Evgeny Antipov
Managing Director

Evgeny joined Advance Capital in 2009. He focused on M&A deals in FMCG and retail, healthcare, manufacturing, metals&mining, as well as private equity deals.

Prior to Advance Capital, he worked as a Vice President at Penta Investments, a Central European private equity firm with over 2 bln € AUM, where he focused on investments in mid-cap private companies. Prior to Penta, Evgeny worked as a Director on a number of projects at En+ Group, where he was responsible for executing deals in natural resources sector. His previous experience includes working for Renaissance Capital, Trust bank, and Dresdner Kleinwort in New York.

Evgeny graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, and holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the United States.

Karen Dashyan
Managing Director
Karen is one of the founders of Advance Capital. At Advance Capital he is responsible for business development as well as for deal origination in oil & gas and infrastructure sectors. During 2009-2011 he was the Board member (representing Gazprom Neft) of NGK Slavneft and affiliated companies. From 2004 to the end of 2007 he worked as a Deputy Head of the Strategy and M&A department at Renova Group of Companies. Prior to Renova, Karen held managerial positions within Strategic M&A and Strategy departments at Yukos and RSK MiG (Russian Aircraft Corporation).
Dmitry Kasyanenko
Managing Director

Dmitry joined Advance Capital at the end of 2008. At Advance Capital he is responsible for business development as well as for deal origination in telecommunications and FMCG sectors. Dmitry participated in the majority of the Advance Capital deals, and has extensive experience in M&A and equity capital market transactions, mainly in the consumer & retail and telecommunications sectors in Russia and the CIS. In 2007-2008, he worked as a Vice President in Investment Banking & Finance at Renaissance Capital, where he focused on execution of public and private transactions with companies in food, agriculture and healthcare industries.

Prior to joining Renaissance Capital, Dmitry was Head of M&A at VimpelCom, where he completed over 10 acquisitions of mobile communications and hi-tech companies in Russia and 6 other CIS countries. His previous career also included a Consultant position at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a Senior Telecommunications Analyst in Equity Research with IFC Metropol.

Dmitry holds an MBA degree from Yale University in the United States.

Alexey Pigarev
Executive Director

Alexey joined Advance Capital in 2018 and has over 18 years of investment banking experience. He focuses on M&A deals in natural resources (O&G, M&M, Power and Chemicals) where he has an exceptionally strong experience.

Before joining Advance Capital, Alexey served as Head of M&A and Senior Managing Director at VEB.

Prior to that, Alexey worked at Deutsche Bank for over 10 years including as Head of O&G, OFS and Chemicals for several years.

While at Deutsche Bank, Alexey participated in over 30 M&A deals in a wide range of industries worth over US$100bn.

Notable transactions include:

  US$1.1bn sale of 50% stake in CIR by Lukoil to Sinopec

  US$5.8bn acquisition of Arcticgas and 20% stake in Gazprom Neft by Eni-Enel consortium

  US$332m sale of oilfield service business of Gazprom Neft

  US$922m asset swap between Sibir Energy and Central Fuel Company

  US$13bn acquisition of 72.7% stake in Sibneft by Gazprom

  US$317m IPO of Raspadskaya Coal Company

Alexey graduated from the State University of Management and holds a PhD in Economics.

Maxim Uryash
Executive Director
Maxim joined Advance Capital in 2011. He focuses on M&A deals in oil & gas and metals & mining. He has extended experience of M&A transactions across a number of sectors, including oil&gas, telecommunications, commercial real estate, and insurance. Prior to joining Advance Capital, he worked for three years at Coalco group of companies as the Head of M&A department and the Chairman of the board of directors of a group company involved in an oil exploration project in Kazakhstan. From 2005 through 2007 he was part of the M&A department at Renova group, where he participated in M&A transactions involving both private and public companies in Russia and abroad. Maxim graduated from Moscow Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and is a CFA charterholder.

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