama with a twisted end. A beautiful girl possessed with a brimming, effervescent liveliness is chatted up by two young men. She leads them on a stroll through Manhattan, seducing them both, chewing them up and spitting them out over the course of one afternoon. The film is being developed by an established international producer and a multi award winning director. Billed as a dark romantic comedy, the film has wide commercial potential, and is expected to have strong international appeal both in English-speaking and foreign language markets.

This is a contemporary film full of romance, desire and expectation. Set in the bustling epicentre of the metropolitan world, it depicts three characters who have gravitated to Manhattan in search of life, love and a common purpose. The fourth character is the city itself. The beauty and energy of the Manhattan cityscape will be familiar to the millions of potential viewers who have visited there. But it will also highlight the film’s central theme as a unique place in which people love and suffer freely, where their dreams can come true and be shattered, and where they can feel they’ve lived a whole life in one day.

ID=00160 Deal Type Project Finance Location Russia, Ireland Sector Media Segment Film Production Revenues -Investment Size $2m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Johnny O’Reilly jor@snapshot-films.com


PF

$1m+

Major Film Based Upon a Russian Bestseller Novel The final traunche of investment in post-production of a US/Russia production based upon a novel that is number one ranked in sales

Business Approximately USD 6 million has been invested in production of this film based upon an important bestselling novel about modern Russia. The producers are seeking additional funding of $1.4 million for post-production, which is to be used for editing and special effects. The film will be released by a leading Russia distributor in October.

ID=00171 Deal Type Project Finance Location Russia Sector Media Segment Film Production Revenues -Investment Size $1m+ “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


PF $1m

Boutique Hotel Conversion An investment in the boutique hotel conversion of a building in the historical center of a major Siberian city

Business An investor is being sought to convert an existing office block of 1600 sq.m. into a business hotel. The proposed structure is an independent part of the city’s largest business center with an excellent location and accessibility. Top tenants of the business center are international, federal and regional companies that host many business travelers.

The Company is seeking an equity investor for a major share in the project. The Company will carry out all technical and conceptual support on the reconstruction stage including relationships with authorities and local suppliers and contractors. The Company will provide the professional hotel management after the opening.

The owner of the structure will either sell or lease and the investment to convert the structure into a hotel is estimated at $700,000. The anticipated pay back period for an investment is three years under a lease scheme.

ID=00152 Deal Type Project Finance Location Siberia Sector Hospitality Segment Hotel Revenues -Investment Size $1m+ “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Mikhail Kolesnik

BrokerCom

kolesnikmy@gmail.com


PF

$15m+

New Siberian Oil Refinery Nearing Completion An opportunity to acquire a fully operational oil and gas asset with annual production contracted a year in advance

Business This oil refinery has been designed to provide gasoline, diesel and black oil to the local market of a major Siberian city, in one of the most industrialized regions of Russia. The refinery is being constructed by a company that has already completed several similar facilities. The refinery is owned by a Russia limited liability company that currently has four independent shareholders. The Company is managed by two of the shareholders who have technical experience in the refining industry. The Company owns the refinery, which is sited on land with a fifty year ground lease, which also provides for future purchase at below market price.

The refinery will serve the local market for gasoline, diesel and black oil with production of up to 80,000 tons per year. The local market currently has a significant shortage of these products. There is little local competition that might influence local market prices. The entire year’s production is contracted for sale in advance, which means that commercial risk is minimized. Projected oeprating results are as follows: Turnover € 34 m Costs 30 m Profit before Taxes €4m Income tax (20%) 0.8 m Net Profit € 3.2 m The Project has been fully financed and the shareholders are seeking the sale of 100% of the Russian company that owns the refinery.

ID=00148 Deal Type Project Finance Location Siberia Sector Oil and Gas Segment Refining Revenues -Investment Size $15m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Rainer Stawinoga

Russia Consulting

+7 925 505 0479 stawinoga@russia-consulting.eu


PF

$5m+

Film Production for Russian and European Markets An Opportunity to Co-Invest in a Documentary and Feature Film with a Major Western European Television Company

Business Truth can indeed be stranger than any work of fiction. The proposed film project describes how a Russian émigré became the legitimate ruler of the small Western European country. The script is based on extensive archival research, with access to unique and unpublished documents.

Although the film covers events in the 1930s, it is easily accessible to a modern audience, offering humor with retro appeal, charm and period detail. The film will have predominantly 1930s settings in a number of Western European cities and Russia.

The film is built around the events of a single July day during a Russian émigré’s stay in Europe after his exile from Russia. A number of scenes cover earlier events, including his adventures as he tried to rescue Tsar Nicholas II in 1917. His subsequent life in exile, romantic encounters, the genesis of his European adventure and his involvement with European politicians and intelligence services, provide the subject matter of stirring, tragic and sometimes amusing sequences. Subsequent scenes fill in less happy events describing his arrest, deportation and detention in a concentration camp.

The film is expected to have strong appeal for Russian audiences and could also find a market in Europe. A major European television company has already committed to half of the production costs.

ID=00131 Deal Type Project Finance Location Russia, Europe Sector Media Segment Film Revenues -Investment Size $5m “The Online M&A Community”

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Charles W. Borden +7 985 768 8505 cwb@financeplus.com skype: cborden3


PF

25m+

Leading Russian Armored Vehicle and Bulletproof Glass Manufacturer This leading manufacturer of armored cars and bulletproof glass is seeking a strategic or financial investor in the development of a new state-of-the-art production center

Business The Company is a leading Russian manufacturer of armored cars and bulletproof glass. The Company has three main business lines: • Production of armored vehicles and tuning (the installation of exclusive auto accessories) for VIP automobiles; • Production of bulletproof glass; • Production of specialty metal goods using laser cutting machines. The Company has a dealer network in key cities of Russia and the CIS as well as in several other countries.

The Company owns a site with full infrastructure in place such as power and water and plans to build a new engineering plant that offers a significant reduction of time-to-launch over a greenfield development. Company shareholders are seeking a financial or strategic investor to partner in the development of the new plant. The Company is also interested to leverage its low cost base in armored vehicle and bulletproof glass production in Russia with a global strategic partner to expand its presence in other markets.

ID=00129 Deal Type Project Finance Location Russia Sector Transport Equipment Segment Armored Vehicles Revenues $11m+ Investment Size $30m+ “The Online M&A Community”

For further information contact: FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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Kendrick D. White +7 831 419 45 65 k.white@marchmont.ru


PF

10m+

Leading Russian Medical and Telecom Project Manager A leading medical and telecommunications project manager with well-established relationships with leading Russian banks is interested to develop new import financing programs

Business Due to the financial crisis most the Company’s clients, which include telecom operators and regional administrations, lack financing for investment projects such as the upgrade of networks and modernization of necessary services. In this climate, the development of long-term lease finance alternatives in rubles and import support financing will open new opportunities for the Company’s clients, our financial partners and the Company. General description of the plan: • Some of Russia’s largest leasing companies will provide long-term leasing of imported equipment in rubles and in USD; • A foreign bank provides a purpose loan to the Russian leasing companies to support the import of equipment; • The Company will purchase the equipment from manufacturers and deliver to the leasing company and end-user.

The Company specializes in the development and implementation of largescale projects in the telecommunication and healthcare industries in the CIS. The Company’s business strategy is based on three important components: project management, project financing and technology expertise. The Company’s experienced team creates and optimal combination of solutions aimed at improving the efficiency of the customer’s business on the most advantageous terms and on the most up to date technologies. The professionalism, quality of project implementation and responsibility to the customer the Company’s team allows its customers to entrust it with addressing their most complex tasks.

ID=00119 Deal Type Project Finance Location Russia Sector Financial Services Segment Equipment Leasing Revenues -Investment Size $10m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Ruslan Kryazhev

Active CIS

+7 495 648 9490 kryazhev@activecis.ru


PF

50m+

Major Russian Regional Shopping Mall Developer The Company is a very experienced player in the Russian regional shopping mall market with well-known tenants and an active pipeline

Business

Market

The Company is a key player in the Russian commercial real estate market with an extensive range of development projects in regional cities with several malls under active construction and a number of others in planning, concept and design stages. The Company is a full-cycle developer with a focus on the fast-growing retail sector. It is managed by a team of experienced Russian and Western specialists.

Russian consumer markets have been growing at double digit rates and this is expected to continue over the next decade as consumption comes to parity with Central and even Western Europe. There is an acute shortage of quality commercial real estate in Russia’s regions yet in many cities consumer demand is almost the same as cities with population greater than a million. The Company focuses on these cities.

The Company has an established list of premium lessees and a portfolio of almost 500,000 square meters of gross leasable area (GLA). Recently, the Company profitably sold a mixed-use center not long after its commission.

ID=00116 Deal Type Project Finance Location Russia Sector Real Estate Segment Shopping Malls Revenues -Investment Size $50m+ “The Online M&A Community�

FinancePlus is an online portal that enables users to view blind profiles of private business opportunities that are provided by registered members in different countries. The information presented is meant for the use of sophisticated investors only. Blind profiles are based upon information provided by members, which has not been independently verified by FinancePlus. FinancePlus makes no warranty about the accuracy of the information. Each blind profile is not, and is not intended to constitute, financial, legal or investment advice, nor is it a public offering of securities or investment interests. FinancePlus does not advise, assist in negotiations or participate in any way in business relationships that members and users may develop. Users must undertake their own due diligence and make their own assumptions on the prospects of any investment opportunity described on this site.

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


PF

50m+

Ski Resort and Recreation and Housing Development A successful ski resort in northwest Russia will become a new resort community with golf course, hotel and other recreational facilities

Business The Company currently operates a ski resort in northwest Russia within easy travel distance from major population areas. On the basis of the success of this resort, the Company has completed plans for a recreation and mixedhousing development that will include a championship golf course with housing linked to club and leisure facilities. Homes will be built in a traditional style using natural materials and surroundings. When complete the development will include: • The existing ski resort; • An 18-hole golf course, driving range, putting green and 9-hole practice course; • Hotel with more than 200 rooms; • Indoor swimming pool, spa and gym; • Indoor/outdoor tennis courts;

• Mountain biking trail, cycle paths and jogging tracks; • Additional winter activities such as cross country skiing, ice skating and downhill skiing; • A housing development more than 1,000 living units. The Company is seeking a financial or strategic partner to enable the Company to fully purchase the ski resort and provide financing for the additional recreational and housing facilities.

ID=00102 Deal Type Project Finance Location Russia Sector Leisure Segment Development Revenues $10m+ Investment Size $50m+ “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Philippe Der Megreditchian +33 6 03 88 30 13 +7 985 364 6399 pdm@financeplus.com skype: philippedermegreditchian


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DF

$100m

Premium Class Shopping Mall Construction financing for a new mall from a very successful and rapidly growing hypermarket and supermarket developer

Business The Company is a multiformat Russian retail chain that develops its own brand of hypermarkets and supermarkets. The Company has been rapidly growing, exceeding 70%, and trading space exceeds 200k square meters. The Company has several dozen locations including hypermarkets and supermarkets

The hypermarket will offer premium quality space and environment (in comparison with the adjacent competition) that will provide a pleasant shopping environment with retail galleries centered around a plaza. Commercially, the center will focus on fashion, multimedia and children. Forecast project turnover is â‚Ź330 million.

As part of its development program, the Company is planning to open a shopping center in Moscow at the end of 2011. The project is located on the Moscow Automobile Ring Road (MKAD), which encircles the city. The shopping center will be anchored by a Company hypermarket and a major European electronics and household goods retailer and will have a total of more than 20k square meters GLA. The project will benefit from an adjacent retail park with other major tenants that currently attracts over 18 million visitors each year.

Construction is expected to start by September 2010, with an opening expected in November 2011. The Company is the full owner of the site, and its board is committed to finance the preliminary phase of the project through the start of construction. The Company is looking for a partner to provide site construction financing.

ID=00165 Deal Type Debt Finance Location Moscow Sector Shopping Mall Segment Hypermarket Revenues -Investment Size $100m “The Online M&A Community�

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RE $3m

Large Agricultural Property 200km North of Moscow Purchase a well-situated and productive agricultural property not far from Russia’s capital metropolis

Business The Property consists of 2296 hectares of agricultural property in Russia’s Tver region, which is 200 kilometers north of Moscow. The farmland consists of 1200 hectares of arable land and 800 hectares that is currently cultivated for oats and wheat.

The shareholder of the Russian company that owns the Property is interested to sell 100% of shares of the business.

The property has three production facilities: meat, dairy and building tile. The small milk production facility is equipped with Italian equipment but is temporarily idle. The brick and tile plant is house in a building of 1330 square meters. Other buildings include a calf shed, drying building, sorting granary, two hangers for agricultural equipment and an administrative building.

ID=00659 Deal Type Real Estate Location Tver Region Sector Agriculture Segment Grain and Dairy Revenues -Investment Size $3m “The Online M&A Community”

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For further information contact: Dmitry Samoylov

Fleming Family & Partners Asset Management +7 495 411 5311 Dmitry.Samoylov@ffam.ru


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New, Modern Commercial Properties in Russia’s Pacific Coast Energy Development Frontier Acquire a commercial property with further development potential that is strategically located in one of Russia’s leading energy provinces.

Business This commercial Property consists of: • New four-star 149-room hotel in an eight-story 10,000 square meter building • A-Class office building with 9900 square meters of leasable space • Two hectares of adjacent land available for commercial or retail development The four-star class hotel consists of an eight-story, 10,000 square meter building with 149 rooms that was built in 2006 and began operation in December that year. This hotel is of unique quality for the region and has no comparable competitors. The hotel has a fitness center, restaurant with show-kitchen, conference halls, a business center and offices for short-term lease. The top floor has a 130-seat bar and a 180 square meter open terrace. Of the 149 rooms, 35 are suites, and five of them two-room suites.

The adjacent A-class office building is approximately 90% complete, however construction is currently halted. The office building has about 9,900 square meters of leasable space as well as 2,000 square meters of underground parking. The building is ten floors, constructed under a ready zoning concept for further division and fit-out by tenants. The land occupied by the buildings as well as an additional separate adjacent two-hectare parcel are available for further commercial and/or retail development. With a population of 182,000, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is located at the south end of Sakhalin Island (population 580,000), and within 100 kilometers of Hokkaido Island, Japan. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is the base city for operations for many companies that are participating in the huge Sakhalin offshore oil and gas projects along the eastern coast of Sakhalin Island. The Shareholders of the Russian stock company that owns these properties desire to sell one hundred percent of shares of the company, or the assets could be divided for separate sale.

ID=00687 Deal Type Real Estate Location Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Sector Real Estate Segment Office/Hotel Revenues -Investment Size $50m to $100m “The Online M&A Community”

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ChoreoInvest

+1 641 919 1474 mrh@choreoinvest.com


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Russia Service Provider Profiles Investment Boutique Investment Bank Sector Specialists Private Equity Legal Services Accounting and Audit Banks Investor Support Real Estate Information Services

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Service Provider Index Investment Boutiques Abacus Group Advance Capital Adva Capital Aginsky Consulting Aquila Capital ARQ GmbH Astor Capital Group Chiron Capital Core Capital Dashevky & Partners Eastland Capital EVLI Investment Bank Falcon Advisers Galitzine Capital Advisors Gurus Capital Investorium Joule Capital Management Kortina Advisory Ltd Landmark Capital Partners Marchmont Capital Partners Meridian Capital MHB SAS Northstar Corporate Finance ProfInvest Sovlink Stratum Corporation Third Rome Uniter Investment Company White Tower

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Investment Banks 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146

Private Equity and Venture Capital

NOMOS Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation Renaissance Capital Rye, Man, Gor Securities Troika Dialog National Bank Trust URALSIB Capital VTB Capital

148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155

Sector Specialists Armator Management Company AVC Advisory B.E.A.Associates Eurasia Investment Solutions International Hospitality Management Merloni Progetti IQ One Prior Group Retail Solutions Risk Advisory Group/Janusian Rosexpert Russia Consulting Shopping Centers International

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157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169

ABRT Venture Fund Addventure Alfa Capital Partners A1 Group Almaz Capital Partners Altair Capital Management Arlan Aton Capital Partners Aurora Russia Limited Baring Vostok Capital Partners Bright Capital LLC Buran Venture Capital CapMan Russia CUBE Capital Europe Da Vinci Capital Management Delta Private Equity Partners DFJ-VTB DST Eagle Capital Partners EDventure Holdings eVenture Capital Partners GmbH Elbrus Capital EOS Russia Finam Capital Foresight Capital Partners Frontier Ventures Gazprom-Media Holding Icon Private Equity Intel Capital iTechCapital Kazimir Partners Kite Ventures K&S Capital Management Mangrove Capital Partners Marshall Capital Partners Mint Capital MTVP NanoBridge Partners Next Russia NRG (New Russia Growth)

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Service Provider Index Legal Services Private Equity and Venture Capital OLMA Invest Onexim Group Oradell Capital Prometheus Capital Partners Quadriga Capital Quadro Capital Partners Red Square Private Equity ru-Net Runa Capital Russia Partners Russian Venture Company SUN Capital Partners Svarog Capital Advisors Technoprom TPG UFG Asset Management United Capital Partners Venture Investments and Yield Management Wermuth Asset Management

Accounting/Audit 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229

Legal Services Capital Legal Services Clifford Chance CMS Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners Hogan Lovells Latham & Watkins Liniya Prava Linklaters CIS Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners Podolsky & Klein Russin & Vecchi Salans Salomons Squire, Sanders & Dempsey Tencor Consulting Services Vinson & Elkins

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Information Services

Awara Group Meridian International Accounting Center

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Innovative Technopark Idea International Foundation of Technology and Investment International Science and Technology Center Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan National Union of Business Angels RusNano Skolkovo Foundation St. Petersburg Regional Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship

252 253 254 255 256 257 258

Investor Support

259 260 261

Real Estate East Capital London Real Estate Asset Management Marbleton Property Fund Patron Capital Limited Storm Capital Management

263 264 265 266 267

Information Services Association of European Businesses AmBAR American Chamber of Commerce in Russia AngelInvestor British Business Club Business Special Report Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association Commercial Real Estate Corporate Governance in Russia East-West Digital News

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EmergingMarkets.me Finam.Ru Garant India Business Alliance International Chamber of Commerce Interfax Internet Securities Investfunds IR Magazine Itar-Tass Kommersant United Kingdom Krasnodar Region International Investment Forum Marchmont News Mergers and Acquisitions Journal Moscow News Moscow Times Oil & Gas Eurasia Prime-TASS Russia-Singapore Business Forum RosBusinessConsulting Russia Business Forum Russia News from FinancePlus RSPP RT TV The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce Russian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association SPARK St. Petersburg Times U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England

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Abacus Group is a leading independent provider of consulting services in Russia. We specialize in M&A transaction support, sell-side & buy-side advisory, valuation and financial reporting services. The Abacus Group management team consists of professionals with significant experience from leading investment banks, private equity funds and big four firms.

Our key asset is our reputation and we are dedicated to provide exceptional service level to match our clients’ needs and stick to high quality standards on each engagement. We strive to establish long-term relationships with our clients and consider each project as a strategic partnership.

Our services: • Transaction Support including financial and tax due diligence, deal structuring, vendor due diligence, and vendor dataroom setup and management. • Corporate Finance including M&A advisory, raising equity financing , • raising debt financing, buy-side advisory, identification and express-analysis of target companies, and assistance with negotiations, deal structuring and closing. • Valuation including business valuation, financial modeling, preparation of teasers, and info memos, valuation of assets, valuation of PP&E for IFRS adoption, and valuation of intangible assets. • Financial Reporting including preparation of IFRS financials, post-preparation audit support, management accounts setup, and training of financial staff.

Keystones of our philosophy are focus on clients’ needs, maintaining exceptional quality of work we do and materials we supply, flexible pricing policy and high service level.

For further information contact: Denis Krivenko

Abacus Group

+7 495 500 6501 info@abacusgroup.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow, Yekaterinburg Sector M&A Advisory

www.abacusgroup.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Advance Capital is one of the leading providers of investment banking services in Russia and the CIS, with a focus on mid-cap companies. We specialize in M&A transactions, organization of financing, financial advisory, and private equity.

The Advance Capital team consists of professionals, whose thorough understanding of industries results in successful executions of complex transactions with different types of financing. Our expertise is best demonstrated in the significant number of projects that our colleagues have been involved in. Based upon our experience, we focus on providing services to companies primarily in the following areas: • Technology, media, and telecommunications; • Retail and services; • Oil&Gas; • FMCG; • Infrastructure.

The Advance Capital team is comprised of professionals, who bring valuable experience from leading commercial and investment banks, as well as private equity funds. Our corporate finance expertise is continually enriched by engaging in deals in different industries. Advance Capital strives to go one step further to meet our clients’ needs. We tailor each solution to satisfy our clients’ specific investment goals. We pursue long-term relationships with clients; hence, we view each relationship as a strategic partnership, combined effort of which would result in jointed success.

We partner with market experts from many industries from top management of companies to industry analysts from leading investment banks to provide clients with detailed analysis of their market options. We credit our success to the basic principles that we commit to our activities including confidentiality of client information, avoidance of conflicts of interest, adherence to client interests, and thorough analysis at every stage of each project.

For further information contact:

Advance Capital

+7 495 662 33 03 info@advcap.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Mid-market

www.advancecapital.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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ADVA Capital was founded in April 2009 by Evgeny Yankov and Mark Bradshaw.. The Company focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, fund management and financial advisory. ADVA Capital is independent from any financial or industrial groups. ADVA Capital does not underwrite securities, publish research or act as lenders thus avoiding potential conflicts of interest while advising our clients on various M&A options. ADVA Capital possesses unique healthcare/pharmaceuticals expertise. Current per capita spending on pharmaceuticals in Russia is 60% below Western Europe and is expected to double by 2013 due to rising disposable incomes and a strong desire to catch up with Western European standards of care. The Russian pharmaceuticals market is still highly fragmented and is set to witness a consolidation phase. With the sector set for double-digit annual growth over the medium term, there are plenty of opportunities for private equity and strategic buyers.

For further information contact:

Adva Capital

+7 495 926 5830

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Healthcare

www.advacapital.com “The Online M&A Community�

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Aginsky Consulting Group is an internationally recognized, boutique consulting company, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, focused on providing a range of management consulting services to mid-size and Global 2000 companies worldwide. However, we are not your typical consulting firm providing the same set of proven techniques and methodologies for success. We are a constantly growing team of industry agnostic experts who become partners in your business and help you rediscover your firm’s true potential and spot new, previously unimaginable opportunities. We can be there with you at every step of the way of your organization’s journey, from its inception and early development – by helping you to implement your ideas and make them a reality; to the latest stages of its lifecycle – by bringing newfound opportunities and assisting you in reinvigorating the enterprise. We are unique in many ways, from our international and highly educated and experienced staff to our approach to problem solving. Business can often seem like a game of chess, with grandmasters all around making precise and commanding moves with split-second calculations. We help to tip the scales in our clients’ favor by originating bold and unprecedented strategies that are unforeseeable by opponents. We then go even further by actually helping with the implementation of our advice and essentially moving the heavy pieces on the crowded boards of the market towards check-mate – the client’s ultimate victory.

For further information contact:

Aginsky Consulting

+1 503 922 0818 info@aginskyconsulting.com

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Oregon, USA Sector Mid-market

www.aginskyconsulting.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Aquila Capital Group (ACG) was formed in April 2005 as an independent partnership providing M&A services to Russian and foreign clients across various industries throughout Russia and the CIS countries. ACG is also focused on assisting its clients in raising both debt and equity financing for various projects and transactions.

Our Competitive Advantages: • Experience and professionalism. Our HR policy is based on the premise that people are the key ingredient to the success of any business. The carefully selected, compact and well-knit professional team is our key asset that distinguishes us from other professional advisers. Our team’s professionalism, qualifications and extensive experience of joint work are the key to the high quality of services we provide to our clients. • Independence. ACG has no conflicts of interest typical for the most of investment and full-service banks which, in addition to M&A services, are also engaged in securities trading, public offerings, market research and lending. ACG is not affiliated with any existing financial or industrial groups that are constantly looking for new investment targets. Our business is the development of high-grade M&A solutions for our clients.

Re-affirming its commitment to become the leading M&A advisor in Russia and the CIS, ACGhas already acted as a financial advisor in more than 30 successfully completed transactions with total volume of over US$ 7.0 billion. For the third consecutive year ACG is included in the league table of top investment banks operating on the Russian market, where it remains in the Top 3 of the best Russian investment banks in the overall rating of “M&A Journal”.

• Focus. Our core strategy expressly limits our service offering solely to M&A and capital raising and intentionally avoids universality. Such narrow focus allows us to create maximum value for our clients by providing high quality services in the above investment banking areas.

We owe such successful growth of our company to our clients that represent almost all economy sectors and remain confident in the professionalism of the ACG team.

For further information contact:

Aquila Capital

+7 495 967 33 37 info@aquilacap.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Mid-market

www.aquilacap.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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ARQ - Advisory, Restructuring, Quest.

By world standards, we may be considered to be a young company - but our ten years’ of experience in Russia have been gained during the most exciting period of growth in one of the most rapidly developing economies in the world and we are proud of our ‘veteran’ status as one of the longest established financial and consultancy groups in the Russian market.

ARQ is a specialised Russian-German Investment Bank and a multi-disciplined financial consultancy, with a wide range of activities and a proven track record in the Russian and European markets.

ARQ was formed in Moscow in 1998. The company grew out of the investment banking team of Robert Fleming and its creation was the direct result of the privatisation and restructuring experience gained by the founding partners in the post-Perestroika years of the Russian economy. This was a unique period which yielded unique results - ARQ’s consultants became colleagues of many Russian officials, who went on to hold high positions in both the public and private sectors in Russia.

ARQ was established in 1998 and has dual headquarters in Moscow and Leipzig. The company has 25 professional staff, mostly with banking backgrounds and an unusually wide geographical spread of activities, with partner firms in Kiev, Munich and London. What we do: • Bank M&A, management and advisory, in Russia and other selected countries • Sale and purchase of banking licences in Russia • Trade and project finance, advisory and structuring • Asset and project valuation • Country entry strategy (especially Germany-Russia and Russia-Germany) • M&A, restructuring and privatisation • Strategic consultancy for Russian banks and companies expanding abroad

A blend of Russian and western experience has characterised ARQ’s work ever since and has led to the development of a strong client base, in both Russia and Europe, especially Germany. As the environment has changed, ARQ has been able to maintain a firm focus on new market opportunities and this commitment to Russia, in both the earlier turbulent times and the more recent calmer periods has resulted in the development of a strong platform for future growth.

For further information contact:

ARQ GmbH

+7 495 795 0817 ae@arq.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow, Leipzig Sector M&A

www.arq-holdings.de “The Online M&A Community”

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Astor Capital provides financial restructuring services with a focus on Russia, Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (FSU), with a particular expertise in both the Oil & Gas and Real Estate sectors. Transactional experience includes the Mining, Food & Beverages, Commercial Banking, Transport and Leisure sectors. Our services include: • • • • •

Advisory on purchase or sale of assets and businesses M&A deal sourcing for corporate buyers Introduction of strategic investors and business packaging Strategic financial advisory Corporate governance advisory

Astor Capital also has expertise in both Real Estate direct investment and brokerage. Direct Investments have been made in the UK, Germany, Russia and Latvia, while brokerage includes transactions in the UK, France and Russia. Astor Capital Group’s competitive advantage stems from direct access to a pipeline of exclusive deals and established relationships with local operators.

For further information contact:

Astor Capital Group

+7 495 926 7314 info@astorcg.com

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector M&A, Financial Advisory

www.astorcg.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Chiron Capital, LLC is a merchant banking firm with offices in New York and Moscow. For advisory clients, the Chiron Capital designs and executes strategies for M&A, raising capital (equity and/or debt), and other corporate finance matters. Chiron’s merchant banking business is growing based on its proprietary deal flow and expanding pool of investors. Chiron’s professionals take a comprehensive approach to corporate finance. In today’s complex and dynamic business environment, we focus on both the client’s immediate and long-term objectives as it relates to a transaction: • We use success driven structure fees, with bonuses, equity kickers or other tools, to narrowly align our interests with those of our clients; • Then we carefully craft deal strategies and structures to address our clients’ goals; • As a result, we have a track record of advising on multiple deals for clients over time.

Our arrangement with limited partner investors. We have an expanding club of high net worth investors who invest alongside Chiron as limited partners on a deal-by-deal basis. Chiron acts as the general partner, and is compensated with a 20% share of returns exceeding 8%, plus fees to cover supervisory expenses. Currently, we are particularly bullish on Russian “consumer economy” and this report highlights the changing retail landscape and the emerging cable industry. We also like certain technology companies whose market extends beyond Russia. Russia and the CIS, where Chiron focuses on the consumer-oriented sectors, continue to grow on the back of GDP growth and high disposable income and relatively low consumer and corporate debt levels. In particular, Chiron’s professionals bring substantial experience in the media, communications, retail and consumer product sectors. In addition, the technology sector in Russia offers opportunities not only domestically but also for export-oriented business models.

We are primarily focused on Russia/CIS, markets which we believe offer high growth at low valuations. Chiron’s network and advisory business yields access to a unique deal pipeline of companies that can generate high growth and returns.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Pulp & Paper sectors in Russia provide additional investment opportunities due to its increased global competitive position in recent years and the country’s huge land resources. As industry trends in Russia more and more converge towards world demand and supply, foreign investors are beginning to realize untapped potential in the sectors, which have been historically underdeveloped and overlooked. Ian Luyt, Chiron’s senior advisor in agribusiness and forestry, has over 30 years of industry experience, primarily in emerging markets. He identifies opportunities and guides the company’s advisory strategy in these sectors.

Our typical investment range is below that of larger private equity funds and we often work in conjunction with the sources of funding and the company to either top up their investment by converting our success fees in the client’s equity or by investing private capital of our circle of investors. Chiron investment can be either on the buy or on the sell-side, as agreed with all parties in the transaction.

For further information contact:

Chiron Capital

Todd Nalven +7 985 231 0382 tnalven@chironcap.com

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow, New York Sector Merchant Bank

www.chironcap.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Core Capital specializes in mergers and acquisitions in Russia. Its mission is to increase the value of the companies that are its clients to ensure that they receive financing under the most advantageous conditions. Core Capital’s experience in the regions of Russia provide an excellent background to assist its clients. The Company specializes in transactions in the range from $1million to $50 million.

Core Capital’s services include: • Preparation of documentation including infomation memoranda; • Search for buyers and sellers; • Business valuation; • Due diligence services; • Negotiations facilitation; • Tracking and structuring a transaction; • Transaction closing.

Core Capital provides an entire complex of the services related to transaction completion for the sale and acquisition of a business or shares. Core Capital facilitates a sale through conducting a thorough analysis of the market for possible buyers, selection of the most advantageous partners, and preparation of the necessary documentary materials. With its significant negotiating experience, Core Capital helps its clients reach the most advantageous conditions for a sale.

Core Capital also specializes in early and seed stage venture financing for businesses that require financing in the range of $100,000 to $500,000. Such companies should have a professional management team, the ability to increase company valuation by 3-4 times in two or three years and an exit strategy for investors.

For further information contact:

Core Capital

+7 495 728 2273 info@corecapital.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Mid-market

www.corecapital.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Dashevsky & Partners is a private and independent investment management advisory firm. Investment management services provided by Dashevsky & Partners consist of acting as an investment advisor to the D&P Russia Special Situations Fund as well as providing bespoke investment management solutions to institutional investors, family offices and corporates.

For further information contact:

Dashevky & Partners

+7 495 514 13 13 x info@dashevskypartners.com

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Asset Management/ Investment Advisory “The Online M&A Community�

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Eastland Capital is the Russian financial company. Our main mission is to help Russian companies in development financing as well to help investors in finding the best ways of allocating their capital in Russia. Due to extensive experience in the Russian and international capital markets we can help our customers to accomplish operations of capital formation on the one part and investing on the other part with maximum efficiency. Type of business: Corporate Finance / Mergers and Acquisitions / Consultancy. Industry Focus: Focus on small and medium-sized businesses in all sectors and industries with specific experience in real estate, TIME (telecoms, IT, media, eCommerce), trade, consumer goods & retail. Services: Mergers & Acquisition, IPO consulting, capital market consulting, advisory services in Fundamental Investor Relations.

For further information contact:

Eastland Capital

+7 812 313 2214

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location St. Petersburg, Moscow Sector Capital Markets

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EVLI has broad experience in the Baltic Sea region and Russia. It offers expert advisory services related to mergers, acquisitions and equity issues from planning to execution. EVLI’s services include: • • •

EVLI gives comprehensive service to its clients through cross-border sector teams that cover the following areas: Healthcare, Telecommunication and IT and also Real estate and Construction, Retail and Energy. The high-quality services provided by EVLI’s other units, such as equity brokerage and awarded investment research, support its skills. EVLI regularly collaborate with EVLI’s Senior Advisor network, which has abundant expertise, long experience and a broad contact network.

Mergers and acquisitions: Acquisitions, mergers and spin-offs, other advice, e.g. fairness opinions. Equity issues: IPOs, equity issues and sales, convertible bonds, private placement arrangements. Debt advisory: Debt and restructuring advisory.

Thanks to EVLI’s strong market position and presence, it is familiar with the local markets and operating conditions of the Baltic Sea region. It is able and willing to reconcile a client’s business objectives with the opportunities presented by the markets.

For further information contact:

EVLI Investment Bank

+358 40 765 3199

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Helsinki Sector M&A Advisory

www.evli.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Falcon Advisers is the leading Russian investment banking boutique. It provides a full line of consulting services in corporate finance for a wide range of clients. The Company was founded by Igor Kovanov in Moscow in September 2006.

Falcon Advisers does not have industry specialization, but it has the best awareness of trends and perspective of Russian FMCG and retail industries and solid track record – 6 deals in this sectors within 2 years.

Falcon Advisers was included in top-10 M&A consultants in Russia in its first year, successfully competing with both Russian and global investment banks. Falcon Advisers became TOP-5 adviser among Russian investment banks in 2007-2008 according to ratings prepared by ReDeal Group (Mergers.ru).

Falcon Advisers provides up-level investment banking services to mid-sized business with target level of deals $10-200 mln. Core services: mergers and acquisitions, private placements (equity raising from private equity funds), real estate projects, fixed income solutions, fairness opinions.

Falcon Advisers’ team consists of professionals with substantial experience in global investment banks (Deutsche Bank), private equity funds (The Sputnik Group and Basic Element) and large industry holdings (Lukoil, Yukos).

Falcon Advisers clients include: » Companies / owners desiring to sell a business; » Fast growing companies and enterprises that require financing for further development; » Companies focusing on expansion / regional presence by means of M&A deals; » Private equity funds looking for attractive investments.

In 2007-2008, Falcon Advisers successfully closed 11 deals for $600 mln.

Falcon Advisers has the largest business network of investors; we work with more than 100 private equity funds, investment banks and boutiques. Falcon Advisers’ advantages are its unique investment banking experience in Russia, welleducated team, client-oriented approach, flexibility, long-term relationship focus, result orientation, independence, broad business network.

For further information contact:

Falcon Advisers

+7 495 662 5863 info@falconadvisers.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Mid -Market

www.falconadvisers.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Galitzine Capital Advisors is a boutique-type advisory unit with a focus on assisting international, Russian and the CIS private entrepreneurs and institutional investors and businesses in reaching their strategic business development targets in Russia and CIS via providing value-added solutions: • Local market overview reports • Target profiling presentations • General due diligence reports • Business valuation opinions • Arranging seed capital • Raising private equity financing • M&A transactions advisory • Identifying strategic partners GCA leverages on extensive global contact base and relevant professional knowledge and expertise gained over the last 15 years.

For further information contact: Maxim Galitzine

Galitzine Capital Advisors

+7 985 728 5887 maxim.galitzine.gca@gmail.com Skype: mgalitzine

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Mid-Market

www.galitzinecapitaladvisors.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Gurus Capital is a financial advisor in mergers & acquisitions. Our M&A team provides advisory service on full range of strategic transactions, including mergers, sell-side and buy-side advisory, joint venture, divestitures, recapitalization.

Gurus Capital was founded in 2005 in Moscow, Russia as an independent partnership to provide merger and acquisition services for foreign and domestic customers. Company maintains business relations with wide range of private equity groups, banks, legal companies, audit organizations and market research firms.

Our clients are international and Russian enterprises actively using mergers and acquisitions in their corporate strategies. Gurus Capital has extensive experience in international M&A projects. Over the past two years our company has conducted several M&A transactions and participated in consulting projects, including investments of the large foreign companies in Russian assets.

Our company offers professional services in capital raising, business valuation, M&A transaction support and due diligence. Gurus Capital has significant competence in obtaining synergy effects in M&A transactions. Our advisors accumulated wide experience in the analysis of the synergetic effects and value-based management. Of our M&A projects, 73% are in consumer market, and during past two years 70% of our M&A projects involved international companies.

For further information contact:

Gurus Capital

+7 495 585 0644 info@gurus-capital.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector M&A Advisory

www.gurus-capital.ru “The Online M&A Community�

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Investorium is an independent privately-owned strategy and M&A boutique based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Investorium provides integrated market entry, business development and M&A related services to private investors, industrial and institutional international investors and local businesses, who strive to capitalise business growth and value creation opportunities in Russia and ex-USSR countries.

Investorium is a member company of International Network of M&A Partners (IMAP) in Russia. Just in 2007 IMAP dealmakers completed over 250 deals with aggregate transaction value of USD 9,7bn. IMAP holds No1 position in mid-market M&A league in Nordic area, and Top10 position worldwide. IMAP membership provides Investorium with a strong competitive advantage in pitching for potential investment targets and strategic investors worldwide, leverages international business development opportunities and helps effectively accomplish cross border M&A transactions.

Investorium’s competency area covers market entry and localisation strategies, investment feasibility studies and investment projects management, including full range of M&A services both for local and international clients companies looking for business development and expansion opportunities, as well as capitalise value of the created business. Investorium holds unique market and industry expertise with an exclusive track record of tailor-made strategy and M&A related assignments in selected industry sectors.

Investorium traces its origins back to SIAR-Bossard / CapGemini practice in Saint-Petersburg, whose mission from its outset in 1992 was to facilitate foreign investors’ market entry and business development in Russia, the firm serviced major foreign investments over 19922001, including BBH (Baltic Beverages Holding) who acquired Baltika, St. Petersburg and a bunch of other breweries, now №1 in ex-USSR markets, and Fazer Bakeries who invested into Khlebny Dom, St. Petersburg and Zvezdny Bakery, Moscow, currently being major player in its industry sector in Russia. Over ten years of operation in Russia the company has changed its name to SIAR-Bossard, Gemini Consulting and CapGemini consequently, due to a series of mergers and acquisitions held out by CapGemini Group. In 1999-2001 the Group acquired E&Y management consulting branch, followed by the global re-structuring of CapGemini business and CapGemini divesture from Russia and some other developing markets.

For further information contact:

Investorium

+7 812 703 0005 office@investorium.com

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow,St. Petersburg Sector Mid-market

www.investorium.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Joule Capital Management was established in 2009 to offer advisory services to a select group of clients in various industries. JCM offers a wide range of tailored corporate finance and other consulting services.

We advise on a wide range of corporate finance activities and have particular experience in originating, negotiating, structuring and executing transactions in the following areas: • • • • •

Our team of professionals has experience in private equity and investment banking in Europe and USA. JCM has participated as principals and advisers in variety of industries and developed significant experience in the following industries and specifically in CIS region: • Oil and gas exploration and refining • Aggregates • Manufacturing and filtration • Advertising • Media and advertising • Telecommunications

Raising and structuring of debt and equity finance Project finance Disposals Management buy-ins and buy-outs Leveraged buy-outs

We also provide other non-transactional services, including business valuations and investment analysis to our clients on an ongoing basis.

For further information contact:

Joule Capital Management

+44 20 3318 2676 info@joule-capital.com

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location London Sector Mid-Market

www.joule-capital.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Kortina Advisory is a Moscow based consultancy which is able to utilise extensive knowledge and experience of operating in Russia and the main global economies in a broad range of industries to deliver value to both its Russian and International clients. Our main areas of activity are:

Strategic Consulting • Import Operations; • Bank Advisory; • Insurance in Russia: strategy and positioning; • Investor Relations (IR) and Public Relations (PR); • Real Estate services including office and residential location; • Science and Technology based projects; • Agricultural and Farming Advisory.

Corporate Advisory • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A); • Market Research and Due Diligence; • Financial and Legal; • Crisis Management; • Distressed Debt and Distressed Asset Solutions.

The backbone of Kortina Advisory is its multi-disciplinary team approach, that maximizes its ability to help drive clients’ businesses forward and to respond quickly and flexibly to the rapidly changing circumstances and challenges that continually arise in the global marketplace. And, in addition to the banking and legal experience of its founders, Kortina Advisory is able to call upon the services of a group of associates, both Russian and international, with wideranging skills in banking, M&A, and financial restructuring.

Market Entry • Development and implementation of appropriate market entry strategies; • Company Formation, such as setting-up Representative Offices and Subsidiaries; • Commercial Support; • HR Services, including payroll and hiring, work permits, work visas and other related legal requirements.

For further information contact:

Kortina Advisory Ltd

+7 495 950 5385 info@kortina.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Consultancy

www.kortina.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Landmark Capital Partners LLC provides a wide range of corporate finance services to micro and small-cap companies in Russia, the CIS, Europe and the United States.

Landmark Capital Partners is headed by an accomplished team of financial, accountants, auditors, attorneys and investment banks. The team has working experience and relationships with venture capitalists, private equity funds, invest,ent hedge funds and investment banks in Russia and international capital markets.

Landmark Capital Partners helps transform illiquid assets into liquid and tradable capital market instruments. We advise on all aspects of corporate finance, M&A, IPO’s and reverse mergers, tailor made to each individual case. We provide easy access to Wall Street banks, investment hedge funds and private equity funds to monetize a company’s capital needs. We can offer more efficient sources of financing than traditional investment banks and mmmerdallending institutions. Our proprietary financing instruments allow issuers to diversify their financing sources away from more traditional forms of debt and equity financing.

Landmark Capital Partners team consists of Russian and international experts with solid knowledge of domestic and intemational capital markets and relationships worldwide. We are a proactive, hands·on team with emphasis on quality and fast execution. Landmark Capital Partners concentrates on companies widely overlooked by larger financial institutions. We have strong relationships with IR/PR firms, which create added value, exposure and investor awareness.

For further information contact:

Landmark Capital Partners +7 495 684 0400 info@landmarkcapitallp.com

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Mid-Market

www.landmarkcapitallp.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Solid principles have always guided our business strategy” Joseph Nelson White (1860-1939)

Marchmont Capital Partners, LLC was initially founded in Sarasota, Florida, USA in May of 2005, based on the initiative of Mr. Kendrick Davis White, an expert in corporate finance and private equity fund management with over 15 years of professional experience of full time work in the Russian Federation. The main focus of the company is investment consulting.

“Marchmont” White family estate. Built in 1890

In 2005 Marchmont Capital Partners set up a wholly owned subsidiary in the city of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia with the team of experienced experts.The company also has a wide network of partners throughout largest cities in the country.

Marchmont’s MarchmontNews.ru/com website is Russia`s only daily business news website in separate English and Russian editions which attracts nearly 38,000 visitors generating almost 2,000,000 page hits per month. The reliable independent finance-and-investment news from Russia`s regions is daily updated and available free of charge.

Over several years of its work in Nizhny Novgorod, Marchmont has developed a few successful consulting projects for local industrial and trade companies in the region and other Russia’s regions. As a result of this experience, the decision was made to widen the scope of our investment promotion activities with the creation of a media division focused on promoting Russia’s regions as an attractive destination for investment.

In 2008 Marchmont developed and launched a media project: a series of regional conferences Successful Growth and Investment Strategies. The interest, which hundreds of businesses all over Russia show, accounts for the conferences’ significance. So in 2008 Marchmont conferences were held in eight major Russian cities: business communities of Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Ekaterinburg, Tomsk and Samara participated in them.

In 2007-2008 the Marchmont Investment Guide in the English and Russian languages was born as an information and analytical journal offering an objective economic assessment of the key regional cities and their most important economic sectors and perspective companies (Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk, etc). Today all issues of Marchmont Investment Guide to Russia are available online on the official website of the company.

In 2009 Marchmont developed a new program with its Business Leaders Investment Forums – an expanded set of regions with support from important partners such as: London Stock Exchange, MICEX, UBP Bank, East Kommerts, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PWC as well as many others recognized professionals from the international investment and advisory community.

For further information contact:

Marchmont Capital Partners

Kendrick D. White, Managing Principal +7 831 419 45 65 k.white@marchmont.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Russia Sector Consultancy

www.marchmont.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Meridian Capital founded in Moscow in 1997 on the basis of the extensive experience of its owners in the Russian market, both as private equity fund managers and corporate finance advisors.

The Meridian companies have advised on over 100 corporate finance related transactions and other financial services engagements during the past ten years for a client list that includes some of the world’s best known multi-national and Russian companies.

Meridian Capital has now become a leading Moscow based, independent, mid-market investment banking boutique. Meridian Capital has capabilities and experience in a broad range of investment and financial services including mergers and acquisitions, private equity origination, corporate and project exits, and asset divestment.

In 2003, Meridian Capitall became a member of Global M&A, the world’s leading network of successful middle market corporate finance houses. Global M&A extends Meridian Capital’s reach to 32 countries with over 300 M&A professionals.

Meridian Capital also provides transaction support services related to tax, accounting, human resources and legal matters.

As an investment brokerage, Meridian Capital has many years of experience in buying and selling businesses for our Russian and international clients. In this time of crisis we pride ourselves in being able to find pockets of excellence in the economy. Our portfolio of sale mandates includes only profitable business with solid bottom line and moderate or no debt at all. At the same time in the today’s market we have a rare capability to screen out the best investment opportunities in many industries. We offer for sale a wide selection of attractive businesses in telecom, media content, IT, publishing, construction materials, logistics and other industries to both strategic and financial investors. Meridian Capital has complete in-house M&A expertise supported by its own corporate finance, legal and accounting personnel.

Meridian Capital’s staff is comprised of both Western and Russian professionals who have been Russian market participants since 1992. Their experience covers a broad range of industries and market sectors, and their contacts with decision makers in Russia are extensive.

For further information contact:

Meridian Capital

Yulia Leonova +7 495 937 5933 yulia.leonova@meridiancapital.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Mid-market

www.meridiancapital.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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MHB SA Founded in 2000, MHB SA is an investment banking boutique that specializes in advising Western European companies on developing their activities in: • Central and Eastern Europe : Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria; • Republics of the former Soviet Union : Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova; • Central Asian republics : Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.

Marie-Hélène Bérard Before becoming MHB SA’s president, Marie-Hélène Bérard served for fifteen years in the French Civil Service at the Ministry of Finance. She became Jacques Chirac’s Special Advisor for Labour Relations and Social Welfare during his tenure as Prime Minister, 1986-1988. Marie-Hélène Bérard then joined the Executive Committee of Crédit Commercial de France, where for ten years she developed investment banking in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

MHB SA advises its clients in various fields: acquisitions, privatisation programs, banking twinning projects, origination and structuring of investments and project finance.

Marie-Hélène Bérard is the chairman of the Ukraine committee of the French Business Confederation. She is an officer of the French Order of the Légion d’Honneur.

Key transactions include : • mediation between a prominent French bank and a Russian bank; • purchase by a French pharmaceutical company of an affiliated Romanian company; • acquisition by a French industrial corporation of two sister companies in Poland; • financial restructuring of a leading Ukrainian company; • setting up a partnership between a prominent French company and a Russian company; • bringing together leading banks in Russia to operate credit cards in common.

For further information contact:

MHB SAS

+33 1 53 76 91 81 mhberard@mhb.fr

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Paris Sector Mid-market “The Online M&A Community”

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Northstar Corporate Finance is a boutique investment banking firm located in Moscow that assists companies in raising private equity, advising on mergers & acquisitions (buy and sellside assignments), cross-border transactions, project finance, restructurings, and IPO’s.

Our team, with professionals from various industrial backgrounds and various countries, advises and assists clients across a number of industry and product groups: Industrial, Consumer Goods, Transport and Logistics, Natural Resources, Health Care, Financial Services, Real Estate, Technology, Media and Telecommunications. In each of these areas, we provide a range of services designed to meet the specific needs of our clients - including financing, mergers and acquisitions and other investment banking services.

Our International relationships and experience coupled with our unique understanding of the local economy, various industries and local political structures help us consistently deliver high quality effective advice and service to our clients time and again.

For further information contact:

Northstar Corporate Finance

Robert Jenkins +7 495 721 1370 info@northstar-cf.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Mid-Market

northstarcorporatefinance.com “The Online M&A Community”

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ProfInvest is a Russian investment boutique that offers customized investment solutions to meet clients’ unique investment needs. ProfInvest is a professional participant of the Russian stock market operating with a wide range of market tools on different stock exchanges (MICEX, RTS, SPBEX and PFTS) as well as handling over-the-counter transactions in Russia and Ukraine.

Company Services Trust management

Since 2004 the company has been a member of NAUFOR and the RTS Stock Exchange - a widely recognized pricing center for equities of a wide range of issuers.

Mainly for large private investors and for the companies that wish to invest resources profitably in stock market.

Brokerage services

For institutional clients or large private clients.

Consulting

For all clients that are interested in Russian stock market.

A wide network of regional offices, subsidiaries and partners of ProfInvest operate in different regions of the Russian Federation meeting various customer needs regardless of the geography of business. ProfInvest combines leading standards in management with creativity in achieving goals. We work with both individual and corporate clients including major mutual funds operating on the Russian stock market.

For further information contact:

ProfInvest

+7 4852 726 572

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Yaroslavl Sector Public Share Investment

www.prof-invest.com “The Online M&A Community”

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SOVLINK LLC was established in 1990 by Russian and foreign companies, including Salomon Investment Bank, Sedgwick and Phirbo Energy companies. Since its creation, SOVLINK LLC has played a prominent role in attracting foreign investment for the Russian fuel & energy complex. At the same time, SOVLINK LLC trades blocks of shares of Russian companies.

SOVLINK LLC has extensive experience in the field of financial consulting for both medium and large Russian companies. Historically, our major clients have been oil & gas companies. Over more than 15 years of operations on the Russian market, SOVLINK LLC, acting as financial advisor, has successfully closed a number of transactions for the purchase and sale of companies, as well as specific assets. The total amount of transactions is over $2,000,000,000.

SOVLINK LLC has participated in transactions with both Russian companies (such as Slavneft OJSC, Tomskneft OJSC, RAO UES of Russia) and leading international financial institutions (such as EBRD, the World Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Export-Import Bank of the United States). From the moment of its foundation, our company has been striving to be the first. And today we proudly say that SOVLINK LLC: • 1994 – established the First NIS Regional Fund – the first largest direct investment fund; • 1994 – was the first to arrange an IPO of a Russian oil company among institutional investors; • 1995 – arranged the first credit of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a Russian oil company; • 1998 – arranged the first project financing after the crisis of 1998; • 2000 – won a tender for the first large-scale investment in a Russian oil company.

For further information contact:

Sovlink

+7 501 967 1300 info@sovlink.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector M&A, Energy

www.sovlink.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Founded in 1997, STRATUM Corporation is the first company in the Urals to offer a full set of professional investment and marketing services. STRATUM Corporation has earned a reputation as a trustworthy partner for the most complicated and demanding projects. We have attained this reputation by following the basic principles of systematic approach, attention to detail and aiming at practical results.

Stratum Corporation services: • Strategic consulting; • Value-based management; • Management of a group of companies; • Corporate finance; • M&A Consultation (acquiring, selling, merging, splitting businesses and property complexes); • Finance and Investment analysis; • Development and supervision of investment projects; • Organization of financing and relationships with investors; • Real estate consultation (plot and projects development); • Organization of regional investment forums and conferences; • Promotion of brands and companies at regional forums and conferences; • Event-marketing(presentation of companies, press-conferences, press-tours); • Business-Link (aiding in international business cooperation).

STRATUM Corporation’s professional support is most effective for: • Ural companies moving to a new quality stage of growth and development; • Russian and foreign companies entering the Ural market with investment projects; • Leading financial institutes and market leaders interested in brand promotion and enhancing their business reputation in the Ural region. STRATUM specialists are members of a number of expert councils: • Consulting Council on Foreign Activity of the President of the Russian Federation in the Ural Federal Region; • Economic Council of Experts and Counselors of the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region; • Interdepartmental Coordinating Council on Innovative Activity in the Chelyabinsk Region.

For further information contact:

Stratum Corporation

+7 351 239 94 20 info@stratum.ru

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Chelyabinsk Sector Ural Region

www.stratum.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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The phrase Third Rome was used in the 16th century to denote Russia and specifically Moscow as the capital of Russia. It was the notion of continuity of traditions of the great empires combined with the concept that Russia has a great mission to maintain culture and sacred tradition. However as time passed, “Third Rome” was taken in a broader sense that great ideas are inherited and can be further propelled to another qualitative level.

Third Rome was created as a specialized asset and wealth management company. Portfolio managers of Third Rome work on world best integrated asset management system that provides them with a full range of instruments in analytics, accounting and decision making support. Third Rome is capable of managing portfolios either “internally” (when prime broker is used) or “externally”, through the client’s bank. Third Rome carries out transactions with all the major brokerages and has direct access to the trading sites.

Third Rome company was created by a team of like-minded people who all had worked as top-managers in the two most successful “empires” of financial market in Russia – Troika Dialog (troika means three in Russian, that explains the first part of the new name, Third) and Renaissance Investment Management (RIM – this is how Rome is spelled in Russian and that’s where the second part of the name stem from). The contribution of the current partners in Third Rome into development of the two “empires” can hardly be overestimated. Thus the company can be seen as a heir and continuation of ideas and culture stemming from Troika Dialog and Renaissance – that is to say the name Third Rome is both conceptually and “lexically” grounded.

Third Rome focuses on working with HNWIs and UHNWIs. It means not just individual customer service but also high level of service customization, management flexibility, continuous feedback and effective process of decision making.

Third Rome company sees itself as a new business generation that is being formed on the verge of a third cycle of Russian business history after two large scale collapses (this by way of associations, brings us back to downfall of Rome and Byzantium and we can draw parallel between those collapses and the “crisis of money-mint machine economics” in Russia in 1998 and “crisis of cheap debt economics” of 2008).

For further information contact:

Third Rome

+7 495 755 9779

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Financial Advisory

www.third-rome.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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UNITER was established in 1993. UNITER provides its clients with a high quality full-service investment banking support covering the M&A process from establishing dialogue between investors and owners of target companies to the practical settlement of share transactions by our own licensed broker and depositary (an authorized member of the Belarusian Stock Exchange).UNITER’s securities depositary is the #1 non-banking depositary, permanently included into the top-10 share brokers by the value of share operations.

Our mission is to facilitate the entry of foreign strategic and financial investors into Belarus and help Belarusian companies in raising capital both at domestic and international capital markets. We provide our clients with a high quality full-service investment banking support covering all the M&A process beginning from establishing dialogues of investors with owners of target companies to the practical settlement of share transactions with our own licensed broker and depositary.

UNITER clients include some of the largest investors in Belarus, well-known international financial institutions like EBRD, EU companies including HeidelbergCement AG (Germany), GetIn Holding (Poland), Carlsberg Group (Denmark), and companies coming from other CIS countries: Russneft (Russia), Delta Bank (Ukraine), HydroMash Holding (Russia), RusPromAuto – Russian Machines (Russia).

Our 20 professionals strong team includes outstanding Belarusian investment industry experts with 15 years of experience as well as a group of analysts with perfect knowledge of western standards and practices.

For further information contact:

Uniter Investment Company

+375 17 385 24 65 uniter@uniter.by

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Minsk Sector Belarus

www.uniter.by “The Online M&A Community”

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White Tower Investment Bankers LLC was founded in Moscow in 2006 in order to increase value and liquidity of mid-market Russian companies.

We provide the following services to our customers: • Private placements of equity; • Private placements include raising growth and expansion stage capital or acquisition financing for companies in any industry. Uses of capital are typically for corporate purposes and depending on the size and financial performance of the company can also include shareholder liquidity; • Mergers & Acquisitions.

The mission of the company is to provide specialized investment banking services to midmarket Russian companies that are not big enough to be the clients of bulge bracket investment banks. What distinguishes us: • We operate exclusively on success fees basis – without any retainers or up-front fees. • We are absolutely independent company focused exclusively on meeting the demands of our customers. • We specialize in Private Equity and M&A advisory. We do not trade in securities, make market researches, extend financing or anything else. Our goal is to provide services that are free from conflicts of interest and targeted at raising value of our customer’s businesses.

We provide both sell-side and buy side advisory services. The company is founded by the partners with extensive experience in private equity and investment banking gained at leading international and Russian financial institutions - Credit Suisse Group, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Bank of Moscow and others.

For further information contact:

White Tower

+7 916 488 0042 kirill_samsonov@wtibankers.com

Firm Type Investment Boutique Location Moscow Sector Mid-Market

www.wtibankers.com “The Online M&A Community”

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NOMOS-BANK is one of the leading universal private banks in Russia. During the last several years NOMOS successfully kept its place among the top ten largest privately owned Russian financial institutions according to asset size. Today NOMOS-BANK is ranked as the 5th largest Russian native privately owned bank in terms of assets. The Bank has a sound and growing client base of over 29 thousand corporate customers and over 280 thousand retail clients. NOMOS is a strong player in corporate lending and precious metals markets. The Bank is among the three largest gold and silver traders in Russia.

NOMOS-BANK’s head office is located in Moscow. The Bank’s network consists of 23 fullscale branches in the regions and a subsidiary bank (Regiobank) in the Far East of Russia with another 4 branches. Additionally NOMOS-BANK has over 80 remote offices located in the regions and around the Bank’s branches.

The key areas of NOMOS’ investment banking activities include trading and dealing, arrangement of debt issues both for corporate clients and municipal entities, M&A and asset management. NOMOS-BANK is one of the leaders of Russian financial markets and is constantly top ranked by rating agencies and media. NOMOS’ people are frequently awarded in different nominations by the industry’s professional associations. For example, in 2006 NOMOS-BANK was #1 among Russian banks based on brokerage operations volume and corporate bonds and equities OTC trading volume.

Today NOMOS-BANK remains one of the most highly capitalized banks in Russia.

In October 2008 NOMOS also received a RUB 5 billion subordinated loan from its shareholders thus substantially increasing the size of Tier 2 capital.

NOMOS-BANK launched M&A business in 2005, and managed to achieve strong results in this field within the limited timeframe. In 2006 the Bank participated in a number of transactions, financing M&As for clients in agricultural, shipbuilding, oil prospecting and other sectors, total amount exceeding $100 million. According to 2008—2009 business plan, a 3-fold growth up to $300 mln is expected.

For further information contact:

NOMOS-BANK

+7 495 737 3272 lekarev_uv@nomos.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Investment Bank Moscow, Regions Full Service

www.nomos-bank.com “The Online M&A Community”

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OTKRITIE Financial Corporation Ltd. is one of Russia’s leading banking groups which offers its clients and partners the full array of investment banking, commercial banking, and investment management services.

OTKRITIE Financial Corporation Ltd. has traditionally held a strong position on the Russian capital market in recent years by rendering investment banking services. Following recent market trends the company’s subsidiaries (OTKRITIE Brokerage house JSC, OTKRITIE Corporate Finance Ltd., Otkritie Securities Limited, and OTKRITIE Investment Bank (JSC), which comprise the investment banking business segment, offers its private and corporate clients the entire range of investment banking services, including: • M&A advisory, • Restructuring support, • Attracting strategic investors and their involvement, • Business appraisal, • Securities issue, • Structuring deals, • Financial advisory, • Stake building, • Securities trading on major Russian and international financial markets, • DMA/EDA to Russian and international capital markets, • Private banking services.

OTKRITIE Group of Companies has a diversified business structure including OTKRITIE Brokerage house JSC, OTKRITIE Asset Management Ltd., OTKRITIE Corporate Finance Ltd., Otkritie International Investment Management Ltd., Otkritie Securities Limited, Otkritie Finance (Cyprus) Limited, OTKRITIE Investment Bank (JSC), and commercial bank Russian Development Bank, a closed joint-stock company. The OTKRITIE Group of Companies offers private, institutional and corporate clients the full range of financial services, including operations on major Russian and international securities markets across a broad range of asset classes as well as traditional banking products.

The company offers institutional investors over-the-counter options on electric utility and blue chip shares.

For further information contact:

OTKRITIE Financial Corporation +7 495 777 5656 info@OPEN.RU

Firm Type Location Sector

Investment Bank Moscow Full Service

www.open.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Renaissance Capital provides M&A advisory services and innovative financing solutions for clients of all sizes and across all industries. The Firm has world-class expertise across all products including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets and structured solutions and derivatives. It has strong industry knowledge in consumer and retail, financial institutions, metals and mining, oil and gas, real estate, technology, media and telecom and utilities.

In the strategic oil & gas sector Renaissance Capitalhas established itself as the advisor of choice having advised BP on disposal of its interest in Russia Petroleum to Gazprom, Surgutneftegas on the disposal of its ESP subsidiary Kondaneft and acting as lead manager in the IPOs of Integra and Volga Gas. In the fast growing consumer and retail sector, Renaissance Capital is the dominant ECM and M&A house having led the IPOs of Dixy, Nutritek, Rosinter and Synergy, and having advised on strategic transactions for clients including the shareholders of Kopeika and Ruzskaya Confectionary Factory.

The Financial Times and Mergermarket named Renaissance Capital the No 1 Financial Advisor for Russia in 2007 for achieving notable excellence in managing M&A transactions and advising clients.

Renaissance Capital relies on more than 100 world-class investment bankers, who have unique insights into the high-opportunity emerging markets in which we operate. They combine international best practices with real-world experience to our clients in Russia, Ukraine, the CIS and increasingly in Sub-Saharan Africa. We do much more than advise our clients on the financial terms of a transaction – we translate our knowledge of market players and practices into actionable recommendations on investment opportunities and risk management.

Also in 2007, Renaissance Capital acted as bookrunner in 12 out of 22 IPOs undertaken by Russian companies and according to Thomson Financial was the No. 1 ranked bookrunner for IPOs number of transactions and volume in Russia. In each sector Renaissance Capital’s unparalleled combination of product and industry knowledge and local market presence has delivered superior results for our clients. For example, our leading financial institutions practice has advised on landmark in Russia, the CIS and Africa transactions including the IPOs of VTB and Bank St. Petersburg and capital raisings for the Nigerian banks United Bank for Africa and AccessBank. In metals and mining, Renaissance Capital advised Onexim Group on the sale of its 25% stake in Norlisk Nickel to a strategic investor and equity offerings for MMK and Uralkali.

For further information contact:

Renaissance Capital

+7 495 258 7777 info@rencap.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Investment Bank Russia, Global Full Service

www.rencap.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Rye, Man & Gor Securities has a long history on the market, has strong research, knows its business, and can offer services to suit the client’s particular needs.

Success on financial markets depends on accurate and timely information. We provide research products on a daily basis, assessing attractiveness of markets, industries and specific companies. Our research brings new names to our clients and generates fresh investment ideas in the small- and medium-cap universe.

Clients choose Rye, Man & Gor Securities because we are pleasant and easy to work with. Rye, Man & Gor Securities understands that and values their choice. The Company builds strong, long-term relationships with all our clients, and we treat them all as individuals.

In 16 years of work we have learned to resolve a huge range of financial and investment issues. Our relationships with Russian and Western companies help us to address all of our clients’ investment needs.

Rye, Man & Gor Securities’ services are brokerage, asset management and investment banking. Our clients include companies, institutional investors and high net worth individuals.

Rye, Man & Gor Securities offers a wide range of M&A services from deal initiation to closure, including deal management, and arrangement of debt and equity financing. The Company specializes in work with SMEs. It understands their challenges and potential, and can assess their strategy and fair value, and can achieve that fair value at sale. The Company’s skills have special application to investment projects of fast-growing, privately held companies in new and innovative sectors.

For further information contact:

Rye, Man, Gor Securities +7 495 258 6262

Firm Type Investment Bank Location Moscow Sector Investment Consulting

www.rmg.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Troika Dialog remains a leader in the Russian market for investment banking services. Our investment banking division has an impressive track record in capital raising, M&A and restructuring advisory services for leading Russian and Western companies.

We provide a comprehensive range of investment banking services: • Overseeing mergers and acquisitions for both local and international companies; • Conducting public and private placements of securities; • Organizing and underwriting bond issues; • Advising on asset sales and strategic alliances; • Arranging the purchase/sale of equity stakes; • Private capital raising for Russian companies; • Devising M&A financing strategies; • Arranging leveraged buy-outs; • Conducting business valuations and fairness opinions; • Providing advice and support during restructuring, privatizations and hostile takeovers; • Creating innovative solutions for complex and non-standard financial projects.

Our core client roster includes major Russian companies, such as RAO UES of Russia, Russian Railways, AvtoVAZ, KamAZ, Sukhoi Aviation Corporation, Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, Power Machines, NOVATEK, URSA Bank, Vozrozhdenie Bank, Vimpelcom, IBS, Pharmacy Chain 36.6, Wimm-Bill-Dann, Nidan, World Class, Fortum, among others. Our Team Troika Dialog Investment Banking employs a team of highly qualified professionals with broad experience in all types of public and private deals. Through numerous successful transactions involving major Russian and international clients, Troika’s senior directors have earned a reputation as an exceptionally capable group who excel at building and maintaining long-term relationships with all Russian financial and industrial groups, as well as with numerous Western companies and business leaders. Our Investment Banking team is known on the market for its professional and innovative approach, which enables us to successfully execute complicated and non-standard deals to complete client satisfaction.

For further information contact:

Troika Dialog

+7 495 258 0502 investment_banking@troika.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Investment Bank Russia, Global Full Service

www.troika.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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National Bank TRUST is among Russia’s TOP 30 largest banks by total assets (Interfax agency) and dates back to 1995. NB TRUST offers the full range of retail banking services, allinclusive support to its corporate customers and SMEs and is currently one of the leading investment banking institutions. The Bank has a large regional network: NB TRUST enjoys presence in 170 cities located in 60 Russian regions while providing services to customers using its 200 offices spread all over the country from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok.

The investment division of National Bank TRUST occupies a leading position in the Russian fixed-income market. During the last four years, the division has taken part in: • The placement of more than 40 corporate bond issues, raising more than USD2 bln for Russian companies. • Deals on the equity capital markets and consulted on M&As totaling more than USD1.5 bln for medium-capitalization companies in Russia and other CIS states.

TRUST Investment Bank (TIB) was one of the Russian oldest investment banks and the first to operate in the ruble debt market and to offer its customers the full range of investment services. It succeeded in recruiting one of the strongest investment analytical teams in the market. After its merger in 2008 into National Bank TRUST, its highly competent investment team was preserved within its structure. This investment team is still among the most competent, professional and efficient in the Russian market.

NB TRUST’s research team has been recognized as the best on the CIS public debt instrument, as elected by the investment community. NB TRUST’s specialists in trading and selling shares and bonds constantly, on a daily basis, execute operations on the secondary markets for the bank’s clients, covering all institutional players investing in the securities of Russia and other CIS countries. NB TRUST draws on its considerable experience to provide individual, non-standard solutions for its clients.

For further information contact: Andrey Balakirev

National Bank TRUST

andrey.balakirev@trust.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Investment Bank Russia Debt and SME

www.trust.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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URALSIB Capital is one of the oldest and most well-established full-service investment and brokerage companies in Russia headquartered in Moscow. URALSIB Capital’s leading position at Russian market is topped up by company’s access to the international market due to its offices in New York and in London. All that makes for providing company’s domestic and international clients with high quality solutions on capital management.

URALSIB Capital works closely with Russian issuers, providing them with highly professional investment banking services including strategic development and restructuring proposals to meet the changing needs of the clients. The Company’s corporate finance team delivers corporate and private solutions on M&A, assets sell off, share redemption, hybrid financial instruments transactions and debt financing.

Uralsib Capital’s analyst team, one of the best research teams in Russia, provides clients with independent ideas and insights, investment strategies, macroeconomic, strategic and fundamental analysis across all key Russian securities market sectors; performing deep analysis of derivative instruments, equity and debt securities market.

URALSIB Capital develops personalized strategies for domestic high net worth clients to optimize their investment opportunities. URALSIB Capital’s internet trading system provides access to all major Russian trading floors through the QUIK trading platform ensuring independent, efficient and flexible trading.

URALSIB Capital is a key operator of REPO transactions and leads both the ruble bond market and secondary bond market. The company is also active at the euro bond market and consults its clients on investment portfolios.

For further information contact:

URALSIB Capital

+7 495 788 0888

Firm Type Location Sector

Investment Bank Russia Full Service

www.uralsibcap.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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VTB Capital, VTB Group’s Investment Business, occupies a unique position in the Russian investment market, and brings together all the advantages of one of the largest banks in Eastern Europe: VTB.

Our aim is to become the leading financial institution on the international markets, providing world-class investment products and services. Our priorities are: • to set global goals; • to provide business solutions that are reliable and effective; • to ensure that tasks are completed successfully.

We are a team of world-class professionals who have been working in the Russian and international markets for many years. VTB Capital, VTB Group’s Investment Business, revolves around raising significant financial resources and then investing them efficiently so that our clients’ businesses develop. Not only do our clients benefit from financing and investment solutions of the very highest quality, they also have access to unrivalled conditions in the Russian and international markets.

Our main strengths are that we have: • access to the global network of VTB, one of the largest banks in Eastern Europe; • in-depth knowledge of the Russian and international financial markets; • extensive experience of providing investment banking services.

For further information contact:

VTB Capital

+7 495 960 9999 info@vtbcapital.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Investment Bank Russia Full Service

www.vtbcapital.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Armator Management Company provides the full range of project / program / business management services in full compliance with the leading project management technologies and methods, from idea generation to industrial/commercial production, bringing in investments, creating start-ups, executing projects, preparing business development strategy, generating new markets.

Each service of Armator is a complex of our professional competencies and experience, best world practices and technologies in management aimed at the accomplishment of the tasks set by our customers and clients: • Increase in business managing ability; • Optimization of the management and cost structures; • Increase in efficiency and effectiveness of enterprises, divisions, employees.

We strive towards maximum expansion of the professional business management culture among Russian companies by providing our clients with high quality services in this area thus helping them to develop their business. We aspire to become the major management company, the best for our clients in satisfying their needs in managerial services and assisting their operations to be successful. Our credo is to assist Russian business to develop by providing services that considerably increase profitability and effectiveness of managerial processes of our clients.

For further information contact:

Armator Management Company

+7 495 223 3263 info@mc-armator.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Sector Specialist Moscow Management

www.mc-armator.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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AVC Advisory started as independent financial planning and investment advisory firm specializing in providing tailored advice to individuals and corporations in Eastern Europe. Since 2001, AVC Advisory has helped its clients to reach their financial goals by continually providing our clients with comprehensive “Holistic Solutions” to their financial needs. AVC Advisory continues to assist its clients to obtain quality services and products, and provide them with an exceptional experience in their relationship with us.

Formed by a team of financial advisors, AVC Advisory, and its affiliates, offer retail and institutional investors advice on and access to international investment opportunities in various asset classes including most traditional products along with alternative investments, such as Hedge Funds, Commodity Trading Advisors, Real Estate, Private Equity, Insurance, and Structured Products. We partner with various financial institutions to offer off-the-shelf products open to retail investors along with customized products for High Net Worth Individuals and smaller institutional investors. We maintain regular contact with investment banks, product providers, IFA firms, the media and online information providers to ensure that we have a good overview of the universe of investment products available and a deep understanding of the investment process from start to finish.

In addition to its core business of providing financial planning and investment advice, AVC Advisory has since expanded into the following businesses: • AVC Real Estate, an analytical research provider that markets international properties to Russian/CIS based investors; • AdvanceEquities, a specialized web portal offering structured financial products to sophisticated investors; • Absolutions, an immigration service company with investment projects in UK, US, EU and tax haven jurisdictions.

Quality investment advice is now more valuable than ever before. In securing the best result for an investor, we work with leading research services that provide detailed analysis of products and have established ourselves at the forefront of matching product design with investor demands. We back up our judgment and knowledge of the market by the use of reliable data sources. This enables us to analyze product value and performance quickly while maintaining an independent relationship with all product providers. AVC Advisory pays close attention to our associates’ reputation and credit quality, clarity of product offering materials and the after-sales service offered by product providers, particularly in relation to secondary market making. AVC Advisory believes investors’ interests are best served when product providers and financial advisers work closely together on developing investor education and understanding.

In the course of providing financial planning services, we often encounter special busi­ness situations with clients that require additional financial services, whether through M&A, buyout, or business finance.

For further information contact:

AVC Advisory

Christopher Davies +7 495 684 0400

Firm Type Location Sector

Financial Advisory Moscow Special Situations

www.avcadvisory.com “The Online M&A Community”

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B.E.A. Associates, Inc. was founded in 1990 to provide consulting services to U.S. companies entering the Russian market and to Russian companies coming to the U.S. Over the 20 years since then, B.E.A.. has evolved into a one-stop point of contact for market entry services and assistance with commercial transactions.

B.E.A. offers professional expertise with: • Development and implementation of successful business and market entry plans for U.S. companies entering Russian market and for Russian companies entering U.S. market. • Sector experience in energy, software development and telecommunications. • Sophisticated writing, speaking and presentation skills. • Extensive experience in bridging business and cultural differences between Americans and Russians. • Practicing attorney. • More than 50 trips in past 20 years to Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Georgia. • Advanced conversational Russian language skills.

B.E.A. provides high-quality, customized services through own own staff capabilities and through a network of experienced partner companies and consultants on the ground in Russia and the U.S. Utilizing this flexible network approach, B.E.A. is a cost-efficient alternative for market entry in difficult times.

For further information contact:

B.E.A.Associates

+1 617 642 9584

Firm Type Location Sector

Sector Specialist Boston Market Entry

www.bea-associates.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Eurasia Investment Solutions (EURASOL) provides property funds, legal entities and private individuals with market intelligence, rigorous analysis, and international execution expertise to lay strong foundations for optimal returns. We are a dynamic Moscow — based consultancy firm that provides advisory, legal and niche taxes and financial expertise in CIS and international projects, protection of your investment projects through arbitration and litigation and consequent enforcement of the judicial decisions and arbitral awards. EURASOL distinguishes itself by a tailor-made feasibility study, market intelligence, enforcement, execution and international best practices to create value for clients and partners at every stage of M&A or an investment project. Our team possesses substantial advisory and execution experience in CIS domestic as well as international transactions.

For further information contact:

Eurasia Investment Solutions

+7 495 943 0588 info@eurasol.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Sector Specialist Moscow Business Services

www.eurasol.com “The Online M&A Community”

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International Hospitality Management Group (IHM) was founded in 2004 to meet the growing demand in Russia for professional property management in two main directions: hotels and commercial real estate. Our main clients are developers and investors who seek international management standards with representation in Moscow and other cities of Russia.

IHM’s projects have included: • Holiday Inn Lesnaya Hotel (301 rooms - Moscow) – project consultancy, start up, opening of the management company; • Holiday Inn Sushevsky Val Hotel (312 rooms-Moscow) – project consultancy; • Mokhovaya Business Center (Moscow) – “A” class – property management; • Znamenka Business Center (Moscow) – “A” class – project consultancy; • Romanov Dvor Business Center (Moscow) – “A+” class – property management; • KBR (TNK-BP) Moscow Office – project management, property management; • Zavidovo Boutique Hotel (36 rooms -Tver) – project consultancy; • Pacific Plaza Hotel (149 rooms - Uzhno-Sakhalinsk) – project consultancy, asset management; • Pacific Business Center (Uzhno-Sakhalinsk) – project management, asset management and operations (full turnkey solution); • Intourist – Krasnodar Hotel (250 rooms-Krasnodar) – project consultancy for reconstruction, opening of management company; • Riverside Business Center (Rostov-on-Don) – project consultancy; • SALCO (Uzhno-Sakhalinsk) “A” class Office Building – project consultancy and project management; • “Golden Ring” resort hotels (Yaroslavskaya oblast) – project consultancy; • New 269 room “Waterfront” Hotel Project on Leningradskoe avenue – project consultancy, representation of the owner– potential brand “Double Tree” by Hilton; • New 152 room hotel in Yaroslavl – project consultancy for reconstruction, representation of the owner – potential brand “Hampton” by Hilton; • New 150 room hotel in Vladimir for 150 rooms (3 star international) – project consultancy for concept stage, representation of the owner.

At the concept stage we provide “turnkey” management services and at the operations stage we provide management and maintenance at the highest level. We consult with the customer to obtain project cost optimization, implementation of the Western real estate operating standards, work coordination with Western management companies, project management and provision of specialists for the project. For hotels, we provide full project management for start-up or renovation and re-opening of hotels in the 3-5 star category. We also represent owners in negotiations with management companies and for small properties we may create a management company. Our experienced staff consists of a strong team of professionals highly skilled in property development at all stages, from design and construction works to management and operation. IHM’s CEO brings vast experience in opening hotels beginning with his work with the opening of Sheraton and Marriott hotels worldwide. He has gained experience in the development and opening of high quality hotels in tough locations and also has a network of trained professionals who participate in all stages from building to management.

For further information contact:

International Hospitality Management

Firm Type Location Sector

Basil Rajendram + 7 495 228 7041 info@ihm.ru

Sector Specialist Moscow Hospitality

www.ihm.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Merloni Progetti is an engineering and general contracting company supplying industrial turnkey solutions to companies wishing to operate as global market leaders, investing and creating added value for its clients.

Today Merloni Progetti is a leading company in the transfer of technology and expertise in international markets and works as an industrial partner in industrial plant planning, turnkey construction and start-up all over the world.

We look to the future with enthusiasm that comes from the knowledge of a job well done, with competence, reliability and passion, from the ability to capitalise on our consolidated experience in these 35 years of international success, and from the strong will to continue to grow with our clients, in a continuous relationship of industrial partnership.

PROCESS AND TECHNOLOGY – Planning, transfer of expertise, and turnkey construction of 110 plants in the electromechanics sector, environmental treatments, biofuels, and the production of electricity from biomass. PATENTS AND LICENSES – Portfolio of proprietary expertise, exclusive licenses and continual scouting for new technology in the sectors of biofuels and environmental treatments.

Merloni Progetti is the engineering and general contracting company of the Fineldo group, the financial holding company of the Vittorio Merloni family, one of the most important Italian industrial dynasties.

MARKETS – Consolidated knowledge of commercial dynamics, of the local regulations framework and industrial logic, in particular with reference to Russia, China and Europe.

Fineldo is a large group diversified along several business lines, which range from engineering (Merloni Progetti and MP Ambiente) to domestic appliances (Indesit Company), and energy (MP Energia) as well as qualified holdings in leading financial entities on both a national and international level.

PROJECT FINANCING – Support in the formulation of feasibility studies and business plans, in the selection of industrial and/or commercial partners, in finding better financing formulas and in the creation of joint venture operations. PARTNERSHIP – Thirty years’ experience in trading and sourcing, as well as in-depth knowledge of the markets and ability to select the best partnerships and strategic alliances for the project.

For further information contact:

Merloni Progetti

+7 495 981 8485 info@merloniprogetti.ru

Firm Type Sector Specialist Location Italy Sector Industrial Engineering

www.merloniprogetti.com “The Online M&A Community”

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IQ One is an investment management company that works in the market of information technologies. The goals of the company are: providing effective dialogue between investors and innovative companies, investment attraction into hi-tech fields of economics, development of Russian IT sector.

Besides the investment activities IQ One functions as a field management company – it provides services in management of customers’ shares, carries out strategic and operative management of investment projects. In the process of its own investment activities IQ One has developed its own effective standards of selection, evaluation and management of IT projects; it has formed a solid team of specialists that consists of professional appraisers, innovation project managers and specialists in financial and legal forwarding.

IQ One works actively in the investment area in IT sphere, provides services in searching and selecting investment projects, organizes and forwards deals of purchasing and selling of IT companies, cooperates with professional venture, institutional and field investors.

In the process of its own investment activities IQ One has developed its own effective standards of selection, evaluation and management of IT projects; it has formed a solid team of specialists that consists of professional appraisers, innovation project managers and specialists in financial and legal forwarding. We render the following services: • Searching for investment medium • Attracting investments • Asset management • Managing a company’s activities • Sector expert advice and due diligence • Appraisal and “packaging” of projects • Organization and forwarding of deals

The management company specializes in investments into projects on the early stages of development, creates the infrastructure for investment attraction via cooperation with other management companies. In 2008 in IQ One created a venture investment fund “Atlanta Start” for IT sector in cooperation with MC “Atlanta”. The fund addresses sowing and start-up investments in the “Internet and new media” segment.

For further information contact:

IQ One

+7 495 995 2147 info@iqone.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Sector Specialist Moscow IT

www.iqone.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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PRIOR GROUP Prior Group is a New Zealand consulting company specialising in promoting business between New Zealand, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Its focus is on business partnerships developed to the mutual benefit of New Zealand and Russian/CIS companies. The Company was founded by Stuart Prior, New Zealand Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2003-2006, who has over thirty years of experience working with Russia and its predecessor the USSR. Prior Group has a base in Moscow, Russia. Prior Group offers a broad range of specialist expertise in business consulting, tourism, agriculture, commerce and education. In conjunction with New Zealand-based partners, also offers New Zealand migration and investment advice.

Business Consulting

Prior Group offers its clients long-standing local market expertise combined with the highest practices and standards. Whether a client is a New Zealand company looking at expansion and new markets or a Russian player seeking an international partner we can help build the relationships necessary for future business.

Market Research

Prior Group offers quality Russia and the CIS market intelligence on industries, companies and consumers. We provide efficient research solutions for clients across a wide range of industries. We help our clients to obtain reliable up-to-date information in order to expand existing business or enter a new market.

Agriculture

Prior Group works with leading New Zealand exporters to facilitate the export of cattle, sheep and related services and goods: • Representing New Zealand Agriculture Companies in Emerging Russian and CIS Markets; • Coordinating Negotiations of Contracts; • Providing Professional Consultation; • Coordinating and Facilitating visits to New Zealand for selection of cattle; • Maintaining Communication Following The Sale To Ensure Customer Satisfaction And Success • Education and Training Prior Group through its partners in New Zealand is able to offer best natural products including food, wine and clothes direct from suppliers.

Trade and Commerce

For further information contact:

Prior Group

info@priorgroup.com

Firm Type Trade Specialist Location Moscow, New Zealand Sector New Zealand Trade

www.priorgroup.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Retail Solutions is a Delaware Company which was founded in 2002 to provide professional consulting services in key areas of retail and to assist companies in developing their concepts abroad. We specialize in management advisory services in Sales/ KPI improvement, Due Diligence, Store Expansion, Cost Controls, Finding Partners, Layout Design Services as well as provide a broad range of other retail consulting services tailored to the retailer, bank or investor.

Retail Solutions offers services in the following areas: Crisis Management Assistance Programs – Distressed Assets - We are able to step into a company to provide turnaround services and install new management and the following programs as necessary: • Diagnostic Review (”Retail Solutions Checklist” methodology program); • Black Ink (cost and expense control methodology); • Sales and Turnover Enhancement; • Strategy Validation and Development; • Inventory Shrinkage Control; • Replenishment, Inventory Control / SCM; • Performance Management / HR - (optimal staff reduction methods); • Management & Supervisory Board Services (ongoing). Financial and Operational Assistance Programs • Store Operations (Best Practices); • Product Pricing Program; • Category Management / Merchandising / Private Label; • Finding Partners; • Licensee Management (for shopping center and hypermarkets); • Due Diligence and Pre-Due Diligence; • Company Acquisition Assistance and Valuation Multiples. Design • Complete layout and design services for shoppingcenters and chain store layouts.

Our team has more than 50 years of combined retail and consulting experience throughout the US, Europe, and Far East and a broad range of methodologies in order to assist us with our work. We specialize in multi-national, multi-store global chains and have consulted extensively throughout Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on Russia but also Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, India, Montenegro, Ukraine as well as the USA. We cooperate and sub - contract with big 4 and top tier strategy consulting firms, without the unnecessary costs. This allows us to give more value to our clients. We have completed work for a blue chip list of retailers, banks and investment firms for their retail investment in Eastern Europe including Tesco, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), OfficeMax, Renaissance Capital, K-Mart Europe, Baring Vostok Capital Partners, Renova Capital, Eldorado Russia and others parties with interests in the retail industry.

For further information contact:

Retail Solutions

Firm Type Location Sector

Art Vartanian +7 903 678 4885 +420 602 33 5344 av@retailsol.com

Sector Specialist Moscow, Prague Retail

www.retailsol.com “The Online M&A Community”

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At the Risk Advisory Group we believe our clients should make fully informed decisions – including when selecting their professional risk management consultants.

The Risk Advisory Group’s reputation for business risk services in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia is unrivalled. As well as a strong geographic presence, our team is highly experienced in providing advice and operational support across the full spectrum of risk management services.

The Risk Advisory Group uses multi-disciplinary teams to provide a unique blend of professional expertise. Our staff are drawn from a wide range of professional disciplines and backgrounds including the law, banking, accountancy, the police, journalism, the intelligence services, the military, academia, corporate security, information technology and public relations. By bringing together such a diverse range of skills, we can ensure that we have the ability to understand client issues and provide effective solutions.

Ethics and the Law It was a founding principle of the group and remains central to our policy that all employees are required to fully observe the law in every jurisdiction in which they operate. In addition, all external resources and consultants retained by the group are also required to subscribe in writing to codes of conduct which prohibit transgressions of the law in the execution of their work.

We help clients make sure that new counterparties are suitable, minimising reputational and regulatory risk. We use hundreds of data archives and contracted associates around the world to locate and retrieve data for analysis. We then produce an objective assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of possible new counterparties.

We consider not only issues of legality, but also the ethical implications and therefore the potential impact of a particular course of action on the reputation of both our client and our group. In practice this means that the group prohibits the commissioning of actions by its staff or external resources which may be technically within the law, but which are otherwise unacceptable and therefore risk bringing our clients into disrepute.

We aim to make sure that clients have all the relevant facts at their disposal when in a hostile bid situation, identifying weaknesses in potential acquirers’ or targets’ arguments. Our critique is directed at the factors influencing the decisions of stakeholders and regulators. Issues may include the track record and credibility of key executives, corporate governance, incidents of questionable propriety, matters of integrity, or environmental and other regulatory issues. We can also gather objective intelligence on the views of key stakeholders as well as advise on information security.

For further information contact:

Risk Advisory Group/Janusian +7 495 937 7080 moscow@riskadvisory.net

Firm Type Location Sector

Sector Specialist Russia, Global Risk Management

www.riskadvisory.net “The Online M&A Community”

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RosExpert is one of the market leaders in the field of complex management of human captal. Our services include: Executive Search, Leadership Development Solutions and Board Services.

RosExpert specializes in the following areas: • Executive Search — recruitment of top managers and creation of managerial teams. • Leadership Development Solutions that include: • Executive Assessment — complex analysis of the professional, managerial, leadership and personal potential of a top manager in the process of a semi-structured interview designed to reveal major professional achievements and life events. • Executive Coaching — complex guidance for top managers in the process of their professional and personal development. • Board Services — assessment of executive board and attracting independent members.

We maintain high quality standards in our activities. We aim to always conform to the expectations of our Clients’ among which are leading Russian and international companies of various business industries. RosExpert has represented the interests of the international company Korn/Ferry International in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Georgia since 2005. RosExpert is a member of International Association of Executive Search Consultants.

For further information contact:

Rosexpert

+7 495 665 0210 rosexpert@rosexpert.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Sector Specialist Moscow Human Resources

www.rosexpert.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Group Russia Consulting is an international consulting firm for investment, business set-up and expansion in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, as well as in Hamburg and Paris. With more than 180 experts in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk, Kiev and Almaty, we are the leading independent consulting firm in our area.

Entry to the market or investing in Russia is not comparable to Western Countries. Business is done differently here, and is less predictable. Therefore it pays to get to know the peculiarities of the Russian market beforehand. After an investment is realized there is in general a need for information and help to manage the investment successfully due to the fact that transparency is very low in Russia and international accounting standards are rarely applied, even if everybody pretends to know them.

Russia Consulting specializes in the following areas: • Financial and tax due diligence; • Valuation services and negotiation; • Post acquisition integration: »» IFRS Reporting and budgeting; »» Financial Interim Management; »» HR solutions; • Taxation, tax planning and currency regulation.

With more than 13 years of experience in the area and clients of all sizes and many countries, from listed American companies, to French and Chinese companies, and small family-owned German firms we are able to provide services adapted to each situation. Quality is our focus and international standards our daily business. Our approach is based on individual treatment of each particular case, and our clients come from different sectors such as industry, services, construction, pharmaceuticals, automotive, banking and real estate. Our team will serve you in English, German, French and of course in Russian language.

For further information contact:

Russia Consulting

+7 925 505 0479 info@russia-consulting.eu

Firm Type Sector Specialist Location Moscow, St. Petersburg Sector Business Services

www.russia-consulting.eu “The Online M&A Community”

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Established in the UK and operating from both London and Moscow offices, SCI’s reputation is built on over 37 years of combined retail experience of the founding partners and involvement with many major successful retail projects. Together we have advised clients on over 1.54 million square metres of purpose built retail floorspace.

Shopping Centres International (SCI) is an independent retail property advisory firm with expertise in shopping centre development, international anchor leasing, asset management and investment advisory.

SCI partners have extensive experience of assessing and marketing international shopping centre projects in various markets such as Brazil, Barbados, Italy, Greece, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Oman, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, the UAE (Dubai) and the Far East. As a result the company has developed an appreciation of the specifics required to advise clients on the successful promotion of shopping centres internationally.

ADVISORY: We are specialist retail development advisors, providing development appraisals and leasing input, working with architects and the key retailers on viable concept options. LEASING: From national and international anchor store to unit shop leasing and portfolio acquisition, we use insights we have developed over the last two decades to help maximise opportunities for landlords and retailers alike. STRATEGY: We utilize the investor’s perspective to identify value creation opportunities. We can assist clients with real estate acquisitions, disposition, finance & investment management.

For further information contact:

Shopping Centers International

+7 903 152 2654 jeff.kershaw@shoppingcentresint.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Sector Specialist Moscow, London Shopping Centers

www.shoppingcentresint.com “The Online M&A Community”

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ABRT Venture Fund is focused on high-growth software, internet, and technology-enabled companies. We look to invest in companies operating at startup, early and growth stage of their development. We expect to be alongside the company at all phases of this journey and encourage entrepreneurs to fulfill their vision, without any concessions.

ABRT Venture Fund has joint investments and works actively with other venture funds: • OpenView Venture Partners OpenView Venture Partners is an expansion stage venture capital fund with a focus on high-growth software, Internet, and technology-enabled companies. The firm was founded in 2006 by Scott Maxwell with an inaugural fund encompassing $100 million in committed capital. OpenView Venture Partners is based in Boston, and invests on a worldwide basis. • Insight Venture Partners Insight Venture Partners is the leading private equity and venture capital firm focused on the global software and Internet industries. Insight is based in New York, with offices in numerous countries. • Mangrove Capital Partners Mangrove Capital Partners “Mangrove” is a venture capital fund that invests in startups and early stage companies. It is a contrarian, bold but patient venture capital firm helping innovative entrepreneurs start and grow global, disruptive companies. Mangrove is based in Luxembourg.

When evaluating potential investments, here’s ABRT is seeking: • Great Entrepreneurs »» Passionate entrepreneurs who can drive the company and its products »» Proven management, with emphasis on repeat entrepreneurs who are strong executors • Good Product & Good Market »» Proprietary technology or some other defensible and sustainable competitive advantage »» Software products appealing to the majority of customers in an existing market or to early adopters in a new market • Existing customer/install base and revenue »» Sustainable business model »» Large market segment with high growth potential

For further information contact: Andrey Gershfeld

ABRT Venture Fund

Andrey.Gershfeld(@)abrtfund.com

Firm Type Venture Capital Location Moscow Sector Internet and Software

www.abrtfund.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Addventure is a pioneer institutional seed investment partnership focused on Russia-based Internet companies.

AddVenture helps startups perform key tasks in each phase of the project development: • Launch a beta-version or a prototype of a product or service; • Make first sales and reach profitability; • Find major strategic partners among key Russian and international Internet, IT and telecom companies through AddVenture’s business network; • Get advice in efficient online advertising planning and buying; • Share experience with successful counterparts from European, USA and Asian markets; • Dynamically grow and be successful.

Addventure is an independent player on the Russian venture capital market and is managed by a team of partners with extensive Internet industry expertise, attracting international and Russian investment background and building strategic partnerships history. AddVenture is Russia’s only business angels fund. AddVenture accumulates private investors’ funds and invests them in venture projects. Addventure operates three venture-capital funds: • Addventure I and Addventure II funds have already invested in 11 projects and teams. AddVenture actively participates in strategic management and development of Pixonic, AlterGeo and InSales. The value of the asset portfolio has increased by 10 during the first two years of operation. • Addventure III fund successfully closed in April 2011 raising $ 7 million. The fund will invest in 7 to 10 projects during 2011.

The Adventure portfolio includes investments in Pixonic, Altergeo, Insales, Minibanda, and Easyfinance.

For further information contact:

Addventure

ask@addventure.to

Firm Type Business Angel Fund Location Moscow Sector Internet

www.addventure.to “The Online M&A Community”

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Alfa Capital Partners (ACP), a private equity and real estate investment advisory firm, as a subadvisor, advises Funds that invest in leading companies and real estate properties in Russia, Ukraine and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). International institutional and private investors, from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, multilaterals (EBRD, IFC) as well as Alfa Group, have committed over US$700 million in capital across three Funds.

Alfa Private Equity Partners L.P. Alfa Private Equity Partners (APEP) is a US$200 million Fund which invests in private companies in Russia, Ukraine and CIS with the objective of generating significant long term capital appreciation. The Fund closed in February 2007 with commitments from international institutional and private investors in the US, Europe and the Middle East, as well as capital from Alfa Group. The Fund typically invests US$10-50 million per company as equity or equity-linked securities.

Each of the Funds has a distinct investment strategy with a dedicated management team of results-driven experts. Our years of experience, combined with our equity capital, enable companies to grow and generate increased profitability.

Marbleton Property Fund L.P. Marbleton Property Fund is a US$321 million private equity real estate fund, co-sponsored by Alfa Capital Partners and JER Partners with a focus on real estate investments across all property sectors in Russia, the Ukraine and other CIS countries. Marbleton closed in June 2007 with equity commitments mainly from institutional investors in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Alfa Capital Partners was established in 2003 as a subsidiary of Alfa Group, a leading Russian financial industrial group. As a subsidiary of Alfa Group, ACP functions as a stand alone and independent business with dedicated teams. Due to our relationship with Alfa Group, ACP is able to benefit from their institutional and personal relationships.

The Great Circle Fund L.P. Alfa Capital Partners is Regional Manager and Limited Partner of the U.S. OPIC sponsored fund The Great Circle Fund L.P., a US$180 million infrastructure fund. The Fund mandate is to invest in transportation, transport infrastructure, logistics, maritime service companies and offshore energy support services. The primary geographic focus includes Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus states, the Balkan states and other FSU countries, Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and Turkey. Fund investments are typically in the US$25-30 million range for equity or quasi-equity securities.

With an experienced management team in place, the support of Alfa Group, and our International Advisory Board, Alfa Capital Partners, as sub-advisor to the Funds, has a broad experience in bringing value and growing portfolio companies both strategically and financially for future success.

For further information contact:

Alfa Capital Partners

+7 495 775 1828 info@alfacp.ru

Firm Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector USD 10m to USD 50m

www.alfacp.ru “The Online M&A Community�

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A1 Group is one of the leading investment companies making its investments into the assets situated in Russia and CIS. It specializes in long-term investments in capital of the companies with high growth potential. The investment portfolio covers a wide range of industries. A1 Group’s long-term strategy is to create and build sustainable and competitive businesses, offering top-quality products and services often not seen before in Russia, through investment, reorganization and introduction of efficient management systems.

The experience gained from successful participation in a large number of diverse projects throughout the economy is a distinct competitive advantage of cooperation with A1 Group. Another advantage is A1 Group’s ability to act promptly and positively, to be responsive to any changes in the “external” conditions while providing a high quality of investment process. A1 Group’s core partnership and business principles are: • Investing in leading companies, producing top quality goods and services; • Maintaining a leading position in the Russian investment market; • Developing and implementing the highest standards in the investment industry.

A1 Group is the key investment division of Alfa-Group consortium which is owned and controlled by the Consortium’s shareholders. It specializes in investments in companies leading to long-term increase in capital value through the implementation of business growth strategies, restructuring, use of leverage, crisis management, acquisition of undervalued assets and resolution of corporate conflicts. A1 Group invests both its own funds and, as a management company, the capital of its investors, the shareholders of Alfa-Group.

Basic to A1 Group’s investment policy has always been the rule: investment is only the beginning of the value generation process. Therefore, attention is focused on making a rational investment decision and on efficient management of a portfolio company rather than just looking for a bargain. Structuring and making a good deal is a key phase of the investment process, but it does not guarantee success.

Professionals contributing to the development of A1 Group earned their spurs on projects which resulted in the creation of Alfa-Group’s strategic businesses: Alfa-Bank, Tyumen Oil Company, the biggest Russian telecommunication operator VimpelCom (trademark “Beeline”) and the Perekryostok national retail chain. They were also involved in projects with some of the country’s largest metallurgy, timber processing and consumer services enterprises.

A1 Group invests in companies in different stages of development: from the creation of new businesses to acquiring controlling holdings of large “mature” companies. The general principle for all A1 Group projects is that they must comply with one of several tried and tested investment strategies for increasing investment value, these strategies must be feasible in practice, and the required resources need to be available. Companies being considered for A1 Group’s portfolio should have clear-cut competitive advantages and, as a rule, be leaders or potential leaders in their markets. For further information contact:

A1 Group

a-1@a-1.com +7 495 967 0000

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow Russia, Ukraine

www.a-1.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Almaz Capital Partners is one of the leading venture capital firms serving entrepreneurs and companies with ties to Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Our investors include industry leaders, such as Cisco, EBRD and UFG Asset Management. Almaz primarily targets early and expansion stage investments in high growth sectors, including Technology, Digital Media, and Communications. In addition to extensive experience in Russia/CIS, Almaz Capital Partners’ network in Silicon Valley offers portfolio companies an effective local investment partner with global reach.

Almaz Capital Partners is highly selective, but once we commit to an investment we strive to apply our deep industry relationships, hands-on experience in building businesses, and understanding of both Russian/CIS and Western cultures, to help our companies more effectively and efficiently execute their business plan, and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Almaz Capital Partners receives hundreds of business plans and proposals each year. So, the best way to ensure that an idea or company gets the attention it deserves is to build a team that includes people on the board, in senior management positions or in key advisory roles who have established track records of success and relevant industry experience, and to approach Almaz with a referral from someone who we know and trust.

The mission of Almaz Capital Partners is to partner with and support bright and passionate entrepreneurs who are determined to build great companies by solving large, unmet market needs. With offices in Moscow and Silicon Valley, Almaz Capital Partners helps entrepreneurs access global opportunities and navigate the emerging markets of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Almaz has investments in Altergeo, Jelastic, Yandex, Alawar Entertainment, Parallels, Acumatica, Flirtic, nScaled, and Apollo.

We invest in companies with “proven technologies” for global markets, which may be headquartered outside of the CIS region, and companies with “proven business models” that serve the Russian and CIS market. The industry sectors that we actively engage, network and research, include software, Internet, digital media, e-commerce, consumer technologies and communications. Selectively, we will also consider related opportunities in fabless semiconductor, optoelectronics, and cleantech. We invest in companies across three phases of maturity: product development, growth and profitability.

For further information contact:

Almaz Capital Partners

+7 495 984 8370 info@almazcapital.com

Firm Type Private Equity Location Moscow, San Francisco Sector Technology

www.almazcapital.com “The Online M&A Community”

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ALTAIR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Altair was established for development, promotion, financing and support of new and steadily growing companies that have the potential to occupy leading positions in the markets of the United States, Europe, Baltic countries, Russia and the CIS.

Altair areas of interest and investment: • Hi-tech companies in the fields of information technologies, biotechnologies, including research, development and delivery of products and services, and education; • Real estate projects; • Research in the field of oil and gas industry.

Altair manages the funds of private investors. Altair unites the best consultants, specialists and analysts in investments and strategic consulting. Altair takes high responsibility for results with every project, and this is demostrated by an entire portfolio of successful projects implemented by Altair.

Altair headquarters is situated in Vienna, Austria. It has investments in Austria, Ireland, United Kingdom, Russia, and China.

Altair invests in capital efficient enterprises, new technologies in IT, chemical and biological industries, real estate, oil and gas processing, buyouts and pre-IPO offerings. Altair applies state of the art research to selecting investments and building a diversified portfolio with permanently growing value.

For further information contact:

Altair Capital Management

+7 495 748 0900 info@acap.at

Firm Type Private Equity Location Austria, Russia Sector Tech, Oil and Gas, RE

www.acap.at “The Online M&A Community”

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ARLAN is a private equity management company involved in a number of key industries in Russia and its neighbouring countries. Founded in 1990, ARLAN has been steadfast in its approach and strategy in dealing with the dynamic changes of the Russian market. ARLAN has developed the ability to effectively manage investments, and a responsive and prompt decision process. This has enabled ARLAN to successfully accomplish investments in metallurgy, extraction and production of non-ferrous metals, non-metallic raw materials and real estate. Its expertise in mining and non-ferrous metals has now brought ARLAN to the management of mining investments in Africa.

Recent investments taken under management by ARLAN include the Pavlik, Shakhskoye, Burkhalinskoye, and Utinskoye gold deposits in Russia’s Magadan region; Stellar Diamonds Ltd., a diamond exploration company that operates in Western Africa; and the Smolensk Agricultural Land Project, an initiative to create a large-scale dairy production farm. ARLAN recently exited projects including the First Moscow Watch Factory to a strategic investor, the Balasheika Ore Mining and Processing Works project to an international strategic investor, the TDS Salt Distribution Company through a management buyout, and the Trubetskaya residential complex project through sale to a strategic investor.

As a leading private equity manager in the region, the mission of ARLAN is to provide investors with a high internal rate of return and a diversified portfolio of investment projects. ARLAN’s experienced team have been able to effectively increase the value of portfolio companies through the enlistment of professional managers and implementation of modern management systems, disposal of non-core assets, and involvement of strategic partners. As a fund manager, ARLAN typically seeks investments in projects or companies in the range of US$20 million to US$300 million.

For further information contact:

Arlan

+7 495 363 5527 info@arlan.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Russia, Africa $20m to $100m

www.arlan.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Aton Capital Partners has managed alternative investments for Aton Group since 2008. ACP’s goal is to deliver to investors above-average long-term returns through the transformation of entrepreneurial businesses into larger professionally managed companies with industry-leading market positions.

Investment Strategy and Focus • ACP provides growth capital to fundamentally sound, profitable or approaching profitability mid-market companies; • Investment range: $10-20m; • Flexibility to invest in both control and minority positions; • Target revenue range: $30-$300m; • We do not invest in natural resources, liquor, military-related activities, gambling and films. We do not invest in start-ups.

In its investment approach, ACP’s team draws on over 60 man-years of professional experience in private equity and venture capital in the US, Europe and Russia. It has an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship in Russia, of its market and operating characteristics. All senior members of the team have high-level operating management experience. Team members boast 30 deals covering the full investment cycle (from entry to exit) in various industry sectors, six of which went on to raise money through an IPO on international capital markets.

ACP Property Department manages a diversified portfolio of commercial assets. In addition, it manages an international property investment fund. Our property professionals have long experience in various areas of the property business, including highest quality office centers, retail property and sports facilities, and in structuring successful property investments for international institutions.

For further information contact:

Aton Capital Partners

+7 495 642 8074 ACP@aton.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow, London Mid-Market

www.atonbroker.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Aurora Russia Limited is a listed investment company on the London Stock Exchange. It was established to acquire interests in small and mid-sized private companies in Russia which are focused on the financial, business and consumer services sectors where there is a potential for growth together with viable exit opportunities within two to four years.

Managed by Aurora Investment Advisors Aurora Russia Limited is managed by Aurora Investment Advisors Limited in Guernsey, providing face to face contact with its investor base as well as being in a position to identify and invest in dynamic Russian companies.

Aurora Russia Limited provides its investors with exposure to high growth companies in Russia and its investee companies with the necessary capital to continue to expand and develop. Our aim is to substantially increase the value of our investments for ultimate trade sale or stock market listing. Aurora Russia’s investment advisors have a proven track record in selling companies to trade buyers and in taking companies to IPO as well as providing hands-on operational support that delivers significant step changes in performance and value creation.

The Private Equity Investor of Choice for Russia Aurora Russia Limited aims to be the investor of choice for small and mid-sized private Russian companies seeking capital. Investee companies receive hands-on operational support to deliver significant step changes in performance and value creation. We work closely with management to drive growth through revenue creation, margin enhancement and extracting cost efficiencies. Appropriate capital structures are implemented to enhance returns.

As Aurora Russia Limited is the first listed private equity company focusing on this market, investee companies benefit from being followed by listed company investors in London which is a good first stage in an IPO process.

For further information contact:

Aurora Russia Limited

+7 495 644 1662

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow SME

www.aurorarussia.com “The Online M&A Community�

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Baring Vostok Capital Partners is one of the leading private equity firms operating in Russia and the CIS. The Baring Vostok Private Equity Funds have invested over $950 million in 55 companies since 1994, and currently have committed capital of $2 billion for new investment. The Funds’ portfolios are diversified among financial services, oil and gas, consumer products, telecommunications, and media sectors. Since 2005, for four years in a row, Baring Vostok Capital Partners has been voted “Russian Private Equity Firm of the Year” by readers of Private Equity Online and Private Equity International in their annual Global Private Equity Awards.

Baring Vostok’s approach has won the trust of investors. This trust, as well as the huge potential of the region’s economies since the 1998 economic crisis, led to the formation of the Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund in 2001 with total committed capital of $205 million. In May 2004, BPEP finalized a management buyout of ING’s stake. In 2005, the Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund III, also advised by Baring Vostok Capital Partners, was raised with total committed capital of $413 million. Then in February 2007, the Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund IV (“Fund IV”) was raised, with total committed capital of $1.05 billion. This was at the time the largest private equity fund in Central and Eastern Europe. The Baring Vostok Fund IV Supplemental Fund was raised with $450 million in total committed capital for the purpose of investing alongside Fund IV in larger opportunities.

Baring’s links with Russia can be traced as far back as the XVIII century, when the company first provided trade financing to Russian merchants. In 1817, Barings became the primary international bank for the Russian Imperial government, placing bonds and raising financing for military spending as well as railway and city infrastructure development projects. The Russian Revolution in 1917 led to a suspension in Barings’ business relationship with Russia.

In 2007, a specialized commercial real estate development fund, BV Retail Investment Limited, was created and capitalized with $155 million to take advantage of the rapid growth of the Russian real estate market. A well-known British investment fund specializing in real estate, Patron Capital Limited, became a co-investor and partner in the project.

The origins of Baring Vostok Capital Partners date back to 1994 with the formation of the First NIS Regional Fund by Baring Asset Management and Sovlink, a Russian-American merchant bank. A dedicated team of four investment professionals from each party merged to create Baring Vostok Capital Partners, which then subsequently became a 100% subsidiary of the Dutch banking Group ING.

For further information contact:

Baring Vostok Capital Partners +7 495 967 1307 info@bvcp.ru

Firm Type Private Equity Location Russia Sector USD 50m to USD 150m

www.bvcp.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Bright Capital is an independent venture capital firm that invests globally in a wide range of promising companies in clean technology, renewable energy, advanced materials, green chemistry, IT, telecom and semiconductor markets. It invests in projects in the United States, Europe and Asia with leading venture capital funds. It is a global venture capital firm that was founded in 2010 with a commited capital of $350 million.

The Bright Capital portfolio includes investments in Alion, Genomatica, Alta Devices, Solidia Technologies, Flodesign Wind Turbine, Cardoiodx, Luxim, Ranmatix, CTC Global Corporation and others.

Bright Capital provides support for the transfer to Russia of international technologies through innovative development programs of the largest Russian industrial companies.

For further information contact:

Bright Capital LLC

+7 495 989 8540 businessplan@bright-capital.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Venture Capital Moscow Technology

www.bright-capital.com “The Online M&A Community�

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Buran Venture Capital is a private, cash-based investment fund that was founded in 2010 to invest USD 50m over the course of the next 3-4 years.

Buran knows how to build a successful company and contribute significant energy and attention to each project. Key areas of value creation include strategy, corporate finance, HR, financial controls and leveraging our relationship network.

Buran’s target sectors are e-commerce (services, marketplace platforms), online media (howto guides, video, music), mobile Internet (apps, gaming), social networking, and softwareas-a-service.

Buran’s portfolio includes SravniKupi, Just Eva, adn Epistograph.

Buran invests anywhere from USD 300k to USD 3m in a single portfolio company. BVC invests on the basis of a proprietary investment scoring system, which predominantly relys on entrepreneurs who have a potential to build category killers on or around the Internet.

For further information contact:

Buran Venture Capital info@buranvc.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Venture Capital Moscow Internet

www.buranvc.com “The Online M&A Community”

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CapMan is one of the leading alternative asset managers in the Nordic countries and Russia and manages funds with approximately €3.4 billion in total capital. CapMan’s operations are divided into two business areas, CapMan Private Equity and CapMan Real Estate. The CapMan team comprises 140 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Moscow. The B shares of CapMan Plc are listed on Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.

CapMan focuses on: • Mid-sized companies based in Russia; • Companies operating in selected industries like: »» consumer goods and services, »» manufacturing, »» telecom, »» transportation, »» financial services, »» media, • Enterprise value of approximately EUR 5–50 million; • Net sales typically €5–100 million; • Investment size typically €5–15 million equity per transaction.

CapMan Russia’s investment focus is predominantly on mid-sized companies based in Russia. CapMan has expanded its operations to Russia through the Norum acquisition in May 2008. Norum has been active in the Russian market since 1995. The CapMan team of investment professionals have a strong track record with investments in approximately 30 Russian companies. Of these companies 23 have already been exited with good return to the investors.

For further information contact:

CapMan Russia

Firm Type Private Equity Location Russia, Scandinavia Sector USD 5m to USD 15m

www.capman.com “The Online M&A Community”

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+7 495 620 4885 hans.christian.dall.nygard@capman.com


CUBE was founded in 2003 as an alternative investment management and advisory firm. CUBE now manages over $1bn in Funds of hedge funds, Specialist hedge funds, and Real estate private equity.

CUBE’s real estate investment strategy focuses on early stage investments in developing markets of Europe and Asia. We seek internal rates of return (IRR) in excess of 30% over a 2 - 4 year period. We focus on early stage land acquisition and development transactions, as well as distressed and corporate restructuring situations with real estate as the main underlying asset.

Our team of 30 investment professionals are based in London, Moscow, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Kiev. We also maintain a global network of origination and local execution partners.

Through our in-house dedicated development team we can execute turn-key development projects in industrial and office sectors where we seek to play an active developer role. In addition, we will opportunistically evaluate development projects in other sectors, including retail, residential and mixed use projects in partnership with reputable local land owners and by attracting best-of-breed Western development expertise. We only seek to participate in projects where we can add significant value through innovative structuring, application of our capital markets and corporate finance experience as well as providing institutional real estate development expertise.

We are authorized and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

For further information contact:

CUBE Capital Europe

+7 495 784 6210 moscow@cubecap.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow, London Real Estate

www.cubecap.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Da Vinci Capital is a leading independent asset manager setup in 2007 focusing on midmarket Private Equity investments in Russia, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries. Da Vinci won the “Investment Fund of the Year” award at Investor Awards 2011(investorawards.ru) and “Best Alternative Investment Management Company” from Spear’s Magazine in 2009 and 2010 (awards2009.pbwm.ru).

Da Vinci Capital targets growth capital and buyout opportunities in sectors where it brings a competitive edge to its partner companies.

The Da Vinci team provides a strong mix of fund management experience, sector expertise and entrepreneurial capacity. The team comes from leading international firms such as Renaissance Capital, Credit Suisse, McKinsey, AIG, EBRD, Rosta, Accenture. Collectively, they bring a solid track record in private equity, general management, investment banking, trading, structuring and management consulting experience.

Geography

Russia and CIS countries

Growth buyouts

Da Vinci seeks to achieve either active control with co-investors in buyouts of growing mid-market companies, or minority control shareholdings in larger companies, whenever possible with secured exits via put options.

Sector

Da Vinci developed a leading edge in the financial sector at large, with investments in exchanges, brokerage companies, banks, insurance, payment systems, IT services and others.

Equity investment Typically $10m to $25m of equity capital The Da Vinci portfolio includes MICEX-RTS, EPAM, Lubel Coal Company, Imperia Detstva, Game Zona, Gallery and DVC Pension Fund.

For further information contact: Eric Maillebiau

Da Vinci Capital

Firm Type Location Sector

+7 495 775 6222 e.maillеbiau@dvcap.com

Private Equity Moscow Growth and Buyout

dvcap.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Delta Private Equity Partners is a leading private equity manager dedicated to developing and funding fast growing companies in Russia that possess the potential to become market leaders. It has invested over $450 million in 55 Russian companies through The U.S. Russia Investment Fund established in 1994 and Delta Russia Fund, a successor private fund formed in 2004.

Delta Private Equity Partners currently manages two private equity funds, The U.S. Russia Investment Fund and Delta Russia Fund. The U.S.Russia Investment Fund (“TUSRIF”), with $440 million of committed capital, was formed in Russia in 1995 under private management, but with the United States Government as its sole financial sponsor. TUSRIF’s mission was to promote the development of a free market economy in Russia by providing investment capital - equity and debt - to well-conceived, potentially high-growth entrepreneurial companies. This was to be combined with technical assistance to management teams seeking to grow productive, transparent and valuable companies. Once such a program was established and working well, the TUSRIF Board of Directors was to form a private successor fund. Additionally, it was to propose to the U.S. Government a plan for future use of the capital re-flows from TUSRIF’s successful investments, a plan that would seek to further accelerate entrepreneurship in Russia. TUSRIF’s investment cycle ended in summer 2004. Over $320 million was invested in Russian companies over a ten year period. With TUSRIF’s primary mission accomplished, a successor private fund, the Delta Russia Fund (“DRF”), was formed.

Delta Private Equity Partners has been actively developing entrepreneurship in Russia since 1995. We invest in high quality companies that provide goods, services and technologies to meet rapidly-growing demand in Russia’s vast developing market. We actively support strong management teams and work with them, so that their companies can achieve market leadership and generate competitive long-term returns on invested capital.

In 2002, TUSRIF founded The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship (“CFE”) to further support Russia’s emerging entrepreneurial culture by providing Russian entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills and abilities to take their growing companies to a higher level. More information about the Center is available on www.cfe.ru. Delta Russia Fund, a $120 million fund, was set up in June 2004. Its investors include both institutions and individuals from the U.S., Western Europe, Japan and Russia. For further information contact:

Delta Private Equity Partners +1 212 818 0444 estolkin@dpep.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity New York USD 5m to 10m

www.dpep.com “The Online M&A Community”

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DFJ-VTB Aurora is a strategic partnership between two of the world’s most respected financial institutions: Silicon Valley’s Draper Fisher Jurvetson (www.DFJ.com) and Russia’s VTB Bank (www.vtb.com). Draper Fisher Jurvetson is a staple of Silicon Valley and one of its most respected venture capital firms, with over $5 billion under management across all network funds and notable deals such as Skype, Hotmail, Baidu, and Overture. VTB is Russia’s second largest bank with a wealth of expertise, resources, and connections. By combining the venture industry expertise and global reach of DFJ and VTB’s knowledge of the Russian investment environment and strong local operational support, DFJ-VTB Aurora is poised to pave the way for the venture industry in Russia while best assisting Russian entrepreneurs in creating significant value through their projects.

About Draper Fisher Jurvetson Draper Fisher Jurvetson is the preeminent venture capital firm with a global presence through a network of partner funds. DFJ has offices in more than 33 cities around the world and more than $5.5 billion in capital commitments. DFJ’s mission is to identify, serve, and provide capital for extraordinary entrepreneurs anywhere who are determined to change the world. About VTB VTB is a recognized leader of the Russian national financial industry with its sustained competitive edge in all segments of the banking market. As of September 30, 2007 according to IFRS (consolidated), its shareholders equity totaled $15.9 billion, enabling VTB to meet the Basle capital adequacy requirements with a safe margin. Also as of September 30, 2007, the Bank’s assets amounted up to $74.3 billion. Banker Magazine ranks VTB 116th among the world’s 1,000 largest banks by capital. Presently, the Government of the Russian Federation is the major shareholder of VTB, with its share accounting for 77.5%.

DFJ-VTB Aurora started operating in September 2007. In its role, DFJ-VTB Aurora works with several VTB venture funds in an advisory capacity, assisting with due diligence, postinvestment management and board level participation, while continuing to work directly with Russia’s growing class of technology entrepreneurs. Several other joint funds are under consideration, which includes seed level investing, regional concentration, and core science, amongst others.

For further information contact:

DFJ-VTB

+7 495 228 0540 info@dfjaurora.com

Firm Type Private Equity Location Menlo Park, Moscow Sector Venture Capital

www.dfjaurora.com “The Online M&A Community”

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DST is the largest Internet investor in the Russian and Eastern European markets and one of the largest investment groups globally to exclusively focus on the Internet and Internet related companies. We estimate that our companies comprise well over 70% of all pageviews in the Russian speaking Internet, targeting a potential audience of over 300 million people. Our companies hold the #1 and often also the #2 and #3 positions in all CIS states, including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Armenia.

DST was founded in 2005 when Yuri Milner and Gregory Finger pooled together their individual interests in Mail.ru and funded the first investments in young market leaders in the nascent Russian Internet sector. DST is controlled by its Founding Partners. Between 2005 and 2009 DST raised and invested more than $1 billion in over 30 companies and gained support from Russian and Western funds. In 2008, Alexander Tamas joined DST from Goldman Sachs and established a presence in London to spearhead further international efforts. In 2009, Verdi Israelian, joined DST from Goldman Sachs SSG, to oversee its CIS operations.

DST is focused on proven Internet business models that are actively shaping the industry, including social networking and communications, e-payment solutions, online marketplaces, MMO and social games and vertical specific websites.

DST’s strategy is to become a long term partner for best in class management teams with a strong vision, values and integrity, operating best in class Internet companies paired with an ambition to build great businesses.

We believe that the emergence of the Internet is one of the most important and fundamental trends of our time and that we are still in the early stages of this trend. In our view the next decade will be equally if not even more important than the previous decade and we want to partner with our companies to help them realise their full potential in this ever changing and dynamic business environment.

The companies themselves are more important than a set guideline of investment principles and we therefore have a wide range of different ownership positions, from minority stakes to majority positions, across our portfolio of companies.

In recent years DST also expanded into the Baltic region and, through its portfolio companies, also into Eastern and Western Europe, and China.

So far our investments have ranged from $1m to $200m, with a typical deal size of between $10m to $100m. We prefer our companies to have a proven business model and to be profitable on an EBITDA and Net Income basis or well on a path to achieving such profitability. DST has a strong track record of supporting its companies in making strategic acquisitions and all major m&a decisions are typically made jointly with the operating companies. For further information contact:

DST

+7 495 363 1368 moscow@dst-global.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow Internet Holding

www.dst-global.com “The Online M&A Community�

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Eagle Capital Partners (ECP) is a private equity advisor focusing on Russian companies. It is jointly owned by GIMV and KBC Private Equity, two renowned Western-European private equity houses. Established in early 2008, Eagle Capital Partners is the successor to Eagle Venture Partners (EVP), which was established in 2000 to make private equity investments in Russia and Kazakhstan.

In 2006, a new private equity fund for Russia - Eagle Russia Fund (ERF) - was created. The fund was closed in September 2007 with a capital of $30m. By the first quarter of 2008, the Eagle Russia Fund was fully invested. In February 2008, GIMV (www.gimv.be) and KBC Private Equity (www.kbcpe.be), two prominent Western-European private equity houses, agreed to work together with private equity investments in the Russian market. Thus Eagle Capital Partners was created as a successor to EVP. Eagle Capital Partners plans to invest a total of 60 million euros in the 2008-2010 period.

Eagle Capital Partners provides private equity financing mainly to mid-size Russian companies with high potential to grow. Investments generally range from $5 to $30m in exchange for substantial minority or controlling stakes. ECP has offices in Moscow and in Ekaterinburg. Eagle Venture Partners had its beginning in early 2000 to take over the management of four previously established funds, of which three such funds were active in Russia and one in Kazakhstan. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was the main sponsor of these funds. At the time of its establishment, EVP inherited a portfolio which consisted of 11 investments in Russia and 6 in Kazakhstan.

Eagle Capital Partners seeks investment opportunities in fast growing medium sized nonquoted Russian companies. On a selective basis, ECP may also invest in companies based in other CIS countries. ECP is primarily interested in substantial minority stakes with the possibility to take control. It will also target buy-out opportunities. A typical ECP investment will range from $5m to $30m with a holding period ranging from 3 to 5 years. Thereafter, ECP will search for an exit, which can be through a trade sale to a strategic buyer or an initial public offering.

The EVP team devoted considerable resources to managing the existing portfolio. In addition, 8 new investments were made in Russia and 3 in Kazakhstan. And last, but not least, EVP worked out and successfully executed an active exit program. EVP built a very strong track record with the investments it has managed through the full investment cycle and by successful exits, particularly in Russia.

Emphasis will be on sectors where ECP has a proven track record : personal and household care, leisure, domestic merchandise, construction materials, packaging, pharmaceuticals, retail and distribution, telecommunication and engineering.

For further information contact:

Eagle Capital Partners

+7 495 223 0292 info@evp.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Russia USD 5m to 30m

www.eaglecapital.ru “The Online M&A Community�

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EDventure Holdings I’m Esther Dyson, a long-time catalyst of start-ups in information technology in the US and other markets, including Russia. Since selling my company, EDventure Holdings, to CNET Networks in 2004, I have taken on newer challenges in private aviation and space as well as in health care (as a director of 23andMe, a consumer genetics company).

My activities comprise a variety of areas – some of them intersecting (full list here): • IT/Internet: I have holdings in a variety of online ventures and sit on the boards of several of them, including both start-ups and WPP Group, an increasingly active player in the online world. I sit on the Stop Badware Advisory board. Long ago, I was chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and of ICANN. • “Air/Space 2.0”: Likewise, I’m active in fostering the emergence of start-ups in air and space – air taxis, online markets for travel, new forms of air traffic management, commercial space start-ups, space tourism and the like. • Flight School: The Flight School workshop is an outgrowth of PC Forum, my conference for Internet and IT entrepreneurs (1980-2006). This year, we are doing Flight School 08 in collaboration with Imaginova, June 4 to 6 in Boulder, Colorado. • Health care and IT: I’m excited about the potential of IT to change the world of health care, both through genetics and genomics (which are a form of information science) and through the use of IT to facilitate and ultimately transform the delivery of health care and the institutions that provide it. My activities here include a board seat with 23andMe and my role as one of ten initial research subjects in George Church’s Personal Genome Project. • Emerging markets: I started traveling in Central and Eastern Europe in 1989, and that’s where I first started angel investing. I now have board seats and investments in several companies in the region. I speak Russian and I have a certain affinity for the region (though my heritage is farther west, according to family records and to 23andMe). More recently, I have been spending a lot of time in India, and some in eastern Asia and Africa.

My IT investments have included Flickr and del.icio.us (both sold to Yahoo!), and Medstory (sold to Microsoft), as well as Meetup Inc., Eventful.com, Boxbe and Voxiva; I sit on the boards of the latter four companies. I’m also an active investor in air and space, with holdings in Space Adventures and Zero-G Corporation, as well as XCOR Aerospace, Constellation Services International, Coastal Technologies Group, Dopplr.com, Airship Ventures and Icon Aircraft. I do business under the (reclaimed) name of EDventure Holdings.

For further information contact:

EDventure Holdings edyson@boxbe.com

Firm Type Private Equity Location Angel Investing Sector IT, Health Care, Air/Space, Emerging Markets “The Online M&A Community”

www.edventure.com 190


eVenture Capital Partners is an Internet focused early stage venture capital firm currently investing out of two geographically dedicated Funds: BV Capital III in North America and eVenture I in Europe, both managed by one team with the same incentives across both Funds. Backing Internet entrepreneurs, eVenture frequently is the first institutional investor in companies creating highly scalable services and significant value propositions for their users.

With eVenture Fonds I we cover investments throughout the whole of Europe, including the emerging markets Russia and the Ukraine. The fund has an early-stage focus, and is backed by its anchor investor Otto Group, one of the world’s largest eCommerce retailers. While acting completely independent of the Otto Group, Otto’s diverse network of retail, financial services, wholesale and service offerings make them a strong potential partner for our portfolio companies.

eVenture has been investing in Internet companies for almost 15 years. Previously, it was involved in building and operating online companies, always at the cross section of media and the Internet and geographically in both Europe and the US. As a result, eVenture leverages an extensive network of media and technology industry connections to help portfolio companies gain visibility, build critical strategic relationships, hire excellent teams and successfully bring their products to market.

Portfolio companies have included CityDeal, Darberry (Russia), Japanese Buying Group, Shopping.com, and Delicious. The current portfolio includes Russian businesses Fast Lane Ventures (Russia), DomGeo, and Jizo.

For further information contact:

eVenture Capital Partners GmbH

+49 40 822 25 55 0 info_hh@evcpartners.com

Private Equity Firm Type Location Hamburg, San Francisco Internet Early Stage Sector

www.evcpartners.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Elbrus Capital is a Russia-focused private equity business. Elbrus Capital focuses on investments in companies looking for opportunities to consolidate their markets and grow market share in the post-crisis environment. Elbrus Capital seeks significant influence or controlling stakes in fast growing businesses, and will provide capital to entrepreneurs who have the ambitions to take their business to the next level of development.

Krukov, Savin and Thielen joined forces and bought out Renaissance Private Equity from Renaissance Group in 2009. Renaissance Private Equity managed a fund raised among international institutional investors by Renaissance Group in early 2008. After the spinout the partners successfully restructured the fund in late 2009. Elbrus Capital is looking to invest the fund’s remaining capacity of approx $180 mln during 2010.

Elbrus Capital was founded by Dmitri Krukov (former Managing Partner of Renaissance Private Equity a private equity business of Renaissance Group), Alexander Savin (former CEO of A1 Group, an investment arm of Alfa Group), and Robert Thielen (founder and Managing Partner of Waterland Private Equity).

The fund’s existing portfolio consists of pre-crisis investments in DST, a leading Russian internet group (Mail.ru, Odnoklassniki.ru, VKontakte.ru), an automotive retailer in Siberia and Media One, a Russian TV and radio business. Media One has recently announced a joint venture with AFMH Media (MuzTV and 7TV networks).

For further information contact:

Elbrus Capital

+7 925 518 1798 ilya@dnapr.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow

www.elbcp.com “The Online M&A Community”

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EOS Russia is an investment company that invests in Russian electricity assets. EOS Russia is listed on First North, a marketplace operated by the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The purpose of the company is to take advantage of the investment opportunities offered by the Russian electricity reform and to provide investors with a liquid exposure throughout the process. It is positioned to benefit from the revaluation potential in the Russian power sector through an Russian electricity portfolio and experienced management team.

EOS’s business concept is to actively manage and generate increased shareholder value by investing in liquid and less liquid listed Russian power companies during the ongoing Reform. EOS plans to create shareholder value by identifying undervalued companies offering the most attractive return from a relative and absolute perspective. During the course of the Reform estimated to be fully complete around 2012, the Company’s overall objective is to generate a total return that is favourable in absolute terms and that substantially outperforms listed Russian power companies in general. Financial and operational objectives: • Generate a favourable total return in absolute terms and that substantially outperforms listed Russian power companies in general. • Finance investments, primarily with equity, while allowing up to 40 per cent of the portfolio to be debt financed. • Strive to always be fully invested in equities and hold liquid assets only for the purpose of financing operating activities. • Grow further through cash and share issues.

For further information contact:

EOS Russia

+46 8 407 31 50 ir@eos-russia.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Russia, Stockholm Power Industry

www.eos-russia.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Finam Capital is a private equity firm, focused on growth capital and buy-outs in the Russian TMT sector. Finam Capital operates within Finam Group, a leading Russian brokerage and asset management firm. Finam Group is the largest brokerage house in Russia by trading volume (> $100 bn.), established in 1994. In addition to its core brokerage business, Finam Group operates in banking, asset management and private equity.

Finam Capital is one of the few investment groups in Russia with a proven track record of private equity investment in the TMT sector, both in fund structures and standalone companies. It has: • Hands-on experience of the Fund management team in TMT investments in Russia. All key members of the team have a strong track record of investments and exits in technology businesses. • Genuine team spirit as witnessed by the stability of the core team: the key partners have been working together for more than 5 years. • Unique market coverage provided by Finam Group (87 offices across Russia). • Extensive connections with entrepreneurs in the TMT sector (over 500 companies screened in the last 5 years). • Reputation as one the most successful technology investors in Russia (IRR in excess of 50% for all major exit transactions). • Commitment to sharing success with the limited partners, as witnessed by the strong performance of Finam Technology Fund I (ETF). • Flexibility in structuring Finam Technology Fund II in terms of co-investment rights, staple deals and in-kind contributions.

Finam Capital is the second-largest private equity player in the TMT sector in Russia. Finam has made 17 investments and 6 exit transactions (directly and via the Finam Technology Fund I, ETF) since 2004, achieving IRR of over 100% and cash on cash return in excess of 3. The current value of the unrealized portfolio exceeds $100m. Finam Capital runs 10 direct investments and manages an institutional Finam Technology Fund.

Finam Technology Fund II, L.P. is the second private equity fund to be launched by Finam. It will be offered primarily for international investors interested in exposure to high-growth private companies in the Russian TMT sector. The target size of the fund will be $100m. Finam Capital will leverage its financial resources, TMT sector expertise, technology deal pipeline and unparalleled coverage of the Russian market (87 offices across the country) to achieve target IRR in excess of 50% for the limited partners. For further information contact:

Finam Capital

+7 495 796 9388 msofizade@finam.ru @finam.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow TMT

www.finamcapital.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Foresight Capital Partners is a medium-sized private equity fund established in 2007. We invest in particular kinds of public or private companies through syndicated deals and leveraged buy-outs. We aim to secure our ability to exercise control (not necessarily through majority ownership) in the investee companies. We consider investments $1m and more in one deal.

We are flexible to consider attractive investment opportunities in new industries, however we aim to leverage on our skills and competences as much as appropriate. Given the existing projects portfolio structure we aim to increase our holdings in the following industries (in alphabetic order): • Consumer (Services, Media) • Food & Agriculture • Healthcare (Equipment and Healthcare technology) • Industrials (Manufacturing, Transportation, Equipment etc.) • Materials (Metals & Mining, Chemicals, Forestry) • Professional Services • Real Estate • Technology (Information Technology and Telecommunications) • Utilities and Infrastructure

Our geographic areas of interest include (but are not limited to) Russia, Ukraine and Europe. Our industry expertise includes metals, mining and transportation. We support investee company growth, value-chain optimization, restructuring and expansion needs in order to exit profitably from an investments within 5 years. We consider ethics of high importance and conduct our business accordingly. We carefully manage liquidity and allocate funds on best-effort basis, aiming to meet the required comfortable risk/return profile at any point of time.

For further information contact:

Foresight Capital Partners

+7 495 771 7212 info@forcap.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow USD 1m+

www.forcap.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Frontier Ventures is a venture capital fund, established in 2011, to invest in Internet companies in Russia and the CIS. Our goal is to partner with entrepreneurs to build market leading businesses for the Russian language Internet. The Fund’s Partners are “serial entrepreneurs” themselves, with a track record of creating successful businesses from scratch.

Frontier Ventures invests in companies focused on creating consumer Internet services for both the traditional and mobile Internet. Frontier is interested in projects covering a wide range of consumers’ potential needs - from electronic commerce to online services and entertainment: • Online travel • Online financial services • Mobile applications • Online media and entertainment • Local services • Electronic commerce • Online education • Online advertising

Frontier’s partners have years of experience in principal investment - but what sets Frontier apart is that its management knows first hand what it means to be an entrepreneur. Building a successful business is not easy and Frontier understands the challenges faced by the founders of Internet companies. Frontier’s goal is to help entrepreneurs realize their boldest and most ambitious ideas. The support Frontier offers goes well beyond the capital invested, as Frontier aims to contribute experience, a network of relationships, strategic judgment and market knowledge to the success of the ventures. Frontier does not impose its point of view on partners – Frontier understands that they are in charge of their businesses and that Frontier is a minority partner. However, Frontier is always ready to offer help when an entrepreneur partner needs it.

For further information contact:

Frontier Ventures

+7 495 540 4255

Firm Type Location Sector

Venture Capital Moscow Internet

www.frontier.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Gazprom-Media Holding comprises television, radio, printing press, cinema production, advertising, movie theaters and internet assets. It is one of the largest media holdings in Russia and Europe. Gazprom-Media Holding’s main objective is accumulation and development of media assets.

Gazprom-Media Holding includes: • TV companies NTV and TNT, and the satellite TV company NTV-PLUS • Radio stations Echo of Moscow, First Popular Radio, CITY-FM, Relax-FM and Detskoe radio • Seven Days publishing house with magazines: Itogy, 7 Days, and Caravan of Stories, the newspaper Tribuna, and the TV guide Panorama TV. • NTV-Kino film production company • The Oktyabr and Crystal Palace cinema theaters • Internet video host RuTube • Gazprom-Media advertising

Gazprom-Media Holding supervises the business of its holdings, not content. Every media project must maintain high quality and occupy its own niche.

For further information contact:

Gazprom-Media Holding

+7 495 789 6500 info@gazprom-media.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Corporate Investor Russia Media

www.gazprom-media.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Icon Private Equity is a leading private equity fund in Russia and Ukraine with over $1 billion under management.

Icon’s portfolio includes market growth leaders in Russia and Ukraine in the areas of financial services, IT and telecommunications. The fund has also invested in Belarus, Western Europe and Asia.

The fund invests in fast-growing companies in the financial, telecommunications, media and IT sectors and in retail trade projects in Russia and the CIS. Icon’s mission is to achieve effective partnership with market leaders that would significantly increase their value.

For further information contact:

Icon Private Equity

+7 495 517 9250 info@iconpe.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Kiev, Moscow Financial, Telecom IT, Retail

“The Online M&A Community”

www.iconpe.com 198


The Intel Capital mission is simple: We seek to spur innovation and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit. We achieve this through a global commitment aimed at investing in, and supporting profitable enterprises. Intel Capital builds companies and generates financial return using our worldwide customer base, technological knowledge, extensive access to capital, and the global recognition of the Intel brand.

Intel Capital has been an active investor in Russia since 2002 with a strong history of financial and strategic success in the region. Notable examples of Intel Capital’s investments in Russia include Akella, Electrocom, SWSoft, and Yandex. Intel Capital helps industry executives find the right technology partners for their products or services. We offer programs, like our Intel Capital CEO Summit and Intel Capital Technology Day program, which create a competitive advantage for businesses worldwide. Whether it’s streamlining your internal processes to reduce costs, or decreasing the time it takes to market your next product, Intel Capital gives your business the leading edge.

Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capitalinvests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$9 billion in over 1,000 companies in 46 countries. In that timeframe, 174 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 231 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2008, Intel Capitalinvested about US$1.59 billion in 169 investments with approximately 62 percent of funds (excluding Clearwire) invested outside North America. Through intelligent investments and professional guidance, Intel Capital has enabled businesses to drive global Internet growth, facilitate new usage models, and more. The success stories of our portfolio companies speak for themselves.

For further information contact:

Intel Capital

+7 495 641 4500

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Russia, Global Technology

www.intel.com/capital/ “The Online M&A Community”

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iTech is a venture investor in the digital economy. It mainly focuses on the following sectors: • • • • •

iTech is an investor in Giftofoni, Bitva Brendov, and Qiwi Post.

TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications): software, software-on-demand solution providers, e-gaming and e-entertainment, IT outsourcing; processing services: everything related to e-processing, e-commerce and e-banking. New Media: infoweb portals, social networks, e-advertising channels. New material and technologies: already sponsored and developed to cash generation stage biotech and nanotech projects. New clean renewable energy sources. Well branded consumer goods and services.

iTech looks to invest in to growing companies, developed to a cash-generating stage. The typical investment size is up to US$10 millions, during the investment lifecycle.

For further information contact:

iTechCapital

+7 499 277 12 36

Firm Type Venture Capital Location Moscow Sector Telecom, Media, Tech Materials, Clean Energy “The Online M&A Community”

www.itcap.ru 200


Kazimir Partners is a specialist asset manager offering a range of investment strategies focused on Russia and the Former Soviet Union. With a veteran investment team based in Moscow, our local presence and experience in the region provides superior access to opportunities and information flow. The Firm is owned and managed by a team of Western and Russian professionals in Moscow, New York and London.

Kazimir Partners has a history of innovative products with consistent leadership in performance. The Kazimir Russia Fund L.P., launched in 2002, was the first long-short hedge fund strategy in the market and has substantially outperformed both its peer group and its benchmark since inception. The Kazimir Russia Growth Fund Ltd. is one of Russia’s best performing and most liquid long-only funds.

Active in Russia since the inception of the capital markets in 1992, members of the investment team combine a rigorous, research-driven investment process with flexible capital allocation and disciplined risk management. The result is an unrivalled long-term track record of outperformance with reduced volatility and capital preservation.

Our “best-of-class” approach extends to the operational side of the business. Experienced professionals based in London and New York lead our Operations, Business Development and Investor Relations teams and guarantee the highest standards of operational execution as well as consistent client service and transparency to investors.

For further information contact:

Kazimir Partners

+7 495 258 9100 info@kazimir.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity London, Moscow Asset Management

www.kazimir.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Kite Ventures, founded in late 2008, focuses on high tech and Internet investment in Russia.

As a financial company, we are first and foremost an investor. At the same time, companies in early stages of development, are often not only in need of financial resources, but equally of investor support and active engagement in different aspects of business development. Our approach is quite simple — we work together with the entrepreneurs. How? It’s easy to explain.

We see a lot of potential in Russian Internet and work with entrepreneurs that share our interests and passion in new and innovative approaches to the market. We believe that behind every successful company there is a strong team that understands how to create desirable products for large markets.

Kite Ventures will be an active board member, advising the company in all areas of strategic development, including positioning, new industry development, M&A and other investment activity. We will help with business development. Kite’s activities in this area may include new channel and new market development, facilitation of relationships with potential partners (on board or C-level), and general advisory activities in product development or business modeling.

We work with companies in different stages, from ideas to established business, and invest amounts that management believes are necessary for fast and sustainable growth. We want to be the first professional investor in the business and work with the management on refining strategy, engaging in business development, and building out operational processes.

We will always help with advice. No matter whether we are talking about optimization of marketing spending, solving complex tasks in product development, or preparing for an audit, we will be able to lend a hand or recommend the top people for the job. We will enter new markets together, leveraging our strong international network, which spans across Europe, US, Latin America and Asia. Kite’s international relationships are primarily Internet-focused, including leading players in many countries around the world and the investment community behind them. We will help with setting up operations, because we know that it’s always a challenge for a start up. Whether its assistance with finding an office, solving hiring issues or actually stepping into the role of an interim CFO, Kite wants to provide whatever operational assistance may be necessary for our companies. For further information contact:

Kite Ventures

plan@kiteventures.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow High Tech, Internet

www.kiteventures.com “The Online M&A Community”

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K&S Capital Management is an independent investment management company based in Russia that specializes in the financial services needs of high-net-worth individuals, including hedge fund investments and holistic multi-family office services. In response to its clients’ needs for better investment diversification, K&S Capital launched several funds that focus on the equity and fixed income instruments markets in Russia and the other members of the CIS Countries.

Our advantages: • Unique product range with direct access to the best fund managers • Independence and perfect understanding of local peculiarities • Thorough on-going due diligence process and comprehensive analysis • Prudent diversification • Substantial experience in investment and banking activities • Long-term established relationships with top investment managers • Alignment of managers’ and investors’ interests through direct investments by Funds’ managers • Competitive fees

We offer our investors a range of funds of funds focused on Russia and other emerging markets. K&S funds of funds allocate their assets in funds that invest primary in Russian and other CIS countries’ equities and fixed income instruments. The K&S Russia Mixed Investment Fund and K&S Russia Yield Fund strive to deliver stable returns and ensure diversification of the Funds’ risks. K&S Capital Management’s is primary competitive advantage is its managers’ substantial experience in investment and banking activities, an in-depth understanding of the investment process utilized in CIS Countries, and its long-term relationships with top investment managers of the funds investing in the CIS Countries. We strongly believe that outstanding results are delivered by outstanding people. Based on our unique approach, supported by local knowledge, we select those most talented and motivated investment teams, whose members have also demonstrated impressive track records and who can provide downside protection. We look for managers with the highest level of skills relative to their peer group within the applicable sector.

For further information contact:

K&S Capital Management

+ 7 495 787 6711 info@ks-capital.com

Firm Type Private Equity Location Moscow, Cayman Sector Invest Fund Manager

www.ks-capital.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Mangrove Capital Partners is a contrarian, bold but patient investment firm helping innovative entrepreneurs start and grow global, disruptive companies.

Mangrove Capital Partners has investments in Russia in Oktogo.ru and KupiVip.

Mangrove backs a wide range of ventures across information technology with an emphasis on mobile, software, e-commerce and the automotive industry. Mangrove chases transformational ideas arond the world, with a combined focus on Europe and Emerging Markets such as India and Russia. Mangrove’s sweet spot is on the earliest stages of innovation : it regularly inject funds prior to product launch, aim at being the first institutional investor and sometimes co-create projects. For the best portfolio companies, Mangrove can then follow up with €15-20 million overall.

For further information contact:

Mangrove Capital Partners

+352 26 25 34 1

Firm Type Venture Capital Location Luxembourg Sector IT, Software e-Commerce, Automotive “The Online M&A Community”

www.mangrove-vc.com 204


Marshall Capital Partners is one of the leading private equity firms operating in Russia and CIS. Marshall combines international investment expertise with local insight, relying on a highly professional team targeting outstanding opportunities in Russia and the CIS. Marshall carries out investment activities on behalf of corporate and private investors from Russia and abroad.

Marshall Capital Partners carries out investment activities on behalf of its investors. We select investment target companies and projects carefully, after thorough due diligence, comprehensive valuation and risk assessment. Marshall primarily focuses on investment in fastgrowing companies that are leaders in their target markets. We tend to purchase large stakes, including controlling stakes, which is largely determined by Marshall’s strategy to acquire a role in managing such companies.

While welcoming any interesting opportunities, Marshall Capital Partners specifically targets sectors in which its team has proven expertise: consumer goods and retail, real estate and hotel business, telecommunications and media, machinery and more.

Each company in our portfolio is independently managed and financed, and each has its own board of directors, which includes Marshall representatives. There are no cross-holdings. Cash flow from one company cannot be used in another company.

Marshall Capital Partners’ competitive advantage lies in its ability to profit from the local business acumen of its investment professionals to accomplish an entire range of activities from deal sourcing and due diligence through to company growth. Thus, we have a clearer picture of potential investment opportunities and more in-depth expertise at our fingertips, enabling us to create value for Marshall portfolio companies that translates into exceptional returns for our investors.

As investors we take an active but patient approach, focusing on a company’s long-term capitalization growth and performance. Rather than devoting our energy to quarterly results, we target cash flow and view results in the context of several years. Management of Marshall’s portfolio companies is of vital importance to us in creating value: it is our conviction that the best managers are also owners. Existing shareholders and the top management and of Marshall’s portfolio companies are offered the opportunity to retain or to acquire stakes/options in their companies enabling them to benefit from future growth.

Marshall specializes in making equity investments that target long-term appreciation, either through securing the controlling ownership in a company or acquiring blocking stakes. As an institution, our key objective is to provide companies with the means to become industry leaders and be the medium through which our partners invest substantial capital volumes to secure investment returns that surpass those earned on public stock markets.

For further information contact:

Marshall Capital Partners +7 495 739 7887 info@marcap.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Russia Various

www.marcap.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Mint Capital is a Scandinavian private equity fund providing growth capital to entrepreneurs who are building great companies in industries where competence matters more than administrative resources. Our firm is totally independent from any financial groups or multilateral institutions. Much of our $150 million under management comes from investors who are themselves entrepreneurs, having built successful companies in Scandinavia and beyond.

Mint II, the second fund from which we are now investing, was launched in 2005, after an inspiring fund raising process. We began marketing in the fall of 2004, straight into a wave of negative news from Beslan and on Khodorkovskiy. Despite this, reflecting a sea change in investor sentiment towards Russia since 2001, we went on to exceed the original target of $100 million. Our solid experience in a young market, and a Russia savvy Nordic core investor constituency combined to generate $130 million.

Mint Capital was founded in Moscow in 2000 to make private equity investments in entrepreneurial companies in Russia and the CIS. Prior to founding Mint Capital, the two principals had collectively spent more than 20 years working for reputable Western corporations and financial institutions investing, managing and building businesses in Russia to Western corporate standards. In their last employments Ulf Persson represented Brunswick as the head of Russia’s largest private equity fund, and Fredrik Ekman built Oriflame, the Swedish cosmetics company, in Russia & CIS from scratch to a $100 million business.

Over the past year, spurred by the substantial growth of funds under management, we have built a strong team of ten investment professionals, tailored to be the preferred choice to entrepreneurs who have decided to bring in an external investor/partner. Mint Capital focuses on making expansion stage investments in rapidly growing companies that generally have positive operating cash flow and annual revenue of USD 10 - 100 million at the time of investment. Mint Capital seeks to acquire significant minority stakes, generally above 20%, or controlling stakes in portfolio companies on its own or with co-investors allowing us to take an active role in the strategic development of such companies and to be represented on their board of directors. The investment size is normally between USD 5 and USD 15 million over the lifetime of the investment.

At a time when it was still challenging to sell the Russian private equity opportunity to the world, the first fund raised $21 million from investors and started investing in 2001. To our knowledge this was one of only two Russian PE funds raised in the first five years after the 1998 financial crisis. The cornerstone investors in Mint I were Boeing and the af Jochnick family, founder of Oriflame. Being one of only handful active investors in those days gave us invaluable insight and strong deal flow. After three years Mint I was fully invested in Russian companies across various sectors, including media, software and contract manufacturing.

Mint Capital invests primarily in companies that were founded post 1991 and that have been privately owned throughout their history. The region boasts a growing number of entrepreneurs who have built successful companies over the last five to ten years. These emerging companies, most often still owned and managed by their founder entrepreneurs, are in a good position to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the expanding Russian economy. For further information contact:

Mint Capital

+7 495 980 17 22 info@mintcap.ru

Firm Type Private Equity Location Russia, Scandinavia Sector USD 5m to USD 15m

www.mintcap.ru “The Online M&A Community�

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MTVP is a private equity partnership focusing exclusively on technology, media and telecom related investment opportunities in Russia, Baltic States and other Central and Eastern European countries. The fund aims to benefit from the unexploited hi-tech potential and overall fast economic growth in the region relying on the unique industrial and financial expertise of its founders.

The MTVP Russian portfolio includes Noviy Disk and Invisible CRM.

MTVP seeks companies with unique business approach, innovative concepts or technologies, great team and ambitious vision. MTVP focus areas include: • Offshore software development • IT services and IT or business process outsourcing • Software products and technologies • Data communication services and datacenters • “New telecom” companies (VoIP, WiFi, WiMAX, 2.5G/3G etc) • Internet services and social media • Mobile content and services • Video and online games • E-commerce and e-services • Gadgets and devices • Professional media and information companies

For further information contact:

MTVP

+372 666 0235 mtvp@mtvp.eu

Firm Type Private Equity Location Estonia Sector Tech, Media, Telecom

www.martinsontrigon.com “The Online M&A Community”

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NanoBridge Partners is a private equity firm established to invest in nanotech companies with proven breakthrough technologies that will establish market leadership as commercialization potential is fully realized. The fund leverages the substantial experience of the firm in finance and specific industries to focus on technology owners with clearly defined markets for applications in the water, energy, chemical and life science sectors.

What is nanotechnology? New nanoscale technologies are impacting a wide spectrum of industries, leading to promising new materials and applications across many fields. Strictly speaking it is defined as follows: 1) Nanotechnology is a collection of technological methods and means that are used in research, design, production and utilization of structures, devices and systems, including direct control and modification of the form, size, integration and interaction of distinct nanoelements they comprise of (with characteristic size at a level of 100 nano-meters or lower), provided the presence of these nano-element defines key characteristics and properties of the resulting products.

The management team comprises a team of senior professionals with deep expertise in operations and finance.

2) Objects of nanotechnologies could be directly microscopic objects with characteristic size measured at least in one dimension (nano-particles, nano-powder, nano-tubes, nanofibers, nano-films) as well as macroscopic objects (volumetric materials, distinct elements of equipment and systems), structure of which is purposefully created at a level of distinct nano-elements. 3) Equipment and systems manufactured utilizing nanotechnologies are defined as those where at least one component is an object of nanotechnology (e.g. there is at least one stage of the technological process that results in a object of nanotechnology.

For further information contact:

NanoBridge Partners

+7 495 221 4170

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow, New York Nanotechnology

www.nanobridgepartners.com “The Online M&A Community�

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Next Russia is an investment advisory firm specializing in the development and financing of industrial projects between Russia and the West.

Our team has a substantial track record of sourcing and executing sizable deals for the accounts of major global and Western investment banks as well as international corporations. The team has close ties to the Western investment community including strong relationships with Swiss private banks and European Private Equity firms.

Next Russia develops investment opportunities to and from Russia, across a wide range of industrial sectors. With offices in Paris, Geneva and London, Next Russia encompasses a broad base of industrial and financial contacts and expertise, and an efficient partner network in Europe, the United States and the Middle East.

We have developed working relationships with a large number of leading Western European and international corporations. Our in-depth knowledge of business practice in Russia is complemented by our extensive network of local Russian contacts amongst the senior management of blue chip companies and top-level financial executives.

Next Russia specializes in: • Origination, structuring, packaging and organisation of financing of industrial projects, in Russia; • Planning, structuring, and executing debt and equity private placement transactions on behalf of Russian companies; • Advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions through strategic search mandates and assisting with other forms of corporate re-structuring; • Assisting and coordinating regional and international investors in the execution of transactions between Russia and Western Europe; • Providing trade facilitation services to a wide variety of industrial sectors including: energy and power, hospitality, financial services, commercial developments, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, and utility-type industries.

Our founders are experienced and successful entrepreneurs. They are backed by a strong team of professionals combining Russian and Western experience in building businesses, managing industrial companies, investments and providing financial services.

For further information contact:

Next Russia

+33 1 42 97 41 94 info@nextrussia.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Paris Industrial Finance

www.nextrussia.com “The Online M&A Community”

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NRG identifies investment opportunities in fast growing privately held companies in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other countries of the former Soviet Union based upon in-depth industry analysis.

NRG is an exclusive investment advisor for the following funds: • Volga River Capital Partners One • Volga River Growth • Volga River Credit Opportunity

NRG attracts industry experts and financial specialists to help portfolio companies raise their capitalization through active involvement in strategic and operational management.

Portfolio investments include Genser, Beliy Veter, Sprandi, MetroMAX and Ufanet.

NRG’s particular expertise lies within corporate finance area: development of company business plans and budgets, M&A strategy, capital structure, bank and capital markets financing, corporate governance, pre-IPO operational and legal structuring, liaising with investment banks, auditors and legal advisors. NRG only considers friendly acquisitions and are set for a long-term cooperation with all stakeholders of portfolio companies.

For further information contact:

NRG (New Russia Growth) +7 495 685 9505 aa@nrgc.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow Growth Capital

www.nrgc.com “The Online M&A Community”

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OLMA Invest SAS is a private equity company that was established in Paris in 2009.

As a business owner and partner, OLMA makes a constructive contribution to a portfolio company to leave it strongly positioned for the future. OLMA’s philosophy is to act together with management and as a member of the Board of Directors, with the priority of long-term development of the company.

OLMA brings a fresh perspective to the private equity market based upon the experience of its founders in the transition of tumultuous emerging markets over the past 20 years. OLMA also has relationships with a circle of successful entrepreneurs from those markets who are willing to invest in new opportunities on the horizon.

OLMA Investments include:

OLMA invests in fast developing and changing sectors such as technology, Internet, communications and entertainment, in Europe including Russia. OLMA is interested to invest with agile, smart, young, innovative and hungry entrepreneurs with businesses that are capable of growth organically and through acquisition in fast developing sectors in Europe including Russia.

MOMA Group, a Paris-based entertainment company, manages a group of Paris entertainment assets including Pavillion Vendome, Bus Palladium, L’Arc, Chez Raspoutine and Opéra en Plein Air. Dimeres Group, a Moscow-based specialist in the creation and development of digital projects for the Russian market. FinancePlus, a worldwide open M&A network and information exchange for mid-market financial service professionals. FinancePlus works around a simple concept – the publication of Internet-based catalogue of blind profiles for access by professional investors.

For further information contact:

OLMA Invest SAS

+33 1 53 83 85 95 info@olma.fr

Firm Type Private Equity Location Paris Sector Internet, Entertainment Communications, Technology “The Online M&A Community”

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The ONEXIM Group is one of Russia’s largest private investment funds, with a focus on mining industry, innovative projects in energy and nanotechnology, real estate and other industries.

The ONEXIM Group’s diversified investment portfolio includes investments in the leading base and precious metals producers, unique media projects, and ther projects consistent with the company’s priorities, including energy, financial services, real estate and development.

Established in 2007, ONEXIM Group is a leading investor in Russia with funds under management in finance, energy, mining, media and other sectors. ONEXIM Group makes strategic investments in industries it predicts will have the greatest impact on the world and how we make, store and use energy. The strength of the ONEXIM Group lies in the broad experience of its management team. To further its interests and goals, the ONEXIM Group maintains close partnerships with a range of fine organizations.

The ONEXIM Group holds assets of the following companies: • Polyus Gold – the largest gold mining company in Russia • UC RUSAL - the world’s largest aluminium and alumina producer • MC Intergeo - mining company • TGC-4 - Territorial Generation Company is the key enterprise in the Energy system of the European part of Russia • Open Investments – one of the largest real estate developers in Russia • Soglasie – one of the largest insurance companies in Russia • Mediagroup JV! - new generation media • MFK Bank - a universal Russian commercial bank

For further information contact:

Onexim Group

+7 495 229 2939

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow

www.onexim.org “The Online M&A Community”

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Oradell Capital is a venture capital fund investing in start-up companies since 1999. The fund was created by the IBS Group – Russia’s leading player in all IT market segments, from system integration and offshore programming to hardware manufacturing and distribution.

Founded in 1992, the Group is a leading provider of IT services and products in Russia. Throughout its 14-year history, the Group has been setting benchmarks in the Russian IT industry and delivering quality solutions to large and medium-sized business customers and government agencies. The Group has achieved strong organic growth by identifying new market opportunities and successfully entering new sectors of the Russian IT market. Today, the Group’s main activities include IT services, offshore programming and hardware products. The Group’s comprehensive service and product offering enables it to provide “onestop” shopping and “turnkey” IT solutions to clients across these product lines.

Oradell Capital provides companies with access to the knowledge and experience of IBS Group, assisting them to successfully develop their businesses in the Russian, US, Canadian and global markets. The Oradell Capital invested in companies in the following areas: Digital media, Wireless sensor technology, Machine-to-Machine Systems, Pervasive Internet and Ad-Hoc Computing, Smart Services and Devices, Information and Communication Technologies, Web 2.0.

The Group is consistently ranked among Russia’s top IT companies. Each of the Company’s three business divisions is one of the market leaders in its sector and each possesses strong brands that are widely recognized amongst its client base. The Group’s activities are conducted through its operating subsidiaries which are predominantly in Russia and almost all of which are wholly-owned. Of the Group’s 4,000 staff, 90 per cent are located in Moscow.

For further information contact:

Oradell Capital

+1 201 505 9525 oradell.capital@gmail.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow IT

www.oradellcapital.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Prometheus Capital Partners is a Moscow-based private equity fund that invests both its own and third-party capital in Russian and CIS companies.

Investment Criteria Industries

The group is led by Levan Vasadze, a highly experienced executive with a long history of creating 50+% returns on capital in Russia and the CIS. As First Vice President of the conglomerate Sistema Corporation, Levan was in charge of corporate strategy and development; led the sourcing, review and execution of new acquisitions; and served on the boards of numerous subsidiary companies. During his tenure he oversaw no less than five successful IPOs of various businesses, including the 2005 London Stock Exchange IPO of Sistema itself - the largest ever Russian IPO at the time.

Geography Average Deal Size Financials Investment Horizon Use of Proceeds

Over the six years that Levan was Chairman and later CEO of Sistema’s insurance subsidiary, Rosno, the company’s value grew from $45m to $1.5 billion (72% IRR) based on arms-length transactions with Allianz AG.

Strategy

Almost any industry will be considered, but with a special interest in retail and other services, food production and consumerrelated manufacturing. Russia and the other former-Soviet republics. $50 million. Revenue greater than $100 million. Positive operating cash flow. Four to seven years. Strong preference for using the investment proceeds to grow the business, but willing to consider deals structures where current owners cash in some or all of their equity. Clear strategy for growing the company into a market leader.

For further information contact:

Prometheus Capital Partners +7 495 937 8063 general@prometheus-cp.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow $50m+

www.prometheus-cp.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Quadriga Capital is a specialist in the Russian private equity market. Our mission is to best serve our investors by selecting the most attractive companies in the Russian marketplace. We support them to become leaders in their respective industries and we strive to create value together with management teams.

Quadriga typically provides growth capital for successful Russian companies that have a clear and proven track record. In most investment scenarios an individual or group of entrepreneurs is seeking capital to grow a company from the regional level to become a national market leader. Quadriga provides the necessary funds for this growth and actively participates with management to grow the business and subsequently obtain a strong return on our investment.

Quadriga’s team of professionals has successfully added value to the investee companies through a wide range of measures resulting in improved operational performance and strong growth. Our professionals combine unique skill sets including practical experience in marketing, sales, operational management, accounting and finance. Additional benefits include increased transparency, adherence to western corporate governance standards, as well as strategic M&A initiatives. The team members at Quadriga have more than a decade of hands on experience as board members that have accompanied successful companies in the Russian marketplace.

Quadriga invested in more than 20 Russian companies over the past decade and has a total of US$ 196 million under management. Quadriga invests in well positioned privately held medium-sized businesses that have a recognizable brand, significant market position and strong management team. The Quadriga team works in partnership with management to strategically transform and grow the company.

Quadriga Capital Russia, a sister company of the Frankfurt based Quadriga Capital, has been active in the Russian Federation since 1995 and is one of the most experienced private equity investment firms in the country. Quadriga’s team of twelve investment professionals operates from three offices located in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. This strong regional presence provides us with significant opportunities and distinguishes Quadriga from almost every other private equity firms investing in Russia.

For further information contact:

Quadriga Capital

+7 812 449 1250 o.mescherina@quadriga-capital.ru

Firm Type Private Equity Location Russia, Germany Sector USD 4m to USD 15m

www.quadriga-capital.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Quadro Capital Partners – independent investmet adviser and professional private equity manager with experience of managing funds in excess of US$1 billion.

Quadro focuses on consumer sectors and changing patterns of consumption as well as emerging consumer products and services. We invest in projects in Russia and CIS in following segments: • Financial products and services • Retail, consumer goods and services • Healthcare and lifestyle • Ecology and sustainable natural resources

Investments Quadro identifies, invests in and develops companies that have a potential to grow into industry leaders. Quadro actively involves and works together with portfolio companies to build sustainable and successful businesses and deliver strong capital growth to investors. Professional portfolio and asset management Quadro structures, creates and manages funds and asset portfolios to offer investors and asset holders most efficient management structure to maximise value of portfolio.

Quadro Capital Partners invests in companies that demonstrate the potential to become industry leaders and are in need of external financing to execute their growth strategy. We also invest in distressed situations and companies that face risk of bankruptcy and need working capital and debt restructuring to survive and grow. • Amount of investments in a project varies from $5 Mln. to $50 Mln • A controlling stake in a company helps QCP to influence the company’s development strategy and play an active role in operational management • Target rate of return from 40% IRR

Distressed asset management and special situations Quadro offers to asset holders and creditors an integrated solution, including due dilligence, portfolio structuring, re-financing and capital restructuring, operational control, liquidity and and asset management.

For further information contact:

Quadro Capital Partners

+7 495 988 8734 info@quadrocapital.com

Firm Type Private Equity Location Moscow Sector Consumer - $5m to $50m

www.quadrocapital.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Red Star Private Equity Red Square Private Equity (RSPE) is a private equity management company that is affiliated with Astor Capital Group. RSPE specializes in business turn-around, special situaltions, conflict resoluton and growth boosting investment strategies.

RSPE sector preferences are as follows: • Real Estate • Oil, Gas and Mining • Manufacturing • Wholesale distribution • Retail • Construction Materials • Financial Services • Transport and Infrastructure

When RSPE evaluates investment opportunities, it considers the experience of the management team, strength of the product brand, scalability of the business and ability to expand sales well above its current level. RSPE aims for multiple exit strategies, such as trade and strategic sale, IPO or MBO to maximize the value of the business.

For further information contact:

Red Square Private Equity +7 495 926 7314 info@astorcg.com

Firm Type Private Equity Location Moscow Sector Business Turnaround

www.astorcg.com/private_equity/ “The Online M&A Community”

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Having grown rapidly since its first pioneering investment in 1999, ru-Net is today one of the world’s most innovative and ambitious Internet and technology investment companies. ru-Net manages a diverse international portfolio of more than 40 investments spanning US, Europe,Russia, and Southeast Asia.

ru-Net focuses on the international technology sector and its investment approach is longterm. ru-Net works closely with portfolio companies, providing not only the capital needed to spur growth but also the assistance, advice and experience necessary to successfully execute on growth strategies. In partnership with company executives, founders and directors the ru-Net team offers its investee companies practical assistance with a wide range of strategic and operational tasks, transferring knowledge and insight to help overcome development hurdles and identify routes to growth – not only for the individual companies but also for their broader markets and target sectors.

ru-Net’s investment focus spans the full breadth of the international technology arena. From advanced IT automation, integration and outsourcing firms to energy technologies and the exciting world of the Internet and e-Commerce, ru-Net seeks to identify ideas and organisations that have the potential to become market leaders in their respective segments. Driven by a passionate, principled and expert senior team, ru-Net’s approach to investment is long term. Aiming not just to invest in, but also to partner with its target companies, ruNet works to share knowledge, build capacity and develop expertise to help company teams achieve their growth ambitions. Combined with strict investment criteria, clear strategies and demonstrable investment goals, this approach is enabling ru-Net to shape a successful future for some of the world’s most exciting technology companies.

For further information contact:

ru-Net

+7 495 797 9763 info@ru-net.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Venture Capital Moscow, New York Internet, Tech

www.ru-net.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Runa Capital is an early stage VC firm run by a team of successful entrepreneurs. Runa Capital leverages the capable ingredients of the Russian tech sector: strong technical schools, culture of innovation, solid economy.

Runa Capital strategies are: Focus on expertise

Selection based on partner’s competence — cloud computing, Internet and mobile applications Leverage strengths Synergetic approach focused on efficient scale by leveraging Parallels or Acronis, or to get leverage from using them as a sales channel Build technological barriers Target substantial, “hard‐to‐clone” IP, as it creates natural barrier to competition Capital and go-to-market efficiency Target capital efficient projects where product can be built and market test done within reasonable time‐ frame and financing Hands‐on approach Readiness to get involved, guide and support the project, solve some operational problems – provided the founder has entrepreneurial passion! Portfolio companies include ThinkGrid, TravelMenu, StopTheHacker, B2B Center, LinguaLeo and Jelastic.

For further information contact:

Runa Capital

Firm Type Location Sector

+7 495 640 6062 info@runacap.com businessplan@runacap.com

Venture Capital Moscow Internet

www.runacap.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Russia Partners is the oldest and largest private equity firm in Russia and the CIS, with over $1 billion of assets under management and a highly-specialized team of 25+ investment professionals and over 40 total employees in three offices (Moscow, Samara and Kiev). The senior investment professionals combine high levels of education and on-the-ground work experience in Russia with advanced Western education and experience with Western firms. Since its founding in 1991, Russia Partners has become the leader in attracting and managing long-term private equity investments from U.S. and foreign institutional investors into the region. The firm has managed investments in nearly 50 companies since its inception, the most notable of which include MTV Russia, EPAM Systems, Syktyvkar Pulp & Paper and Radio-7.

Russia Partners provides long-term investment capital into Russian companies for their expansion and modernization, with the goal of increasing their capitalization and market value. This style of investing requires a hands-on, value-added approach where management of portfolio investments is as important as investment selection. Russia Partners ’ goal has always been to pursue companies with unique market franchises, competent management groups, low entry valuations and the potential for a resale to a strategic investor or public offering. Industry sectors that exhibit these qualities are, in general, those businesses that provide basic goods and services to a population that is still releasing over 70 years of pent-up demand. In particular, target industries will be those such as advertising & publishing, construction materials, consumer & household products, consumer services, financial services and leasing, IT services, logistics, media & media services, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail and telecommunications.

Russia Partners success has come from its focus on supporting management and entrepreneurs of growing businesses, not only with capital, but also with unique insight, experience and perspective. Russia Partners views its entrepreneurs as long-term partners, and strives to ensure the ultimate long-term success and viability of their business.

Russia Partners often works with industry partners and strategic investors, many of whom are looking to enter the Russian market together with a private equity firm with years of onthe-ground experience. Russia Partners has successfully partnered with, or sold a stake to, strategic investors in several of its portfolio companies, such as Syktyvkar Forest Enterprises, Sidanco, MTV Russia and EuroCement. The combined value of the investments of the foreign strategic investors in these four deals is over $900 million.

Russia Partners is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siguler Guff & Company, LLC, a multi-strategy private equity investment firm serving corporate and public employee benefit plans, endowments, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals. A pioneer in investing in sectors of market inefficiency, Siguler Guff has over $8 billion in assets under management. Founded in 1991 by George Siguler, Drew Guff and Donald Spencer as the Private Equity Group of Paine Webber, Siguler Guff became an independent firm in 1995.

For further information contact:

Russia Partners

+7 495 234 3095 info@rp.co.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Russia, New York $10m to $50m

www.russiapartners.com “The Online M&A Community�

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Russian Venture Company (OJSC) is a government fund of funds and a development institute of the Russian Federation, one of Russia’s key tools in building its own national innovation system.

The Board is composed of seven directors, including Elvira Nabiullina (Russian Minister of Economic Development), Andrey Fursenko (Russian Minister of Education), Igor Artemyev (Head of Antitrust Committee), Sergey Guriev (Rector of Russian Economic School), Yigal Erlich (founder and Managing Partner of Yozma Group), Esko Aho (Prime Minister of Finland in 1991-1995, current member of the Executive Committee of Nokia Group), and Igor Agamirzian, CEO of RVC.

Russian Venture Company was established by Russian Government in 2006. Its mission is to encourage Russia’s own VC industry and boost capital of VC funds. RVC’s role is that of a government fund of venture capital funds channeling public incentives to venture capital and financial support to the hi-tech sector, and of a Russian VC industry development institute.

RVC launched its RVC Seed Fund. Its mission is to invest into Russian innovation-based startups promising high growth opportunities both on Russian and foreign IT markets. This RUB 2 bln (about US$ 68 mln.) vehicle is assisted by a network of Venture Partners—special entities who have access to academic, technology and financial resources required for their activities. As on early March 2010, RVC Seed Fund has awarded the Venture Partner status to 22 companies from 4 regions, with over 20 applications pending consideration. By late 2010 the network will include about 50 Venture Partners.

RVC operates through private-public partnerships that take form of private VC funds: 49% of their capital is contributed by RVC—to be matched by 51% from private investors. RVC backed VC funds’ investment priorities focus on technologies from the Critical Technologies List approved by Russian President.

For further information contact:

Russian Venture Company

+7 495 777 0104 info@rusventure.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow Fund of Funds Seed Capital

“The Online M&A Community”

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SUN Group is a leading principal investor and private equity fund manager in Russia, India and other emerging and transforming markets. The founder of SUN, part of an Indian family group active in India for more than 100 years, first started working with Russia in1958.

As a leading investor in Russia, India and other emerging and transforming markets, SUN Group deploys capital through two fundamental investment platforms and across its core sectors.

SUN Group has been active in areas such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Food & Beverage and Technology.

In the last two decades, SUN Group has grown significantly, developing a track record in growing both strategic businesses and private equity franchises. As a pioneering investment firm in these markets, SUN Group has shown perserverence, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that is crucial for long-term value creation.

SUN Group’s investment approach combines fiduciary expertise and discipline with entrepreneurship. SUN Group deploys capital as a direct principal investor, often with strategic partners, and as a private equity fund manager, often in partnership with other global firms.

Together with its investors, strategic partners, experienced management teams and investment professionals, SUN Group continues to develop numerous oppportunities in its core geographies.

For further information contact:

SUN Capital Partners

+7 495 787 2090 reception@sungroup-russia.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow, New Delhi

www.sungroup-global.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Svarog Capital Advisors is one of the leading private equity firms in Russia and CIS with over $500m of capital under management. The firm was established as a private equity arm of the Renova Group under the Renova Capital name in October 2003. As a result of a management buy-out in 2007, Renova Capital was renamed Svarog Capital Advisors. Since 2004, our funds have invested in 13 companies with an aggregate transaction value of over USD 460m.

Svarog Capital Advisors has two funds under management: The Russian Retail Growth Fund (RRGF) was formed in May 2007. The fund is focused on industries driven by a surging consumer demand such as retail, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), transport and logistics, telecommunications, financial sector and service industries. The investment strategy is to provide capital for growth/expansion, pre-IPO finance and capital for industry consolidation with geographic focus on the CIS and Russia. The target deal size is USD 30-50m. The fund acquires mainly non-controlling stakes in mid-size companies.

The firm’s investment approach is to provide equity financing to industry-leading companies with exceptional prospects and the ability to generate superior returns. Our core investment strategy is fostering company growth through entering new markets, expanding the business geography and consolidating fragmented markets.

The Early Stage Alternative Fund (ESAF) was formed in 2008. The fund is focused on fastgrowing companies in an early growth stage. Target industries include IT and software, media, biotechnology and alternative energy. In contrast to the common practice of venture funds, portfolio diversification is not an important objective of ESAF. Due to highly selective requirements, ESAF has no formal restrictions on the target investment size and size of equity stakes in portfolio companies. A typical investment can be in the range of USD 5 to 15m. Majority stakes are preferred.

If the size of a proposed transaction exceeds our target deal size of USD 30-50m, co-investors or leverage may be brought in.

For further information contact:

Svarog Capital Advisors

+7 495 745 57 57 office@svarogcapital.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow Retail, IT, Software Media, Biotech

“The Online M&A Community”

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Technoprom Innovation Corporation provides financial and other resources for fast-growing business companies in the technological sector to ensure their sustained growth. Technoprom is a professional partnership of investment managers active in private equity investment and venture financing with over 20 years of working experience.

Technoprom invests into business teams aiming at fast growth, expansion of their business and prompt organizational changes. We invest into established management teams that comprise function leaders successfully working together for a long time. We finance and support with the help of other resources business ideas based on the availability of: • existing market and demand for goods/services; • high potential of market growth and demand for goods and services; • secure market ground; • related competencies within the management team for managing business growth.

Technoprom invests into established management teams with a proven track record. Key sectors for the Technoprom’s investments are the following: • Information and communication technologies; • Energy and Resource-saving technologies; • Nanotechnologies; • Integrated Security Systems.

We invest into business teams with innovative technologies which are either commercialised or on the verge of commercialisation. The business teams must be capable of continuously improving their competence in managing sustainable development and commercialisation of the technology available to them. We invest into a partnership with a businessperson that will allow to create and sell easily maximum value for all the shareholders by selling a business segment or the entire business in 5-7 years directly to the strategic investor already identified. It is also possible to realize the value through an IPO, but this should not be the only option for such realization.

For further information contact:

Technoprom

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow Technology

www.ic-technoprom.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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+7 495 956 8246 info@ic-technoprom.ru


TPG is a leading global private investment firm with approximately $45 billion of capital under management across a family of funds. Since the firm’s founding in 1992, our investment philosophy has been to create value by investing in change - change created by industry trends, economic cycles or specific company circumstances. Our tradition of providing unique investment insight and value-added operating capabilities to companies undergoing change, as well as our comfort in dealing with complexity and distressed companies, differentiates us from many traditional private investment firms.

TPG invests in companies across a broad range of industries and geographies. Our goal is to help management teams build long-term value that benefits all stakeholders. We structure our private equity investments based on each company’s circumstances and generally seek to invest in established businesses requiring equity capital between $10 million and $1 billion.

We provide creative capital, structured for each investment opportunity. Our wealth of experience, industry expertise, deep operating skillsets and large global network of affiliated partners position us as a vital resource from which management can draw strategic, financial and operational guidance.

For further information contact:

TPG

+7 495 660 8600

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Global $10m to $1b

www.tpg.com “The Online M&A Community”

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UFG Private Equity is a private equity investment firm with over $500 million in commitments and funds under management in two funds: UFG Private Equity Fund II and UFG Private Equity Fund I. Since its inception in 2005, the firm has invested over $410 million in a diversified portfolio of 18 companies in consumer, food, internet, media and telecommunications, travel, finance and other sectors of economy with an aggregate transaction value of over $1 billion.

UFG Private Equity invests in companies across Russia and the CIS. Our particular focus is on Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. UFG manages over $500 million of private equity investments and commitments in two funds, UFG Private Equity Fund II and UFG Private Equity Fund I. UFG’s latest fund, UFG Private Equity Fund II, is in active investment mode. We target investments of $15million to $50 million in companies with an enterprise value of typically $20 million to $400 million. The Fund is already invested in five companies - the world’s largest Russian language search engine Yandex.ru, Russia’s first national mobile telecom tower operator Russian Towers, Russia’s dominant 3D/IMAX movie theater chain Kinostar DeLux (Rising Star Media), a regional broadband access provider Enforta and Russia’s largest independent leasing operator of freight railcars Brunswick Rail Leasing.

UFG Private Equity is part of UFG Asset Management, a leading independent provider of alternative investment strategies focusing on Russia and the CIS with total assets under management of $1.2 billion (this does not include the assets of Deutsche UFG Capital Management acquired by Deutsche Bank).

We back exceptional management teams in businesses where there is an opportunity to significantly increase equity value for shareholders. Our focus is not limited to specific industry sectors. Historically we have extensive experience of profitably investing in Media, IT, Telecoms, Consumer Staples, Retail and Infrastructure related businesses.

For further information contact:

UFG Asset Management

+7 495 662 3030 ufgam@ufgam.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow Consumer, Growth Special Situations

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The United Capital Partners (UCP) group of companies was founded in 2006 as an asset management platform for private investors and the group’s partners. The funds managed by UCP are primarily invested in Russia and other select large emerging markets. Principal asset classes include liquid equities and corporate bonds, private equity and real estate.

Private equity funds managed by UCP seek to achieve long-term capital appreciation through equity investments in non-public Russian companies. The funds seek to take from 10% to a controlling stake in portfolio companies. As a general rule, UCP private equity funds consider investment opportunities of between US$10 mn and US$100 mn, on condition that no investment exceeds 25% of a fund’s net assets. The funds may employ financial leverage to enhance investment returns.

UCP follows an investment strategy which is based on its firm belief that emerging countries are on a path of superior economic growth. UCP is an independent investment company. Its partners and staff are investment professionals with many years of experience in the public and private capital markets. An important feature of all the funds managed by UCP is that a significant amount of UCP’s own capital, and the capital of UCP’s partners, is invested alongside that of UCP’s clients. As of 1 January 2009, total assets under management stood at US$1 bn.

The principal areas in which UCP private equity funds invest are: oil & gas, consumer goods, retail, real estate, telecommunications, entertainment, financial services and consumer services. UCP private equity funds follow an opportunistic approach, pursuing both long-term and tactical opportunities: • long-term investments (2-5 year investment horizon) in growth companies, including pre-IPO situations, leveraged buy-outs (LBO) and restructuring situations; • tactical opportunities (12-18 month investment horizon), involving deeply undervalued assets.

UCP is currently accepting investor subscriptions to its new UCP Enterprise Fund, dedicated to investing in the corporate securities - equities as well as bonds - of large- and mid-cap companies operating in major emerging market countries.

The principal task of UCP Fund managers is to participate actively in managing portfolio companies and collaborate with management and other shareholders on an ongoing basis. His or her ultimate objective is to enhance the value of portfolio companies and crystalize this value via a strategic sale or an IPO.

UCP manages three other funds, which are already closed for new investors: • UCP Russia Fund (Russian equities) • UCP Private Equity Fund (private equity) • UCP Oil & Gas Private Equity Fund (oil & gas private equity)

UCP Private Equity Fund was launched in June 2007 and focuses on investments in Russian consumer-related businesses: consumer goods, retail, consumer services and financial services. UCP Oil & Gas Private Equity Fund was launched in June 2007 and makes investments in small private exploration and production oil & gas companies in Russia. For further information contact:

United Capital Partners

+7 495 643 1100 info@ucpfund.com

Firm Type Private Equity Location Moscow Sector Invest $10m-$100m

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Venture Investments and Yield Management was established in 2006 to offer to qualified investors professional services in sourcing and managing investment opportunities in the Emerging markets of Russia, CIS and Eastern and Central Europe. The expertise of the team has pre-determined its initial focus on Russia, but diversification of investments across borders rapidly became one of the most important issues on current agenda.

Our strategy is based upon carefully assessed investments into the rapidly developing industries in the emerging markets, which offer significantly higher returns then the appropriate markets’ averages. We follow a flexible approach towards structuring our investments based upon prevailing market conditions and specific legal frameworks as well as unique attributes and features of a given project. However, our desired structure for an investment would be through a creation and development of a special purpose project company to become a market leader in a respective segment. Alternatively we acquire stakes for our investors in existing companies to form joint ventures with reputable local partners that demonstrate a solid potential for growth. In a case of a JV we aim to acquire the majority of the voting shares of the company and we are looking to become a leading investor in the project with an active role in the strategic decision-making process. We are ready to bring the following competencies and enhance the performance of the company through: • An active, professional and committed Board; • Assistance and support in the development of the company’s management and financial reporting structures; • Assistance and support in the development of a project-oriented remuneration and motivation schemes for the company’s management and key personnel; • Implementation of a internationally acceptable internal controls and financial reporting systems.

VIY strives to discover unique investment opportunities for its investors, that result from the existing inefficiencies in the targeted markets. The key area of focus is the initial stage and first round financing of the development projects, as the implied risk of such investments allows VIY to seek and exploit abnormal returns, that adequately provide for such risk. Such returns are usually 2-3 times higher then the return of the relevant stock markets. In 2007, a Representative office was established in Russia. This enabled VIY to have a team of dedicated professionals on the grounds that have a ‘hands-on’ approach in their dealings with the Boards and management of companies where VIY’s investors are participating. This also minimizes any communication disruptions in flow of information and helps to adequately provide for the protection of interests of investors in a currently deficient judicial environment.

For further information contact:

Venture Investments and Yield Management info@viym.ru

Firm Type Private Equity Location St. Petersburg, London Sector Diversified

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Wermuth Asset Management GmbH (WAM) has a 10 year track record of value investing in “Greater Europe”, with a focus on Russia. It is the exclusive investment adviser to investment funds with some USD 1 billion in assets under management. Wermuth Asset Management is solely dedicated to providing investment advice and operates according to the highest professional and ethical standards.

The strengths of Wermuth Asset Management: • a philosophy of “broad value investing”, • expanding traditional “value investing”, • fundamental analysis based on the principles of value investing global macro economic analysis with a focus on Europe, • a track record of successful investor activism, • a track record of advising the Greater Europe Fund Limited over nine years and four month with a gross performance of 1578%, or 35.28% per annum. Net of the current fee levels, investors would have earned 1167% or 31.27% per annum over this period, • a track record of advising the closed-end, Greater Europe Deep Value Fund Limited over one year through 31 July 2007, with a gross return of 67.77% compared to return of 28.55% for the Russian index over the period.

Wermuth Asset Management has dedicated listed equities, private equity, real estate development and credit expertise. Wermuth Asset Management generates alpha through its fundamental value bottom-up long/short analysis, drawing on in-house macro economic, political, legal and due diligence expertise as well as through friendly activism. Its team lives mainly in Moscow, “puts its money where its mouth is” and has extensive public and private sector contacts.

Wermuth Asset Management has received awards as: • Best Performing Global Macro Hedge Fund (Including Currency Funds) 2004 for the Greater Europe Fund Ltd • Best Performing Global Macro Hedge Fund (Including Currency Funds) 2006 for Greater Europe Fund Ltd • Bloomberg Markets January 2007: Top Hedge Funds

For further information contact:

Wermuth Asset Management +7 495 580 7300 info@wermutham.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Private Equity Moscow, Germany Diversified

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Capital Legal Services International, L.L.C. is a full-service professional law firm with offices in St. Petersburg and Moscow, able to assist clients with investments and business projects in Russia and other CIS countries.

Our corporate advisory attorneys have a unique understanding of the challenges involved in company operation and growth. We provide advisory services for strategic planning and feasibility analysis, mergers and acquisitions, capital restructuring, and partnerships. Our lawyers have extensive experience in the formation of joint ventures; wholly-owned subsidiaries; representative and branch offices of foreign businesses in Russia and abroad.

Our Company is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), a foreign associate of the American Bar Association Section on International Law and Practice, and also we are the official legal adviser of the Russian Council of Shopping Centers (RCSC).

We have drafted and revised numerous commercial agreements of various types, including loan, pledge, advance payment, trademark, technology licensing, barter, and installment payment agreements.

Our Company has built its client relationships in accordance with established international standards and rules for the practice of law and attorney-client privilege, particularly regarding confidentiality and ethical issues. Our lawyers strive to maintain the highest ethical standards in relationships with clients and their counterparts.

Working closely with clients to understand their businesses, our M&A team identifies potential problems and provides valuable advice on acquisitions, mergers, divestitures and corporate restructuring that is geared towards the client’s specific situation. Our services in this area include: due diligence reports, antitrust compliance, structuring risk management, developing strategic plans for improving operational effectiveness, and drafting commercial agreements and other instruments supporting the M&A process. up

Our mission is to facilitate the maximum growth and development of large and mid-size Russian and international companies and investors in the Russian market by providing a full spectrum of personalized legal services. As with our clients, so with our employees, we build partnerships on a long-term, professional basis, following international management standards and corporate ethics.

The government of the Russian Federation regards foreign investment as a key condition in Russia’s economic recovery, and thus, has taken a number of measures aimed at creating a favorable climate to encourage investment, eliminating barriers to foreign investment, and adopting world standards for foreign investments. We provide a wide range of legal services for investment projects in Russia, which enables us to assist foreign investors and companies throughout the investment process, thus ensuring that the process is smooth and clients can take full advantage of Russia’s competitive market. For further information contact:

Capital Legal Services

+7 495 2585050 Moscow.Office@CliffordChance.com

Firm Type Legal Services Location Moscow, St. Petersburg Sector Business, Corporate

www.cls.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Clifford Chance Moscow is one of the leading international law firms in Russia. The Moscow office, our first in the region, was established in 1991. Since then the firm has built a strong track record in C&EE, Russia and the CIS. We have advised on some of the largest and most complex deals across all the major industries in the region. We have advised clients in all major industries, tackled business and reputational risk issues and continuously break new ground through deals that have helped shape the region’s development.

Russia’s market-driven reform of the legal and economic system, and moves towards increasing institutional transparency, continues to encourage rising levels of foreign and domestic investment. Our role is to offer extensive commercial experience in local and cross-border transactions, drawing upon the firm’s international experience and worldwide office network when required. Clifford Chance also has over 260 lawyers in its offices in Budapest, Prague, Moscow, Warsaw and Bucharest. We provide legal advisory services across all areas of business to international and domestic corporations, financial institutions as well as state and regulatory bodies.

Clifford Chance is one of the largest law firms in Moscow. Many of the team have lived and worked abroad. Languages spoken include Russian, English, German and French. Some of our recent awards in Russia and CEE include: • Law Firm of the Year – Russia 2008 - by Who’s Who Legal • M&A Law Firm of the Year in Russia 2008 - by ACQ Finance Magazine Country Law Awards • LBO Advisor of the Year - ACQ Finance Magazine Country Law Awards 2008 • Russia Legal Advisor of the Year 2008 - The Financial Times and mergermarket M&A Awards 2008, 2007 • Law Firm of the Year 2007 in Real Estate in Russia and CIS - EuropaProperty Russia-CIS Real Estate Awards 2007

Our strong relationships with local law firms in countries where we do not have offices helps ensure our clients receive the best advice and service on offer. Combine this with our international expertise and commercial and financial insight, and you have a firm that can help you achieve more.

For further information contact:

Clifford Chance

+7 495 258 5050

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Russia, Global Full Service

www.cliffordchance.com “The Online M&A Community”

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CMS is one of the leading European law firms in Russia. We have been supporting many of our clients in the rapidly developing Russian economy for over 17 years, advising them on all legal and tax matters. Our team of 110 lawyers qualified in Russian, English, French and German law is well placed to advise clients from across the globe on every aspect of their business in Russia, and equally to assist Russian clients in Europe and beyond.

As our clients operate within specific market sectors, they require sector-specific insight from their professional advisers. We provide clients with expert, proactive advice, combining the strengths of local knowledge with the overall expertise of CMS worldwide. In CMS we have established expert groups across a number of industry sectors, both at Russia-specific and international levels. Our expert groups in Russia work closely with the CMS international sector groups, thus ensuring regular exchange of cutting edge industryspecific know-how and expertise across the CMS network. This also allows us to provide clients with a unified and tailored approach to achieving their business goals in Russia, Europe and beyond.

With over 2,400 legal and tax advisors in 48 cities across Europe and beyond, CMS combines extensive international outreach, with a commitment to excellence in our national and local markets delivering unmatched expertise and client service.

For further information contact:

CMS

+7 495 786 4000 info@cmslegal.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Moscow, Global Full Service

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is a leading national law firm in Russia with offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London. Founded in 1993, the firm combines extensive emerging markets experience with international professional standards. It regularly represents international companies doing business in Russia and Russian companies going international. The firm regularly acts for the Russian Federation in transactional and litigation matters. The firm also frequently serves as Russian counsel to leading international law firms.

The attorneys at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners form a strong team, empowering each individual to excel in his/her area of expertise in reaching a common goal. In order to assist in solving complex business problems, the Firm applied a multifaceted approach, integrating the legal defense of clients’ rights in Russia and abroad, international commercial arbitration, representing clients’ interests with government agencies (e.g. with respect to shaping national policies), and assistance in establishing press/public relations, among other services.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ areas of practice include local and international commercial litigation and arbitration; corporate services, including incorporation, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, liquidation, etc.; due diligence investigations of Russian partners/ suppliers; international business transactions, dispute resolution and public policy issues.

All EPA&P lawyers have graduated from prestigious law schools. Many of them have received additional legal qualifications in the US and Great Britain. The firm’s working languages are English and Russian, but our lawyers can also work in German, French and Spanish.

Our clients include some of the largest Russian and international companies. Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners has been entrusted to represent the interests of the Russian Federation in foreign courts with respect to a number of legal matters. Our lawyers have provided litigation services in more than 35 countries worldwide, including the US, Great Britain, France, Sweden and Switzerland.

A number of EPA&P attorneys are active members of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. Most of Russian attorneys are members of local Bar Associations – associations of high-qualified lawyers, which provide members with access to leading experts and up-to-date information as well as top-level professional development and network-building opportunities.

Our attorneys are qualified in Russian and International law. They have distinguished backgrounds in government and academia. In order to best serve our clients, EPA&P lawyers develop an in-depth understanding of our clients’ business and consistently work to determine and solve their problems. All of EPA&P’s resources are dedicated to serving our clients.

EPA&P lawyers are regularly engaged as consultants on different law aspects by executive, legislative and judicial branches of the Russian Federation and also by Russian and foreign social organizations.

For further information contact:

Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners +7 495 935 8010 Mow_office@epam.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Russia Full Service

www.epam.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Hogan Lovells is one of the largest international business legal practices, with over three thousand people operating from 27 offices in Europe, Asia and the United States. After five years of dramatic growth, the firm now has a strong presence in every major European jurisdiction and offers a wide range of legal and advisory expertise to our clients.

The firm has a culture of innovation in advising its clients and is a market leader for its training and development initiatives - such as TransAct - a real-time transaction role-playing training module. Mexican-Wave, a tool for managing the procurement of legal services, is helping to change the way that clients obtain and manage their legal advice cost-effectively.

In the United States, our thriving New York and Chicago offices developed from our marketleading expertise in insurance and re-insurance, to which, over the years, has been added key resources in commercial litigation, banking, capital markets and re-structuring. In Asia, the firm has offices in Beijing and Shanghai, complementing our other Pacific Rim capabilities in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City. Lovells also has an office in Dubai advising corporate and financial institutions on a range of financial and business matters to corporates, financial institutions and individuals in the Middle East.

The Moscow office focuses on five main practice areas: • Corporate and commercial, M&A, foreign investments, restructuring: Our corporate, M&A, restructuring practice provides services across a range of industries and types of transaction, including telecoms/IT, private equity/venture capital and insurance. • Banking, finance and insolvency: Our banking and finance practice has experience of various types of loans, trade and structured finance, leasing and debt rescheduling and recovery. • Capital markets: Our lawyers have worked on a diverse range of transactions in the area of capital markets and structured finance and have extensive experience of structuring cross-border transactions. • Arbitration and litigation: Hogan Lovells’ emphasis is on finding effective, commercial solutions and we have the resources available to handle the largest and most complex disputes • Intellectual property, TMT and e-commerce: Our intellectual property practice covers all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law. We also specialize in advising on e-commerce and IT issues.

The firm advises many of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions and government organisations. We regularly act on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and commercial disputes. Unlike many firms of our size, we offer a much broader range of legal expertise, including Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Construction & Engineering, Competition and Labour law. This, in turn, is backed by cross-disciplinary industry-sector expertise in markets such as lifesciences, energy and corporate insurance.

For further information contact:

Hogan Lovells

+7 495 933 3000

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Russia, Global Full Service

www.hoganlovells.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Founded in 1934, Latham & Watkins has grown into a full-service international powerhouse with more than 2,100 attorneys in 27 offices around the world. The founders of Latham & Watkins instilled an ethic of hard work, commitment and quality that flourishes today and has nurtured the firm’s dramatic growth into one of the world’s premier business law firms. With that growth, we have built internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. We have also received praise for our innovative approach to law firm management and for our pro bono work both on a local and global scale. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.

Our corporate finance practice in Moscow is consistently ranked among the top-tier firms. Our corporate lawyers in Moscow have a strong record of advising on initial public offerings (IPOs), equity offerings, high yield debt offerings, American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and Eurobonds and have worked on some of the largest and most significant floats by Russian companies on the US and UK markets. In addition, our Russian corporate practice regularly advises targets, acquirers and sellers on their strategic acquisitions and dispositions in Russia, and helps clients with intellectual property and lending matters, public company representation and all aspects of their business ventures. Staffed with Russian- and English-speaking lawyers, the Moscow office represents companies involved in a variety of industrial sectors including banking and finance, consumer goods, energy and natural resources, food and beverage, insurance, real estate, oil & gas, manufacturing, media, telecommunications and transportation.

Latham & Watkins’ Moscow office, founded in 1992, provides our clients with an on-theground understanding of the local market and an extensive knowledge of industry-specific issues, as well as the resources of the entire firm. Our Moscow-based corporate practice is one of the oldest international corporate practices in Russia.

Community Ties Attorneys and paralegals in our Moscow office provide pro bono assistance to European humanitarian agencies and non-profit enterprises including AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW), a Dutch nongovernmental public health organization whose mission is to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Spirituality For Kids (SFK), a non-profit educational program in Moscow.

Our Moscow office, with nearly 30 legal professionals with US, English and Russian law capabilities, has assisted multinationals and investors complete deals in Russia, as well as helped Russian companies in accessing US, UK and other capital markets around the world.

For further information contact:

Latham & Watkins

+7 495 785 1234 cristopher.allen@lw.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Russia, Global Full Service

www.lw.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Liniya Prava is a leader in legal assistance on financial markets. We have an outstanding practice of legal consultancy on transactions of various complexity and are dedicated to provide our clients (local and international major and medium companies) with desirable practical result.

Liniya Prava joins experts most efficient in providing legal advice to business. As a result of a long-term and successful practice by our Moscow office, Liniya Prava has won reputation of a leader in legal consultancy on IPO, debt finance, M&A, mortgage, and securitization. Adhering to Liniya Prava’s major trend, our office in Kyiv succeeds in developing legal advice on financial markets and real estate; labour, immigration, tax, family and field-specific laws.

Liniya Prava has developed a remarkable legal practice in corporate and M&A, capital markets, securitization and privatization, mortgage, real estate, litigation, project finance, foreign investment, etc. We deliver comprehesive legal advice in oil & gas, telecommunication and energy sectors.

The London office of Liniya Prava meets the appeal of our clients to access to international stock markets. It provides comprehensive legal advice to developing companies with modest capitalization that aim at entering the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.

Our legal experts are highly qualified in taxation, currency regulation, banking and family law and succession. Liniya Prava has gained recognition of professional society, appreciation and confidence of clients due to our commitment to quality, strategic thinking, innovative problem-solving and sound judgement.

For further information contact:

Liniya Prava

+7 495 937 8000 moscow@lp.ru

Firm Type Legal Services Location Moscow, Kiev, London Sector Business, Corporate

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Linklaters is a law firm which specialises in advising the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in major business and financial centres, we deliver an outstanding service to our clients anywhere in the world.

For almost two decades, Linklaters has been at the forefront of financial, corporate and commercial developments in post-Soviet Russia, advising on groundbreaking transactions of global scale, profile and complexity. From a small start, we have grown to a team of around 100 experienced Russian and international lawyers who focus on mergers and acquisitions, commercial arrangements, capital markets, banking, projects and asset finance, energy, real estate, litigation and arbitration, tax, employment and IP/TMT. We combine top-quality legal skills with an in-depth understanding of the domestic legal and business environment to help our clients achieve their goals.

Much of our work is complex. All of it is of the highest quality and delivered to the most exacting standards. Clients come to us because we go the extra mile to get results for them. In today’s uncertain environment, you need to be confident that the legal advice you are getting is the best in the market. Established in Moscow since 1992, Linklaters is at the heart of the most important issues affecting the Russian market. Our on-the-ground experience and local insight combines with the firm’s global footprint, legal and sector expertise, and world-class client service to ensure that we deliver outstanding results for our clients, both in Russia and beyond.

We have been involved in some of the biggest and most complex deals in Russia, including: the US$30bn merger between SUAL Group, RUSAL and Glencore, the largest Russian M&A deal to date; the US$10.6bn IPO of shares of Rosneft, the largest ever IPO in Russia and one of the largest offerings in the world; and the US$24.5bn loan facility for Rosneft, the largest financing in Russia.

For further information contact:

Linklaters CIS

+7 495 797 9797

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Russia, Global Full Service

www.linklaters.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners is the biggest full-service law firm operating in Russia today. The firm has more than 200 attorneys based in offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg and renders legal services in all spheres of Russian law throughout Russia, the CIS and also internationally through partnership networks with leading local law firms in all major capital markets and jurisdictions.

From the very outset, our goal has been to develop a company that will offer our clients an integrated approach to their business needs, delivering comprehensive, top-notch tax and legal advice that is not only efficient, but cost-effective. Our business solutions are 100% client-driven, and our versatile team of professionals draws its expertise from a wide range of completed projects. We are constantly innovating and are sensitive to the changing demands of business, which we have the flexibility to incorporate into our rapidly-growing practice.

Key service offerings include: legal support for foreign direct investment projects in Russia, tax, corporate/ M&A, commercial, litigation and arbitration, land, real estate and construction, natural resources, intellectual property, customs and exchange regulations, criminal defence for business.

Early in 2004, we extended our business to St. Petersburg, opening a new branch office which also offers a complete range of legal services. This important step forward has allowed us to strengthen our regional links and to increase cooperation with companies operating in Russia’s North-West.

The firm has more than 800 clients, over 60% of which are multinational corporations implementing long-term investment projects in Russia.

Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners is a member of Interlaw, an international association of more than 60 independent law firms worldwide, each of them a recognised leader on its national market. Our commitment to excellence and the consistently high quality of our performance has earned us the right to be the first and only Russian law firm representing Interlaw in Russia. Membership of this association allows us to cooperate with foreign partners, whose contribution is often indispensable in the international projects undertaken by our clients.

For several years running, Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners has been recognized by leading international legal guides as being one of Russia’s premier law firms and the firm’s key practices has been consistently mentioned as ‘highly recommended’ in Russia. Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners was established in February 2002 as a result of a merger between Legal Practice LLC, a full-service law firm, and a team of tax lawyers from the Tax and Law Department of the Russian auditing firm FBK.

Conscientiousness, a customised approach and an unfailing drive to promote the interests of our clients are the cornerstones of the success of Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners. We thrive on challenge and welcome opportunities to turn our experience and expertise into value for our clients. We stop at nothing in order to meet our clients’ high expectations. For further information contact:

Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners +7 495 967 0007 +7 812 333 0717

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Russia Full Service

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Podolsky & Klein provides Western-compliant advice that empowers clients to achieve their business goals and maximize shareholder value. We strive to help you understand the legal framework that affects your business operations in Russia. From incorporation to tax law to property law and more, we’ll work with you to find the implementable business solutions that suit your company and which will keep your vital operations legally sound in Russia’s complex legal environment. Podolsky & Klein is a law firm which is operated and managed by Alexander Podolsky (former founding partner of Russin & Vechi Russia, PWC) and Daniel Klein (formerly of Hellevig, Klein & Usov/Avenir). Podolsky & Klein consists of 2 partners and 5 associates. Our lawyers have been practicing law here since 1982 and know what it is like to work in Moscow and the new Russia’s fast changing legal climate and with diversified clients’ needs.

For further information contact:

Podolsky & Klein

+7 495 988 2171 law@pklawpartners.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Russia Corporate

www.pklawpartners.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Russin & Vecchi is an international law firm with eleven independent but affiliated offices spanning the globe. The firm was founded in 1969 in Bangkok, Saigon, Santo Domingo, and Washington, D.C., to create an international practice serving the developing commercial environments of Asia and Latin America. The Russian Practice Group, consisting of the Washington, Moscow, Vladivostok and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk offices, was formed in 1991 to carry on the firm’s tradition of making legal services available in emerging economies. The Russin & Vecchi offices practice independently and are not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.

All offices are staffed with lawyers trained locally as well as in leading universities throughout the world. English is the common language of all offices, and all attorneys are at least bilingual. Many are fluent in more than two languages. The offices are linked by the most advanced communications equipment and utilize the most current technologies in their practices. The firms basic philosophy is to deliver the highest quality legal services, on time, at a reasonable cost. We seek to forge long-term relationships with our clients, and to provide effective solutions to their problems based upon a clear understanding of their needs. All offices maintain the same standards of professional responsibility and performance that clients would expect from lawyers practicing in the worlds leading commercial centers.

The firm’s offices now offer a variety of domestic and international business and commercial legal services. Some offices are full service offices; others are more specialized. The international offices concentrate on the domestic law of the countries in which they operate, and are able to address the full spectrum of local and global legal issues that confront multinational enterprises today.

For further information contact:

Russin & Vecchi

+7 495 783 0522 lawyers@russinvecchi.ru

Firm Type Legal Services Location Moscow, International Sector Corporate

www.russinvecchi.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Salans is a full service international law firm built on a pioneering spirit with over 750 lawyers globally operating from 21 offices. We are uniquely located in a combination of emerging market hubs and key financial centres, providing our clients with comprehensive crossborder legal services.

All our efforts are grounded in a thorough understanding of the business, economic and political climate in which our clients operate. From our foundation in Paris in 1978, the vision was to build a different kind of international law firm. As Carl Salans, a co-founder of the Paris office, explains:

Our client base is wide and far-reaching, and includes commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, investment funds, multilateral institutions, public entities and governments. We also advise emerging and closely-held companies, not-for-profit organisations and high net-worth individuals.

“We have lawyers of over twenty nationalities who speak thirty languages with offices made up predominantly of local lawyers. This allows us to advise clients in ways that provide greater understanding of a nation’s style of thinking and problem-solving, as well as its legal system.

Whatever their background, clients come to Salans for one thing: results. So, all our efforts are concentrated on achieving just that.

“We’ve no head office and no one culture dominates, allowing us to work without demarcation lines between offices and practices and to focus all our efforts on providing clients with a globally-integrated service. I think this structure also helps us to bridge cultural, linguistic and legal traditions better than other firms.”

We’re noted for our expertise in developing markets, having worked since the 1970s with clients in the CIS, and Central and Eastern Europe. As one of the first firms to establish a successful presence in Moscow, we bring decades of expertise and a market-leading practice to bear in supporting clients active throughout the region. This experience extends throughout the new EU member states and Accession Countries, as well as the Balkans, the Middle East and Asia.

Our founding philosophy, structure and expertise is focused on supporting clients across a wide range of fields both internationally and locally. We provide the breadth of resources and depth of expertise of a large international law firm, together with the personal attention available only through a truly local office, staffed by senior lawyers who are sensitive to the business, cultural and legal nuances of your region.

For further information contact:

Salans

+7 495 644 0500 moscow@salans.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Russia, Global Full Service

www.salans.com “The Online M&A Community”

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SALANS Your Leading Emerging Market Legal Specialist Deep understanding of the unique character of the Russian legal sphere Decades of expertise and a market-leading practice in support of clients active throughout the region Experience that extends throughout the new EU member states and accession countries, as well as the Balkans, the Middle East and Asia

In January 2009, Salans was awarded the World Finance legal award for “Best Mergers & Acquisitions Team� in Russia

For further information contact: Salans +7 495 644 0500 moscow@salans.com

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The law firm Salomon Partners was established in 2006 by several attorneys from different Russian and international law firms. Coming together for the purpose of engaging in our own private practice, we had a vision of a firm rendering specialized legal services of the highest quality in the various areas of our commercial specialization. Our aim has never been to be a ‘full cycle’ law firm with varying degrees of competence in all areas, but one undertaking legal transactions and projects exactly corresponding to our expertise. This approach allows for the accumulation a wide range of unique experience in the particular legal services we offer to out clients. Our clients turn to us for reliable, professional assistance in circumstances requiring advanced legal perspective. We undertake complex and extraordinary legal and commercial projects with the confident understanding that it is precisely in these special cases that our clients gain the most advantage and added value from our services.

Our approach is one of continually drawing on and applying the collective know-how from the sum of our experience. This is expressed in the publication of articles, participation in conferences, round tables, and working groups for the development and further refinement of legislation. We refuse to limit ourselves to simply helping our clients find answers to the concrete questions of the day. We are forward in our vision and try to expose the existing legal problems in scientific and legislative communities, actively participating in the development of approaches to their resolution.

In our practice we aspire to strike a balance between international standards of professionalism and a deep understanding of the unique character of the Russian legal sphere. The wide and varied experience of our attorneys permits the combined advantages of the broader perspective of an external legal advisor with the result oriented approach of an in-house corporate lawyer. We strive to provide comprehensive, multisided consideration to each question put before us.

For further information contact:

Salomons

+7 495 691 1184 salomons@salomons.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Russia Full Service

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Squire Sanders has been providing quality legal services since the firm’s founding in 1890. For more than a century, our lawyers have counseled clients by applying experience in many disciplines and industries. Squire Sanders is recognized as one of the “Global 50” in the recently released PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook 2009. The publication notes that “Squire Sanders’ ambitious global approach alongside its quality service has earned it a place amongst the top firms in the world.” Our corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, and telecoms and IT practices are featured as global areas of excellence.

Our Moscow office advises clients on matters regarding corporate law, intellectual property, labor, real property, securities, banking, and antitrust and natural resources litigation, as well as in the context of cross-border transactions. Clients seek our help in navigating the growing body of regulatory law in the energy, mining and communications industries, as well as other sectors. We also provide legal assistance to clients on general litigation and bankruptcy issues. Our clients are as diverse as our services, representing a wide sector of industries including automotive, aerospace, banking, engineering, food processing, pharmaceuticals, energy, manufacturing, transportation, technology and real estate.

Our office in Moscow has long been at the forefront of legal and business developments in Russia’s legal market. Our lawyers bring decades of experience serving clients in Russia and the former Soviet Union, some of whom were actively involved in major trade and investment projects during the détente period of the late 1970s and the early days of perestroika.

Trained primarily in Russia, the United States and Ukraine, our Moscow lawyers collectively are fluent in seven languages and are active members of important legal and industry organizations.

Members of our Moscow team consistently are recognized as leaders by a variety of top industry publications. Which Lawyer? Yearbook rates our Moscow office among the best in corporate/M&A and private equity/venture capital. Chambers Global recommends our capital markets, corporate/M&A, and energy and natural resources practices. The prestigious Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa lists us among the top firms in Russia for technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), real estate, corporate/M&A and capital markets.

For further information contact:

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey +7 495 258 5250 dwack@ssd.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Legal Services Russia, Global Full Service

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Tenzor Consulting Group is a legal company, founded in 2003. It specializes in a legal consulting, gives a universal legal support to foreign and Russian companies in the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad. Tenzor’s representative offices are located in Moscow (head office), St.Petersburg, Sochi and Dubna. The leading legal reference book of Europe Legal 500 recommends Tenzor Consulting Group company as an expert in the sphere of corporate law, land law; energy, tax and trial practice; state-private partnership and external economic activity. Tenzor Consulting Group is a member of the International Chamber, Moscow Lawyers Community, Russian Lawyer Association.

For further information contact:

Tencor Consulting Services +7 495 725 3947 mail@tencon.ru

Firm Type Legal Services Location Moscow, St. Petersburg Sector Business, Corporate

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For almost a century, Vinson & Elkins lawyers have provided innovative business solutions for clients whose needs are as diverse as the entities they represent. In today’s challenging environment of global markets, volatile economies and complex human and environmental issues, our time-tested role as trusted advisor has become even more critical. The depth and breadth of our lawyers’ experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm’s global reach, enables Vinson & Elkins to serve clients from start-up, to the negotiating table and boardroom, before legislative and regulatory bodies, in the courtroom, and beyond.

Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity: We also have significant experience in complex, high value, domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity investment transactions in a number of sectors, including oil and gas, retail and consumer goods, food and drink, telecommunications, media and advertising.

Representing clients doing business in the former Soviet Union since the early 1970s led Vinson & Elkins to be one of the first international law firms to open an office in Moscow in 1991. Our Moscow office is staffed with experienced Russian and English-qualified lawyers, who team up with other members of V&E’s Russia/CIS practice group from the London, U.S., Asian and Middle East offices to support our clients across a broad range of industries. The Russia/CIS practice group, headquartered in Moscow, advises international clients doing business in Russia and the CIS (including in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan), as well as clients from those jurisdictions doing business in other markets.

Finance: We have represented lenders and borrowers in a variety of financing transactions, including secured and non-secured loans by foreign banks, syndicated lending, acquisition and project financing, including the first project financing in the Russian oil and gas industry organized by multilaterals.

The Moscow office provides a wide variety of corporate and commercial counseling, including advising on the best investment structures for non-Russian companies, the establishing of new businesses in Russia, obtaining necessary accreditations and registrations, joint ventures, the structuring of corporate relationships between Russian and foreign shareholders and the protection of shareholder rights, the development of strategies to suit the demands of the Russian business environment, intellectual property, labour and competition law issues.

Recognition V&E lawyers leading our Russia practice are recognized for their expertise by clients and the legal community. In 2008, Euromoney’s Guide to the Worlds Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers named Rob Patterson , co-managing partner of the Moscow office, as a leading practitioner (consecutively in the biennial guide). Rob was also named a 2009 “European Legal Expert” in energy and project finance while Natalya Morozova, co-managing partner of the Moscow office, has been recognized as an expert in corporate and commercial law and corporate/M&A for the past seven years.

Energy / Natural Resources: V&E lawyers have advised clients operating in the Russian and CIS energy and natural resources markets for more than 30 years.

Capital Markets: Teaming up with lawyers from our London and U.S. offices, we have worked on a variety of capital markets transactions, representing issuers, underwriters and other participants in a variety of equity and debt offerings.

For further information contact:

Vinson & Elkins

Firm Type Location Sector

7 495 544 5800 nmorozova@velaw.com rpatterson@velaw.com

Legal Services Russia, Global Full Service

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Awara Group is the leading foreign owned business administration services provider on the Russian market, serving international and local organizations and individual entrepreneurs. Our services comprise a wide array of advisory for strategic business development, establishment and investment, and the implementation and execution of our advice; covering all areas of: management consulting, law, accounting, audit, financial administration, recruitment and other HR services, and IT-development.

Awara is comprised of four companies that could address virtually any issue related to operation of a business venture in Russia: • Awara Accounting offers full accounting outsourcing that includes credit control, invoicing, monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting, tax reports, pay-roll and other services necessary for business operations of any size. • Specialists of Awara Audit Alliance conduct various types of audit in IFRS and US GAAP formats, provide internal operations control and assist with set up and operation of Revision Committee. • Awara Management offers outsourced business management, including the services of nominal General Director, as well as assistance with corporate and individual work permits and visas. • Hellevig Klein & Usov - provides litigation services and practical legal solutions to corporate and individual clients in all major areas of law.

Our Clients are at the heart of our work. Years of experience in successfully serving our multinational clients in Russia have enabled us to build business relationships resulting in mutual profitable growth. Our advantages over others in the industry include our international background and a superior knowledge of local practices, and the combination of all fields of expertise in an integrated act of professional services that meet our clients’ specific needs. As a result our clients receive truly comprehensive and cost-effective solutions that optimize their business processes and leverage their corporate knowledge, leading to increased competitive advantage, profitable growth and enhanced shareholder value.

Your strategy in Russia Besides strong bureaucratic tradition, the young market and the existing regulatory environment create several challenges for the companies. Nevertheless, most of those are still predictable and it is possible to overcome them by carefully planning and arranging companies’ activities. For instance, consulting and outsourcing are needed from the early stages of investment operations in the Russian market.

We serve our clients all over Russia, and have offices in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Tver and Yekaterinburg, as well as a customer support office in Helsinki, Finland.

For further information contact:

Awara Group

+7 495 225 3038 info@awara-group.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Accounting Moscow Business Services

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Meridian International Accounting Center (IAC Meridian). IAC Meridian was founded in 2006 to provide accounting, taxation, labor and immigration, and legal services. Our clients include Russian companies, representative offices and branches of foreign companies accredited in Russia. IAC Meridian provides consultations on taxation, accounting, labor law, and assistance in the Russian immigration law. IAC Meridian also provides transaction due diligence services.

Tax Consultation We provide a complete set of tax advisory services to Russian and foreign companies to meet the requirements of Russian tax law. Human Resources Consulting and Labor Proceedings We carry out analyses of the labor liabilities of the Russian and foreign companies, draft labor contracts, and prepare internal documentation for our clients to regulate labor relations in accordance with Russian labor law. We also provide personnel support for Russian companies and foreign representative offices and advise on the Russian immigration legislation. Meridian can arrange visa invitations, visas, and work permits.

Registration and Accreditation IAC Meridian provides registration services including accreditation of foreign representative offices and individual entrepreneurs. In the course of registration process, we carefully review the needs of each client to ensure that future difficulties with registration documents is avoided.

Business Planning Meridian International Accounting Center also provides business planning, industry research, and other financial services related consulting and advisory services. • Market Entry Strategy • Expansion Planning • Financial Strategy Development • Industry and Market Research • Business Planning and Feasibility Studies

Accounting IAC Meridian provides full accounting services in compliance with the Russian accounting standards and transformation of the Russian reports into the reporting under IFRS standards. We use accounting systems such as 1-C Accounting, bank systems such as Bank-Client, and the Taxcom electronic reporting delivery system to transmit the accounting documentation to the tax authorities. Our personnel are highly qualified and undergo annual career training under our career improvement program.

For further information contact:

Meridian International Accounting Center +7 495 937 5933 Marina.Evans@meridiancapital.ru.

Firm Type Location Sector

Specialist Moscow, Russia Accounting, Tax

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The Innovative Technopark “Idea” was created by the Tatarstan Republic in 2002. The business incubator began to operate in February 2004. Our main goal is the commercialization of innovative ideas through setting up and further development of small-sized companies. The advanced infrastructure needed for development of business provides a full range of services for small-scale businesses that are situated in Technopark “Idea”. Our company concept is the combination of day-to-day venture management for start-ups, administrative support and project financing. For the most part, the technopark manager takes part in running an innovative enterprise.

For further information contact:

Innovative Technopark Idea

+7 843 570 68 50 info@tpidea.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Investor Support Tatarstan Incubator

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The International Foundation of Technology and Investment has an eight year record of successful activity with the promotion of Russian high-tech R&D potential and innovations to global industries. IFTI has launched over 250 R&D projects in a variety of scientific areas such as theoretical physics and mathematics, computer-aided engineering, mathematical modeling, fine chemistry, chemical technology, biotechnology, pharmacology, material engineering and many others. Our projects have engaged more than 8,000 scientists and engineers from different regions of Russia.

We have also succeeded in an ambitious experiment aimed at creation of mechanism to incubate innovative businesses based upon unique Russian innovations. The activity of IFTI gave birth to a special management company (Bureau of Innovation Projects Management) that focuses on identification of unique technologies and business opportunities as well as providing professional management services to seed and startup high-tech companies. As a result of its activity, 22 high-tech companies in such areas as homeland security solutions, pharma, biotech and IT have been started.

IFTI helps Foreign and Domestic organizations to identify relevant R&D groups and facilitate research projects. We have gained valuable and trustworthy partners among dozens of high-tech companies, public organizations, and the best Russian R&D institutions and groups of scientists. One of our most valuable achievements over the years is creation of a team of professional managers and specialists capable of executing sophisticated research and engineering tasks.

We are proud of first successful enterprises incubated by Bureau of Innovation Projects Management. Two companies that produce homeland security devices recently entered local and global markets with innovative, highly competitive products. Also, In cooperation with leading organic chemistry R&D institutes, we launched the first commercial GLP toxicology testing facility in Russia. It will be an important infrastructure unit for development of new effective pharmaceuticals.

During years of operations, our team has gained knowledge and experience in using brilliant science for solution to challenging tasks and converting unique innovations into profitable businesses. We share our knowledge with existing partners and are eager to do it with new partners who seek business opportunities on the emerging innovation market in Russia.

For further information contact:

International Foundation of Technology and Investment +7 495 933 5303 adm@ifti.ru

Firm Type Investor Support Location Moscow, St. Petersburg Sector Innovation Support

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The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) was established in Moscow by international agreement in November 1992 as a nonproliferation program. ISTC coordinates the efforts of numerous governments, international organizations, and private sector industries, providing former weapons scientists (FWS) from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with new opportunities for sustainable, peaceful employment.

The ISTC Objectives are: • Provide weapons experts in the CIS the opportunity to redirect their talents to peaceful activities; • Contribute to the solution of national and international science and technology problems; • Reinforce the transition to market economies; • Support basic and applied research; • Promote integration of CIS scientists into global scientific community.

The Parties to ISTC are Canada, the United States, the European Union, Japan, Norway and South Korea (funding Parties), as well as Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan (recipient Parties).

The ISTC can help moderate the cost of Research & Development with our experienced team, building viable economic alternatives for Russian and CIS experts and engineers. Benefits of cooperation include: • No cost technology R&D search • Moderate project R&D costs • Complete control of funds assured through ISTC • Direct tax-free grant payments to recipients via ISTC • Customs and duty-free imports of equipment via ISTC • On-site monitoring and audits by professional ISTC project management • On-site supported visits to institutes and closed cities • Access to ISTC networks across Russia and the CIS • Intellectual Property Rights support • ISTC support programs (competency building, travel grants, seminars and workshops)

ISTC activities fall in two broad categories: research projects, which employ FWS in the development of new science and technology (S&T), and Supplemental Programs, which include workshops and other events to integrate FWS in the global S&T and industrial communities; training; and commercialization support initiatives. In all, over 58,000 weapons scientists and their team members in 765 research institutes spread across Russia/CIS have been involved in ISTC projects and activities.

For further information contact:

International Science and Technology Center +7 495 982 3200 istcinfo@istc.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Investor Support Moscow Nonproliferation

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The mission of the Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan is to increase the innovation potential of the Republic of Tatarstan, develop science-intensive industries and implement new advanced technologies, form new approaches to innovation activity development in Tatarstan, assist innovations, create the conditions for systems of venture financing, and improve the system for support of science-intensive small and medium-sized business.

The main priorities of the Fund are the following: • Participation in manufacturing of top-products, including the products with significant export potential; • Focus on the industries that have the highest potential for the economic growth, such as: petrochemical and chemical industries, production of building materials, agriculture, light industry, furniture manufacturing, food industry; • Other perspective directions of the real economy of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Main fields of activity: • Participate in implementing innovation and investment projects, including those that are on the earliest, most risky stages of development; • Provide scientific groups with grants for the performance of R&D activities, supporting fundamental scientific research; • Stimulate innovative activity of the scientists, inventors, scientific and technical workers, attract youth to scientific and research activity by developing and implementing contest events; • Improve and develop the Republic’s innovative infrastructure by developing and implementing special events; • Develop and implement progressive mechanisms for small and medium-sized business support; • Advance innovative projects, products of the Republican enterprises and organizations, gaining favorable publicity and investment attractiveness of Tatarstan by participating in regional, federal, and foreign exhibitions and fairs.

For further information contact:

Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan +7 843 570 40 17 reception@ivfrt.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Investor Support Tatarstan Public Fund

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The National Union of Business Angels is a non-profit partnership which incorporates legal entities and individuals, private and institutional investors who invest in innovative hightechnology companies and entities which render services in the areas of investments and innovations. The decision on the National Union foundation was made at the 7th Venture Fair in 2006 on the initiative and with the support of the Russian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (RVCA) and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Russia.

Business angels are corporate bodies and individuals who invest portions of their own funds in innovative companies at their earliest stages of development, namely seed and start-up stages. Business angels are first professional investors investing in innovative companies. In most cases they are followed by venture investments, and then direct investments. Business angel investments in a certain company may amount to several dozens thousand euro and up to 1 million.

The RUSSBA mission is to facilitate speed-up in the country’s innovative development and growth of the GNP innovative component on the basis thereof.

Business angels apply a radically new investing mechanism, namely venture investing, whereby financing is provided for a long term (3 to 7 years), with no pledges or guarantees, against a share (a package of shares) in the company. Risks with such investments are decreased due to concurrent investing in several companies, thorough verification and screening of projects (so-called due diligence procedure), and participation in the company management. Successful business-angel investing is, by and large, a result of favorable business and friendly relations between investors, inventors and company managers, and of their teamwork. Business angels contribute not merely money to the companies, but their experience, knowledge and business links as well.

The RUSSBA goal is to provide assistance to development of a new sector in the country’s economy, namely to business-angel investing, based on favorable conditions for businessangel activity in Russia. Since the primary goal of business angels is accelerated development and growth of capitalization of innovated companies, which are jointly owned by them, favorable conditions are intended to be provided both for business angels themselves (attainment of capital, returns) and for innovative companies which receive investments (taxation terms, rent of premises, consulting).

For further information contact:

National Union of Business Angels +7 499 749 6410 info@russba.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Investor Support Moscow Angel Investors

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The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) was established in 2007 by the Federal law № 139-FZ to enable Government policy in the field of Nanotechnology.

Our guiding principles: • To enact Government interests in all aspects of nanotechnologies, assuming the role of key coordinator of innovation policies, which are designed to commercialize promising research and development projects. • Commercialization of Nanotechnology. The Corporation aims to achieve and demonstrate positive commercial results making nanoindustry attractive to sources of private investment. • Efficiency. The Corporation aims to maximize its efficiency in accomplishment of the goals set forth above and avoiding any unnecessary or unjustified expenditure. • Regional Development. The Corporation supports the development of innovative nanotechnology applications throughout all the regions of the Russian Federation, which are developing conditions for undertaking such research and development. • Transparency and Openness. The Corporation is open for cooperation with any Russian and/or foreign private or public organization in order to achieve the goals as set forth above. The Corporation informs the participants of the innovation pipeline and the public of the details of its current activities along with the results achieved. • Coordination of cooperation. The Corporation coordinates its own activities with other development participants in the innovation pipeline in nanotechnologies. • Risk sharing and lowering market barriers. • Public Private Partnerships. The Corporation makes maximum use of the Public Private Partnership instruments available for the nanoindustry development. • Planned Development. The Corporation takes into consideration global and local long-term foresights of the nanoindustry development. The Corporation both initiates and undertakes the forecasting of scientific, technological and market development of the nanoindustry, taking into account the results of similar activities in other fields of high-tech development.

To accomplish this task, RUSNANO co-invests in nanotechnology industry projects that have high commercial potential or social benefit. Early-stage investment by RUSNANO lowers the risk of its investment partners from the private sector. RUSNANO participates in building nanotechnology infrastructure, which includes the nanotechnology centers of excellence, business incubators and early stage investment funds. RUSNANO provides scientific and educational programs that are required for its investment projects to succeed, and also supports the popularization of nanoscience and nanotechnology. RUSNANO selects promising spheres for investment based on longer-term foresight created by the leading Russian and world experts. To assist the Russian nanotechnology industry advance to the global market and strengthening of its international links RUSNANO develops partnerships with the leading nanotechnology centers in the world and organizes the annual Nanotechnology International Forum in Russia.

For further information contact:

RusNano

+7 495 988 5388 info@rusnano.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Investor Support Russia Public Financing

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The strategic goal of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre is to concentrate international intellectual capital, thereby stimulating the development of break-through projects and technologies. In the course of implementation of the project, companies that are engaged in innovative development are discovered. After a selection process, some of these become project participants of the centre. They are provided with all assistance necessary for development. The Skolkovo Foundation and its partners transform the infrastructure, resources and other possibilities of the centre, into effective services for companies that are project participants.

Venture capitalists play the key role in Skolkovo ecosystem. Skolkovo Foundation is building the platform to expand financing options available to early stage high technology companies in the challenging fundraising environment. Skolkovo also improves risk/return for the VCs and expands investable universe for them.

Within the Skolkovo project, five clusters have been created, each one developing innovative projects. These are the information, biomedical, energy efficiency, nuclear and space technologies clusters.

Skolkovo offers special accreditation terms to those VC Foundations which can make soft commitments to invest in Skolkovo resident companies. Accredited venture Foundations receive priority access to Skolkovo deal pipeline, which includes hundreds of high tech startups. Also, VC-backed companies of accredited Foundations are welcome to apply for Skolkovo residence as long as they fit Skolkovo mandate.

Skolkovo developed co-financing program for VC-backed companies in addition to the unique package of low taxes, easy regulations and business development support.

The main task of Technopark of the Skolkovo project is to provide assistance to innovative companies that are project participants. This is the tool which - with the help of resources of Skolkovo, scientific and educational institutions, as well as international technoparks and innovation centres – can be used by companies.

There are currently 34 venture Foundations with soft investment commitments in excess of $430 million accredited with Skolkovo.

For further information contact:

Skolkovo Foundation

+7 495 967 0148 SKzakupki@sk.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Innovation Center Moscow Region Technology

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St. Petersburg Regional Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development (RFSTD) was established in August 1992 by federal and municipal authorities and large St. Petersburg enterprises and companies to provide assistance in the development of market relations in the economy of the city and the North-Western region of Russia.

A total of 65 companies have been the ITC residents since 1995, and 30 of them outgrew the scales of ITC and changed their disposition to other industry grounds, including mutual structures organized together with: “Svetlana” PLC, “Svetlana-Optoelectronics” JSC, “Virial” LLC, “Impulse Technologies” LLC, “Construction Company “Diamond Technologies” LLC, “Svetlana-Growth” JSC. Many companies have the certificates of quality conformance to ISO 9001:2000 standard.

The RFSTD created the Innovation Technological Center (ITC) in accordance with the special determination of the Saint Petersburg Government and the Ministry of Science of Russian Federation as one of practical steps towards realization of the agreement “On the cooperation in the field of forming and realizing innovation, science and technology policies.”

The essential features of ITC activities are the following: • Non-profit with profit on operations directed to ITC material resources’ development; • In contrast to technoparks of Saint Petersburg, ITC RFSTD is not oriented to any university (though having strong connections with their innovative structures), but is oriented towards interacting with the science intensive industry of the North-West region as a whole; • Effective interaction with “Svetlana” PLC with the aim of serial developing high-tech production created by ITC.

The ITC is a member of the ITC Union of Russia and it is a leading innovation and technology center of the North-West of Russia. The ITC mission is rendering infrastructure support to the high-tech SMEs innovative activity. There are now more than 30 small innovative enterprises within the Innovation Technological Center currently, working in the areas of opto- and microelectronics, microwave engineering, chemistry and new materials, metal-working, and software.

For further information contact:

St. Petersburg Regional Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development

Firm Type Location Sector

+7 812 294 2511 rfntr@rfntr.neva.ru

Investor Support St. Petersburg Public Corporation

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The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) is a nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress and established in 1995 by the National Science Foundation. This unique organization promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, and training. CRDF is based in Arlington, Virginia with offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Kyiv, Ukraine; Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan and Amman, Jordan.

CRDF takes a holistic approach to building a sustainable global scientific community. Starting in Eurasia and now expanding, the Foundation integrates governments, universities, research institutions, the private sector and former weapons scientists in its range of programs. • Cooperative Research • Innovation • Science Education & Infrastructure • Nonproliferation

The CRDF Vision is to to promote peace and prosperity through international science collaboration.

Every CRDF project agreement includes a combination of specific terms and conditions, which is extensively documented on our website.

The CRDF Mission is to: • Provide cooperative research and development (R&D) opportunities that enable scientists and engineers to address critical security, economic, education and other societal needs. • Advance peace and prosperity by funding civilian research and development projects that contribute to global nonproliferation objectives. • Promote the application of science and technology to economic growth through international partnerships and training that foster invention, innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercialization of technology. • Strengthen university research and education in science and engineering.

For further information contact:

U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation +7 495 662 3717 info@crdf.ru

Firm Type Investor Support Location Moscow, St. Petersburg Sector Civilian R&D

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The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship is one of the leading forces for developing entrepreneurship in Russia. CFE is an entrepreneurship training, education and development organization that promotes economic opportunity, helps build a strong middle class, and enhances the relationship between Russia and the US. The program has four key goals and objectives: • • • •

Identify and develop entrepreneurs throughout Russia and provide them with the knowledge, skills and personal abilities to start and build growth companies. Enhance a culture of entrepreneurship by promoting policies in support of entrepreneurship and by raising awareness of entrepreneurship as an engine for economic development and job creation. Advance entrepreneurship education at the university level to inspire future generations of entrepreneurs. Serve as a catalyst organization by expanding the capacity of entrepreneurship support organizations throughout Russia.

Thousands of entrepreneurs, policy makers, university instructors and other business professionals have participated in the events the center has organized and supported.

For further information contact:

U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship +7 499 929 7927 contact@cfe.ru

Firm Type Entrepreneurship Location Moscow, St. Petersburg Sector

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Founded in 1997, East Capital is a leading independent asset manager specializing in Eastern European financial markets, with around EUR 1.8 billion in assets under management, both in public and private equity. East Capital was formed in 1997 by a group of professionals with extensive experience from both the financial markets and the corporate world in Russia and the Baltic States. The team now numbers 160 and works in close cooperation with internationally renowned experts on the region.

The East Capital Russian Property Fund , launched in May 2008, provides institutional and qualified investors with a professionally managed means of investing in the real estate market opportunities primarily in Russia but also in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The Fund’s focus is based on the belief in increasing domestic demand and continued growth in the retail market. By investing in cash flow generating commercial properties and development projects with good potential for both value and rental growth, the Fund aims to create premium return as well as income to its investors.

East Capital’s headquarter is located in Stockholm and has regional offices in Paris, Tallinn, Moscow, Oslo, Hong Kong and Vienna. With highly qualified specialists from East and West with a genuine interest in the development of the region, it provides capital and know-how to Eastern European companies while offering lucrative investment opportunities to companies, institutions and private investors.

The primary targets for the East Capital Russian Property Fund are shopping centers and other retail real estate in regional cities with a population over 500,000. The Fund will primarily seek investments unavailable to mainstream investors and will only invest in properties and developments with attractive yield rates or yield potential where the possibility to add value exists. Adding value by further improving the commercial concept, tenant mix and management of the properties will be one of the key tasks for the Fund.

For further information contact:

East Capital

+7 495 380 15 00 moscow@eastcapital.com

Firm Type Real Estate Location Moscow, Stockholm Sector Retail Commercial

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London & Regional Properties (L&R) is one of the largest private property companies in Europe with investments, developments and business interests exceeding €7 Billion, spread over four continents in over 10 countries, including e.g. UK, Scandinavia, Germany, Poland, South Africa, Panama and Russia.

London & Regional Properties made its first investments in Russia during 2006 when it acquired e.g. the Ducat II office property and Sun Paradise shopping center in Moscow. L&R has further on made several additional investments and initiated construction projects in several Russian cities including Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Kaluga and Penza. L&R has established branch offices in both Moscow and St Petersburg and it is the owner of the Heliopark Country Park Hotel is situated in Verbilki, 60 km north of Moscow as well as in diverse properties in Russia.

London & Regional Properties was established in 1987 and is owned by Richard and Ian Livingstone. L&R primarily invests in real estate, and has completed transaction involving most kind of asset classes, including office, retail, residential, industrial, warehouse, hotels as well as large-scale development projects.

NR Nordic & Russia Properties Ltd is a Jersey incorporated company that was estatblished by London & Regional Properties to invest in real estate opportunities in the Nordic and Baltic Regions and Baltic Russia.

London & Regional Properties employs a team of Investment, Development, Finance and Asset Management specialists that transact business quickly and efficiently and have an outstanding track record for completing international landmark projects and acquisitions. The company employs approximately 50 staff and has offices in London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, St Petersburg and Moscow.

The London & Regional Properties (L&RP) investment fund plans to put approximately $230 million into the construction of the new business centers and hotels in Rostov-on-Don, Omsk, and Kazan. In 2007, Hilton signed an agreement with L&RP under which the companies pledged to open 25 new hotels over a period of 5-7 years.

For further information contact: London Real Estate Asset Management +7 495 785 00 45 david@lrp-russia.ru

Firm Type Real Estate Location Moscow, St Petersburg Sector Commercial

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Marbleton is pursuing real estate investment opportunities in Russia and is seeking to build a diversified portfolio of properties which balances risk and emphasises strong cash flow. Marbleton has commitments of US$275 million mainly from institutional investors in the United States and Europe.

In 2005, Alfa Capital Partners (“ACP”), a private equity and real estate advisory firm affiliated with Russia’s Alfa Group, together with JER Partners (“JER”), the global real estate investment arm of the J.E. Robert Companies, formed a joint venture to sponsor a regional real estate fund, the Marbleton Property Fund, L.P. (“Marbleton”). Marbleton is a fund with a focus on real estate investments across all property sectors in Russia, the Ukraine and other CIS countries.

Investment Strategy Marbleton’s objective is to create a diversified portfolio across different property types. Marbleton will focus geographically on the Moscow and St. Petersburg markets and expects to implement the following asset strategies:

Alfa Capital Partners ACP, a private equity and real estate investment advisory group, advises funds with US$655 million in capital from international institutional and private investors alongside capital from Alfa Group. Created to build an institutional private equity business, ACP, as a sub-advisor, advises funds that invest in leading companies and real estate properties in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS. In addition to co-sponsoring Marbleton, ACP serves as the regional manager for a US$180 million OPIC sponsored Infrastructure Fund, and advises a US$200 million private equity fund, Alfa Private Equity Partners, L.P.

• Income-producing properties: these will be well-located modern office buildings, retail centres, residential complexes, warehouses, hotels or other assets with a high proportion of the income generated by high-quality credit tenants • Value-added assets: properties or portfolios where Marbleton can add value through repositioning and active asset management

JER Partners The J.E. Robert Companies (JER) is a global private equity real estate investment company with 28 years of experience sourcing, underwriting and managing a broad range of real estate equity investment and debt products in the US, Europe and emerging markets. Together with its financial and operating partners, JER has purchased and managed approximately 15,000 assets totaling US$28 billion across 17 countries.

By employing a flexible investment strategy, Marbleton believes it will enhance its ability to identify and capitalize on opportunities and create value at the asset level.

For further information contact:

Marbleton Property Fund + 7 495 775 1828 jhodnett@marbleton.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Real Estate Moscow Income Properties

www.marbletonfund.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Formed in 1999, Patron Capital Limited actively invests throughout Europe and assists local partners in growing their respective businesses. Patron Capital Limited advises Patron Capital Partners, a group of funds representing approximately €1.6 billion of capital from leading US and UK institutions.

Patron Capital’s Russia strategy includes: • Leverage the partners and management team (which includes the partners of Barings Vostok Capital Partners, the leading private equity firm in Russia, Stiles and Riaboloyko, the founding and existing partners of Cushman and Wakefield Russia, Daniel Bernard, the former Chairman and CEO of Carrefour S.A., and strong management team. • Capitalize on the lack of quality retail shopping centers in the regional cities of Russia, combined with the rapidly rising consumer spending in such cities and growing middle class populace.

Patron Capital’s primary focus is value investment opportunities. Transactions range from private equity oriented investments like Simon Storage Limited, the largest bulk liquid and gas storage company in the UK, to direct asset investments like a portfolio of office buildings in Germany. Through its large network of partners and advisors, Patron is unparalleled as an originator or financial and operating investor and partner Patron Capital has entered into a joint venture with Barings Vostok Capital Partners, BV Retail, to acquire and develop hyper market-anchored shopping centers in important regional cities of a population below 1 million in Russia.

For further information contact:

Patron Capital Limited

+44 20 7629 9417 jason@patroncapital.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Real Estate London Commercial

www.patroncapital.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Storm Real-Estate Fund AS business strategy is to aquire and manage modern yielding office properties in Russia, either through direct investment or through purchase of shares in other real estate companies and through that become the listed alternative for northern European investors who desire exposure to the Russian real estate market.

The fund strategy is to actively manage the existing assets and to actively look for opportunities to increase the value of these, on both the short and a long term. This includes active management of excess capital and adjusting the strategy according to market developments.

The portfolio consits of the Gasfield property in Moscow and the Grifon property in St. Petersburg. The Fund has only invested in yielding properties and is therefore not exposed to any development risks.

For further information contact:

Storm Capital Management

+44 20 7409 3369

Firm Type Real Estate Fund Location London Sector Developed Properties

www.stormcapital.co.uk “The Online M&A Community�

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The Association of European Businesses represents and promotes the interests of European companies conducting business in and with the Russian Federation. The AEB is an independent non-commercial association funded by membership and sponsorship.

The mission of the AEB is to represent and promote the interests of its Members by supporting them in doing business with and in Russia through quality lobbying, information support, and through activities aimed at improving the Russian trade and business environment in conformity with internationally accepted business principles and promoting integration and partnership between the European Union (EU) and Russia.

The AEB was established in 1995 on the initiative of several European companies registered in the Russian Federation, Ambassadors of EU member states and the Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the Russian Federation.

As a complement to the valuable events and effective lobbying activity of the AEB, our publications team strives to provide Members with relevant, actual and up–to–date information.

AEB membership is made up of enterprises and entrepreneurs from the member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which have business activities with and in the Russian Federation. These members form the AEB General Assembly (GA), which determines the overall strategy and policies of the association.

In conjunction with regular events, the AEB also keeps the European business community in Russia updated on the latest industrial, economic and legislative developments by: • Independent research, through surveys, such as Russia Survey (2007 and 2004) and Regional Survey; • Market and legislative updates, compiled with the input of our member companies; • Position Paper produced by the AEB committees and working groups, which is used by both the Delegation of the European Commission to Russia and Russian authorities as a first hand source of business opinion. • An annual “How to Invest in Russia” guide, which addresses significant issues of investing in Russia and fulfills the need for a guide to the Business, Financial, Legal, Corporate, Tax, HR and other aspects of the acquisition and post-acquisition phases of the investment cycle, as well a Credit Rating and Corporate Governance Score.

The AEB carries out activities to improve the Russian business and trade environment and to promote economic integration and partnership between the Russian Federation and the European Union.

For further information contact:

Association of European Businesses +7 495 234 2764 info@aebrus.ru

Firm Type Business Association Location Moscow Sector EU-Russia

www.aebrus.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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AmBAR is a non-profit business association of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, engineers, lawyers and other professionals with headquarters in Silicon Valley. Started as an organization of expatriates from Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries that are involved in technology businesses in the United States, AmBAR has grown into a large network in which innovators and entrepreneurs of all origins can exchange ideas and business contacts. The association was launched in 2002 by a group of business professionals and entrepreneurs, representing leading Silicon Valley companies: Sun Microsystems, Intel Capital, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The AmBAR membership base today includes more than 2000 business professionals.

AmBAR creates a unique platform to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and business contacts between technology entrepreneurs, professionals, and investors. The organization is also dedicated to accelerating access to capital for innovative projects and developing technology partnerships between Russia, Ukraine and other FSU countries and the United States. Through various seminars and conferences AmBAR provides educational programs that help entrepreneurs refine their business plans, and advance their product development and marketing efforts.

For further information contact:

AmBAR

Contact by email through website

Firm Type Business Association Location Silicon Valley Sector Technology

www.ambarclub.org “The Online M&A Community�

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia is a business association dedicated to promoting the interests of its member companies. To this end, the Chamber has committed itself to working with the Russian government on key reform measures, such as the RF Tax Code, foreign direct investment regulation and customs legislation. Intensifying dialogue with U.S. decision-makers, AmCham has also broadened its policy reach by establishing permanent representation in Washington, D.C.

High-Profile Speaker Events AmCham invites key Russian and American policy-makers and business leaders to speak as part of its High-Profile Speaker Series. Members have the extraordinary opportunity to directly question presenters and gain a deeper understanding of the constantly changing business environment in Russia. Policy Roundtable Series This unique series of roundtable policy discussions addresses major commercial issues by providing government officials and business executives with a forum to discuss specific topics and share models and experience.

The AmCham News is the official publication of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia. In addition to covering the latest Chamber news, each edition also features a cover story section written by AmCham member company representatives exploring one particular theme critical to business. With a print run of 15,000 and read by over 30,000 business leaders and policy makers in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Washington, AmCham News is your source of information on the Russian market.

CEO Forums AmCham provides an intensely rare opportunity for CEOs of world-class companies to engage in dialogue with senior executives of leading Russian, American, and international companies working in Russia. Annual Investment Conference Attracting top business executives, leading policymakers and media representatives, this yearly conference examines business trends from the previous year and their potential impact on current activities.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia is committed to creating a more businessfriendly environment in the Russian Federation. Acting as a link between members, policymakers and business leaders in the U.S. and Russia, AmCham works to identify common problems to normal business operations and achieve mutually-beneficial solutions. Through its adherence to providing concrete returns on its membership fees investments – the ROI business model, AmCham broadly advocates regulatory improvements in the U.S. and Russia, offers concrete assistance to individual company members in resolving problems, and provides business development opportunities through its networking events.

Annual Seminars AmCham HR and Taxation Committees annually conduct professional development seminars for Chamber members. Regional Briefings and Trade Missions As part of Regional Briefings, AmCham hosts top regional government officials who speak to members about the investment climate of their respective territory. As part of Trade Missions, AmCham leads member delegations on two-day intensive business trips to specific regions of interest to investors. For further information contact:

American Chamber of Commerce in Russia +7 495 961 2141

Firm Type Location Sector

Trade Association Moscow USA-Russia

www.amcham.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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The AngelInvestor is the Magazine for alternative business investments across Russia. It has inside information on what is happening in the angel investment and venture capital worlds. The AngelInvestor is Russia’s Number 1 source of industry news, resources and entrepreneur business investment proposals.

The AngelInvestor publication is a Russian only magazine which exclusively targets the Angel Investment and Venture Capital community. The AngelInvestor is quite simply the fastest and most direct route to achieve your objectives, whether providing a product or service to wealthy high-net-worth individuals or, if you are looking to raise investment capital for your start-up or existing business.

The AngelInvestor is published monthly and is sent out to over 20,000 accredited highnet-worth business angel investors and potential business angel investors. The magazine covers various topics including; industry news, successful business angel interviews, industry profiles, start-up spotlights, resources, lifestyle features, events, and an entire section of entrepreneur Investment proposals.

For further information contact:

AngelInvestor

+7 916 990 90 40 david@corporatepublishing.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Magazine Moscow Angel Investment

www.theangelinvestor.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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The British Business Club in Russia is a registered Non-Commercial organisation that started life back in 1998. It was started because a few business people who lived and worked in Moscow, wanted a forum to discuss and share information concerning their activities here in Russia. A lot of the discussions were about life and business activities alien to the British norm, and today the same can be said about what happens at BBC meetings.

The BBC is a voluntary organisation. Currently it is managed by a group of 6 “Board Members” and has an excellent group of helpers and organizers who do everything from letting people know what is happening to actually getting product and venues arranged for the meetings. We have a large diverse group of members in the BBC. In 2007 there were 495 different companies represented in the club. Of these companies about 30% were Russian owned and managed.

It has always been a goal of the BBC to be an open and un-restrictive place to meet and talk. The whole idea is to allow a free and uninhibited forum for business people to meet, talk and find common ground. Sometimes this interaction can lead to business. Generally we would like to hope that at least it leads to a better understanding of who is in the market place and what services are available, but always it leads to a friendly and social time once a month. Since 1998, when we would meet in offices and bars on a somewhat ad-hoc basis, we have built it up to a stable and regular meeting schedule on the last Thursday of each month.

Although the BBC does not lobby or provide commercial activities by itself, the BBC does have very good contacts throughout the business and administrative bodies in Moscow and it can always point someone in the right direction for advice and support.

For further information contact:

British Business Club hello@britishclub.ru

Firm Type Business Association Location Moscow Sector UK-Russia

www.britishclub.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Business Special Report Russia Magazine offers interviews, insight and analysis on business and commerce in Russia. Our growing digital archive features all the content from back issues of the magazine and BSR Extra provides extra information not found in the e-edition of the magazine.

Business Special Report Magazine is currently published bi-monthly. In the Autumn of 2009 the frequency will increase to monthly. The magazine delivered in a number of formats: E-pages interactive edition - enabling readers to browse through an interactive online version of the magazine, digital archive via bsr-russia.com and personalised copies by VIP subscription hand delivered by courier in Moscow and further afield.

Business Special Report is produced by a multi-skilled, multi-lingual and global team of committed professionals who use the latest technology to facilitate collaboration and communication via the internet.

The magazine contains unique, in-depth reporting and analysis of the business climate in Russia. Each issue provides readers with a range of news and information, including: • Regional Focus: an insight into a specific region of Russia, highlighting key trade and investment opportunities which exist, but are often overlooked. • International: A focus on trade and invesmtent relations and opportunities between Russian and a specific country • Destination: A report on tourism destinations targetting the Russian market • Business Watch: A round-up of key business news across the spectrum of business sectors • Industry Spotlight: An in-depth profile and analysis of a specific business sector in Russia

The publisher of BSR is Media Solutions International Limited in the UK. BSR is commercially represented in Russia by OOO Unioptim of Moscow.

For further information contact:

Business Special Report +7 985 162 3450 jb@bsr-russia.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Journal Moscow, London Bi-Monthly Journal

www.bsr-russia.com “The Online M&A Community”

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The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association has a network of four offices located in Moscow, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary, and a membership base of over 200 corporations and individuals in a wide range of sectors. As an association, CERBA provides an extensive network of contacts with frequent networking events, informative seminars on pertinent topics in the Eurasian market for Canadian companies, an annual National Conference, a quarterly printed Newsletter, committees of the Canada-Russia Business Council (CRBC), access to annual trade missions, as well as market intelligence, advocacy on government policy, and active, Canada-focused sector committees.

• Corporate Logistics »» Hotels and airline discounts »» VIP service at international airports »» On-the-ground meeting facilitation »» Visa Assistance and Invitation Letter Referrals »» Financial and Legal Consultation • Market Intelligence - Information Dissemination »» Market Intelligence Report –proactive market information and business leads »» Electronic and hard copy newsletters »» Extensive database of CERBA contacts »» Access to free legal and financial/auditing consultations

The activities of CERBA consist of: • Events - Conferences - Trade Missions »» Business events (seminars, breakfast briefs, conferences, roundtables, receptions, networking and social events) »» One-on-one meetings trade missions to and from Canada/Eurasia »» Member and sponsor discounts at all events

• Government Relations - Advocacy - Business-to-Business »» Liaison with Canadian and Eurasian/Russian governments »» Sector and region specific committees »» Canada Russia Business-to-Business Council »» Assistance with Canadian government funding

• Networking - Promotion »» Networking of over 200 corporate and individual members »» Facilitation of client and partner search »» Marketing and PR opportunities - event hosting presentations, media relations, sponsorship

For further information contact:

Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association Alexander Grishin, Acting Regional Director +7 495 708 4324 alex@cerbanet.org

Firm Type Business Association Location Moscow Sector Canada-Russia

www.cerbanet.org “The Online M&A Community”

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Commercial Real Estate is the leading publication in the field of commercial property in Russia. Over the past five years it has provided its readers with important information about what is happening in the market, providing quality objective analysis of the problems and trends in the market’s development. On the one hand, for the professional community, our magazine has become an irreplaceable forum for discussion and hunting ground for business partners. On the other hand, it is a useful tool for those seeking a property. A talented and professional team of journalists, designers and photographers work on the magazine.

Specialist features include: • Investments, Evaluation, Legal Corner – expert articles, explaining the intricacies of the market. • Architecture & Design, Interiors – articles about the possibilities of the inside of your property, articles about the problems of contemporary architecture. • Personnel – articles devoted to personnel questions in this field. • Technology - all the details about the latest developments, equipping commercial real estate properties, and decorative materials.

Our readers include investors, developers, consultants, management companies, construction and engineering companies, architects and designers, lawyers, surveyors, service providers and more. Commercial Real Estate covers all areas of the commercial real estate market in Russia – offices, retail and industrial real estate, land, and hotels. Sections include: • News – what is happening in the real estate market, new staff appointments. • Interview – interviews with well-known players in the market and government officials. • Cover Story – uncovering an important trend in the market. • Case Study – a detailed description of the advantages and disadvantages of a chosen commercial real estate project. • Office, Retail, Industrial, Hotels – these sections provide analysis and information about the corresponding area of the market. • Market Report – describes the situation regarding supply, demand, the costs of leasing and buying in a particular area of the market, trends and development predictions.

Special Sections: • Saint-Petersburg – a separate section of news and analysis about the real estate market of our northern capital. • Regions»– news, market surveys, development trends in Russian towns. Frequency: twice monthly Language: the magazine is published in Russian, with abridged content in English Coverage: Moscow and the Moscow region, Saint-Petersburg, the main Russian regions and CIS countries

For further information contact:

Commercial Real Estate

+7 495 926 7340 info@cre.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Magazine Moscow Real Estate

www.cre.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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The Corporate Governance in Russia web site has been implemented within the framework of the OECD/World Bank - Russian Corporate Governance Roundtable. Here you can find information on corporate governance and protection of investors’ rights in the Russian market, as well as exchange opinions and share your experience.

The Investor Protection Association offers its members assistance in the following areas: • Expert Advice »» Preliminary legal analysis upon investors’ requests »» Formulation of a collective position of the members on actions of specific issuers and general corporate governance issues »» Support of promotion of investors’ representatives to Boards of Directors and Audit Commissions of Russian issuers »» Analytic research on topics of current interest • Representation of investors’ interests in legal cases and conflict situations »» Participation in court proceedings as a party to the lawsuit »» Legal Consulting and Support in Legal Proceedings »» Conflict Situation Mediation »» Information about companies specialized in corporate governance, and recommendations • Representation of collective position in government bodies »» Parliamentary and Federal Assembly Hearings »» Executive Government Authorities »» Supreme Arbitrage Court »» Regional Government Authorities and Arbitrages • Promotion of collective position in public opinion • Networking opportunities & communication support

The Investor Protection Association is a non-commercial organization established in April, 2000 on the basis of the Coordination Center for protection of investors’ rights for the purpose of uniting investors’ efforts aimed at protection of their rights and improvement of the corporate governance in Russia. Association members include domestic and international investors with sizeable investments and considerable work experience on the Russian market. All investors operating in Russia face political risks, inefficiency of corporate governance and a weak judicial system. Recently investors witnessed numerous violations of minority investors rights by Russian issuers. Among such violations there are: misrepresentation of information, dilution, dividend delays, degradation of assets and diversion of cash flows. The latter occur as the result of asset stripping, tolling and transfer pricing.

For further information contact:

Corporate Governance in Russia +7 495 937 6277

Firm Type Location Sector

OnLine Information Moscow Governance

www.corp-gov.org “The Online M&A Community”

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East-West Digital News (EWDN) is the first comprehensive English-language online resource dedicated to Russian IT.

While Russia’s international reputation for software engineering and outsourcing has been well established for decades, the Russian emerging market for the Internet, mobile and digital TV industries is growing rapidly and has unique characteristics. Russia is currently witnessing rebounding economic growth of nearly 5% annually.

The site offers a full coverage of Russian market activity, providing news and data directly from Russian sources in English to bridge information gaps between the vibrant IT markets in Russia and the rest of the world.

The country is alive with a new generation of entrepreneurs and actively pursuing modernization through increased technology development, as witnessed by the ambitious statesponsored innovation hub in Skolkovo and many other initiatives.

EWDN offers a comprehensive range of information content – from daily news to in-depth studies – as well as a variety of professional business tools designed to improve business communication between market participants at all levels.

Doing business in Russia, however, remains challenging for many outsiders. Up-to-date, accessible information in English is hard to come by – especially in the nuanced fields of Internet, mobile and digital TV. East-West Digital News is a platform for global business conversation between Russian entrepreneurs and business entities, market experts and media channels aiming to present themselves to an international audience and get in touch with potential partners regardless of their location in the world.

EWDN is a 100% privately owned media enterprise founded by Western and Russian industry experts and journalists. It is independent from any industry player or state-owned organization. EWDN enjoys an unparalleled integration with a vast network of industry experts, media partners and consultancies providing accurate, high quality professional news and information. EWDN offers the majority of its content free to the public.

As the Russian market grows in its global importance, East-West Digital News can help the global business community achieve clarity and confidence in decision-making, boosting the effectiveness of investment strategy and improved bilateral understanding promoting trust, transparency and performance.

For further information contact:

East-West Digital News contact@ewdn.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Online Service Moscow Russian IT

www.ewdn.com “The Online M&A Community”

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EmergingMarkets.me is a new online service for Russia’s capital markets professionals. The founders aim to fill a void and create the only online resource dedicated to professionals working in Russia’s securities industries.

Taras Rybak is the publisher of EmergingMarkets.me. He is an accomplished executive search professional with a proven track record of building sustainable relationships at all levels and completion of senior search assignments. Taras is currently a Managing Partner at Brain Source International, a UK-based global headhunter with a focus on emerging markets. Clients include top-tier and boutique investment banks, investment firms, private equity firms, fund managers and blue chip companies.

Our focus is capital markets and the engines which power the economies of Russia, CIS and other Emerging Markets. We hope to address issues in investment banking, asset management, fund management, M&A, equity markets, debt markets, private equity, custody, trading and technology by providing the latest in news, opinion and analysis. Readers will benefit from independent insight on asset allocation and deal-flow across the spectrum.

Jason Corcoran is the editor of EmergingMarkets.me. An award-winning journalist in the UK, Jason has built up a reputation as one of Moscow’s foremost financial reporters and analysts over the past three years. Jason is employed as the Moscow correspondent for Financial News, the authoritative Dow Jones-owned newspaper and website. Coverage of Russian business, politics and current affairs has appeared in the Independent, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, the Irish Independent, the Irish Times, Institutional Investor, Euroweek and Business New Europe.

Apart from our core editorial, we aim to become a one-stop shop for information on hires and fires in the Russia and CIS financial services market. EmergingMarkets.me has a sister site, which is a job and careers portal. We aim to provide financial service professionals operating in the emerging markets space a resource to help them find the best available job, career advice and news. For companies and recruiters, we intend to provide exposure to a growing subscription base of leading individuals in their respective fields in financial services. Our core markets for now are Russia and the CIS, with Ukraine and Kazakhstan particularly in focus.

For further information contact:

EmergingMarkets.me

Contact through website

Firm Type Location Sector

OnLine News Moscow Capital Markets

www.emergingmarkets.me “The Online M&A Community”

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Finam Investment Company, based on which an investment holding of the same name was formed, was established in 1994 and it was one of the concerns that began to provide stock market services in Russia. Finam provides extensive Russian market news and information through its FINAM.RU News Group.

FINAM.RU News Group started out as an information resource department in June 2000. FINAM.RU’s main goals include maximizing its information resources, managing the holding company’s information policies and supporting the company’s positive image. FINAM.RU publishes the Investor Portfolio bulletin, a corporate bulletin and maintains media connections.

At present, Finam offers its corporate and private clients one of the widest ranges of investment services – from the option to invest funds into stock market instruments and asset management to the comprehensive support of transactions to buy and sell businesses and capital operations (IPO, private offerings, etc.). The holding pursues an intensive direct investment policy, spending funds on the purchase of high-tech projects. The first mutual fund in Russia for investments in high-tech companies (Finam – Information Technologies) was formed within the holding.

In this day and age, the Internet has become a much more efficient means of exchanging information. As a result, we have reevaluated our goals - our top priority now is to develop and streamline our website, www.finam.ru. It’s well known that success comes to those who are able to keep in step with the times. Financial Analyst’s management believes that modern computer technology and the latest software are keys to efficient and productive work - that’s why we focus on the development of analytical and information-related products. Trade Communications keeps all of Financial Analyst’s systems running smoothly and makes sure the company’s technology stays up-todate. Trade Communications was founded in 1999 at the location of the Informational Engineering Center of the former Russian Exchange. Trade Communications offers a complete range of telecommunications services on-site and beyond the former Russian Exchange. Some of the services offered are: programming, technical support for the Stock Operations Center, technical support for client workspaces, telephone connections, Internet hosting and basic Internet services as well as maintaining Financial Analyst’s intranet, and several other administrative tasks, which support the company’s systems and keep Financial Analyst’s technology running smoothly and efficiently. For further information contact:

Finam.Ru

+7 495 796 9026

Firm Type Information Service Location Moscow Sector Market Information

www.finam.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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GARANT is a leader in the Russian IT market. For more than 15 years we have supplied information about Russian legislation both in English and Russian.

Around 500 governmental bodies at the federal and regional levels are continuous partners of GARANT. They include the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation , the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank, the High Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.

GARANT was formed in 1990. Originally specialized in providing legal information, GARANTnow includes specialized databases on all branches of the federal legislation and 132 sections on the regional legislation. The legislative acts of 77 regions of Russia as well as the decisions of ten Federal Arbitration Courts of Circuits (FAC) are presented in the system. The information resources of the GARANT system exceed 1,000,000 documents (set ‘GARANTMaximum - All Russia’). At present all fundamental Russian laws have been translated into English including documents concerning the civil law, tax law and the avoidance of double taxation, customs law, etc. Our database is also certified by the Copyright Bureau of the US Congress as a computerized database on Russian legislation.

The system GARANT is distributed via the network of the leading American company LexisNexis. http://english.garant.ru/images/h_garant_eng.gif

For further information contact:

Garant

+7 495 647 6238 gareng@garant.ru

Firm Type Information Service Location Moscow Sector Legal/Regulatory Information “The Online M&A Community”

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IBA is an umbrella organization established more than a decade ago by a team of dedicated Indian businessmen under patronage of the Ambassador of India to Russia. Founding members of IBA have made a platform to guide Indian Businessmen in Russia as well as newcomers from all over the globe. IBA is a legally registered, non-commercial body with a democratic constitution.

IBA organizes meaningful seminars, workshops, and interesting programs on subjects of topical importance and holds regular dialogues with various ministers, senior government officials and experts for effective redress of member problems. IBA has participated in a number of successful trade fairs patronized by leading companies. These include industrial exhibitions as well as in the field of finance and investment, automotive and others.

IBA is exclusively devoted to develop and promote the interest of Indian business community. Members of IBA mainly come from small/medium enterprises and corporate companies. IBA has a strength of 100 members from almost all the major manufacturing fields including pharmaceuticals, engineering, textiles, chemicals, metals, sugar, plastics, tourism, services and many other sectors.

IBA also organizes business meetings with various foreign dignitaries and delegations from abroad and has signed over ten Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with various chambers of commerce and trade associations for strengthening bilateral trade through joint ventures, investment, technology transfers between members and those of the respective chambers of commerce and trade associations with whom an agreement has been signed.

For further information contact:

India Business Alliance +7 495 232 1441 iba@iba-moscow.ru

Firm Type Business Association Location Moscow Sector India-Russia

www.iba-moscow.ru “The Online M&A Community�

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International Chamber of Commerce - World Business Organization is the only organisation that speaks with authority on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world. ICC was founded in 1919 and its thousands of member companies are located in over 130 countries. Through ICC, members project views that command respect and are heeded by governments.

The Russian National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce - World Business Organization - ICC Russia was established in 2000. Among members of ICC Russia are the biggest Russian and International companies working on the Russian market: Basic Element, RAO UES of Russia, Sberbank, Vneshekonombank, VTB, Wimm-Bill-Dann, Ingosstrakh, Nestle, Raiffeisen Bank, etc.

ICC brings together the world’s biggest, most influential and dynamic companies. In joining ICC, a company becomes part of the world’s most prominent business organisation. ICC members gain influence at national level through ICC’s global network of national committees and at the international level through ICC’s privileged links with major intergovernmental organisations, such as the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations.

The priority of ICC Russia is to support our members in meeting the challenges and opportunities of globalization. By joining ICC Russia, companies become part of one of the most prominent business organizations in the world.

ICC is a major source of information and experience in all matters affecting business operations. Members contribute their own depth of knowledge and experience to ICC statements on the issues that most concern them. They tap into the vast multidisciplinary knowledge of the 500 business experts who carry out the work of ICC’s policy commissions.

For further information contact:

International Chamber of Commerce +7 495 720 5080

Firm Type Location Sector

Trade Association Moscow International

www.iccwbo.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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Interfax Information Services Group provides news and other information products that are essential for decision-makers in politics and business. Since early 1990s, Interfax has been the main provider of up-to-date news from Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union. We are the most frequently quoted source of information on the region.

Interfax Group produces company news, industry analysis and ratings, cooperating in this field with largest brands of the information industry. For example Moody’s Investors Service is our partner in Moody’s Interfax Rating Agency, which provides indispensable information for banks and investors reaching out to Russia’s markets.

Over the past few years, Interfax has also become a leading provider of political and business news from China and emerging markets of Central Europe.

At the end of 2004, Interfax set up the Experian-Interfax credit bureau, which is a joint venture with the global leading information solutions company Experian.

A network of about 30 companies operates all over Russia, the CIS, China and several Central European countries. Interfax publishes news in Russian, English, Ukrainian, Kazakh, and German and provides about 100 specialized services.

Interfaxnews is available through the information systems of Reuters and Bloomberg. Interfax has thousands of clients throughout the world, including leading Russian and foreign media groups, state and government organizations, major banks, corporations, investment companies and funds.

Apart of news we offer a number of unique information products based on the state-of-theart technologies. Among them SPARK, the System for Professional Analysis of Markets and Companies, Russia’s largest and most comprehensive database on companies.

For further information contact:

Interfax

+7 495 250 0022 finance@interfax.ru

Firm Type Information Service Location Moscow, Global Sector Russian News

www.interfax.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Internet Securities, Inc. (trading as ISI Emerging Markets), was founded in 1994 and acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in 1999. It delivers hard-to-get information on more than 80 emerging markets through its award-winning online Emerging Markets Information Service. It aggregates and produces unique content including full-text news articles, financial statements, company information, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information, which are derived directly from more than 16,000 local and global publications.

ISI Emerging Markets delivers electronic information products by subscription to institutional customers around the world. Through its network of 29 offices in 27 countries, it provides hard-to-get information covering more than 80 emerging markets. Flagship products include CEIC Data, the Emerging Market Information Service (EMIS), the Islamic Finance Information Service (IFIS), IntelliNews, ISI Compliance Edition, and ISI DealWatch.

ISI Emerging Markets subscribers include top investment banks, corporations, law firms, consultants, investment and insurance companies, universities and libraries, multilateral organizations, and others.

For further information contact:

Internet Securities

7 495 937 7714

Firm Type Information Service Location Global Sector Emerging Market

www.securities.com “The Online M&A Community�

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Investfunds is a project of Information Agency Cbonds. Our web site provides full, up-todate and free of charge information for those who invest funds in the Russian stock market. A full Russian version of the site is located at www.investfunds.ru. We also support several web sites for investors from Ukraine (www.investfunds.com.ua/) and Kazakhstan (http:// www.investfunds.kz/) available in Russian language only.

For further information contact:

Investfunds

Contact through website

Firm Type Information Service Location St. Petersburg Sector Fund Information

eng.investfunds.ru “The Online M&A Community�

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IR Magazine is the leading investor relations publication in Russia. The magazine is published in Russian by Cross Border, Ltd., Cross Border is a business media company renowned for our magazines, websites, events and research. Some articles from IR Magazine are published online in English. With roots in the Economist Group, we are renowned for providing quality insight and a global perspective. Our flagship publications, IR magazine and Corporate Secretary, are essential reading for executives around the world. Our awards are a key part of the calendar in leading financial centres including New York, London and Shanghai. With an expanding portfolio of digital properties and more than 20 conferences and events each year we are well positioned for growth.

For further information contact:

IR Magazine

+7 495 933 5222 info@ir-russia.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Magazine Moscow Investor Relations

www.ir-russia.ru “The Online M&A Community�

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In existence since 1904, the ITAR-TASS News Agency is one of the world’s largest international information agencies. The successor to the Soviet TASS news agency, it was re-named in 1992, when Russia proclaimed its sovereignty following the collapse of the USSR. It has retained its status of being the state central information agency.

ITAR-TASS has accumulated a rich body of experience throughout the course of its 100-year history. The agency’s widespread network of correspondents, its modern means of distributing and storing information, and a well-oiled mechanism of cooperation between its editorial, reference and reporter departments, all enable ITAR-TASS to provide quick and full coverage of all kinds of events shaping Russia and the world.

Previously available to only a select few, the agency’s resources are now available to anyone who is interested, both within and outside Russia; the mass media, academic institutions, organizations and private individuals.

ITAR-TASS offers today 45 round-the-clock news cycles in six languages and more than 40 information bulletins.

To better serve a rapidly growing number of subscribers, the agency has developed a new set priorities designed to streamline and improve key aspects of its operation: how topics are selected, expansion of news coverage, and timely delivery of news on the wire. As the very nature of news production continues to evolve, the agency will continually make use of the very latest available technologies in order to make real-time news distribution faster and more efficient.

The agency also operates a photo service, the largest of its kind in Russia. This unique service offers pictures of the latest breaking developments, available for prompt transmission in digital form. Clients also have access to an extremely rich photo archive dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. Also available is the INFO-TASS electronic data bank, which contains all agency materials produced since 1987, multimedia products, and unique reference books on Russia and other CIS member states, which are regularly updated. On a daily basis, ITAR-TASS produces and transmits to its subscribers around the world materials that can cover 300 newspaper pages.

ITAR-TASS relies on a widespread net of correspondents. Currently, It has more than 130 bureaus and offices in Russia and abroad. ITAR-TASS also cooperates with more than 80 foreign news agencies. ITAR-TASS’ editorial and other desks process information from correspondents, check and analyze facts, and translate into five foreign languages.

For further information contact:

Itar-Tass

+7 499 791 0312 info@itar-tass.com

Firm Type Information Service Location Russia Sector Russian News

www.itar-tass.com/en “The Online M&A Community”

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The Kommersant publishing house is one of the largest in Russia and fourth–fifth by turnover among the leaders of Russian mass media.

“The liberal Kommersant newspaper is one of Russia’s leading business broadsheets and the flagship of the Kommersant publishing house. Originally a weekly publication, the paper expanded in 1992, styling itself as Russia’s first business daily. The paper now describes itself as “one of the most authoritative and influential publications for Russia’s decisionmakers” and reports that more than half of its readers are managers or “specialists”. Once owned by the exiled tycoon Boris Berezovsky, the paper was bought in August 2006 by Alisher Usmanov, a steel tycoon who also runs a subsidiary of Gazprom and whose other interests include a major stake in the English football club Arsenal.”

The national daily business newspaper Kommersant provides 16 pages of high quality and up-to-date information on world and Russian business, financial and economics news, politics and governmental rearrangements, the major society, culture and sport events as well as forecasts and in-depth analysis. Kommersant is one of the most authoritative and influential Russian publications for decision-makers. Since February 2009, the Kommersant newspaper has been printed and distributed in the United Kingdom.

BBC MONITORING, PROFILE TAKEN FROM BBC WEB SITE

For further information contact:

Kommersant United Kingdom

+44 20 3589 2611 ask@kommersantuk.com

Firm Type Newspaper/Magazine Location London Sector Business News

www.kommersant.uk.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Krasnodar Region International Investment Forum 2012 September 20 to 23 Krasnodar Region International Investment Forum

The resources of Krasnodar region are extensive: • Among processing industries, food production is in the lead, with 2,200 facilities and about 50% of total output. The territory is the top producer of sugar, grape wine and coffee, the second biggest producer of bread, confectionery and vegetable oil, in third place in the production of dairy produce and fourth in that of meat and meat products. • More than 60 types of mineral are found in the Krasnodar Territory: oil, natural gas, iodine-bromide waters, white clay, marble, limestone, sandstone, iron and apatite ores. • Oil and gas deposits. The Krasnodar Territory is the birthplace of the national oil industry. It has 69 operating oilfields, most of which are located in the western and central foothills (Abinsk, Seversk, Apsheron and Slavyansky Districts). The region produces an annual 1.7-1.8 million metric tons of oil and up to 3 billion cubic metres of natural gas. • The region has the Azov-Kuban fresh groundwater basin, which is the biggest in Europe. • The reserves of ground mineral waters account for 30% of the total reserves in the North Caucasus Region. The region has 42 mineral water springs, 17 of which are currently in operation. • One of the most important natural resources in the Krasnodar Territory is its forests, which cover a total of more than 1.5 million hectares.

Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, continues to host an annual investment forum to present opportunities in the rapidly developing Krasnodar region or the Kuban, the gem of Russia’s south. The Krasnodar Territory is the southernmost border region of Russia. Its area is 76,000 sq km. and it lies on the Kuban-Azov Plain, with its western part including some of the Caucasus Mountain Range. It borders on the Rostov Region in the north and north-east, the Stavropol Territory in the east and Georgia and the Republic of Karachayevo-Cherkessia in the south. To the south and west it is washed by the Azov and Black seas, which account for 740 km. of its total 1540 km border. The healthy, Mediterranean-type climate, the warm seas, unique mineral springs and medical muds have earned the Kuban region the reputation of being one of the environmentally cleanest and most popular holiday and tourist regions in the country. However, it’s proximity to the Caucasus Mountains, with the highest mountain in Europe, Mt. Elbrus, provides winter recreation opportunities as well. Thus the region was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Krasnodar Territory is located on the same latitude as Northern Italy and Southern France.

Join us and many other international business executives and investors in Sochi to find out more about opportunities at the annual Krasnodar Region International Investment Forums.

For further information contact:

Krasnodar Region International Investment Forum +7 861 267 2763 kuzmenko@tppkuban.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Investment Forum Sochi Krasnodar Region

www.forumkuban.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Marchmont’s MarchmontNews.ru and MarchmontNews.com website is Russia`s only daily business news website in separate English and Russian editions which attracts nearly 38,000 visitors generating almost 2,000,000 page hits per month. The reliable independent financeand-investment news from Russia`s regions is daily updated and available free of charge.

The Marchmont Investment Guide in the English and Russian languages is an information and analytical journal offering an objective economic assessment of the key regional cities and their most important economic sectors and perspective companies (Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk, etc). Today all issues of MARCHMONT Investment Guide to Russia are available online on the official website of the company.

In 2008, Marchmont developed and launched a media project: a series of regional conferences Successful Growth and Investment Strategies. The interest, which hundreds of businesses all over Russia show, accounts for the conferences’ significance. So in 2008 Marchmont conferences were held in eight major Russian cities: business communities of Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Ekaterinburg, Tomsk and Samara participated in them.

Regional News for Entrepreneurs: • Solely Dedicated - to regional business news; • 20-25 – bi-lingual news stories daily, handpicked by our editors; • Seven Federal Districts – territories of Russia covered daily; • 11 Economic Sectors - comprehensive business coverage; • Nine Investment Guide Journals – searchable & downloadable; • Feature Stories - from our editors & expert contributors; • Weekly News Updates – follow-up on recently-covered stories; • Bi-Weekly Previews – advanced mailing to VIP clients • Custom RSS - mail alerts, RSS Reader , Inbox gets news to you; • Market Data – the latest tallies from the financial markets; • Over 2.0 million - hits a month on average in 1H09; • Over 1,500 - unique visitors per month on average in 2Q09; • Official Google Ranking - of five in 2Q09

In 2009, Marchmont has developed a new program with its Business Leaders Investment Forums – an expanded set of regions with support from important partners such as: London Stock Exchange, MICEX, UBP Bank, East Kommerts, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PWC as well as many others recognized professionals from the international investment and advisory community.

For further information contact:

Marchmont News

Oleg Kouzbit, ManagingEditor +7 831 419 4565 o.kouzbit@marchmont.ru

Firm Type Information Service Location Nizhny Novgorod Sector Business News

www.marchmontnews.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Mergers & Acquisitions in Russia Journal, a monthly analytical edition, is the premier professional magazine covering main questions of M&A activity and passing of property in Russia. It is the only publication of its kind in the local market of business press.

Our mission is to be a source of reliable, objective information on the most actual problems of investment business and authorities-to-business relations; to cover various financial, legal and organizational technologies for transactions in the market for corporate control, avoiding any political assessments.

The journal is an independent publishing project, not connected with political and financial organizations, which is aimed, first and foremost, for an objective and comprehensive reflection of activities and trends in the Russian market for corporate control.

Our professional editorial team in collaboration with leading M&A experts secures the demand for high quality information and makes the journal take a unique niche among Russian business editions. Confidence and interest in our publications, wide coverage of primary and secondary target audience guarantee the desired positive perception of advertising materials, contained in the pages of the journal.

The journal’s topics cover mergers and acquisitions, movement of capital, the acquisition of existing businesses, hostile takeovers and bankruptcy. The magazine offers reviews on numerous aspects of the corporate finance and investment in Russia and abroad.

For further information contact:

Mergers and Acquisitions Journal +7 495 234 4324 info@ma-journal.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Journal Moscow M&A

www.ma-journal.ru “The Online M&A Community�

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“A paper lives only as long as it is interesting,” say the editors of The Moscow News. Claiming to be the “people’s newspaper,” The The Moscow News has always prided itself on being more independent than other publications in Russia. Now, competing with hundreds of no less independent papers, it still runs original and provocative pieces that grab the attention of both media watchers and the general public.

Following several changes of ownership, The Moscow News has split from it’s Russian sister paper, Moskovskie Novosti, and is now an independent company. It does not answer to the government, but to the board of directors. In 2007, The Moscow News was relaunched in a new, modern, full-color format, doubling the number of pages and employing foreigners to report the news about and for the growing expatriate community in Russia.

Through the years, MN always stood up for what it believed in. Many an editor-in-chief at MN has been an ambitious, intelligent person with one goal - to form a strong bond between the reader and newspaper by keeping them abreast of prominent events, without being forced to close shop by the Communist Party. It did not always succeed. In 1949 it was shut down after its editor-in-chief, Mikhail Borodin, was arrested and shot as an “enemy of the people.”

We hope that our new website will encourage readers to comment on new events and articles published by The Moscow News, making the paper more interactive and interesting, and will aim to make the well-known Moscow News brand shine once again.

Even in Soviet times it was the custom that every newspaper or journal was an organ for some group. The newspaper Pravda was the organ for the Party; for example, the newspaper Trud, that of the trade-unions. So, when it was decided to create MN the question arose, what group would answer for it? The Party leaders who had created MN did not want to connect their name with a foreign language newspaper, so over the years MN was printed under the auspices of various groups: Ogonyok, International Book, and the All-Union Society of Cultural Ties with Foreign Countries, among others. MN went from hand to hand and was never the organ of any one particular group. The newspaper prided itself on being more independent than any other newspaper. But the independence was only an illusion until the Party apparatus fell apart and the staff became the owner of its publication.

For further information contact:

Moscow News

+7 495 645 6565 info@mnweekly.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Newspaper, Online Moscow Russia News

www.mnweekly.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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The Moscow Times is a leading English-language newspaper published in Moscow since 1992. The newspaper occupies a prominent position in the local media market as a foreign language publication, covering main events in Russia and abroad. This business publication has earned the respect of its readers thanks to the precise, reliable, and independent information published in its pages. Originally, the newspaper was created for foreigners living and working in Moscow, but over the past few years it has earned a high reputation among its Russian readers as well. TheMoscowTimes.com web site is updated daily with the latest contents of the print edition, and its archive contains nearly 130,000 articles dating back to 1994. It is an invaluable research tool for Russia-watchers worldwide. The Moscow Times enjoys a unique distribution system: it is distributed free of charge in over 500 of Moscow’s most prestigious locations such as business centers, restaurants, bars, hotels, sports clubs, medical centers, and international airlines. It is also delivered by subscription to individual and corporate clients.

For further information contact:

Moscow Times

+7 495 232 4774

Firm Type Location Sector

Newspaper, Online Moscow Russia News

www.moscowtimes.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Oil & Gas Eurasia is the world’s leading publication for the international and domestic oilfield services and supply industry in Russia and the CIS. In the Russian and the CIS upstream, Oil&Gas Eurasia has no competition.

Oil & Gas Eurasia is published, printed and distributed from Moscow by American owned and managed Eurasia Press Inc., specialists in independent, bilingual trade publishing. OGE also has representatives in Houston, Tyumen, Baku, Yuzno Sakhalinsk, and Almaty.

Technology driven, Oil & Gas Eurasia is the only international B2B trade publication produced in and distributed from Moscow. We don’t second guess the Russian market from Houston or from London.

Eurasia Press also publishes Eurasia Offshore and in the downstream, Eurasia Processing. Eurasia Press offers a variety of advertiser services to assist US, European and other foreign firms to gain market entry into Russia, and to assist Russian firms in entering markets outside of Russia. These services include design, translation and print management of marketing brochures and annual reports, and bilingual ad design. Eurasia Press also offers direct marketing services and consulting.

OGE highlights oilfield technology and equipment in non-technical language for senior managers in Russian companies. Our readers are clients and prospective clients of our advertisers. And because OGE is bilingual, Russian and English parallel text, OGE’s advertisers have “twice the chance” of reaching the right buyer or business partner. Oil & Gas Eurasia is for, and about, the international oil and gas business in Russia. Every month, OGE’s team of bilingual, international journalists covers: • Russia’s integrated major oil companies, their activities at home and abroad; • International majors and what they’re up to in Russia; • Equipment and technology that is being sold into the Russian market from abroad and the exports of Russian manufacturers who are exploring new markets; • International service companies.

For further information contact:

Oil & Gas Eurasia

+7 495 781 8837 p.szymczak@eurasiapress.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Journal Moscow Energy

www.oilandgaseurasia.com “The Online M&A Community”

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PRIME-TASS is Russia’s leading business news agency. Privately owned, the agency has no political affiliations, and is known for its objective coverage worldwide. With about 250 permanent staff and scores of stringers across Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the world, we provide quality live coverage of major economic and political news in Russia and the 14 former Soviet states. We are particularly strong in commodity, energy and financial markets coverage. We also offer excellent coverage of Russian and CIS banking and corporate news. The Russian- language service puts out over 400 news and analysis pieces daily.

PRIME-TASS’ English language service publishes over 100 news and analysis pieces daily. News is produced by Western-educated Russian translators, reporters and editors with years of experience in Western news organizations. Native speakers professionally edit the stories. The PRIME-TASS English-language service does not translate but rewrites and adapts Russian stories for our clients and produces dozens of original stories and analytical pieces daily. The Russian-language and English-language wires are synchronized so that major news in Russian and English appear at almost the same time. Many English-language stories and features never appear on the Russian wire.

PRIME-TASS was created in 1996 with Russia’s state news agency Itar-Tass taking a 35% stake. While the agency distributes exclusive information from the Russian government, the Central Bank and the parliament, our editorial policy is completely independent. Our opinion pieces and analyses are based on attributed comments by leading analysts. While we do cover major political news, economic and market news is our priority. Among our subscribers are foreign embassies and trade missions, major domestic and foreign investment banks, commodity traders and thousands of Russian and foreign companies. We are one of the most frequently quoted Russian business newswires worldwide.

Besides the newswire the English-language service also publishes the PRIME-TASS News Daily compiled from the reports of 100 PRIME-TASS journalists based in Russia and the CIS and the Russian Connection weekly bulletin covering Russia’s telecom sector.

For further information contact:

Prime-TASS

+7 495 974 7664 editor@prime-tass.com

Firm Type Location Sector

News Service Moscow Business News

www.prime-tass.com “The Online M&A Community”

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The Russia-Singapore Business Forum is an annual event that is jointly-organized by the RSBF Organising Council, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, a Singapore government agency that promotes the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies and international trade; and supported by strategic partners Troika Dialog, Russia’s top investment bank and Sberbank, the largest bank in Eastern Europe.

Since the first edition of RSBF, the Forum has grown in stature to become Asia’s only leading business and networking platform for Russian/CIS and Singaporean/Asian businesspersons. It has set a precedent in bringing together top government officials and business elite from these regions. Over the course of the three forums, attendance has almost tripled to reach over 600 delegates in 2009. There were over 350 Russian/CIS businessmen in Singapore.

Poised as a high-level conference and with past forums, the fourth edition in 2009 attracted more than 600 delegates from a diverse mix of industries ranging from automotive, hospitality, information communication technology, retail and offshore marine industries among others.

For further information contact:

Russia-Singapore Business Forum admin@rsbf.org.sg

Firm Type Location Sector

Business Forum Singapore Singapore-Russia

www.rsbf.org.sg “The Online M&A Community”

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The Russian information agency RosBusinessConsulting provides political, economic and financial news lines, analytical materials, commentaries and forecasts, topical articles, upto-date information on all sectors of the financial market, as well as broadcasts of the course of trade on top Russian exchanges. The primary sources of information include government institutions, leading Russian and international financial institutions, stock exchanges, banks, and major Russian and foreign corporations, whose activities are closely followed by RBC.

RBC has a number of online newspapers and services: • RBC Daily is a daily business analytical newspaper that analyzes the situation in various industries of the Russian economy, and top national companies. • The daily tabloid Ytro.Ru is an informative and analytical publication, a perfect combination of the best traditions of printed media and the advantages created by the Internet. • RBC.Rating - production and publishing of financial and consumer-driven ratings. Rankings and rating lists of various economic industries and businesses, corporate profiles, data on financial institutions and markets of Russia and industrial countries. • Quote.ru - a universal online product for the investment community that brings together financial data feeds: news lines and commentaries, quotes and other stock market information, databases, archives of analytical surveys from top investment companies; over-the-counter markets; graphical instruments and exchange terminals. • QuoteTotal - an informative and analytical system launched specially for financial market experts from major banks and investment companies. The terminal brings together all important information resources and structures them in accordance with the latest market demands. • Market research - surveys of various Russian markets conducted by top national consulting companies. • CNEWS - a daily online edition about hi-tech, and recent hardware and software novelties, as well as the conditions of e-business in Russia and globally.

RBC operates the first Russian business television channel RBC TV, which offers economic, financial and political news from Russia and around the world; analytical reviews, forecasts and commentaries by experts; interviews with leading politicians and businessmen; business press reviews; special programs devoted to urgent problems faced by Russian businesses. RBC TV has established active cooperation with top western news TV channels, and is able to exchange its content with CNN and CNBC as part of partnership agreements. At present, RBC TV reaches a business audience in Russia of up to 40 million people. Its broadcasting territory includes 13 cities in Russia with a population of more than 1 million. RBC TV broadcasts to more than 20 industrial and business centers in our country, the CIS states, including Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus, and the Baltic states. RBC’s news strategy is based on the principle that only primary sources of information are proven reliable. RBC provides its clients with all necessary information and creates cuttingedge technological ways of delivering it. Our main goal is to foster Russia’s integration into the global information and economic community with the help of hi-tech solutions.

For further information contact:

RosBusinessConsulting +7 495 363 1111 subscribe@rbc.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Television, Online Moscow Business News

www.rbcnews.com “The Online M&A Community”

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Russian Business Forum events are the unique project combining many years experience and intellectual potential of leading business events organiser on Russian and European markets.

Our conferences, summits, and executive briefings provide “need-to-know” information that keeps you on top of what is happening today in your industry. A combination of lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables and case studies ensure that the right information is delivered in the right format. We operate as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, the law, and emerging markets, with a view to providing up to date and comprehensive business information.

For many years, events produced by RBF have provided the business intelligence that corporate decision-makers need to respond to challenges and opportunities around the world.We are contributing to competitiveness of Russian companies providing business world with objective and up-to-date information, platform for sharing own experience, discussing new trends in the Russian and global market and exchanging new ideas on the most efficient methods of managing your business.

We invite leading experts from Russian and foreign companies to speak at our events. Taking part in our conferences you are guaranteed to have an opportunity to meet colleagues from across the country or around the world – and to learn about the latest products and services that can help your organisation succeed. Our events will help you to establish new contacts with potential partners without putting too much effort, save you time, money and increase awareness of your brand.

For further information contact:

Russia Business Forum +44 207 1837190 info@ros.biz

Firm Type Location Sector

Business Forum London Russia and Europe

www.ros.biz “The Online M&A Community”

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RussiaNews is an online briefing of news and stories about M&A and investment in Russia. RussiaNews publishes the latest stories about deals in Private Equity, Venture Capital, and M&A as well as about planned IPOs, finance newsmakers, and market analysis. FinancePlus is a growing community of M&A and financial services professionals, with an emphasis on emerging market and mid-market finance. FinancePlus provides investors with a real-time catalogue of global investment opportunities, and it has become a unique and important source of information about local markets for the benefit of the whole business community – buyers, sellers, advisors, M&A industry service providers, and private equity and venture capital investors. FinancePlus community resources include the FinancePlus website, iPhone and Android mobile applications, the FinancePlus LinkedIn group, and a number of social network groups for various developing economies. The FinancePlus LinkedIn group now has more than 165,000 members, and is ranked #23 out of the more than million LinkedIn groups.

For further information contact:

Russia News from FinancePlus cwb@financeplus.com

Firm Type Location Sector

Online News Russia M&A, Investment

russianews.financeplus.com “The Online M&A Community”

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The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) is an independent non-governmental organization. Its President is Alexander Nikolaevich Shokhin.

The RSPP has concluded agreements on cooperation with over 70 similar business community organizations in the USA, Germany, Italy, Israel, France, China, Japan, and other countries. The Russian-American business dialogue was developed with the RSPP and the US Chamber of Commerce being directly involved, and cooperation with EU business groups is underway.

The Union has a membership base of over 120 regional alliances and industry associations representing key industries of the economy, including the fuel and energy industry, the machine-building industry, the investment-banking sector as well as the military industrial complex, the building industry, the chemical industry, and light and food industries. The RSPP has in its ranks more than 328 thousand members representing industrial, scientific, financial and commercial organizations and individual members in all Russian regions. Under the auspices of the RSPP a system of administrative bodies for alternative resolution of disputes was set up. The system includes: • The Joint Commission on Alternative Ethics under the RSPP auspices that deals with the issues relative to the actions taken by the parties within the context of their adherence to the guidelines of corporate ethics; • The Joint Mediation Service under the RSPP auspices that handles conciliation procedures and contributes to promotion of amicable settlement of disputes; • The Court of Arbitration under the RSPP auspices for settlement of corporate legal disputes in compliance with the Federal law “On Courts of Arbitration in the Russian Federation.”

For further information contact:

RSPP

+7 495 663 04 04 rspp@rspp.ru

Firm Type Business Association Location Moscow Sector Russian Business

www.rspp.ru “The Online M&A Community”

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At Russia Today (RT) we are set to step beyond the boundaries of bare facts and bring you the human side to every story. Broadcasting in English 24/7 in over 100 countries spread over five continents, RT is here to show you how any story can be another story altogether.

Our dedicated team of news professionals unites young talent and household names in the world of broadcast journalism. RT’s dedication towards high-quality output and an insightful approach to every subject matter has been acknowledged by a number of international awards, including: • JANUARY 2009 - Silver World Medal for Best News Documentary “A city of desolate mothers” from the New York Festivals • NOVEMBER 2008 - Special Jury Award in the Best Creative Feature category for “Russian Glamour” feature story at Media Excellence Awards in London. • SEPTEMBER 2008 - Russia’s most prestigious broadcasting award TEFI in Best News Anchor category.

Our correspondents in New York and Washington, London and Paris, Delhi and Tel Aviv focus on international headlines whilst giving an innovative angle set to challenge viewers worldwide. RT was the first television station in the world to set up a bureau in Tskhinval, the capital of South Ossetia after the August 2008 conflict. Apart from regular news updates, RT offers a unique insight into many aspects of Russian history, culture and opinions. Our special projects are specifically tailored to accustom the international audience with the Russian perspective. We are available around the world on cable, satellite and online. In Europe, South Africa and North America, RT has an audience of around 200 million paying viewers among the pay-TV subscribers. RT was the first Russian news channel to harness intercontinental potential and have its live broadcast show on America’s “most important screens” – NASDAQ and Reuters.

For further information contact:

RT TV

+7 495 649 8989 info@rttv.ru

Firm Type Television Channel Location Moscow Sector News and Information

www.russiatoday.com “The Online M&A Community”

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The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee that has worked to promote trade and cooperation between the UK and Russia since 1916, helping companies in both countries to find trading partners and representing the interests of its member companies of all sizes.

As a membership organisation we welcome the participation of new and existing members in shaping the way we work and the services and activities we provide. In everything we do - ranging from the topics covered in the RBCC Bulletin to the speakers we obtain, from the sectors in which we run specialist events to the regions we visit with trade missions - we seek to reflect the evolving market place and interests of our members. Consequently we value very highly the input, suggestions and feedback from our members.

With offices in London, Moscow and St Petersburg, the modern-day RBCC provides up-todate advice, research and market-entry support (to Russia and to UK) along with regular information through our website, weekly e-mail newsletter, the RBCC Observer, and monthly members’ magazine, the RBCC Bulletin.

Our existing members range from global corporates to SMEs and cover the full diversity of business sectors. We always welcome the addition of new members. The RBCC Bulletin is distributed to RBCC members in Moscow, St Petersburg and London. It is the Chamber’s flagship monthly publication that sheds light upon the current investment climate in the Russian economy, presents information and analysis on the economic development of the regions and publicises intersectoral reviews, helping businessmen to find their bearings in the changing conditions of the economies of the two countries.

Continuous programmes of high-quality conferences, missions and seminars offer our members valuable opportunities for learning, networking and business development, while our long-standing contacts with government and business circles in both countries mean that we are strongly placed to assist our members.

The RBCC Bulletin has been published both in English and Russian since 1919. It is a source of information not only for foreign companies seriously examining the possibility of conducting business in Russia, but also for Russian companies orientated to integrating into the world economy. One of the basic tasks of the publication, in our eyes, is encouraging positive opinions about the development of the Russian economy and overcoming stereotypes about Russia in the West.

For further information contact:

The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce +7 495 961 2160 infomoscow@rbcc.com

Firm Type Business Association Location Moscow, London Sector UK-Russia

www.rbcc.com “The Online M&A Community”

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The objectives and goals of the Russian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (RVCA) are to: • Create a positive political and entrepreneurial environment for investment activities. • Represent the RVCA member interests at the government level, in press, in financial and industrial markets within the country and abroad. • Provide information support and communicative grounds establishment for the Russian venture market participants. • Build a cluster of highly qualified professionals for the venture business companies.

The RVCA organizes and participates in a number of events in the regions of Russia. In 2009, these include: • Russian Venture Forum • Russian Venture Fair • IХ Moscow International Salon of Innovation and Investment • A series of regional Venture Fairs: »» Kazan Venture Fair (http://ivf.tatar.ru/rus/yarmarka.htm) »» Siberian Venture Fair (http://www.fsv.sibfair.ru/) »» Moscow Venture Fair »» The Don Venture Fair • Saint Petersburg International Innovation Forum • Nanotechnology International Forum • Russian-Finnish collaboration as exit form on the European market - Helsinki • Russian-Israel collaboration as exit form on the International market-Tel Aviv • Russian-American Investment Technological Conference -Silicon Valley • Russian-American Investment Technological Conference -Boston

For further information contact:

Russian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

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+7 812 326 6180 rvca@rvca.ru

Association St. Petersburg Technology, VC

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SPARK is a product of Interfax-CNA which belongs to the Interfax International Group. The abbreviation SPARK means System of Professional Analysis of Markets and Companies.

The clients of SPARK are companies, who need efficient and high quality official information on their partners, clients and business rivals on the Russian market; banks, that are interested in assessment of risks and their contractors’ solvency; investment funds and brokers, working with Russian issuers; auditing and consulting companies.

Specialists of the Interfax Group created SPARK information system in 2002-2003. SPARK is based on the information provided by former State Statistics Committee (now the Federal Statistics Service) and the Federal Securities Committee (now the Federal Financial Markets Service). Currently SPARKcomprises information from more than ten different sources, some of which have daily updates. Besides SPARK is base on the Interfax agency, which is a leading provider of news in Russia and other CIS countries, dataflow. All data used by SPARK is open information received on contract basis from official sources. Every piece of information has reference to the source. The united and systematized federal database information is presented to Internet users by means of modern IT-decisions. Together with the unique information searching, analysis and comparison abilities SPARK successfully solves different problem. It provides results exactly according to the requirements of your business.

For further information contact:

SPARK

+7 495 787 4343 sales@interfax.ru

Firm Type Location Sector

Online Service Moscow Business Analysis

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The St. Petersburg Times is a leading English-language newspaper published in St. Petersburg and the sister publication of the Moscow Times. The newspaper occupies a prominent position in the local media market as a foreign language publication, covering main events in Russia and abroad. This business publication has earned the respect of its readers thanks to the precise, reliable, and independent information published in its pages. Originally, the newspaper was created for foreigners living and working in St. Petersburg, but over the past few years it has earned a high reputation among its Russian readers as well. TheSPTimes.com web site is updated daily with the latest contents of the print edition. It is an invaluable research tool for Russia-watchers worldwide. The Moscow Times enjoys a unique distribution system: it is distributed free of charge in St. Petersburg’s most prestigious locations such as business centers, restaurants, bars, hotels, sports clubs, medical centers, and international airlines. It is also delivered by subscription to individual and corporate clients.

For further information contact:

St. Petersburg Times

+7 812 325 6080

Firm Type Location Sector

Newspaper-Online St. Petersburg Russia News

www.sptimesrussia.com “The Online M&A Community”

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The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England, Inc. (USRCCNE) is a specialized business organization for companies and professional individuals involved with economic activity in Russia and the other republics of the former Soviet Union. Founded in 1995 to promote business and trade with Russia, we: • Assist numerous local businesses in obtaining the concrete, up-to-date information they need to participate in the Russian market. • Are developing a network of relationships with Russian regional chambers of commerce. • Draw participants from over 700 New England companies to conferences on important topics, such as: »» “Russia 2000-Opportunities in High Technology” »» “Investment, Financing, and the Securities Market in Russia” »» “U.S.-Russian Initiatives in Health Care” »» “Environmental Business Opportunities in Russia” »» “The Future of the Russian Banking System” • Support cultural and business exchange programs in Eastern Massachusetts. USRCCNE corporate members are among some of the most prestigious organizations in New England.

For further information contact:

U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England +1 617 524 7515 chamber@usrccne.org

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Trade Association Massachusetts USA-Russia

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