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Nickolay Ivin
Managing Director

Ziff-Ivin Associates was founded in 2014 when the two founding shareholders, Max Ziff and Nickolay Ivin, left Houlihan Lokey to set up their own practice with a specific focus on the CIS-CEE and developing Europe region.

Max Ziff qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse and went on to hold managing director positions at UBS, Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank before joining Houlihan Lokey in 2008, where he became head of European Financial Advisory Services and Global Head of Sovereign Advisory Services.  Max is also an expert financial witness with major case experience in the UK High Court and the International Tribunal operating under ICC rules.  

Nickolay Ivin earned his Masters degree from Yale having graduated in applied mathematics from Moscow State University.  He worked for Citigroup and GE Capital before joining Houlihan Lokey in 2009, where he worked as a director together with Max Ziff, specifically focused on portfolio valuation and analysis of distressed companies in the context of financial restructuring and asset value maximization.

The Ziff-Ivin team has extensive regional experience working in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Cyprus and Iceland. Our international team have participated in transactions exceeding $20bn in total, and worked on assignments involving most major European and US commercial banks and investment funds.

In addition to London, Ziff-Ivin have an office in Sofia, Bulgaria, where we operate under the name Serdika Financial Services.  We also have a representative in Budapest in Hungary and Bucharest in Romania.

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