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  1. May 5, 2014

    Fridman-backed Pamplona buys Beacon Rail Leasing

    Pamplona Capital Management, the London-based investment firm backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group,...

  2. April 18, 2014

    VimpelCom settles dispute with Algeria over Djezzy arm

    Mobile operator VimpelCom has resolved its dispute with the Algerian government, selling a 51 per cent stake in operator...

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  1. March 16, 2014

    RWE agrees €5.1bn sale of oil and gas arm

    RWE has agreed the sale of its oil and gas exploration unit at an enterprise value of €5.1bn to an investment vehicle owned...

  2. July 30, 2013

    Mikhail Fridman: Oligarchy with all that jazz

    Lounging in a hotel lobby with a panoramic view of Lviv, the medieval city in western Ukraine, the oligarch Mikhail Fridman...

  3. July 29, 2013

    Cukurova gains time to buy back Turkcell stake from Alfa

    Mehmet Emin Karamehmet, one of Turkey’s best known businessmen, received a boost in his bid to regain control of Turkcell,...

  4. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2013

    London headlines

    * China trade numbers suggest deeper slowdown * KKR raises record $6bn for second Asian buyout fund * Cukurova wins legal...

  5. July 9, 2013

    Turkcell: interference on the line

    When a legal judgment advises that the facts can be briefly summarised and then rattles on for paragraphs, it is a sure...

  6. June 17, 2013

    Former BP chief Lord Browne to advise Alfa on oil and gas deals

    Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to advise Russia’s Alfa Group on global energy investments, as it looks to...

  7. June 5, 2013

    Turkish media criticised for muted response to protests

    Wildlife, cookery, psychology and smoking – until many of Turkey’s mainstream media outlets incurred public anger and...

  8. May 16, 2013

    Fridman-backed Pamplona seals second US deal

    Pamplona Capital, the London-based investment firm backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group, has purchased...

  9. April 16, 2013

    Altimo offers $1.8bn to buy out Orascom

    Mikhail Fridman’s Altimo has made an offer to buy out minorities in Egypt’s Orascom Telecom for $1.8bn, as the Russian...

  10. April 5, 2013

    Cash-laden oligarchs hunt pastures new

    Hours after Rosneft finalised a deal to buy out the oligarch founders of rival oil producer TNK-BP last month, Mikhail...

  11. March 28, 2013

    Russian oil cash fuels mobile bidding war

    A bidding war between Russian groups for Sweden's Tele2 Russia mobile phone operator erupted on Thursday, a day after it...

  12. February 4, 2013

    Georgian wine to flow as Russia lifts ban

    Georgian wine and mineral water are poised to return to Russian shops and restaurants after a seven-year absence, marking...

  13. January 28, 2013

    UK judges to rule on Turkcell control

    Turkey’s biggest corporate feud could be resolved this week when the UK Privy Council rules on the ownership of the...

  14. beyondbrics

    January 23, 2013

    X5: Olympics deal won't hold off Magnit's rise for long

    Coming soon: sportswear for dogs X5, the Russian food retailer controlled by Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group, has won a tender...

  15. November 29, 2012

    Kremlin retains influence on business

    One surprising feature of the long-running scrap between the oligarchs Vladimir Potanin and Oleg Deripaska for control of...

  16. beyondbrics

    November 26, 2012

    Belarus: Alfa picks up SocGen unit

    Russian Alfa Bank, controlled by billionaire Mikhail Fridman, announced on Monday that its Belarusian subsidiary, Alfa Bank...

  17. November 18, 2012

    BP eyes Russia cash for buyback

    BP is believed to be planning a share buyback of at least $4bn, using the proceeds from the sale of its half of its Russian...

  18. beyondbrics

    November 6, 2012

    Belarus: Alfa looks to double down

    The influence of Russia in Belarus’ banking sector is easily spotted. All of Russia’s major banks have subsidiaries in the...

  19. November 5, 2012

    Anglo Irish in move to chase Quinn assets

    Anglo Irish Bank has formed a partnership with a company owned by three Russian oligarchs to help it recover €500m in assets...

  20. October 31, 2012

    Telenor shifts stance on VimpelCom stake

    Telenor has opened the door to a potential sale of its $6.4bn stake in VimpelCom, the world’s sixth-largest telecoms group...

  21. October 30, 2012

    Altimo’s move eases pressure on Telenor

    Mikhail Fridman’s Altimo has increased its stake in Russian telecoms group Vimpelcom, giving it an edge over rival...

  22. October 9, 2012

    Goldman quits Megafon listing

    Russia’s attempts to woo foreign investors have suffered a setback with Goldman Sachs pulling out of a role as lead bank on...

  23. August 23, 2012

    Emerging markets test Nordic constitutions

    Emerging markets can appear like an elixir to western companies these days. With the US and especially Europe still...

  24. August 17, 2012

    VimpelCom shareholders raise stakes

    The long-running power struggle at VimpelCom took a turn this week after its two main shareholders took near-equal stakes in...

  25. August 16, 2012

    VimpelCom shareholders feud on hold

    A breakthrough was made in the drawn-out dispute over control of VimpelCom after its two major shareholders took near-equal...

  26. August 15, 2012

    VimpelCom postpones European listing

    VimpelCom, the world’s sixth-largest mobile operator by customers, has postponed its decision to list in Europe until a...

  27. July 27, 2012

    BP case a red flag for foreign investors

    To the impartial observer, the workings of Siberia’s courts can seem puzzling. Consider the case of Vladimir Loskutov, a...

  28. July 23, 2012

    Bank investors should push for simplicity

    Bank shareholders are looking unstoppable. They have just claimed another small victory after Sir Michael Rake – the BT...

  29. June 14, 2012

    TNK-BP divorce need not have unhappy end

    All happy families are alike, wrote Leo Tolstoy; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. When assessing BP’s likely...

  30. June 3, 2012

    Oligarchs threaten BP’s Russia sale plans

    The group of billionaire oligarchs who are BP’s partners in TNK-BP have threatened to thwart any attempt by the UK oil group...

  31. May 28, 2012

    Focus on TNK-BP partnership as chief quits

    Never a match made in heaven, BP’s partnership with the Russian oligarchs of AAR is on the rocks. And to hear AAR tell it,...

  32. April 24, 2012

    Usmanov to control Russia’s Megafon

    Peace has broken out in one of Russia’s longest-running corporate battles, with the oligarch Alisher Usmanov set to take...

  33. April 12, 2012

    MTN defends operations in Iran

    MTN, the emerging markets mobile phone group, mounted a blistering defence of its Iranian operations after rival Turkcell...

  34. April 11, 2012

    Megafon owners in talks over stake sale

    Shareholders in Russia’s Megafon have confirmed that they are discussing changes to the ownership structure of the mobile...

  35. March 16, 2012

    A battle too far for Vekselberg

    When Viktor Vekselberg, one of the main shareholders in United Company Rusal, noisily announced he was resigning as chairman...

  36. March 7, 2012

    Fitch warns on Turkcell bid for Vivacom

    A bid by Turkcell for 94 per cent of Vivacom would put downward pressure on the credit rating of Turkey’s biggest mobile...

  37. March 2, 2012

    Tycoon wins appeal in Turkcell battle

    (Reuters) – Turkish tycoon Mehmet Emin Karamehmet won some relief in his battle to retain control of Turkcell, the country’s...

  38. March 1, 2012

    Turkcell weighs up offer for Vivacom

    Turkcell, Turkey’s biggest mobile phone company, said it was considering investing in Vivacom, a Bulgarian telecoms operator...

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