Raiffeisenbank has reached top-5 position in M&A advisory by the number of deals in Russia in 2014 according to Mergermarket data.
Among the largest and most visible deals in 2014, there is a disposition of the Concept Group stake (a leading player in the women’s and children’s fashion apparel market operating under Concept Club and Acoola brands) to AFK «Sistema» as well as the sale of a controlling interest in OJSC Mordovcement to Eurocement Group.
Dimitri Aleevski, Managing Director, Head of M&A and Equity Capital Markets department of ZAO Raiffeisenbank, said: «This year, despite challenging economic environment, we further strengthened our position as one of the leading M&A advisory firms. Well-coordinated and highly effective team work reinforced by close cooperation with other departments allowed us successfully conclude a number of highly visible transactions in the marketplace».
Investment banking division of Raiffeisenbank in Russia has an extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets offering a full range of products and services in this area. The capabilities of Raiffeisen Group worldwide and in Russia, unique knowledge of Russian companies and long-term relationships with key corporate stake-holders allow Raiffeisen to hold leading positions in consumer, metals and mining, as well as in transport and chemical sectors of the Russian economy.
Mergermarket, founded in 1999, provides news and analysis in corporate finance as well as business tools to M&A professionals. The company has 65 offices in Europe, North and South America, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Its team includes highly qualified analysts and M&A reporters.
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 13th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on Q3 2014 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 6th in terms of liabilities of individuals and 9th with regard to consumer lending.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In CEE, RBI operates an extensive network of subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other specialised financial service providers in 15 markets. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world’s financial centres and in Asia, the group’s further geographical area of focus. In total, more than 56,000 employees service 14.6 million customers through more than 2,900 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly holds around 60.7 per cent of the shares, the rest account for the free float. RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.