Maksim G

Max G.

Industry Experience:

MAX G. is a senior investment and corporate finance professional with over 13 years of experience and deep knowledge of the global financial markets. He has an excellent track record at investments, M&A, strategy and managing high profile relationships. He is currently running a private hedge fund in London focused on deeply undervalued opportunities with an activist bias.

Max spent more than 3 years in the Investment and Strategy team at Lambert Energy Advisory (“LEA”) where he was a specialist principal investment advisor for one of London’s leading Advisory firms dedicated solely to the Global Energy and Infrastructure sector. Max delivered strategic, principal investment and M&A advices to the world’s leading Energy Companies and Private Equities. Before joining LEA, Max spent few years with the Business Valuations Division team at Pricewaterhousecoopers (“PwC”) where he managed valuations, investments and divestments for leading Private Equities, energy, infrastructure and mining companies. Max joined the PwC Moscow office in 2006 as an Associate of Assurance department. During 3.5 years at PwC Moscow he mainly worked with Russian Oil & Gas majors advising them on business valuations, creating group accounts and groups’ restructuring, after which, he was selected to be seconded to the PwC London office – an opportunity only available to the brightest candidates.

Serving as a senior finance professional at PwC London, Max led a variety of business valuations, M&A and financial due diligence projects.

Max was mainly focused on Energy, Utilities, Mining and Infrastructure industries at PwC. His clients were Macquarie, GIC, Mubadala, BP, Gazprom, Centrica, Carlyle Group, etc. Since joining LEA, he has been focused on the Oil & Gas industry.

Prior to PwC, he worked as an Analyst in the commercial credit department of Bank Aktsept, Russia and he also leaded a start-up auto credit project in Sibacadembank, Russia.

Education:

Max earned an Executive MBA Degree with high distinction (ranked #1 in the class of 70 people) from Columbia Business School and London Business School.  He has a Bachelors and Master Degrees in Economics in fuel and energy industry from the Novosibirsk State Technical University. He is also a Chartered Accountant (ACCA).

Transaction Highlights:
  • Assets swap between 2 Infrastructure funds with the total Enterprise Value (“EV”) of the assets over $1.7 billion
  • Investment in the UK-based utility company with its further analysis and monitoring – £1.5 billion.
  • Divestments of a PE’s global assets portfolio: Infrastructure, Mining and Oil & Gas assets valued £1.3 billion
  • Investment in the EU-based infrastructure assets (ports, roads, tunnels) – $1.3 billion
  • Acquisition of mining assets based in Kazakhstan and Africa followed by their turnaround – $1.1 billion
  • Sale of oil and gas producing assets based in the Eastern Europe – $250 million
  • Successful acquisition and further turnaround of the UK-based public Oil & Gas company – $100 million
  • Investments in the offshore UK-based producing oil & gas assets – $85 million
  • Divestment of several windfarms based in Europe for an Infrastructure fund with EV of $70 million
  • Valuation of Mining holding based in London with mining operations in Kazakhstan and Africa with EV around $4.5 billion
  • JV set-up and country entrance strategy for Oil & Gas majors with further execution of these strategies
  • Valuation of upstream Oil & Gas holding based in London for over $850 million with mining operations in Europe, North America Middle East and CIS region.
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