Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has advised Sberbank Investments and the Russia-China Investment Fund on a RUB 1.6 billion investment structured as a syndicated venture loan in Eruditor Group holding. White & Case advised the Eruditor group on the deal.
Eruditor Group holding is the owner of Russian professional services marketplace Profi and Zoon information service. According to BCLP, Profi enables professionals to seek customers and users to find qualified specialists in multiple sectors, including tutors, repair and beauty professionals, sports coaches, etc. Zoon provides consumers with information about various places and organizations in the tertiary sector and helps businesses promote themselves.
BCLP’s team included Partners Emma Howdle-Fuller and Anton Panchenkov, Counsels Igor Zhivotov and Alexey Koshelev, and Associates Elena Shelomenzeva, Lira Pogodina, and Sam Wilson.
White & Case's team included Moscow-based Local Partner Ekaterina Logvinova, Counsel Adam Smith, and Associate Azamat Gaisenov.