Published On: Sat, Sep 13th, 2014

Maxim Arefyev joins Renaissance Capital as Co-Head of Investment Banking, Russia

Igor Vayn, CEO, Renaissance Capital

Igor Vayn, CEO, Renaissance Capital

Renaissance Capital has appointed Maxim Arefyev as Managing Director, Co-Head of Investment Banking, Russia. Arefyev will lead the origination and execution of M&A, equity and debt capital markets transactions in the Russia & CIS space, across consumer, retail, agriculture and other sectors, alongside Anton Cherny, Co-Head of Investment Banking, Russia.

Arefyev re-joins Renaissance Capital after 1.5 years as Director and member of the management board at Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), where most recently he has led a number of major investments and other equity transactions on behalf of the Fund.

Prior to RDIF, in 2008-2013 he served as Managing Director and Head of the Consumer Group, Investment Banking and Finance at Renaissance Capital, where he led equity transactions in the healthcare, agriculture and retail sectors, as well as overseeing partnerships with international private equity funds.

Arefyev’s other experience includes the origination and execution of consumer sector transactions as Executive Director, Investment Banking at Troika Dialog over 2005-2008. Prior to that, he worked at Deutsche-UFG and ING Investment Banking. He holds a masters and doctorate in management from Moscow International University, and completed an intensive course in Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics.

Igor Vayn, CEO of Renaissance Capital, said, “We are happy to welcome Maxim back to the Renaissance Capital team. He is a seasoned and well respected investment banker with over 15 years of industry experience, and an extensive number of flagship deals in his portfolio. We are confident that Maxim’s experience on the buy-side in the top private equity institution in Russia will further strengthen the Firm’s client offering in this important period, when access to capital is relatively scarce, underscoring its position as the dominant investment banking house across Russia and the CIS.”

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