The Funds’ first investment in telecommunications was made in 1994 in FGI Wireless (which eventually became today’s Vimpelcom, one of Russia’s largest mobile telephony operators). The company was a pioneer in cellular network development in Russia. Since 1994, Baring Vostok funds have invested over $850 million in 30 companies in the internet, software, media, and telecommunications sector.
Location:
Moscow, Russia
Year of initial investments:
2015
Shareholding:
Minority stake

Profi.ru holds a number of leading Russian online marketplaces for freelancers and small businesses in healthcare, beauty, sports, driving and tutoring, which are now consolidated at the Profi.ru brand, offering services to internet and mobile users in all major cities in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Other projects

News

11 November 2019

Media Statement.

Baring Vostok statement regarding the decision of the Moscow City Court to refuse changes to Ivan Zyuzin's and Vagan Abgaryan's pre-trial detention measures.
06 November 2019

Media Statement.

Baring Vostok statement regarding the decision of the Moscow City Court (Mosgorsud) to prolong the pre-trial detention of Maxim Vladimirov.