Spotlight: M&A Trends In Russia

Law360, New York (July 28, 2010, 10:03 AM EDT) -- “The Great Recession,” a phrase coined by Nobel Prize economist Joseph Stiglitz, has had a profound impact on the global mergers and acquisitions market. The Russian economy has been traditionally supported by significant state involvement; however, even substantial state support has failed to protect it from the impact of the global downturn.

Transaction activity in the Russian M&A market in 2009 slowed considerably, declining by 62 percent when compared to 2008 levels. In 2009, M&A transaction volume reached only USD 46.1 billion from USD 122.4 billion...
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