Appraisal services and cost consultations support a comprehensive approach to the improvement of the business performance, capitalisation increase, and an improvement of the financial information development. We perform appraisal in accordance with the federal laws and international standards for all assets, including:
Cost consultations including services related to the determination of an asset market, investments and the fair value in accordance with the International Valuation Standards.
The tax consultation services rendered by the IFC Group of Companies are composed of a full range of services concerning legal and tax support and include the following:
Providing services to the non-residents running businesses in the Russian Federation is separate block of services offered by the IFC Group. The main advantage of these services for customers is a comprehensive approach to their legal support in Russia. They includes all issues a customer may face, from the choice of a business form for a foreign company in Russia to the full-scale outsourcing of support based on the “one-window” principle.
Financial modelling is one of our key activities. When working on 95% of the projects, we will build a project (asset) economic model in the first place to:
Most business decisions have economic consequences, and we believe that they should be digitised as early as possible in the planning stage and that a financial model must be a handy tool for any manager.
This business area offers the following services:
A range of services related to management consulting is demanded when a company becomes a low performer. Normally, this happens after an extensive growth period, a series of mergers and acquisitions, or due to internal conflicts between the subdivisions of the company. This results in “organisational chaos” that is reflected in a long decision-making cycle, the lack of an approval system on key matters, collective irresponsibility, low motivation of employees, the “groundless” growth of fixed costs, etc.
The reasons are often very simple (e.g., all management functions are concentrated in the hands of one manager, “manual” decision-making, very large areas of responsibility, etc.) Usually, most of the tasks can be solved through the optimisation of the business processes, including:
We will allocate a project management implementation team as a separate business line. They will help to implement the necessary changes and strategic initiatives onsite at the customer’s company. These processes include:
The main services offered by the Masterplan include:
Our Masterplan specialists have hands-on experience in dealing with the top architects and consultants in commercial real estate, which makes their proposed solutions “practical”: from a high yield of the useful space to the minimisation of the proposed costs in the operation stage of the designed facility.
Any transaction, regardless of its subject, implies a set of work that includes the inspection of the asset quality and a valuation, transaction structuring, contract work, and other activities aimed at ensuring the most efficient transaction process with the minimum risks for the seller and the buyer.
The advantage offered by our Group is the possibility to have all necessary work done by one well-aligned team. This prevents any potential conflicts of interest and controversy between the recommendations of “conflicting” project consultants, which can often happen.
This business line offers comprehensive transaction support, and the services include:
These services may be of interest to those companies that happen to have a large portfolio of assets which are not being used for their core business activities.
First, they may pertain to banks that own pledged collateral or that are consider acquiring the same. Ideally, it will be a profit-making business with operating commercial real estate etc., but usually the main pledged collateral is a facility where the construction is in progress and there is an unclear marketing concept, construction quality and constituent entities, all of which imply significant risks for their new owner. The priority for the new owner is due diligence and the valuation of a new asset.
Also, we should mention the large companies formed after a series of mergers and acquisitions, or as a result of the privatisation of government and municipal enterprises. Many of these companies own a huge set of non-core facilities, such as social support and auxiliary assets which are no longer used in the ongoing operations but that require significant monetary contributions (taxes, operations and overhauls). In this case, the service is about the review of the portfolio of non-core assets (often the company does not have information to correctly valuate their portfolio) and the development of a non-core asset management strategy: selling, leasing out, or using the assets in the core operations.
In some cases, it is enough to ensure more efficient use of the assets, such as by reducing the current operational costs or leasing the asset out. Sometimes however, we will recommend more aggressive methods ranging from selling an asset pool to forming a new business line. Each company will benefit from a unique strategy and tactics.
We have joined these activities together in a separate business line, as they involve our frequent challenges and require a comprehensive approach.
This business line offers the following services:
The implementation of our own investment construction project involves an analysis from at least four expert positions: legal, marketing, construction and financial. Based on due diligence, our customer must have an unbiased understanding of the project’s potential and the related risks, as well as an evaluation of the scope of the resources required for its implementation.
We offer our customers due diligence and a risk analysis for the investment project from various viewpoints, and will provide recommendations for the optimisation of a potential project. We can assess the probability of the successful approval of a project by the regulators and the issuance of all necessary permits. We will develop a project business plan, draft agreements and other documents required to source the financing and deliver the project.
We have extensive experience in the delivery of major infrastructure projects with public institutions and we understand the requirements the officials may have (from a legal form to the bid documentation).
We offer the following services to support the implementation of investment construction projects:
Most businessmen cannot solve all their challenge through just one consultation.
For example, a decision to launch a product/expansion is based not only on the development of a financial model and a business plan, but requires additional expert evaluations such as:
This list is not exhaustive. Some of this work can be done using own project resources, while other parts must be outsourced.
Our involvement in the process usually implies not only the performance of specific work tasks but a close interaction with the project initiators and their team:
In this case, we function as external experts that are “off system” and can reconcile the conflicting parties to find a more well-balanced solution.