0Business Support in Russia1RussiaDistributorAcquistion1Market research, consultancy, interim management and due diligence for distributor search,
investment, and acquisition in the Russian marketRussia, Russian, distribution, distributors, channel, export, import, investment, business,
merger, acquisition, dealer, entry, trade, show, mission, fair, sale, logistics, staff, recruitment, customs, documents, shipping, GOST-R, interim, management, “joint venture”, “due diligence”, market, “market research”, investigationFind profits in Russia with Volga Trader, a unique gateway to Russian investment opportunities. With offices in the UK and Russia, and over one hundred specialist consultants across Russia, Volga Trader offers a wealth of resources and expertise of the Russian investment market.
Helping your business find profits in Russia
We offer a wide range of professional services to companies wishing to enter the Russian market with goods and services. With offices in the UK and Russia, expert knowledge of the Russian investment market and a network of over one hundred consultants across Russia, we are a unique gateway to Russian investment opportunities.
We can help with business visa applications, interim management and setting up premises in Russia. Our strong relationships with regulatory bodies and officials in Russia reflect our long-standing presence and commitment in the second largest economy in Europe.
Prime Investment Opportunities
With its burgeoning economic influence, soaring equity markets and a population bigger than France and Germany combined, Russia is simply too big – and too rich – for investors to ignore.
Whether you are looking to enter the Russian market or accelerate your existing business in Russia, Volga Trader has a wealth of resources and strategies to provide specialist services in your sector.
Our services include:
Tailored market research and management support to export or accelerate business through importers, wholesale distribution and direct sales.
Venture capital opportunities, including businesses for sale, direct investments and co-investor opportunities.
Market entry through the recruitment of wholesalers, distributors, dealers, value-added resellers, manufacturers’ representatives, call centres, agents and other channel partners.
Visa applications, interim management, setting up premises, regulatory requirements and recruitment of personnel.
Business and marketing strategies, fostering your development of promotion and advertising, telemarketing, sales and access to trade shows and conferences.
Language support, including translation services through our trusted associates.
Location of goods and manufacturing services.
Negotiation of investment terms with local authorities, import and export logistics, servicing, operations and fulfillment, distributor performance reviews, customs registration and GOST-R certification.
Whether you are a small or medium-sized enterprise, a new or established business, we can provide a tailored package to suit your needs. For the more established company we can provide services such as reviews of distributor performance.
We perform desk-based and physical research, complemented by our broad network of expert consultants and associates in your field of business.
Our services cluster into four groups, which are described in their own pages:
Businesses for Sale
Продать свой бизнес
If you have already seen something that interests you, then call us now on +44 1656 662301 or email us outlining your objectives in Russia by using our contact page.
Below is a list of the sectors we cover. If your sector is not included on our list we can usually find a specialist to work with us, as an associate consultant for your project.
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
Printing, Publishing and Media
Construction and Environment
Retail and Fashion
Government export promotion
Already established in Russia?
Are you getting a Belgium sized result from your Russian operation? Then it is time to review it. We will review it for you. The client needs to have their feet on the ground, but constant business demands mean that this is not always possible. At Volga Trader we can provide supervision, accounting support, office space and other facilities, if you simply want a small-scale presence in Russia.
Call us now on +44 1656 662301 or email us by using our contact page.
Время от времени наш маркетинговый бизнес приносит нам в контакт с русскими владельцами бизнеса, которые желают продать свой бизнес. В результате, мы разработали контакты с финансовыми домами в Великобритании, Швейцарии и других стран, которые заинтересованы в инвестировании в русском бизнесе. Для получения дополнительной информации, читайте наш сайт, о бизнес на продажу.
Link to webpage on level two >>Businesses for sale in Russia (Russian)
Market Research in Russia
1Market Research in Russia2 (To appear in main menu)marketresearch1Business to business, consumer, medical and government market research in RussiaRussia, Russian, market, size, “market research”, investigation, consumer, retail, medical, pharmaceutical, broadcast, advert, advertising, Qualitative and quantitative market research for Russian trade and investment. All sectors served: energy, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, agricultural consumer, retail, medical, and broadcast markets.
Russia is a distinct country offering unique investment opportunities. The key for investors is to understand Russia's opportunities and its risks.
Every new market is a new and exciting venture. But for businesses, entering into unknown territory can sometimes be a daunting prospect, and international markets are often fraught with complexities. At Volga Trader we understand this, and we have the resources and expertise to guide you and your business smoothly through the process.
Market research is the key starter point for any business wishing to enter the Russian market. It will strengthen your position in your sector, help you understand your competitors, avoid potential pitfalls and help you negotiate more effectively.
Why choose Volga Trader?
We are part of a strong market research network spanning more than 10 cities in Russia. Our partners have a unique wealth of business-to-business and business-to-consumer capabilities, and a person-centred approach to dealing with clients.
We undertake research over a broad range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, energy, technology, agricultural, consumer, medical, and broadcast markets. We also have the means to monitor advertising on local television and radio outlets.
Our business-to-government capabilities include experience in medical and pharmaceutical investigations, including insightful diary studies of prescribing habits by medical practitioners.
Our Russian headquarters are located in Saratov, a major Russian city and the traditional centre for the gas and oil industry in Russia. The first hydrocarbons were discovered here during 1939, and it is where one of the world’s largest energy companies, Gazpromwas founded, and where it still has a technical presence. As a result, many industries maintain headquarters or principal manufacturing units in the area.
The region is also one of the major centres for engineering equipment and transport and of all kinds, from trolley buses and trams to aircraft. It is also a major agricultural and food production hub, and the location of the third oldest and largest teaching hospital in Russia.
We are therefore uniquely placed to conduct high-quality pilot studies in a wide variety of industries, at a substantially lower cost than a Moscow-based market research agency.
For more information call us now on +44 1656 662301 or email us using our contact page.
Businesses for Sale in Russia
2Businesses for sale, merger and acquisition in Russia2SaleMergerAcquisition1Mergers and Acquisitions, Businesses for sale in RussiaRussia, Russian, “business for sale”, “businesses for sale”, mergers, acquisitions, merger, acquisition, due diligence, joint venture, investmentBusinesses for sale in Russia, prime investment opportunities in various sectors. Oil Fields, hotels, technology, production plants, farms. Development and venture capital opportunities at Volga Trader.
Capitalism is 21 years old in Russia. A large proportion of Russian businesses are owned by their founders, rather than by pension funds and insurance companies, or other financial institutions, as in the EU or the USA.
The youngest of these capitalist founders (who are mostly men), were around 30 at the birth of capitalism, so it follows that they are now in their 50's or older. Russian men die comparatively young (61.8 years old was the 2010 average age of death) and so large numbers of family-owned firms are now starting to think about retirement and succession. This has opened up many prime investment opportunities in Russia, across a broad range of sectors.
Volga Trader meets regularly with these business owners, in the course of our marketing consultancy work in Russia. As the only foreign company in a large city of 1.5 m in a populous region of 30 million people offering professional services[please clarify this sentence], we receive high-quality enquiries unique to us, including development capital and venture capital opportunities. Current examples include:
Oil field (potentially these are links to project pages)
Medium sized hotel
Chicken processing plant
Pig farm (in co-ownership with managing investor from the EU)
High protein animal feed factory
Semiconductor laser and LED production
Caviar production plant
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Values range from €5 million to €50 million.
For more information call us now on +44 1656 662301 or email us using our contact page.
3Russian Market Entry2 (To appear in main menu)Wholesalers1Exporting to Russia by finding importers, distributors and wholesalersRussia, Russian, export, wholesaler, distributor, importer, trader, customs, registration, certification, GOST-R, logisticsHelping wholesalers enter the Russian market and kick start sales. We provide market introduction service, research, translation services for business negotiations.
Russia is a colossal country, both in population and in geographical area. At 6,593,000 sq miles it is the largest country in the world, has a population of over 143 million people, 11 time zones and spans more than one eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe. It takes 9 hours to fly from Moscow to Petropavlovskon the far-east coast.
Entering a market of this size can be very rewarding, but Russia is not a member of the European Union and trade there is subject to its own laws, customs regulations and taxes. Profitable market entry needs careful thought and strategic planning.
Our Market Introduction Service
Russia is a major opportunity for almost every business, but a small firm may not have the resources to make an effective impact in Russia. Our Market Introduction service is for the small to medium-sized company. The service delivers a test-marketing programme, initiated with a desk-based market research report and cold calling list. This is followed by a period of contacting potential customers via mail shot (including translated material) and telephone.
In a large country like Russia, trade fairs are relatively more important than in countries like the UK or France. They are places to meet a large number of potential and existing customers without incurring big outlays of money and travel time.
We can help you prepare for your trade fair by generating traffic using, for example, our access to databases of registered importers. We can offer bespoke marketing packages and also ensure you maximise your attendance at the fair with the appropriate promotional material and, if required, personnel.