The Russian M&A market remained almost unchanged in 2019, with a total of 602 deals on record, down 0.5% y-o-y. As many deals concluded were higher in value, there was an increase in total deal value from EUR 27.08bn to EUR 35.82bn, up 32.2 % y-o-y. There has been a trend for M&A activity in the mining (incl. oil & gas) sector with 118 deals on record in 2019, up 27 y-o-y, although telecoms & IT is also picking up, up 9 deals y-o-y.

Russia has a very active domestic market, and the majority of the top 20 deals are investments by local financial groups and corporates.

Volume and number of deals

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Top five deals



Target: Arctic LNG-2
Sector: Mining (including Oil & Gas)
Stake: 20%
Buyer: China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC); China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)
Country of buyer: China
Deal Value: EUR 5,35bn
Value Source: 2



Target: Arctic LNG-2
Sector: Mining (including Oil & Gas)
Stake: 10%
Buyer: Japan Oil, Gas and Metals
National Corporation; Mitsui & Co
Country of buyer: Japan
Deal Value: EUR 2,68bn
Value Source: 2



Target: T2 RTK Holding
Sector: Telecoms & IT
Stake: 55%
Buyer: Rostelecom
Country of buyer: Russia
Deal Value: EUR 1,83bn
Value Source: 1



Target: Luxoft
Sector: Telecoms & IT
Stake: 100%
Buyer: DXC Technology
Country of buyer: United States
Deal Value: EUR 1,78bn
Value Source: 1

Real estate


Target: Stroygazmontazh
Sector: Real Estate & Construction
Stake: 100%
Buyer: Gazstroyprom (Country of buyer: Russia)
Deal Value: EUR 1,06bn
Value Source: 2

Value Source:

  1. Official data
  2. Market estimate provided by EMIS and based on publicly available information
  3. EMIS estimate

Top three sectors


Mining (including Oil & Gas):
118 deals


Telecoms & IT:
90 deals

Real estate

Real Estate & Construction:
86 deals

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Vladimir Zenin
Head of M&A
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