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UFG Private Equity Buys Out KinoStar Cinema Chain from National Amusements

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Posted by: Quintura @ 01:13 [11. 01. 10]

Russian private equity firm UFG Private Equity together with Shari Redstone has bought out Rising Star Media that operates Kinostar De Lux chain of movie theaters in Russia from National Amusements, Inc and Soquel Ventures of Paul Heth. KinoStar De Lux cinema chain includes six multiplex movie theaters with a total of 74 screens in [...]

NetByNet Raises $30 Million from Aton Capital Partners and Ivan Tavrin

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Posted by: Quintura @ 04:28 [23. 12. 09]

Private equity firm Aton Capital Partners and Media-One Holdings’ founder Ivan Tavrin have invested a total of $30 million in NetByNet, a broadband telecom operator in Moscow and the Moscow region, reported newspaper Kommersant. Aton Capital and Ivan Tavrin invested $20 million and $10 million, respectively, in NetByNet that was valued at $120 million, the [...]

Interros and One Equity Partners to Form $1 Billion Fund

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Posted by: Quintura @ 01:24 [21. 10. 09]

Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin’s Interros and JP Morgan Chase’s One Equity Partners agreed to put $500 million each into a new $1 billion private equity fund. The fund will make expansion-stage investments in Russian companies in consumer retail, manufacturing and service sectors. JP Morgan will help the fund to secure debt financing. This is the [...]

TPG Capital and VTB Acquire Stake in Lenta

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Posted by: Quintura @ 14:42 [12. 10. 09]

The private equity firm TPG Capital together with VTB Capital has acquired a 35.4% stake in Russia’s 5th largest retail chain Lenta for more than $100 million. It’s the first time TPG and VTB cooperated in the Russian private equity investment. Founded in 1993, Lenta operates 36 supermarkets in Russian cities: 14 in St. Petersburg, [...]

Baring Vostok Capital Partners Could Acquire $100M Stake in 1C Company

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Posted by: Quintura @ 12:44 [23. 06. 09]

After months of speculation, Yandex and Ozon.ru shareholder Baring Vostok Capital Partners (BVCP) has emerged as a potential investor in Russia’s largest software vendor 1C Company, reported business daily newspaper Kommersant. The private equity fund, which is now doing a due diligence of the company, could invest some $100 million in 1C Company, valuing it [...]

The Largest Russian Software Company to Raise Private Equity

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Posted by: Quintura @ 10:22 [29. 04. 09]

The largest Russian software vendor 1C Company plans to do a private equity placement, reported business newspaper Kommersant. The company could raise up to $100 million from Russian private equity funds. The investment bank Renaissance Capital is managing the placement, said the newspaper. 1C Company, whose revenues were estimated at over $350 million in 2007, [...]

Volga River One Invests in Ufanet

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Posted by: Quintura @ 08:47 [22. 12. 08]

Volga River One Capital Partners, a private equity fund that is advised by N.R. Growth Consulting (NRG), has acquired a blocking minority stake in Ufanet, a broadband telecom operator in the Republic of Bashkortostan and Orenburg region of Russia, through a new share issue. The amount of investment is not disclosed. Ufanet, which has 250,000 [...]

UFG Private Equity Acquires 50% of IPNET In Ukraine

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Posted by: Quintura @ 12:54 [28. 07. 08]

The private equity fund, UFG Private Equity Fund I, acquired a 50%+1 stake in Industrial Media Network that operates a Kiev, Ukraine-based broadband Internet service provider under the IPNET name, reported business daily Kommersant. The deal could be valued at up to $10 million. The stake was acquired from FTH Corvette-Telecom that bought it for [...]

UFG Private Equity Fund Sold 50% of News Media For $80 Million

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Posted by: Quintura @ 11:46 [21. 07. 08]

The private equity fund, UFG Private Equity Fund I, sold its 50%-1 stake in News Media, the publisher of weekly tabloid Zhizn and video news portal Life.ru, for $80 million to entities close to National Media Group, reported business daily Kommersant. UFG agreed to invest $40 million for its stake in News Media in April [...]

Mail.ru Founder Secures $4 Million Funding For DataArt

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Posted by: Quintura @ 13:56 [29. 05. 08]

The London-based Tower Gate Capital together with a Russian hedge fund and New York-based Third Millennium Russia Fund invested $4 million in DataArt, a high-end software outsourcing provider with development centers in Russia and the Ukraine. The company said it would add $2 million to the round in the near future. 11-year old DataArt is [...]

Russian Private Equity Firm Invests In Italian WiMAX operator

Files under: Mobile, News
Posted by: Quintura @ 19:28 [23. 05. 08]

The Russian private equity firm ICON Private Equity together with Goldman Sachs and consortium of private investors acquired a majority stake in AriaDSL, an Italian telecom operator that holds WiMAX licenses to operate across Italy for $100 million from the Israeli billionaire Davidi Gilo, reported business daily Vedomosti. Each investor paid approximately one-third of the [...]

Virgin Enters Russia Via Virgin Connect, Invests in WiMAX Operator Trivon

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Posted by: Quintura @ 01:29 [16. 05. 08]

Virgin Group together with two private equity firms Delta Partners and Eurasia Capital Management (ECM) have made an undisclosed investment into Trivon, a fixed wireless operator with WiMAX licenses to operate across Russia. All three new shareholders own significant stakes in Trivon co-investing with existing business angels and the management team. Trivon launched on May [...]

Da Vinci Capital Invests in EPAM Systems

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Posted by: Quintura @ 08:21 [17. 04. 08]

The private equity firm Da Vinci Capital invested $18 million in EPAM Systems, the Eastern Europe and Russia’s largest software development outsourcing services provider, reported RBC Daily. It is estimated that Da Vinci Capital obtained a 17 percent stake in EPAM that reported revenues of $115 million in 2007. In 2006, EPAM Systems received $25 [...]

Russian Private Equity Firm To Buy Adam Aircraft For $10 Million

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Posted by: Quintura @ 16:28 [11. 04. 08]

AAI Acquisition, Inc., an investment vehicle backed by the Russian investment management company Industrial Investors acquires the assets of Adam Aircraft Industries for $10 million, plus certain obligations. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado approved AAI Acquisition buying the Adam Aircraft’s assets on April 9, reported Denver Post. Industrial Investors manages the [...]