Investor type

PE

Founded

2005

AUM

-

Location

Russia

$1-5 m

Investment Ticket

3-5 years

Investment Horizon

Series B, Series A

Investment Stage

Sale to strategic investor, IPO

Exit Strategy

Profile

The leading investment company in Russia, part of Alfa Group, one of the largest private financial and industrial consortia in Russia. A1 is a leading expert in resolving complex economic situations and corporate disputes. A1 implements all types of investment projects, including restructuring of bad corporate debt and crisis management. A1 invests both its own funds and the capital of its investors, primarily the shareholders of Alfa Group. The A1 strategy is aimed at Repayment of loan obligations of a bankrupt enterprise Increase the value of investments through the growth of the portfolio company (both organic and through M&A transactions). Creation of a competitive business structure of the enterprise The priority task of A1 is the sale of the asset at the peak of its value in order to obtain the maximum return on investment by the investor. A feature of the investment process in A1 is a thorough and comprehensive legal study of projects. The company has one of the strongest teams of highly professional lawyers with extensive experience in implementing projects both in Russia and abroad. A1 invests its own and borrowed funds Part of the largest private financial and industrial group in Russia Has a long history of the brand Many years of experience in investment business in Russia and the CIS Competence in the field of protection of shareholder rights and investments Long-term practice of repayment of problem loans and restructuring of collateral assets Unique professional team Willingness to invest your own funds Expertise in most sectors of the economy Joining the largest private financial and industrial group in Russia Experience in international disputes, asset search and recovery in various countries/jurisdictions A1 Occupying the position of an active investor, it also manages capital for those partners who do not have the opportunity to independently conduct a project, such as private equity funds and their clients. For them, cooperation with A1 allows them to achieve the necessary degree of integration into the project and control. A1 uses its experience, capital and other resources to implement strategies for the growth of the value of portfolio companies. All of their shareholders are equally beneficiaries of the results of A1 initiatives aimed at achieving this growth. Cooperation with A1 allows shareholders of companies to resolve complex corporate situations, provides an opportunity to exercise the rights of shareholders, as well as provide protection against hostile takeovers and other hostile actions. Project implementation period – 2–5 years Purchase of controlling/significant blocks of shares/stakes Focus on major projects Focus on projects with a clear perspective and exit strategy Legal validity and enforceability of the investment strategy An active role in value creation and the involvement of specialists for management A1 manages the assets of enterprises in a crisis state. The goal is to bring them into an economically stable state and increase their capitalization. The company offers its experience in restoring the value of investments and loans and their maximum return. Speaking in partnership with strategic investors, A1 takes the initiative in the areas of its key competencies: Risk management Corporate Finance Conducting transactions Strategic management At the same time, a strategic investor usually plays a leading role in the operational, industry and technological spheres. A1 and Alfa Group have a successful experience of cooperation with major international strategic investors. The most famous are partnerships with Telenor in the VimpelCom project, with British Petroleum in TNK-BP, with MTG in Story First, with Diageo in D Distribution and Smirnov, with TeliaSonera in MegaFon. The mission of A1 is to contribute to the formation of a fair business environment in Russia through the protection of the legal rights of companies and entrepreneurs in corporate disputes. The Advisory Board of A1 was formed in June 2020 at the initiative of the shareholders of the Alfa Group consortium. The Council is called upon to participate in the discussion and evaluation of the investment development strategy, current and new investment projects, public initiatives of the company. The Council is an advisory body, its activities play an important role in the implementation of the new corporate mission of the company. The A1 Advisory Council includes the largest economists, legal scholars, public figures of Russia.

Industry

Financial Services Fintech Industrial HoReCa/Hospitality Logistics Energy Infrastructure Real Estate Hardware Construction Chemicals Business Services (B2B) Agriculture

Region of investment

North America Europe Asia

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zgSf9p2ZInKoV6JA Managing Partner
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