LONDON, BELGRADE, Serbia and MOSCOW, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
EM, Europe's leading Emerging Markets-focused communications agency, has launched EM Balkans, a Belgrade-headquartered financial, strategic and communications consultancy.
EM Balkans will be a 50/50 joint venture between EM Advisors and Frontier Advisory, and will add to EM's existing geographic footprint in Moscow and London, reinforced by strategic alliances in New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.
EM provides high quality financial communications and IR advisory services, combined with bespoke investment banking and financial advisory services offered by Frontier Advisory. EM Balkans effectively combines the expertise from both sides into a unique combined financial and communications offering.
Frontier Advisory Founder and Managing Director Veljko Kustrov said: "The Balkans are becoming increasingly attractive to both strategic and financial investors. The creation of our new venture - EM Balkans - is a timely move designed to address the needs of our clients for integrated financial, strategic and communications advisory. This represents a significant partnership for Frontier Advisory as it complements our first class investment banking services in Southeast Europe."
Tom Blackwell, CEO of EM, said: "This is an important move for EM. On the one hand, by partnering with Frontier Advisory, which has more than 10 years' experience in emerging markets investment banking, we add further to the strategic and financial advisory expertise we offer to our clients. At the same time, we believe the Balkans is becoming increasingly important to our existing client base. Now is the time, like never before, to be able to offer high-end strategic advice to blue chip companies and entrepreneurs doing business in the Balkans. We have formed EM Balkans to do just that."
EM is the leading independent financial and corporate communications agency in Russia and the CIS. Through our London headquarters and market-leading team on the ground in Moscow, we offer services across financial PR, investor relations, IPO and M&A transaction support, crisis communications, reputation management and strategic advisory. In addition, through our membership of AMO, the leading global network of strategic and financial communications consultancies, our geographical reach extends to key financial centres including New York, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Sao Paulo and Stockholm. http://www.em-comms.com
About Frontier Advisory
Frontier Advisory is an independent advisory firm with a focus on emerging markets as well as Germany and Austria. We work with banks, corporates, governments, entrepreneurs and financial sponsors on a wide range of advisory and investment situations.
Frontier Advisory's management gained extensive experience in M&A, equity and debt situations in Europe and emerging markets at major investment banks including Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank.