Boris Zikratov, a Senior Associate at SierraConstellation Partners, provides advisory services to underperforming companies and companies that are in transition. His experience includes advising on corporate finance transactions totaling over $20 billion – across the United States, Europe, and Africa. During his career, Boris has worked with a wide variety of industries, including consumer/retail, financial services, gaming, media/entertainment, natural resources, real estate, telecommunications, and transportation.
Prior to joining SCP, Boris was an Associate in the Western Region Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions, alongside equity and debt financing. Boris originally joined Morgan Stanley as an Analyst in London, where he specialized in initial public offerings and other equity transactions in Russia and other EMEA emerging markets. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Boris worked in the Moscow office of Renaissance Capital, a global emerging markets investment bank.
Boris received his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University, where he majored in International Economics.
- Financial advisor on the sale of a mid-major Hollywood film studio. Worked with company management to develop key strategic initiatives to enhance shareholder value and identify synergies across potential buyers. Led diligence and valuation efforts ahead of transaction close.
- Financial advisor to casino-focused real estate investment trust on its acquisition of certain gaming assets, and subsequent lease-back to existing operators. Provided detailed valuation, diligence and public disclosure support during multi-month hostile M&A process.
- Lead underwriter on four initial public offerings of Eastern European companies – listed on both the London Stock Exchange and in Moscow. Oversaw the broader transaction process, investor marketing and syndication / pricing.
- Participated in over 10 other equity and debt financing transactions, including the recapitalization of the National Bank of Greece and a Eurobond offering for the Russian Treasury.