In course of our history we have worked on many projects in the forest industry of Russia. The most significant cases we were involved was assistance in assessing the acquisition opportunity of a stake in Ilim Pulp, the leading producer of chemical: pulp, cartonboard and paper, and mechanical wood-processing: sawn timber, in Russia. We also acted as adviser in market entry strategy and assessment for the leading forest companies of the world working consequently with Metsä Group, UPM Kymmene and Stora Enso. As a result of our work investment in Podporoizhiye site was made by Metsä Group that is a very successful and largest sawn timber producer in the Leningrad region.
The most significant work was done for Stora Enso in 2007-2009. It was related to acquisition of the priority Investor status in the Russian forest industry (we carried out all the preparations and financial modelling) and related planning and preparation of the investment project in the Nizhny Novgorod region. In 2007 and 2010 we have also worked on the project of consolidation in the packaging industry. In 2009-2010 we very successfully assisted exit of Coveright GMBH from their laminate business in Russia that was acquired by German industry leader Interprint GMBH.
We have carried out multiple assessments and valuations of the forest companies and investment proposals in the course of our activity.
October 7, 2013