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Strategic Advisory  •  International Corporate Finance  •  Mergers and Acquisitions  •  Restructuring  •  Reorganization  •  Business Development  

WE ARE SPECIALISTS

in Strategic Corporate Finance, with a focus on the following areas:

INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE

  • Lead Consulting Partners to the private equity industry, in capital raising for growth, expansion, via IPOs, private placement and loan facility.

  • Assessment of your company’s current capital structure and future capital needs.

  • Identification and evaluation of capital options available including private equity placements, bank debt, hybrid/structured finance products and pre-IPO funding.

  • Identification and presentation of the appropriate financiers / investors to address specific corporate objectives (growth, new market entry, regional expansion) and/or shareholder requirements (dividends, foreign investment, and strategic partnerships).

  • Advisory on different negotiation scenarios with financiers/investors.

  • Transaction management

  • Project management of the overall process.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

  • Management of global growth strategies using M&A.   

  • Reverse Takeovers and SPACs.

  • Creation of repeatable acquisition models, based upon frequent, continuous deal making, by planning for opportunities before they are visible.

  • Due diligence and road map planning to merger integration, divestiture and other options using fact based, rigorously quantified assessment.

  • Synergy and spotting.

  • Post-Merger Integration Advisory.

  • Deal Value Maximization.

 

RESTRUCTURING & REORGANIZATIONS

Our Corporate Restructuring and Reorganization activity complements our M&A capabilities.

 

  • Strategic insight and services for wide-ranging restructuring scenarios

 

  • Leverage of extensive cross-sector institutional knowledge.

 

  • Close relationships with financial institutions around the world to assist debtors and creditors in today’s global economy.

 

  • Out of Court Restructuring of existing debt or deleveraging balance sheets through debt for equity exchange offers.

 

  • Distressed M&A, providing sell-side advisory services for businesses that are not viable on a stand-alone basis. We also provide buy-side advisory for acquisitions of insolvent targets.

 

  • Divestiture Consultancy helping you to obtain the highest possible return by preparing the asset for sale.

 

  • Enterprise valuation using our experience and situational expertise to establish estimated enterprise values for businesses.

FINTECH ADVISORY

  • Promotion of selected digital currencies and international payment services of third parties, designed to address the needs of corporate clients and private high net-worth individuals.
     

  • Proposals of considered digital coin strategies, presenting structured products, spot, and flexible forward contracts as well as versatile credit facilities.
     

  • A comprehensive and unparalleled guidance for corporate clients and high net-worth individuals in need of managing exposure in the digital assets market.

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ABOUT US

Severnaya Investments is a cross border Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development consultancy, specializing in the finance of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industries with a focus on disruptive technologies and SPACs that deliver outstanding returns.

TEAM

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LIZ FERRIN

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & COMMUNCATIONS

Liz has held diverse leadership roles in marketing, communications, business development and strategic partnerships, leading hundreds of successful projects as well as being an accomplished independent film producer of award-winning films and documentaries.

 

After 13 years in global marketing roles at Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE:DECK) as an expert in branded content, Liz led strategic partnerships at the Adventure Travel Trade Association, the Petersen Automotive Museum, Anchor Worldwide, TEDx Venice Beach and most recently MediaMonks.

 

During her career she has managed partnerships with some of the most renowned brands in the world including BMW, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Maserati, McLaren, Microsoft, Adidas, Merrell, Red Bull, Pepsi and many others. Liz can be found every year at Sundance Film Festival as an event producer and spokesperson for filmmakers and brands. She has also served on the Board of SXSW Eco, University of Utah Environmental Humanities, American Whitewater and cofounded Conservation Next for the Conservation Alliance.

 

Liz speaks English and Spanish.

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NICOLE STEEN

LEAD MARKETING DESIGNER

Nicole is a self-taught marketing designer and writer, specializing in print layout, copywriting, marketing collateral, and website design.

 

She started her own resume writing and design consultancy in 2012 to help job applicants stand out from competitors with modern and eye-catching, yet professional resume designs. In addition, Nicole has freelanced as a web and graphic designer for the past 10 years.

 

She has the unique ability to conceptualize and deliver designs that bridge the gap between classic and modern.

 

She holds a MA in Organizational Psychology from Claremont Graduate University in California.

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NATALIA DZIDZIGURI

DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS ASSOCIATE

Natalia’s experience is highly focused on innovation and has encompassed periods as both an entrepreneur and business development executive, with roles at the Telefonica Start Up Accelerator and the BBVA Innovation Centre.

 

She has held management positions in Media & App Development companies and a Co-working Space firm.

 

She specializes in maximising effectiveness in building business and partnership opportunities.

 

She has a Double Msc. in Marketing Management from ESERP Business School and speaks Georgian, Russian, English, Spanish, Italian, and German.

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CHINARA ASKERZADE

M&A AND FINTECH ADVISORY ASSOCIATE

Before joining Severnaya, Chinara worked at Angelico Ventures as an M&A Associate, specialising in Life Sciences and MedTech. 

 

She also has entrepreneurial experience as the Founder and CEO of AIP, a crypto investment platform, where she successfully rolled out a pre-seed funding round and made partnerships with a number of currently operating crypto funds.

 

Chinara has a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics and the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

 

She speaks Russian, English, Azerbaijani, Turkish, and French.

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SIMON BOWTHORPE

FRSA, IM&A, M&AP.

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, SEVERNAYA GROUP

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A lifelong “glopat”, Simon has been in corporate leadership roles for the past twenty-five years. He has lived and worked across EMEA and the Americas.

His strengths are shareholder relations, governance and compliance, corporate finance, MBOs, mergers & acquisitions, turnarounds and restructuring.

Old Etonian, BBA in International Business & Banking from Schiller International University, MS Digital Marketing from IM Digital Business School, IM&A - International Mergers & Acquisitions Charterholder, M&AP - Chartered Mergers & Acquisitions Professional.

Languages: English, Spanish, French and speaks basic Russian.

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SERGEY MIZENIN

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

SEVERNAYA INVESTMENTS

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Investment banker with more than 15 years’ experience and a portfolio of completed transactions of more than USD 13 billion.

 

He has an impeccable track record and has been involved in some of the most important transactions in Russia in the last decade.

 

Highly specialized in IPOs, M&A, Mezzanine Financing, Special Situations and Non- Core Assets.

 

MA with Distinction in Economics from the Central European University, MS with Honours in Finance, People’s Friendship University of Russia.

 

Languages: Russian, English and French and speaks basic Chinese.

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CARLOS DE URIBARRI

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, SEVERNAYA INVESTMENTS

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Carlos is a veteran in worldwide trade. Director and board member of relevant companies, Carlos is  an expert in the creation and management of all kinds of international business alliances.

 

He has extensive field experience in diverse markets: China, South East Asia, Middle East and the Americas, where he has lived and worked

 

Carlos is a life long entrepreneur and has created and launched multiple cross-border business initiatives.

 

MBA from IE Business School, Carlos is native Spanish and fully proficient in English and French