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.
YANDEX

YANDEX

Leading internet company in Russia. Fully exited in 2016
Location:
Moscow, Russia
Year of initial investments:
2000
Shareholding:
Large minority stake
Exit:
IPO at NASDAQ in 2011. Fully exited in 2016.

Yandex (YANDEX.ru) – an Internet search engine primarily for Russian and Russian-language users – was launched in September 1997. In 2000, after researching the Russian Internet market thoroughly, Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund invested in the company.

Today, Yandex is the leading internet company in Russia, operating the country’s most popular search engine and most visited web site. The company also operates in Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey. Yandex is in the world’s top five search engines by number of searches.

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News

10 July 2019

Media Statement.

At today’s hearing in the Basmanniy Court the defense lawyers for Ivan Zyuzin and Vagan Abgaryan announced a motion to disqualify the judge after spotting the ruling for the hearing on the judge’s desk before the hearing had even completed.
09 July 2019

Media Statement.

Today’s decisionby the Basmanniy Court to prolong the pre-trial detentions of Maxim Vladimirov and Philippe Delpal was unfounded.

08 July 2019

Media Statement.

Today the Basmanny Court once again prolonged the house arrest of the founder of Baring Vostok Michael Calvey, without any legal basis for the arrest.

14 June 2019

Media Statement.

Baring Vostok funds are very concerned about potential violations with the bank’s formal approach to meeting the Central Bank requirements, and about continuing issues with Vostochny’s asset quality that may require an additional RUB 10-15 billion of provisions be created.
21 May 2019

Media Statement.

BVCP statement on the decision to deny Philippe Delpal’s appeal regarding the form of pre-trial detention.
17 May 2019

Media Statement.

BVCP statement on ruling by Amur Court of Arbitration.
06 May 2019

Media Statement.

BVCP statement regarding court refusal to change form of detention for Michael Calvey.
29 April 2019

Media Statement.

BVCP statement concerning the rejection of appeal against prolongation of the pre-trial detention.