Goltsblat BLP has advised Otkrytaya Mobilnaya Pltaforma LLC and RUSINTEH on the sale of 75% of shares of Otkrytaya Mobilnaya Pltaforma and 75% of shares of Vatron LLC respectively to PJSC Rostelecom. Rostelecom was advised by White & Case Moscow office.
Although January was “a little bit quiet in the market” in Russia, February was more promising, according to Eric Michailov, Partner at White & Case Moscow, who reports seeing more deals and new investors coming into the country. “I am particularly optimistic — even more so than I would have been six or twelve months ago,” he says. “Business is good. Not great — it is not a full easy go — but pretty good.”