• Advising Safmar Group, a Russian industrial and financial group, on the USD1.35 billion secured multicurrency financing by VTB for the acquisition of Eldorado, M.video and the Russian business of MediaMarkt.*
  • Advising Gazprombank, one of the largest universal financial institutions in Russia:
    - on the USD413 million secured acquisition finance facility provided to Russian Sea Catching for the acquisition of a fishing fleet;* and
    - on the USD406 million loan facility provided to Kayum Neft, a Russian operating subsidiary of Exillon Energy, an independent oil producer.*
  • Advising a consortium of Vinci and VTB Capital on a project to finance, construct and operate Sections 7 and 8 (543-684 km) of the Moscow–St Petersburg toll road, a BOT pursuant to the Federal Concessions Law.*
  • Advising VTB Capital Trading on a number of prepayment facility agreements, including:
    - a EUR300 million prepayment facility to Kazakh Aluminium Smelter*; and
    - a EUR240 million prepayment facility and a euro equivalent of USD34 million prepaid offtake contract to Edima Trading & Business Services, relating to the contracts for the sale of high sulphur vacuum gasoil.*
  • Advising a Russian bank group on the acquisition of a stake in a UK broker structured through participation in a private equity fund and supported by shareholder and option arrangements on various levels.*
  • Advising ICU, an independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm, on the acquisition from Sberbank of a distressed loan portfolio to Rostov Coal Company for the aggregate outstanding amount of USD84.2 million.*
  • Advising the joint lead managers – Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Sberbank and VTB Capital – on the issue of USD500 million 8.125% guaranteed notes due 2022 with a listing on the Irish Stock Exchange by Petropavlovsk 2016, a subsidiary of Petropavlovsk, a Russian gold mining company.*
  • Advising Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, Europe’s third largest port operator in terms of cargo turnover, on the syndicated financing and refinancing by VTB Bank of existing USD2.1 billion secured loans.*

* Denotes experience from a previous firm