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) focuses on two types of investment projects: special situations (complex corporate or financial cases) and growth strategies. A1 makes equity investments in various industries, pursuing the interests of shareholders, clients and partners. A1 focuses on creating stable competitive companies, implementing effective corporate management models and originating new businesses. Alfa-Bank (Russia), TNK, VEON Ltd. (previously VimpelCom), Perekrestok and Rosvodokanal Group were originally A1 projects that later became strategic businesses for Alfa Group as well as core companies for the wider Russian economy.
In 2017, A1 sold Formula Kino, movie theatre chain in Russia. In the beginning of 2018 A1 closed the deal for BelMarket sale, retain chain of grocery supermarkets in the Republic of Belarus.
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.