Rothschild & Co forms an alliance with Uniter Investment company in Belarus

1 August 2017
Rothschild Global Advisory (Rothschild), a division of the Rothschild & Co Group, and Uniter Investment Company (Uniter), the Belarusian advisory group, today announced an alliance agreement in the Republic of Belarus.

The alliance will provide Belarusian businesses, local entrepreneurs and Government entities with expert independent financial advice. It will strengthen Rothschild’s presence on the ground in Belarus and provide Uniter with access to Rothschild’s global network. 

In recent years Belarus has shown strong commitment to improving its international standing, attracting investments to modernise the economy, and leveraging its competitive advantages. Rothschild and Uniter have been working together for several years, most significantly on the sale of BPS bank to Sperbank in 2010.

Commenting on the announcement, Giovanni Salvetti, Head of CIS, Rothschild Global Advisory noted, "We have a local presence in all the markets in which we operate. Uniter has always been our most trusted and reliable local partner in Belarus and we look forward to working with them to strengthen our local capabilities."

About Rothschild Global Advisory
Rothschild & Co is a family-controlled and independent business that has been at the centre of the world’s financial markets for over 200 years. It is one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups, employing approximately 3,400 people in over 40 countries around the world. Our integrated global network of trusted professionals provide in-depth market intelligence and effective long-term solutions for our clients in Global Advisory, Private Wealth, Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.

Rothschild Global Advisory, a division of the Rothschild & Co Group, designs and executes strategic M&A and financing solutions. It combines the breadth of its advisory offering with a high volume of transactions to achieve a unique understanding and perspective into markets and participants worldwide.

Rothschild Global Advisory provides impartial, expert advice to large and mid-sized corporations, private equity, families and entrepreneurs, and governments through an unrivalled network of 900 industry and financing specialists in over 40 countries worldwide.

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About UNITER Investment Company
Established in 2002 and headquartered in Minsk, Uniter is the leading and oldest independent investment-banking firm in Belarus, with a primary focus on M&A advisory for mid- to large capitalisation clients. The company ranks first in terms of number and volume of executed projects in the country. The cumulative value of transactions and projects in which Uniter acted as the lead financial advisor exceeds 1,5 bn. USD.
Uniter is covering a full range of services for both local businesses and foreign companies which business involves Belarus, including mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, debt advisory, restructuring comprehensive foreign investors support (greenfield), feasibility studies and research and project management.

Professional expertise of the company is granted by its staff comprising over 20 investment bankers, corporate finance, financial advisory and market research.