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Alexei Ratnikov

Alexei Ratnikov

Managing Director

Mr. Ratnikov has over 20 years of international experience in corporate finance and supports Chiron’s European and special situations business.

Alexei Ratnikov joined Chiron Financial LLC in 2022 to support their European and special situations business, as well as assist with business development efforts in the U.S.

Mr. Ratnikov has over 20 years of international experience in corporate finance, restructuring, M&A and strategy, as well as private equity and capital raising. He has extensive expertise across various industries with a particular focus on metals and mining, energy, and oilfield services.

Most recently, Mr. Ratnikov held a CFO role at OFS International LLC, a middle-market oilfield service company. He played a pivotal role in a successful Chapter 11 reorganization, raising debtor-in-possession and exit financing, and restructuring around $80 MM in liabilities. Over his 10 years tenure as a CFO, Alexei has completed multiple M&A transactions, supported strategic development and ten-fold revenue growth, and raised more than $100 MM in debt financing.

Prior to moving to the U.S. in 2012, Mr. Ratnikov held various corporate finance and business development positions at TMK Group, one of the largest global steel pipe producers. He directly contributed to raising $1.1 B of equity capital during the IPO on London Stock Exchange, launching an ADR program on OTCQX in New York, completing a $1.7 B acquisition of production assets in the U.S., and raising over $2 B in public debt financing. Over these years, Mr. Ratnikov built extensive relationships with corporations, investment and corporate banking advisors, and institutional investors across both sides of the Atlantic.

Mr. Ratnikov started his career in a private equity firm, the Sputnik Group, where he covered companies in various industries, including fertilizing, insurance, media, and more.

Education and Credentials

  • University of Chicago, Master of Business Administration with Honors
  • Finance Academy under the Government of Russian Federation
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Professional Associations

  • CFA Society, South Florida
  • Association for Corporate Growth, South Florida
  • Turnaround Management Association, Florida Chapter
  • Secured Finance Network, South Florida

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Five Rea­sons why a CFO should part­ner with an Invest­ment Bank

Managing Director Alexei Ratnikov, Director Melissa Hopper, and Senior Advisor Joe DiLorenzo discuss the benefits of CFOs working with investment banks.