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One of the leading investment businesses in Russia and the CIS.

Founded in 1989 as the first major trading company of Alfa Group, A1 (earlier Alfa-Eco) built a large and diversified business in producing and trading a wide range of diversified commodities and products in Russia and abroad including oil and oil products, coal, metallurgical products, agricultural products, food, alcoholic beverages, tires, valves, construction materials, pulp and paper products, cinemas, IT solutions, automobile sales and services, water supply and disposal services, cargo services, real estate recover services as well as real estate development projects. During its history, Alfa-Eco also made significant investment into wireless telecommunications.

In 2015, A1 ceased its participation in Splav Corporation project. Splav Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of valves for nuclear engineering in Russia.

A1 focuses on investment projects of two types: special situations and growth strategies. A1's long-term focus is on both strategic and portfolio investment into sustainable competitive businesses, offering high-quality products and services, which are often new to Russia and the markets where A1 operates, and implementing an efficient system of corporate organization and management.

A1's success is rooted in a clear competitive advantage. A1 has created a team of highly professional investment managers, who are capable of efficiently running enterprises in various industries, have in-depth knowledge of the specifics of Russia's regional markets and the ability to react quickly and appropriately to changes in these markets, and are able to build mutually beneficial relationships with clients. This combination of qualities makes it possible to precisely identify the most promising projects and carry out transactions of a highly complex nature.

Investing in market leaders that offer quality products and services, retaining its status as a leading Russian investment business, establishing and maintaining high standards in investment operations are the pillars of the A1's attitude to its own business and its partners alike.

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