EBRD and KICB finance improvements for Ak Bermet resort on Lake Issyk-Kul

Lake Issyk-Kul is one of the most famous sights in the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia. With appropriate investment, the area has the potential for further promotion as an attractive holiday resort. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and KICB, its local partner bank, are supporting further development of this tourist attraction by… Continue Reading

Uniform rules on syndicated lending drafted in Russia

By Andrei Skvarsky. A large group of banks and companies including Sberbank, Deutsche Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Baker & McKenzie have drafted uniform rules on syndicated lending based on Russian law in a bid to do away with legal discrepancies in the current Russian syndicated lending practice. Continue Reading

International private equity firms Siguler Guff and CapMan invest in Russian educational test preparation company

Siguler Guff and CapMan, two international private equity firms, announced last week an investment in Maximum Education, a major Russian provider of educational test preparation services, in exchange for “a significant minority stake.” Siguler Guff declined to disclose any further details of the transaction, but Maximum Education CEO Michael Magkov told East-West Digital News it… Continue Reading

Russian venture fund Life.Sreda seeks to sell assets amid first signs of severe industry contraction

Russian fintech fund Life.Sreda is seeking buyers for the greater part of its portfolio companies, both Russian and foreign, Russian business daily Vedomosti has learned from unnamed industry insiders. The fund intends to concentrate on the development of its most promising project, mobile acquiring startup LifePay. In an exchange with the newspaper, Life.Sreda representative Anna… Continue Reading

Associate Finance Manager for Venture Fund, Moscow

A direct vacancy from www.russiansinthecity.eu Responsibilities: – Analysis of investment projects; – Analysis of business models of project companies of the fund in Russia; – Preparation of managerial finance statements for project companies of the fund; – Preparation of investment presentations about portfolio companies of the fund. Continue Reading

7th Russia & CIS Summit on 
ANTI-CORRUPTION – 
March 24-25, 2015 – Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

7th Russia & CIS Summit on ANTI-CORRUPTION March 24-25, 2015   Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow, Moscow  WEBSITE            BROCHURE            SPEAKERS            WORKSHOPS           REGISTER This highly-rated 7th Russia and CIS Summit on Anti-Corruption offers unparalleled benchmarking and networking opportunities, progressive insights from a faculty of… Continue Reading

Apple, Valve join ranks of boycotters of Crimea – tech magazine

Technology giant Apple and video game developer Valve have joined the ranks of US companies that have severed their ties with Crimea in compliance with the American sanctions following Russia’s annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine last spring, according to Moscow-based magazine the East-West Digital News (EWDN). Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Newsletter – 2014 Annual Review

2014 was a strong year for the AFC Asia Frontier Fund (AAFF) as a young team came together to establish a platform for future growth. This was not only reflected in the fund’s performance, but also in our focus on making on-the-ground visits to countries, meeting more companies, talking to people in our markets, and… Continue Reading

Newsletter from Canrim Resources, a Singaporean company focused on mineral resources development in Mongolia

Reflecting on 2014, Mongolia has come far, yet still has further to go. Early in the year many structural issues loomed large. This included the moratorium on the issuance of exploration licenses, development of large scale power projects and the railroad gauge debate, all of which were recently successfully resolved. In light of these productive developments, and a… Continue Reading

Junior In-House Lawyer, London

A direct vacancy from www.russiansinthecity.eu A FTSE listed natural resources company currently undergoing refinancing is looking for a junior in-house lawyer to join the team reporting to the Group Head of Legal Affairs. Continue Reading