Austria + CEE

Raiffeisen Bank International

Am Stadtpark 9
1030 Vienna

T: +43 1 717 07-8813
F: +43 1 717 07-768813

Klaus Imhof
Head of Mergers & Aquisitions



Who we are
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 13 markets of the region are covered through subsidiary banks.
Additionally, the group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in the fields of leasing, asset management, as well as M&A. To support its business activities, RBI operates representative offices and service branches at selected Asian and Western European locations.

Key data
Around 47,000 employees services 16.8 million customers through around 2,000 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE. RBI’s shares have been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2005. RBI is Austria’s second-largest bank with a balance sheet total of EUR 155.6 billion (as per 31 March, 2020). The Austrian Regional Raiffeisen Banks hold approximately 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder of around 41.2 per cent is free float.

RBI was already active in CEE even before the process of political transition started in the region and the “Iron Curtain” fell: Already back in 1986, its first subsidiary bank was founded in Hungary. Therefore, the bank looks back on more than 30 years of experience in the region’s banking business.



RBI offers its clients all products and services of the Investment Banking Sector. The experts at RBI advise on bond issues, promissory notes, and private placements. We also arrange syndicated loans and structure Asset Based Finance Transactions. Our M&A experts assist clients in Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Privatizations. Our entire Investment Banking  business is centrally organized in Vienna and supplemented by various regional locations with local expertise and market access. Our customers are companies, financial institutions and the public sector, to whom we offer the above services in a holistic approach geared to the customer’s needs.

Mergers & Acquisitions
We have many years of experience as a leading M&A advisor in Austria, CEE, as well as in Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey and especially advise clients on cross-border M&A transactions and in the field of debt capital advisory. Our guiding principle is to act in the best interests of our clients at all times. We do this, by giving impartial advice and by combining our top-level industry sector expertise in the fields of :

  • Consumer / Retail / Agro / Life Sciences
  • Industrials
  • Energy / Utilities
  • Telecoms / Media / Technology
  • Metals / Mining

In connection with our local market coverage through the RBI network and our Raiffeisen Investment office in Istanbul, we offer our M&A services across 12 countries with a team of more than 40 experienced M&A professionals. The MidCap Alliance network extends our reach to a total of 25 countries and to an additional 185 M&A professionals across geographies. Our growing reputation and years of success mean that we have become the advisor of choice for transactions in emerging Europe.

Recent Deals

Raiffeisen Bank International

Advised in the sale of

Skála-Coop Zrt. (Győr Centrum Plaza)


Illatos Ingatlan Zrt.

Infrastructure and Real-Estate

MidCap Alliance


Klaus Imhof
Head of M&A
+43 1 717 07 8813

Florian Nitsche
Head of Consumer Goods & Life Sciences and Industrials
+43 1 717 07 8822

Martin Bacher
Head of Energy & Utilities
+43 1 717 07 8802

Boris Hristov
Head of TMT
+43 1 717 07 8816

Artem Kletskin
Director, M&A, ECM - AO Raiffeisenbank, Moscow/Russia
+7 495 721-9900 (ext. -5786)

Gokce Kabatepe
Managing Director - Raiffeisen Investment, Istanbul/Turkey
+90 212 287 10 80