Launch of M&A transaction support service

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Acsour company announces the launch of a new service to support mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions among small and medium-sized businesses in the Russian market, including venture capital financing transactions, both for start-ups and for venture capitalists (funds and business angels).

The new partner of Acsour Kirill Vodolazov became the Head of the practice. Kirill has more than 15 years of professional experience, including in the field of corporate law, venture capital financing, M&A transactions. He graduated with a master's degree in law from the Australian Monash University, has a degree certificate in finance from the London School of Economics, completed a six-month course in entrepreneurship and venture capital financing at the Berkeley Business School, University of California. Kirill also teaches a course of lectures on venture capital at the Skolkovo Business Academy.


  1. Legal support of transactions at all stages: drafting of a memorandum of intent, participation in negotiations, legal analysis (due diligence) of the target company and its assets, preparation and approval of legal documentation on the transaction, closing of the transaction.
  2. Legal advice and transaction support in the field of blockchain technologies.


For investors

  • Seed investment round.
  • Agreement of intent, legal examination of the acquired company and its assets (including intellectual property rights), preparation and negotiation of transaction documentation (SAFE, convertible loan, stock subscription).
  • A-C investment round and later stages.
  • Term sheet, investment agreements (stock subscription and share purchase and transfer agreement), put and call options, corporate agreement / shareholders' agreement. Preparation of all documentation for CP execution and closing of the transaction.

For start-ups

  • Full set of documents: Charter, corporate agreement, intellectual property documents, employment contracts, employees' options, confidentiality agreements, company regulations on employee motivation, conflicts between interests, trade secrets, board of directors.

Lawyer-as-a-service: consultations on various corporate legal issues in terms of M&A, participation in negotiations.

In the matters of the new M&A transaction support service, please contact Acsour experts.