1. 2001-2003 Private Equity Investment in North American Company:
In 2001 made private equity investment in NewspaperDirect,
Inc – the leading innovator of digital delivery and print-on-demand of
newspapers, which capitalizes on proprietary Russian information
technology. Won the deal beating three international funds, which also
launched bids for the stake. The implied valuation in the next private
placement revealed IRR over 50% for 9 months.
2. 2001 UVC Ltd. Entry into Russia and Eastern Europe: Created
from scratch an efficient fund management company (UVC Eastern Europe) for a private
equity fund. Built a dedicated investment team. Developed
the investment strategy of the fund.
3. 2002 Diversifying the Fund Management Company: Created M&A
practice in UVC Eastern Europe. Won several sell-side mandates, beating
international majors in Corporate Finance. Turned UVC Eastern Europe
into profitable firm. Revenues 2002 were thrice as high as the Company
had spent since the inception by the end of 2002 excluding bonuses
4. 2002 M&A Advisory Practice: Won mandate for selling blocking stake
in a machinery producer with Revenues over $70 million. Discovered and
captured an opportunity to accumulate and sell majority stake.
Negotiated share purchase agreement and escrow agreement with deal value
well over $50 million. Closed the deal December 2002.
5. 1998 Corporate Restructuring: Created and led in-house M&A
and private equity practice. Recommended and implemented replacing the
management and made financial turnaround of trunk communications company
ZAO Center-Telco and an Internet access provider ZAO PTT-Teleport
Moscow. The companies became profitable and cash flow positive.
6. 1999-2000 Private Equity Investment and Exit: Accumulated
majority stakes for Sistema Telecom in three regional GSM-operators,
valuing and acquiring blocking stakes in these companies. Sold these
combined and restructured GSM operators to MobileTelesystems (NYSE: MBT)
and realized tens of millions of USD in capital gains.
7. 1999 Growth through M&A and Corporate Restructuring: Merged
two Internet access providers ZAO PTT-Teleport Moscow and ZAO Trans-TS;
developed strategy for the integrated company; together with the
management of the company, launched the first ADSL-access offering in
Russia, established new brand for the company (now one of the most
recognizable brands in Russia – “Brand of the Year 2002”). The company (Tochka.Ru)
became indisputable leader of high-flying ADSL-service in Russia.
Prepared a merger of ZAO PTT-Teleport Moscow with MTU-Intel.