Sberbank CIB has won the “Russian M&A Market Best Investment Advisor” award at the Russia Mergers & Acquisitions Awards. The award ceremony took place on November 22 as part of the 3rd Russian M&A Congress organised by Cbonds.
The winners were chosen by the information and research project Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia/Mergers.ru on the basis of a rating of the Russian M&A market and a survey conducted among market players.
Sberbank CIB (known as Troika Dialog prior to October 2012) is one of the largest participants of the Russian M&A market and has been helping its clients successfully achieve their strategic goals by carrying out the most complex and unique deals for almost twenty years. Sberbank CIB has been recognised as the leader in terms of volume and number of completed M&A deals in Russia and the CIS for the first ten months of 2012*. During that period the Investment Banking Department’s M&A team acted as the financial advisor in nineteen deals amounting to over $11 bln. These include AF Telecom Holding’s acquisition of a 10.7% stake in MegaFon OJSC and a 26.06% stake in Telecominvest OJSC ($2.16 bln and $1.45 bln respectively), MegaFon OJSC’s buyback of 14.4% of its shares from Alfa Group ($2.9 bln) and the sale of a 51% stake in Russian logistics operator ROLF SCS to Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.