Former Morgan Stanley investment banker Andrew Tisdale who used to advise CTC Media, Yandex, and Altimo in Russia joined the global private equity investment firm Providence Equity Partners as a Managing Director in the London office. Previously, Andrew was Co-Global Head of the Media and Communications Group at Morgan Stanley. Providence recently invested in Voila in Ukraine.
Andrew Paulson, President of SUP Media told in his interview to a Russian weekly business magazine that SUP plans to acquire several companies and grow them by leveraging the LiveJournal audience. SUP bought out Championat.ru in November 2006. The site is now the most-visited sports portal in Russia with 1.5 million monthly users.
Update: ITV broadband Managing Director Annelies Van Den Belt will join SUP as new Russian General Manager on June 1st. She used to be publisher of The Moscow Times newspaper.