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SELLER: FOUNDER AND OTHER SHAREHOLDER OF OOO “PLASTIC SYSTEM” (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: GREINER PACKAGING (AUSTRIA) TARGET: OOO “PLASTIC SYSTEM” (RUSSIA)

Sale of 70% equity interest in OOO “Plastic System” operating under the brand name “Souzpromplast” (the leading Russian player in the sector of manufacturing of plastic buckets with manufacturing facility located in Noginsk, Moscow Region) to Greiner Packaging.

Amount undisclosed.

SELLER: FOUNDERS AND VENTURE CAPITAL FUND “DIGITAL VENTURES” (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: QIWI PLC (RUSSIA) TARGET: FLOCKTORY LTD. (RUSSIA)

Sale of 80% equity interest in Flocktory ltd., the leading online marketing automation SaaS platform in Russia, to Qiwi PLC, one of the top providers of next generation payment services in Russia and the CIS.

Transaction size: RUB 832.8 mln.

SELLER: DREAM INDUSTRIES (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: T8 PUBLISHING TECHNOLOGIES (RUSSIA) TARGET: “THEORY AND PRACTICE” WEB PORTAL (RUSSIA)

Sale of “edutainment” focused web portal “Theory and Practice” to the diversified publishing holding “T8 Publishing Technologies”.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

SELLER: NASPERS (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (SOUTH AFRICA) ACQUIRER: DREAMCOMMERCE S.A. (POLAND) TARGET: OOO INSALES RUS (RUSSIA)

Sale of OOO InSales Rus, the leading content management system (“CMS”) developer for Russian ecommerce players, to DreamCommerce, Poland’s number one CMS developer for online stores.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

SELLER: FOUNDERS AND QUADRIGA CAPITAL RUSSIA (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: SATO HOLDINGS CORPORATION (JAPAN) TARGET: ZAO OKIL HOLDING (RUSSIA)

Sale of 75% minus 1 share equity interest in ZAO OKIL Holding, the leading player in the Russian self-adhesive label market, to SATO Holdings Corporation, leading global provider of Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

SELLER: FINSTAR FINANCIAL GROUP AND FOUNDERS (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: OOO NEOTRADE (RUSSIA) TARGET: OOO TD MINDAL (RUSSIA)

Sale of 100% equity interest in OOO TD MINDAL, one of the leading food retail chains in Togliati, to OOO Neotrade, the owner of Togliati’s retail chain “Pelikan”.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

SELLER: TRINITY RUSSIAN RETAIL PARTNERSHIP (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: LENTA HYPERMARKET GROUP (RUSSIA) TARGET: BIG BOX RETAIL FORMAT REAL ESTATE IN ROSTOV-ON- DON (RUSSIA)

Sale of the land plot and the shopping center building in Rostov-on- Don to Lenta, one of the leading Russian hypermarket chains.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

SELLER: FINSTAR FINANCIAL GROUP (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: AUGUST MEYER AND DMITRY KOSTYGIN (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENTS) (RUSSIA) TARGET: RIVE GAUCHE GROUP (RUSSIA)

Acquisition of 51% effective economic interest in Rive Gauche Group, the second largest perfumery and cosmetics retailer in Russia by August Meyer and Dmitry Kostygin, ex-shareholders of Lenta, one of the leading Russian hypermarket chains.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

SELLER: FOUNDERS AND QUADRIGA CAPITAL RUSSIA (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: AUGUST MEYER AND DMITRY KOSTYGIN (RUSSIA) TARGET: ULYBKA RADUGI (RUSSIA)

Sale of controlling interest in equity capital of ERA Trading House, the operator of retail network Ulybka Radugi, the largest drogerie chain in the North-West of Russia to August Meyer and Dmitry Kostygin, ex-shareholders of Lenta, one of the leading Russian hypermarket chains.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

SELLER: DOUGLAS HOLDING AG (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (GERMANY) ACQUIRER: RIVE GAUCHE GROUP (RUSSIA) TARGET: OOO DOUGLAS RIVOLI (RUSSIA)

Sale of 100% equity stake in ООО Douglas Rivoli, one of the leading premium perfumery and cosmetics retailers in Russia, to Rive Gauche, one of the leading perfumery and cosmetics retailers.

Transaction size: €55 mln

SELLER: AVTOLAND GROUP SHAREHOLDER (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: INDEPENDENCE GROUP (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) TARGET: AVTOLAND GROUP (RUSSIA)

Acquisition of the significant controlling equity interest in the Avtoland Group of Companies, one of the largest dealers in the Urals region before the 2008 economic downturn, by Independence Group, one of the leading auto dealers in Russia.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

CLIENT: MIEL GROUP (RUSSIA)

Taiga Capital acted as an exclusive financial advisor to shareholders of Miel Group of Companies regarding bank debt restructuring.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

CLIENT: “GARAZHNY COMPLEX “PLASTIC – 2000” (RUSSIA)

Bank debt restructuring of “Garazhny Complex “Plastic – 2000”, the owner of the office and auto dealership center in Moscow.

Transaction size: $90 mln.

SELLER: FOUNDER (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: ZAO “VIATRA” (RUSSIA) TARGET: PRODVIZHENIE GROUP (RUSSIA)

Sale of 100% equity interest in Prodvizhenie Group, the second largest player in the Moscow street banner advertising segment, to ZAO “Viatra”.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

PARTY 1: ARENA (PART OF ADV GROUP (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT)) (RUSSIA) PARTY 2: MAGIC BOX (RUSSIA)

Merger of Arena, media network agency, and Magic Box, independent agency of integrated marketing communications.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

ACQUIRER: ICEBERRY GROUP (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) SELLER: SHAREHOLDERS OF OOO “VOLOGODSKOE MOROZHENOE” (RUSSIA) TARGET: OOO “VOLOGODSKOE MOROZHENOE” (RUSSIA)

Acquisition of 100% equity interest in OOO “Vologodskoe Morozhenoe”, ice-cream producer and distributor in the North-West of Russia, by Iceberry Group.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

SELLER: VERSHINA ADVERTISING AGENCY (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: NEWS OUTDOOR RUSSIA (RUSSIA) TARGET: VERSHINA ADVERTISING AGENCY (RUSSIA)

Sale of 100% equity interest in Vershina advertising agency, one of the oldest Moscow-based outdoor advertising operators, to News Outdoor Russia (renamed to Russ Outdoor in 2012), the largest outdoor advertising operator in Russia.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

SELLER: NESAVISIMOST GROUP (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: CONSORTIUM OF INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS (RUSSIA) TARGET: NESAVISIMOST GROUP (RUSSIA)

Sale of 49.95% equity interest in Nesavisimost Group, one of the leading players in the Russian automotive retail and service market to a consortium of institutional investors

Transaction size: undisclosed.

CLIENT: ZAO “GARAZHNY COMPLEX “PLASTIC – 2000” / Office
– dealership complex in Moscow (RUSSIA)

Debt capital raising for ZAO “Garazhny Complex “Plastic – 2000”, owner of the office and exhibition complex in Moscow.

Transaction size: $85 mln.

SELLER: TECON GROUP (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: URALENERGOGAZ (RUSSIA) TARGET: TECON GROUP (RUSSIA)

Sale of 100% equity interest in Tecon Group, leading Russian equipment developer and supplier of engineering solutions in the field of industrial automation.

Transaction size: undisclosed.

ISSUER: UCP CHEMICALS AG (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA)

Private placement of 28% equity interest on a post-money basis, leading producer of specialty synthetic resins located in the Urals region.

Transaction size: € 26 mln.

SELLER: OWNER OF “FINANCIAL OLYMP” TRADEMARK (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) ACQUIRER: OAO “RBC INFORMATION SYSTEMS” (RUSSIA)

Sale of rights to use the trademark “Financial Olymp”.

Transaction Size: undisclosed.

INTERNATIONAL PARTNER: INCHCAPE INTERNATIONAL GROUP (NETHERLANDS) LOCAL PARTNER: INDEPENDENCE HOLDINGS LIMITED (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) JV: INCHCAPE INDEPENDENCE B.V. (RUSSIA)

Creation of the Joint Venture between Independence, one of the leading Moscow auto retail groups, and Inchcape, Automotive retail group operating in Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and Asia.

Transaction Size: Not applicable.

SELLER: FRANCO CANADIENNE DE RE AND MUTZENBECHER, HERTER UND WAND (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (GERMANY) ACQUIRER: OAO “ROSNO” (RUSSIA) TARGET: SZAO “MEDEXPRESS” (RUSSIA)

Sale of 51% equity interest in SZAO “Medexpress”, leading Voluntary Medical Insurance (“VMI”) insurer in the North-West region of Russia, to OAO “ROSNO”, leading Russian medical insurance company

Transaction Size: Undisclosed.

SELLER: OAO ”VOLGATRANSTELECOM”, ZAO “RIM” AND OVERTA’S MANAGEMENT (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: OAO “COMSTAR – UNITED TELESYSTEMS” (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) TARGET: ZAO “KONVERSIA-SVYAZ”, OOO “TC ”OVERTA” (RUSSIA)

Acquisition of 100% equity interest in ZAO “Konversia-svyaz”, leading Competitive local exchange carrier (alternative fixed line telecommunications services provider) in Saratov region, and OOO “TC”Overta”, leading Internet-provider in Saratov region, by OAO “Comstar – United TeleSystems”, leading Russian telecommunication company.

Transaction Size: Undisclosed.

SELLER: “AFISHA INDUSTRIES” (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: “THE SPUTNIK GROUP” (RUSSIA) TARGET: “AFISHA INDUSTRIES” (RUSSIA)

Sale of 51% equity interest in “Afisha Industries”, one of the leading Russian entertainment focused publishing houses, to investment company “The Sputnik Group”.

Transaction Size: Undisclosed.

SELLER: WESTERN WIRELESS INTERNATIONAL (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (USA) ACQUIRER: METROMEDIA INTERNATIONAL GROUP (“MIG”) (USA) AND G. JOKHTABERIDZE (GEORGIA) TARGET: MAGTICOM LTD. (GEORGIA)

Western Wireless sale of its 14.5% equity interest in GSM to MetroMedia and Gia Jokhtaberidze $43 mln.

Taiga Capital acted as an exclusive advisor to Western Wireless International, Inc.

SELLER: “MACHAON” (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: GROUP OF PRIVATE INVESTORS TARGET: “MACHAON” (RUSSIA)

Sale of 35% equity interest in “Machaon”, one of the leading Russian publishing houses, which specialized on literature for kids, to the group of private investors.

Transaction Size: Undisclosed.

DS Financial Group

Sale of substantial minority interest in itself to DS Financial Group, Schildershoven Amsterdam B.V. Amount undisclosed.

Taiga Capital acted as an exclusive advisor to DS Financial Group.

SELLER: ZAO “KARTONTARA” (RUSSIA) ACQUIRER: “OST WEST GROUP” (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (RUSSIA) TARGET: ZAO “KARTONTARA” (RUSSIA)

Acquisition of 50% equity interest in ZAO “Kartontara”, one of the Russian manufacturer of cardboard and paper products, by the “Ost West Group”.

Transaction Size: Undisclosed.

SELLER: METROMEDIA INTERNATIONAL GROUP (“MIG”) (USA) ACQUIRER: “SIA ALINA” (TAIGA CAPITAL CLIENT) (LATVIA) TARGET: “BALTCOM TV” (LATVIA)

Acquisition of 50% equity interest in “Baltcom TV”, the leading Latvian cable TV operator, by SIA Alina, the Latvian mass media holding.

Transaction Size: $14.5 mln.