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December, the 17th 2010

More success for Evli in Russian M&A

Evli Bank was ranked third and presented with the yearly Russia Mergers & Acquisitions Award in the category of Best Investment Advisors in the Russian M&A market in 2010 by the independent Russian Mergers.ru analytical agency.

Mergers.ru awards the best three advisors with the Russia Mergers and Acquisitions Award in categories: Best Investment Advisor and Best Legal Advisor. The best investment advisors are selected based on a list of leading M&A advisors and an online poll.

More than 250 financial specialists participated in the poll and ranked Evli as the Best Investment Bank in Russia in 2010. Evli came fourth on the list of leading M&A advisors. The list is compiled based on the amount and total value of completed transactions.

Evli was number one among investment banks specializing in mid-sized transactions (transaction value from EUR 5 million to 250 million).

In international reviews last October, Evli Bank placed also among the leading corporate finance advisors in the Russian M&A market. Based on deal count, Evli was ranked third in Thomson Reuters’ review and fifth in Mergermarket’s review. The reviews are of investment banks operating in Russia and compare the volume of completed M&A transactions reported by them during the first nine months of 2010. Read more.

About Evli Bank:

Evli Bank Plc is an independent investment and wealth management bank which provides wealth management, equity and derivatives brokerage, investment research and corporate finance services. The company’s clients are institutions, companies and high net worth private individuals. Evli Group employs approximately 285 people. Evli Bank’s Corporate Finance unit has offices in Helsinki, Stockholm, Malmö, Tallinn, Vilnius, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Since January 2007 Evli has acted as an advisor in over 70 published transactions with combined transaction value of over EUR 6 billion.

About M&A

Mergers.ru is an independent analyst and internet project operating in Russia which provides both information and analysis services for the country’s mergers and acquisitions market. Its database includes information on more than 9500 transactions with a total value of over USD 550 billion. Mergers.ru is well known within the M&A market and has more than 6500 subscribers and dozens of thousands of monthly users. www.mergers.ru

Further information:
Grigory Dudarev, Managing Director
Partner, Evli Russia Ltd
tel. +358 40 765 3199 or +7 926 894 3268

www.evli.com


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