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Altus Capital welcomes new partners

March 15, 2021 ­– Altus Capital ("Altus") welcomes new partners.

Sergey Vasiliev joined Altus Capital in 2016 as Managing Director. Mr. Vasiliev focuses on the group's business development, investment strategy and operational efficiency.

Sergey Vasiliev has expertise in the field of private equity investments, M&A, investment-banking and M&A advisory. Mr. Vasiliev has an outstanding track record, having successfully completed more than 20 deals totaling more than $1 billion, including the purchase of 29% share in Public Joint-Stock Company «Pharmacy chain 36.6», 96% in the Swedish scoring operator Instantor, localization of production of IskraTel telecommunication equipment on the territory of Russia on the basis of a joint enterprise, purchase of shares of JSC «Voltyre Prom», Sitronics, acquisition by a consortium of investors of shares in public companies Tigers Realm Coal, ALROSA and others.
From 2014 to 2016 he has served as Legal and Operational Director of Pangeo Capital, a private equity group with $1 billion of capital. Until 2013, he held various positions in the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RFPI), a sovereign investment fund of Russia with more than $10 billion of committed capital, international law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton and Clifford Chance. Sergey Vasiliev was involved in the organization of the first Eurobonds issues of the Russian Federation, nominated in rubles, and IPOs of the leading Russian companies on London and Moscow exchanges.

Andrey Pozhitkov joined the Altus Capital team in 2019 as Executive Director. Mr. Pozhitkov is responsible for development of regional projects in Russia and the CIS, as well as for the development of Altus Capital's presence in Europe.

Andrey Pozhitkov is highly experienced in the field of securitization, has structured the first derivative transactions in Russia, was a member of the main committee for the development of derivative documentation adapted for the Russian market, which he successfully implemented for his clients - major international financial institutions, from Asia to Europe and the United States.
Prior to joining Altus Capital, A. Pozhitkov served as the Business Development Director at UFG Wealth Management Family Office. From 2012 to 2017, as Vice President of Credit Suisse Bank (Moscow) he successfully realized the first $ 135 million foreign currency-interest-rate swap with NCSP Group to hedge a bond issue, he was responsible for issuing exchange-traded structured bonds, and successfully implemented netting in Russia for Credit Suisse group. From 2010 to 2012, at the law firm Allen & Overy Legal Services (Moscow), he led the acquisition by Goldman Sachs of a stake in the share capital of Bank of Moscow OJSC, and the subsequent sale in favor of VTB Bank.

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Altus Capital is an independent investment and consulting group focusing on private equity investments in high-growth and undervalued companies. Its investment strategy is characterized by high sector-wise diversification, a clear exit strategy and medium term investment horizon (from 1 year to 5 years). The company is focused on projects from Russia and CIS, but does not limit the geography of its investments. Total volume of transactions with the participation of Altus Capital as of the end of 2020 exceeds $ 1.5 billion.