Management

Taiga Capital combines local knowledge with global expertise, which is essential in cross-border situations. Our senior bankers are involved in deal execution on a day-to- day basis.

Key people

Vyacheslav
Smerkis

Founder and
Managing Partner

Vyacheslav is the Founding Partner of Taiga Capital. Vyacheslav is actively involved in building the Firm's M&A advisory business with a particular focus on cross-border transactions.

Prior to founding Taiga Capital, Vyacheslav has worked for 5 years (1998-2003) as a Vice President at Schroder Salomon Smith Barney's ("SSSB") Investment Banking Department in London and Moscow where he has been focusing on M&A and capital markets transactions in Central and Eastern European communications sector. While at SSSB, Vyacheslav has participated in more than 10 completed transactions in various Central and Eastern European countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Before launching his investment banking career, Vyacheslav was instrumental in building strategic advisory business of the Boston Consulting Group, the premier management consultancy, in Moscow, where he worked in 1996-1998.

Vyacheslav graduated from Moscow State University (M.Sc. in Math) and Brandeis University (M.A. in International Finance) where he studied as a Freedom Support Act Fellow.