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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.