BEFL’s key competitive advantages are:

  • the ability to manage M&A and other equity transactions at every level of detail, helping our Clients plan, manage and complete them successfully

  • advanced due diligence technologies that reveal and eliminate key risks, optimize transaction structure and facilitate management transfer during the preparation stage

  • in-depth knowledge of business models and industry conventions in agriculture, food production, logistics, mining, mechanical engineering and construction, allowing us to deliver maximum benefit for our Clients.

These advantages are confirmed by over 50 successful projects to date for leading firms in countries such as Austria, Holland, Denmark, Cyprus and Poland. Examples include:

  • Legal, financial and organizational structuring of an international holding company specializing in automotive spare parts involving firms in Cyprus, Russia and Ukraine.

  • Complex financial and legal due diligence and express market-value appraisal of an agricultural group on behalf of a major bank in Kazakhstan.

  • Financial and legal due diligence on a group controlling 25,000 ha of agricultural land on behalf of the purchaser (an agricultural holding group with foreign constituents). Representing the purchaser’s interests in negotiations with the vendor. Planning the structure and terms of meetings. Full support for the purchase of the vendor’s entire share capital.

  • Consultancy for a Russian-German group on preparing financial statements in accordance with IFRS. The Client, which specializes in agricultural production, the supply and maintenance of agricultural equipment, seed supply and agritechnical consulting, comprises over 30 legal entities in five regions of Russia and manages around 100,000 ha of land.

  • Establishing robust financial and management accounting for a plant manufacturing human insulin on an industrial scale in accordance with the standards of its parent international group. Preparation of the financial statements in accordance with IFRS. The plant constitutes the international innovation division for a biotechnical group possessing technology for the full insulin production cycle.

  • Outsourcing of corporate legal services for all members of an international agricultural group controlling over 350,000 ha of agricultural land. The group comprises more than 30 agricultural companies in six regions of the Russian Federation. We also prepared the group for its IPO at NASDAQ OMX First North in 2007, managing key stages and establishing legal due diligence.

  • Preparation, planning and legal support for the purchase of over 70,000 ha of agricultural land across seven regions of Russia. Our role included transaction planning, legal due diligence, consulting on eliminating risks, structuring the deal and managing execution. The transaction was managed on behalf of the Russian division of a US-based direct investment fund.

BEFL specialists have successfully completed over 800 projects in total. Click here to read brief overviews of selected projects (in Russian).