IMAP Expands Premium Service Coverage to Russia.
2012 March 12
IMAP expanded its presence to Russia’s rapidly growing market and is now located in more than 40 countries. In Moscow, IMAP has integrated Advance Capital into the partnership, bringing on board the firm’s 13 highly-qualified, talented professionals and their valuable experience in M&A transactions, organization of financing, financial advisory and private equity. In 2011, Advance Capital ranked among Russia’s top 7 M&A investment advisors for the number of completed transactions, according to ratings of mergers.ru, based on the proprietary research that covered the activity of financial and legal advisors in the Russian M&A market.
With this new partnership, IMAP enhances its sector coverage and diverse transaction pipeline in a number of industries including: technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT), oil and gas, metals and mining, FMCG, retail and services, construction, medical services and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and infrastructure.
On the integration of Advance Capital, Sevket Basev said, “This partnership will play an integral role in connecting Russian organizations to the rest of the world through cross-border and strategic advisory services that can only be delivered by IMAP. Russia is an economy with great importance for its region and the world and I believe we will bring unparalleled inbound and outbound investment opportunities to Russia and our global clients.”
Evgeny Antipov, Managing Director and Partner at Advance Capital said; “We are very pleased to be a part of IMAP, which holds a leading position in the M&A market. We look forward to working closely with other IMAP partners, and we're confident it will be a long-standing mutually beneficial relationship. By our integration into IMAP, the firm extends its global reach to help Russian businesses find new investors abroad and, provides Russian businessmen with access to a wider set of investment opportunities outside of Russia”
IMAP is an exclusive global M&A partnership formed in 1973 and located in more than 40 countries throughout North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In 2011, IMAP ranked third worldwide and in Europe in the Thomson Reuters League Tables for the number of deals with a value of up to US$500 million. IMAP completed 227 M&A deals and 38 capital-raising mandates in 2011. IMAP advisers provide strategic merger, acquisition, divestiture and related corporate finance services with essential local market knowledge, and industry expertise delivered with unparalleled global reach.