VTB Capital signs Memorandum to create Russian Private Equity Council
VTB Capital has signed a Memorandum to create the Russian Private Equity Council during the VI Russian Private Equity Congress, held on September 17, 2014. The Council’s priorities will include improving the regulatory climate to develop the private equity industry and building a platform to ensure effective co-operation between private equity market players.
Andreas Boesenberg, Deputy Head of Private Equity and Special Situations at VTB Capital, said: “The establishment of a council that co-ordinates the work of private equity market participants will encourage fruitful interaction between key market players, representatives of small and medium businesses and legislative bodies. This is a timely initiative that will help to bring together the efforts of leading private equity companies to promote effective initiatives and it will significantly increase the attractiveness of this industry for investors.”
VTB Capital is one of the key players in the private equity market in Russia and the CIS. In 2013, VTB Capital performed a number of major transactions, including the acquisition of a stake in World Class, a leading Russian fitness chain, and a deal with Tricolor, a leading satellite TV provider in Russia.
VTB Capital’s experience and the effectiveness of the company’s strategy in the PE market have been recognized on numerous occasions by the leading industry awards, including Private Equity International, Private Equity Russia and CIS.
VTB Capital, the Investment Business of VTB Group, is one of the three strategic business arms of VTB Group, along with the corporate and retail businesses. Since its foundation in 2008, VTB Capital has taken part in more than 490 ECM and DCM deals, which were instrumental in attracting more than USD 200bn worth of investments to Russia and CIS.
VTB Capital offers a full range of investment banking products and services to Russian and international clients, focusing on arranging operations in the debt, equity, global commodities markets, developing investment and asset management, advising clients on M&A and ECM deals in Russia and abroad. VTB Capital operates in London, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sofia, New York, Paris and Vienna, with headquarters in Moscow.
VTB Capital holds top positions in debt and equity capital markets, as well as M&A, in Russia, CIS and CEE according to the 2011-2013 league tables by Dealogic, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.
VTB Capital’s research team was ranked #1 in the Institutional Investor All-Russia Investor Survey in 2014 and Thomson Reuters’ Extel Survey in 2011 and 2012. VTB Capital has been named Best Equities Sales and Trading firm in Russia by the annual Thomson Reuters Extel Survey and Institutional Investor All-Russia Survey since 2011.
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