Private Equity

The private equity industry in Russia has some unique features, which are mainly related to sources of funding and structuring of operations. Family offices and private equity arms of state banks are active players in this market. Our team members have advised on some of the landmark private equity transactions and Oleg Isaev was briefly part of the office of general counsel at Baring Vostok Capital Partners, which gave him an insider look to the industry.

Selected experience

  • Advising Finstar on the acquisition of Rive Gauche and, subsequently, on the disposal of a strategic stake in Rive Gauche

  • Representing UFG Private Equity in connection with its acquisition of one of the largest Russian cinema operators, Rising Star Media, from National Amusements Inc

  • Representing shareholders of an independent Russian oil company in a joint venture with a strategic investor

  • Advising the beneficiary owner of a major Russian private downstream oil and gas group, in connection with its US$1.1 billion disposal of its gasoline operations in Russia and Ukraine

  • Advising a Russian investor on a joint venture with a Russian state-owned bank to acquire and operate a retail and office centre in Moscow

  • Advising Finstar on the acquisition of a stake in a European pay-day loan business

  • Representing Baring Vostok on the proposed 35% stake investment in a leading retail pharmaceutical product business