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Corporate Finance

Corporate finance transactions play an important role in each company’s operations. Before deciding to invest in a particular project, an owner or potential investor must be confident of a company’s underlying assumptions and financial and economic performance figures, as well as its ability to implement all of the required measures. With its unique experience in providing services in various sectors of the Russian economy, IFC METROPOL offers its client a full range of investment and banking services.
Our total volume of capital raising, merger and acquisition and business restructuring transactions stands at above 180 billion USD. About 90 billion USD of that amount account for transactions that were either completed or announced in 2008.
The clients of the Corporate Finance Department appreciate our complex approach to tasks solution, high level of legal support and the ability to perform various tasks. Depending on the scale of business and publicity of the company we offer each client the individual nonstandard decision that meets current and strategic requirements.
In 2006-2008 IFC METROPOL acted as a financial consultant of RAO UES of Russia in one of the world largest transactions — two stages of reorganization of the Company.
In addition to the enterprises of the energy branch, the Department successfully realized projects in oil and gas, mining and other dynamically developing branches.
Among priority directions of our activity are business reorganization, acquisition and sale of business, crisis management, attracting debt and equity capitals, sale of assets, financial and corporate consulting.

INVESTMENTS ATTRACTION
The attraction of investments is one of the most efficient types of business development, providing access to a powerful inflow of both financial resources and new technologies.
IFC METROPOL is expertised in implementing corporate finance projects, possessing a wide client base and different opportunities on both Russian and international markets. The company provides a full range of corporate finance services. In recent years, IFC METROPOL specialists have structured both equity and debt fund raising transactions as well as various deals in projects financing.
The largest transaction in 2007 was attracting of the equity capital (about 1 billion USD) for JSC SGC TGC-8. And in the first half of 2008, the largest transaction involved raising 670 million USD in equity capital for JSC TGC-4.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
IFC METROPOL is actively involved in the mergers and acquisitions market, using its practical knowledge, professionalism and authority. The main directions of IFC METROPOL's activity include consolidating large shareholdings, performing conversion to a single share, and attracting strategic investors.
In recent years, IFC METROPOL has acted as a financial consultant for a number of major Russian companies. It was involved in transactions such as JSC Gazprom acquisition of JSC Purgazdobycha; JSC EvrazHolding acquisition of Kachkanarsky GOK, the sale of a 7% block in JSC Rostelecom, and the sale of a 49% block in MBC Corporation to strategic investors.
Within the framework of its cooperation with RAO UES of Russia, our Corporate Finance Department specialists completed a series of transactions involving the consolidation of major generation and distribution companies, as well as the sale of shares.


CORPORATE CONSULTING
Russian companies are in need of efficient management relevant to constantly-improving legislative requirements. IFC METROPOL has been providing comprehensive legal services in the corporate consulting since 2001. Thanks to our successful completion of the entire range of projects with major Russian and international clients, our Department’s specialists have earned the reputation of true professionals. Our legal support services are highly valued by our clients, who consult our legal advisers on a broad range of issues.
Corporate Finance Department offers a range of services aimed at minimizing the risks connected with the corporate management and organization of financing for Russian companies by issuing shares and bonds.
Asset  Sales
The main activities of this division involve the sale of major shareholdings and assets. For three years of successful work IFC METROPOL has earned the reputation of a professional agent and reliable partner in this field. Our wealth of experience helps us to provide highly-qualified consulting services and full support for the transactions.
Today our biggest clients are the companies from the power sector. We have also concluded a number of agreements in other sectors of Russian industry.

INDEPENDENT APPRAISALS
IFC METROPOL provides a full range of appraisal services. The appraiser’s objective is to minimize the risks of wrong decisions and mistaken behavior. The result of the appraisal work is an appraisal report that meets both mandatory Russian standards, as well as those adopted in international practice.The appraisal report is a document of evidential significance that may be submitted to state registration authorities and regulatory agencies as well as the company’s business partners. It may also be used as evidence in court.
IFC METROPOL’s highly qualified specialists have considerable professional experience on the appraisal services and consulting market. Their experience includes working with insurance companies, shipowners, credit organizations and different sector enterprises with varying forms of ownership. The professional risks associated with appraisals carried out by IFC METROPOL are insured in accordance with the legislation.

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