Corporate Finance

Agaron Papoyan

Managing director, Corporate Finance Department

We offer a balanced approach to the needs of our customers based on thorough analysis of the client’s specific business model, scale of operations, business development strategy, existing capital structure, and the conditions of the global financial markets. We provide our clients with the most effective solutions for:

  • Selling or buying a business
  • Raising capital via IPOs, SPOs, private placements, public debt instruments
  • Corporate reorganizations to maximize the value of the client’s business

ATON’s team has accumulated in-depth experience across various industries, such as consumer and retail, metals and mining, real estate, financial services, oil and gas, utilities, telecommunications, media and technology.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our extensive experience and expertise in different Russian industries combined with detailed knowledge of CIS markets provide our clients with wide-ranging opportunities to implement even the most complicated M&A deals.

In addition to transaction support services covering, inter alia, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships, we offer comprehensive solutions involving the coordination of auditors, legal advisors, PR and IR agencies. Our M&A services are focused on ensuring our clients’ capital growth and financial stability.

Equity Capital Markets Services

We have access to a broad investor universe, including Russian and international investors and provide the following services:

  • Preparation for capital markets, including advice on pre-IPO business restructuring, corporate governance improvements, and investor relations support
  • Organization of initial and secondary public offerings with listing on Russian and international stock exchanges
  • Arranging private placements
  • Execution of block trades

Debt Capital Market Services

In the area of the debt capital markets we offer the following services:

  • Placements of ruble and exchange-traded bonds
  • Placements of foreign currency debt instruments:
    • Eurobonds
    • Credit Linked Notes
    • Debt restructurings
    • Securitizations
    • Structured debt instruments
    • Development of diverse currency risks hedging strategies

Experienced team

Our team's combined experience includes, among others, the following key transactions:

Qiwi; Severstal Group; PIK Group; NLMK; Sistema Hals; Polymetal; Kuzbassenergo (TGK-12); Alliance Bank; Eurasia Drilling Company; Sollers Group, RosBusinessConsulting

Sale of Multon (Rich and Dobriy juice brands) to Coca-Cola; sale of Krasny Vostok Brewery to Efes; sale of SladCo confectionary group to Orkla; sale of Ochakovo Dairy Plant to Wimm-Bill-Dann; advising VimpelCom on a number of regional M&A deals, including the acquisition of Kаr-Tel in Kazakhstan; sale of Pony Express courier service; acquisition of Lutsk Ball Bearing Plant (Ukraine) by SKF Group etc.