Far East Development Fund


fondvostokThe Far East Development Fund was established by the President and the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

The Fund is a state finance development institution which warrants a flexible approach to projects’ structuring and financing. The Fund invests in the venturing and infrastructure, which have significant social and financial impact to the economic development of the region.

The Fund as a part of unified system, set up to accelerate the development of the Russian Far East, cooperates with the Embassy of the President of Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District, Ministry of Far East Develpment and its stakeholder Vnesheconombank.

The Fund manages capital at about 36 billion rubles.

The Fund was founded for search, structuring and implementation of projects with a significant multiplier effect, creating new opportunities for investment in the Far East, to assist regional authorities with preparing and structuring of public-private projects, including concession arrangements.

One of the objectives of the Fund is to attract to the Far East international partners for co-investments. The priority for the Fund is working with leading companies and financial institutions from the Asia-Pacific region, especially China, Japan, Republic of Korea.

As a state development institution, the Fund acts as a catalyst for the investment process in the region, contributing to accelerated economic and social development of the Far East.

Based on the results of the economic potential research of the Far East region, the Fund is focused on the following priorities:

Transport and energy infrastructure;
Infrastructure for Territories of accelerated development support for investment projects implemented within the framework established in the Far East Territories of accelerated development;
Agriculture and bio-resources projects;
Tourism and recreational areas projects;
Industry development projects in the Far East;
Development of natural resources projects, including mining and processing of minerals.

The Fund’s investment principles are based on maximum efficiency of the assets and maximum potential for advanced, accelerated development in the Far East

For the investment proposal an Investment application form must be completed and sent to us.

Upon the receipt we revert to you for further negotiation of cooperation.

Criteria for Selecting Investment Projects

Geography: The Far Eastern Federal District of Russia

Size of investment: no less than 500 RUR million per project

Investment Objective: investing in hard assets (infrastructure, manufacturing facilities)

Yield: minimum – last 12 quarters average yield of long-term government bonds multiplied by 1.2

For capital rationing purposes the Fund is especially focused on:

- GDP growth
- Increase of tax proceeds
- Creating new jobs

- Financial and economic
- Infrastructure
- Legal
- Social

- Organizational
- Financial
- Time
- Administrative


Download full presentation.



Contact Information:

Moscow Office
address: Capital City, South Tower, 8, bld.1, Presnenskaya nab., Moscow, Russia 123317
phone: +7 (495) 540-47-37
mail: info@fondvostok.ru
Website: www.fondvostok.ru

Kemerovo region investment potential


kemerovoKemerovo region is located in the southeast of Western Siberia, occupying ostrogs of Altai — the Sayan highland. The oblast’s extention from the North to the South is nearly 500 km, from the West to the East — 300 km. The big difference between heights’ surface defines a variety of environment. The highest point, Verkhniy Zub, located at the border with the Republic of Khakassia, rises by 2178 m, the lowest point — 78 meters above the sea level, lies in the Tom’ River valley at the border with Tomsk oblast. By relief the territory of the oblast can be devided into flat (northern part), foothill and mountain areas (Kuznetsk Ala Tau, Salair ridge, Mountain Shoriya), intermontane Kuznetsk Depression.
General information


Based on its economic potential Kemerovo Oblast is a large territorial-production complex of the Russian Federation.
Its relatively small territory, a well developed road network and strong diversified economy make Kemerovo Oblast a key player in the economy of Siberia.
Around a third of West Siberia’s main production assets are concentrated here.
Kemerovo Oblast is the country’s biggest industrial region, the base for industrial development of both Siberia and Russia as a whole.
Kuzbass accounts for 56% of all coal produced in Russia, as well as 80% of all coking coal and even 100% of some of valuable high-ranked coking coals.
Furthermore, Kuzbass today represents: 13% of cast iron and steel, 23% of rolled steel, over 11% of aluminium, 19% of coke, 55% of ferrosilicon, over 10% of chemical fibre and yarn, 100% of drag conveyors and 14% of silk fabric.

Kemerovo Oblast exports 1200 industrial products in 80 countries around the world. Some of those products include: coal, coke, rolled metal, cast iron, aluminium, zinc, ferroalloys, slate, cement, glass, nitrogenous fertilizers, plastic, chemical fibre, synthetic resin, electrical products, heavy machinery, etc.
The Trans-Siberian Railway passes through the oblast in the north while the South Siberian Railway crosses it in the south. The oblast has railway connections with all the other regions of the country. Over 18% of Russia’s rail shipments come from Kuzbass, 60% of which are coal.
In 2004 alone the Kuzbass department of the West Siberian Railway shipped over 208 million tonnes of goods. Various airlines operating at Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk airports provide direct flights to cities in Russia and CIS.
Fuel and energy sector plays a major part in the development of the region’s economy.
Coal mining and power industries together make up the backbone of the region’s fuel and energy sector.

Download Kemerovo region presentation.

Download Kemerovo investment passport.

Contact Information:
Kemerovo Region State public institutions “Agency for
Investments Promotion and Protection”
Kemerovo, 1, Sosnoviy Boulevard, office 204
Tel. / fax: 8 (384-2) 77-86-00
e-mail: aapi42@yandex.ru
website: www.keminvest.ru

Department of Kemerovo Region investments and
strategic development
650064, Kemerovo, 63, Sovetskiy prospect
tel. / fax (3842) 58-72-67
e-mail: dep_invest@ako.ru
website: www.keminvest.ru

Saint-Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange – Timber commodity market

JSC Saint-Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX) was registered in May
2008. On 23 of September 2008 the first trading session with diesel and jet fuel was done in petroleum products section of the exchange.
The clearing service is provided by SDCO (JSC) and settlements are done through 8 authorized organizations: Sberbank, VTB, GPB, AlfaBank, Russia, VBRR, Rosselkhozbank, and NSD.
Now SPIMEX is the largest Russian commodity exchange, it organizes derivatives and commodities trading (wide geography of delivery bases) and maintains high standards of customer service. The total number of participants is more than 1900 companies.

Download Saint-Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange presentation on Timber commodity market.

Contact Information
JSC Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange
Address: Moscow, Timura Frunze str., 24
Tel.: +7 (495) 380-04-24
Web-Site: www.spimex.com
E-mail: clients@spimex.com
Saint Petersburg:
191119, Marata st. 69-71, lit. А
+7 (812) 449-53-83
664011, Gorkogo st., 36 Б, of. III-12
+7 (395) 248-83-20; +7 (395) 248-83-24
Sovetskaya st. 24 (unit б)
+7 (342) 235-78-48

Kaliningrad Region — the territory of opportunities


kaliningrad-reg-logosKaliningrad Region — the territory of opportunities

The presentation below contains general information on the Kaliningrad Region, benefits for investors, as well as informatiion on investment projects that are being implemented by the Kaliningrad Region Development Corporation

JSC Regulations for the support on investment projects carried out in the territory of the Kaliningrad region on the one stop principle (download)

About the Region

  • Testing ground for entering the Russian market
  • Kaliningrad offers good possibilities for adjusting business to Russian conditions and for further entering Russia’s mainland markets.
  • Proximity of European markets
  • Kaliningrad Region has a common border with two EU member states – with Lithuania in the north and east and with Poland in the south.
  • Access to Baltic and Atlantic sea routes

The Kaliningrad Port is Russia’s only ice-free port on the Baltic Sea that has moorings for Ro-Ro vessels, passenger ships, railway ferries, general and containerized cargo vessels, and offers good conditions for completing all the necessary formalities, including customs, border and other mandatory procedures.

Considerable tourist and recreational potential

Kaliningrad is Russia’s only resort on the Baltic Sea. The Baltic coast has a range of favourable factors (such as maritime climate, healing mineral waters, therapeutic peat mud and sandy beaches) for both preventing and treating various diseases, as well as for leisure and entertainment. The tourism potential of the Kaliningrad Region is unique: the sea, two freshwater lagoons, rivers, lakes, sand dunes, and a variety of flora and fauna, beautiful landscape – attracts tourists all year round. Accommodation facilities for tourists are various and include modern hotels, sanatoriums, recreation houses, rural farms, guest houses and youth camps capable of providing good living conditions for their guests.

The development of a tourist and recreation SEZ on the Curonian Spit, a natural phenomenon that has been enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, will increase the region’s attractiveness to tourists.

Growing capacity of the transport system

The Federal Target Programme provides funding for a number of infrastructure projects in the field of air, railway, sea and river transport, aimed at further development of the transit potential of the Kaliningrad Region.

Support for investors by the Regional Government

The regional authorities carry out an open door policy aiming to support and develop business, strengthen interregional and international relations and create a favourable investment climate.

Stable environment for adopting long-term solutions

The Kaliningrad Region’s economic development priorities have been set out in relevant policy documents in order to create good conditions for having stability and certainty necessary for long-term forecasting and justification of investment decisions.

Kaliningrad is a region of opportunity. Investors from over 70 countries have already made their choice in favour of the Kaliningrad Region and are successfully implementing their investment projects there. We will be happy if you decide to join them, and we are ready to give you the necessary assistance.

kaliningrad-dcThe Kaliningrad Region Development Corporation was established as an open joint stock company pursuant to Kaliningrad Region Government’s Decision № 285 of 23 April 2012. 100% of the Corporation’s equity is owned by the Government of the Kaliningrad Region.

The legal form (JSC) was selected for the Corporation with a view of providing maximum transparency of the Corporation’s activities for external partners.

The Corporation’s goals are:
The Corporation’s main goal is to attract industrial investments to the Kaliningrad Region by creating industrial parks, technology parks, business incubators, engineering centres and other industrial and business infrastructure components in the Region.

- Provide information and organisation support for industrial investment projects;
- Set up mechanisms for effective interaction between investors, government agencies and local government;
- Provide favourable conditions for bringing modern knowledge and technology in the Region’s economy;
- Provide information and advisory support for small and medium businesses.

Download full Presentation of Kaliningrad Region (EN)

Contact information:
Krasnaya ul., 63А, Kaliningrad, 236023
Tel: +7 (4012) 53-45-62
Website: www.kgd-rdc.ru

Nova Capital – investment compan


nova_enNova Capital is an investment company established in 2011 by a team of like-minded professionals led by Alexander Rudik, the founder of the Region Group.

The company specializes in private equity, financial advisory, and industrial asset management.

Company sets the focus on the forestry sector, agriculture industry, residential and commercial real estate, financial services, education, and the consumer goods sector.

Nova Capital may co-invest in the transactions alongside our clients and/or provide bridge financing to our partners pending the closing of long-term financing deals.

The financial advisory services include:

  • M&A transaction support
  • Business valuations and fairness opinions

As part of these solutions, Nova Capital:

  • Performs a comprehensive review of the client company’s readiness for contemplating a transaction
  • Evaluates the company’s business, its development strategy and corporate governance standards
  • Performs financial and preliminary legal due diligence
  • Designs an optimal financing structure
  • Identifies prospective investors
  • Identifies potential M&A targets
  • Prepares information materials for the transaction
  • Negotiates with prospective investors
  • Structures and closes the deal.

Nova Capital services:

  • Club-type private placements
  • Special situations financing
  • Bridge financing
  • Raising equity, debt, and project finance

Contact Information:
Floor 7, Entrance 6, office 735,
Moscow 123610 Russia, WORLD TRADE CENTER,
12 Krasnopresnenskaya nab.,
Tel: +7 (495) 748 3792
E-mail: info@nova-capital.ru

ARCO company: Engineering and Consulting

arkologo_enARCO services are financial-industrial groups and regional enterprises, running its activities as on the territory of Krasnoyarsk region, as in other regions of Russia.

ARCO has a long and rich history of relations with regional authorities since 1995, often acting as the initiator and executor of projects in various areas of economic and political life of the region.

Employees of the company have practical experience of work in large industrial companies, also acting as experts in restructuring of assets, improving efficiency and reducing costs of production activity, designing, construction and others.

To view the list of the successful projects of the company please visit http://www.arko24.ru/en/projects.html

Contact Information:
Agency for Restructuring of Commercial Organizations, LLS “ARCO”
Address: 660021, Krasnoyarsk, Mira pr, 109
Tel.: +7 (391) 252-93-65, 252-93-85
Fax: 252-93-75
E-mail: info@arko24.ru
Website: www.arko24.ru

Lipetsk Region`s economic opportunities, investment climate and attractive investment projects

Lipetsk region – one of the most successful and fast growing areas of modern Russia, which occupies a leading position in the Russian Federation for many socio-economic indicators. official website (English)

Small size and population, the region has high scientific, technical, industrial and investment potential, development infrastructure.

For ten years area is included in the group of leaders among the subjects of the Russian Federation by the indicator of investment attractiveness.
Credit ratings assigned by international rating agency the Fitch Ratings, supported by high liquidity indicators of the Lipetsk region and rational finance and debt management.

Improvement of the legal framework, reducing of the investment risks, availability of investment platforms became the basis of constant inflow of investments in the region. The share of investment in gross regional product is more than 30%.

Priority areas for investments are the car production, engineering, food processing, pharmacy, biotechnology.
The region has all advantages – legal and economic – for business success. We guarantee stability of the investors implementing investment projects in the Lipetsk region.

1. Dynamic developing economy
Attracting of the investments – a priority area of the development. Lipetsk region – one of the most favorable areas for business development. During the period 2003-2013 investment volume by constant prices was increased by 4 times.
By the investment volume per capita (2013 – 87 thousand rubles)  Lipetsk region ranks 5th in the CFA and the 23th place among the subjects of the Russian Federation.

2. The largest consumer market
Good geographical location of the region in the center of the European part of the Russia, 370 km south from Moscow (the distance from the capital to the regional center is 450 km). The region borders with the Kursk, Orel, Voronezh, Tambov, Ryazan and Tula regions. International airport “Lipetsk”, main railway junctions in Elec and  Gryazy city, federal highways. Proximity to the capital – the largest market for sell almost any product is great advantage.

3. Investment climate – one of the best in Russia
Stability and predictability of the situation in the region. Leading position of the Lipetsk region among the RF subjects in various rankings: investment attractiveness, the minimum level of investment risk in credit ratings. Stability of the economic and social development indicators.

4. Stable investment philosophy
Transparency of the conditions of the investor entry into the region. 
Support of investors by the head of the region, guarantee of the participation of the administration in business issues.
Politics of the Lipetsk region aimed on reducing of administrative barriers, is guaranteed non-interference in the administrative and business activities of the investor, protection from laws, aimed on the worsening the investor’s position within the competence of the Lipetsk region; minimize of the corruption risks; transformation of public and municipal services into the electronic form.

5. Appropriate products for the investor. 
The area has three-tier system of creation and development of the points of economic growth, which allows investors to find the best opportunities for the business. Special economic zones of federal and regional levels, industrial parks – it is prepared for the production lands or premises with an engineering infrastructure.
1 level. SEZ “Lipetsk” – a platform for big business.
Level 2. Regional SEZ – best business environment for medium-sized enterprises.
Level 3. Private industrial parks in the municipal centers meet the needs of small businesses and individual entrepreneurs.

6. Complex system of developing institutions
Favorable administrative environment is provided by the development institutions.
One of them – the Lipetsk Region Development Corporation, which operates as a single control center, optimizing the process of entry of the investor in the region, prepares and offers to investors a platform with a ready infrastructure for business, allowing to reduce the costs of the investor up to 30% and accelerate the implementation of the project.
7. Modern system of state support
Administration of Lipetsk Region offers an equal opportunity for Russian and foreign investors.
Investors are provided with significant government support.

8. A clear strategy for further development
Priority areas for investment attraction in the Lipetsk region are based on existing competitive advantages of the region, as well as the target program for the modernization of traditional industries and development of new economic activities:

  • engineering,
  • electrical engineering;
  • metal-working;
  • production of construction materials;
  • food and processing industry;
  • alternative energy;
  • logistics infrastructure;
  • tourism and recreation;
  • aviation industry (general aviation);
  • production of agricultural, car equipment and components;
  • pharmacy and biotechnology.

The investment strategy of the Lipetsk region for the period till 2020 is being implemented with providing a systematic method for choosing the areas of dynamic development of the region.
Investment memorandum of the Lipetsk region publicly declares a general principles and procedures for interaction between regional authorities and investors.

Are created special areas with special conditions for economic activities: a special economic zones of federal and regional levels, industrial parks. Projects are actively supported by use of public-private partnerships.

Download Presentation of Lipetsk Region.

Contact Information:
Address: 398014, Lipetsk, Lenina-Sobornaya square, 1
Tel.: (4742) 25-08-24
Fax: (4742) 72-24-26
Е-mail: office@admlr.lipetsk.ru
Web-site: www.admlip.ru
Investment portal: www.invest-lipetsk.com

“RTF-INVEST” – investments for industrial projects in the Russian Federation

The company “RTF-INVEST” is engaged in search for the potential partners in the United Kingdom who are interested in locating their industrial projects in the Russian Federation.
The company has formed a pool of Russian investors in the various branches of industry, interested in attracting new technologies in Russia and establishment of joint ventures.
The company is working with the owners and investors of large industrial enterprises, such as:
Holding “Tosol-Sintez” – one of the largest manufacturers of high-quality world-classauto-chemistry. Currently it has more than 30,000 dealers across the country and is a leader among Russian companies for the production of cooling, brake and windshield fluid. As well as other companies within the holding. www.tosol-sintez.ru
Group of companies “Mettem” – is over fifteen innovative enterprises in completely different industries (construction, wastewater treatment plants, auto electronics, lighting fixtures, etc.). www.mettem.org
As well as other companies.
The main objectives:
1) Search for foreign partners willing to locate their production on the territory of the Russian Federation;
2) Study of the initial information about possible projects;
3) Presentation of the project to interested Russian investors;
4) Organization of meetings and negotiations to create a joint venture;
5) Providing the project with administrative resources;
6) Direct participation in the project (the share in the project).

Contact Information:
Russia, Dzerzhinsk,
75 Gaydara str., office 222
Website: www.rtf-invest.ru
Email: rtf.investment@gmail.com

BioTEC – construction of combined heat and power plants (mini-CHP)

bioteclogoBioTEC is engaged in realization of projects on construction and exploitation of generation facilities for the production of thermal and electric energy and their distribution in the field of municipal energy, including:
1. boiler houses working on solid fuel, including renewable energy sources (waste wood), with capacities from 0,5 MW to 50 MW;
2. block-modular gas boiler houses with a capacity of up to 50 MW;
3. thermal power plants of low and medium capacity, working on coal, with capacities from 10 MW to 50 MW;
4. boilers with ORC-module (mini-CHP), working on coal, fuel oil, with capacities from 1 MW to 10 MW;
5. diesel power plants with ORC-module, with capacities from 0,3 MW to 2,0 MW;
6. plants on utilization of municipal solid wastes with production of thermal and electric energy.
One of the main activities of BioTEC is the implementation of projects for the construction and operation of combined heat and power plants (mini-CHP), instead of boiler-houses and diesel power plants (DPP), in remote settlements with a closed (local) energy system in the Far East and the Baikal region.
Currently, in the Far East and the Baikal region of Russia, more than 250 diesel power plants are operating. Cost of production of electrical energy is more than €0,3 per kWh, it in 10 times more than the average cost for Russia. As a rule, in the same settlements there are boiler rooms, working on local fuel (coal, crude oil and other).
BioTEC is ready to substantially reduce the cost of production of thermal and electric energy in the closed (local) power systems, through the construction of regional boiler-houses with the complex utilizing of heat (boiler with ORC-module – mini-CHP) to produce electricity. Under the analysis, construction of mini-CHP, instead of boilers and diesel plants, will reduce the cost of electrical energy on 70%.
BioTEC is ready to organize till 2025 the construction more than 60 mini-CHP in remote areas of the Far East region. The sum of capital investments will make more than €1,25 billion (Conception on construction of boilers with ORC-module, instead of boiler rooms and diesel power plants, in remote settlements of the Far East and the Baikal region is applied).
All projects for the construction of mini-CHP are cost-effective, with a payback period of not more than 7 years (IRR >20%).

Considering low operational costs of mini-CHP, the realization of these projects will be enabled on the terms of the project financing (ratio of own and borrowed capital 30/70).
Realization of projects will be on terms of concession agreement (for a period of not less than 15 years) or public-private partnerships.
In realization of projects on construction of mini-CHP in addition to the Russian banks are ready to participate other investors:
- PC «Federal Center of Project Financing» (100% subsidiary of State Corporation
«Vnesheconombank») www.fcpf.ru;
- PC «Fund of Development of the Far East» www.fondvostok.ru.
These organizations are ready to participate in the organization of financing of projects both through own and borrowed funds, in the amount of up to 70% of the total capital costs.
As partners on the construction of mini-CHP are ready to participate the following Russian energy companies:
- PC «Far Eastern Energy Management Company» (www.dveuk.ru) having experience of
construction of energy facilities in the Far East region (Presentation attached);
- PC «Atomenergomash» (www.aem-group.ru) – manufacturer of the energy equipment.
BioTEC is ready:
- to provide places for construction of mini-CHP;
- to prepare and submit projects with the payback period of not more than 7 years (IRR
- to sign a long term contracts for sale of thermal and electric energy for a period of not less
than 10 years;
- to agree the participation of banks and investors in project financing in the amount of not less
than 70% of total capital costs;
- to arrange for obtaining all necessary permits and approvals for projects.
BioTEC and its partners are interested in the participation of foreign energy companies, working in the field of communal energy, as a partner for project management for construction and operation of CHP plants in Russia with partial participation in financing projects.
Realization of projects on construction of mini-CHP with the participation of foreign energy companies implies the establishment of a Special Project Vehicle (SPV) in Russia, with the participation of:
-foreign partner;
Foreign partner contributes direct investments (own and loan) in the amount of 30% of the project cost, where:
- 20% – contribution to the project;
- 10% – compensation of costs incurred by BioTEC for the preparation of the project, which
will be reinvested in the share capital of the SPV company.
Foreign partner, participating in the project, will receive up to 70% of shares in the authorized capital of SPV.

Download Biotec project description.

Contact Information:
111250, Moscow, 6 Proezd Zavoda «Serp i Molot», Office 308
Tel: +7 499 940 9796
Email: info@btpower.ru

Northern Caucasus Resorts

NCRJoint-Stock Company Northern Caucasus Resorts (JSC NCR) is a management company of a large-scale infrastructure business project aimed at creating a tourism cluster in Russia.
The project is being implemented within special economic zones established in the North Caucasian Federal District. It envisages at the first stage creation of the Arkhyz Resort in the Republic of Karachaevo Cherkessiya, which will focus on Alpine skiing in winter.
JSC NCR is a public company (the Russian Federation owns a 98.4% stake in the share capital). The objectives of JSC NCR are as follows: to ensure establishment and operation of the ski and utilities infrastructure, to engage investors and residents of the special economic zone to create commercial infrastructure facilities of the resort (hotels, restaurants, health-improvement facilities, etc.).
At present, two out of five planned tourist villages operate in Arkhyz: Romantik and Moon Valley. The remaining three villages, Dukka, Dukka-2000 and Phiya, are at the green field stage.
Residents of special economic zones (investors) receive privileges stipulated by the federal legislation. In particular, tax rate reduction, preferential land plot lease conditions (with the right to purchase), free connection to utility networks, subsidizing of the loan interest rate, etc.
JSC NCR expressed its interest in cooperation with the trade missions of the Russian Federation in foreign economic activities aimed at establishing and developing business contacts, as well as attracting investments into the development of the tourist industry in the territory of the North Caucasus Federal District of the Russian Federation;

Download full Northern Caucasus Resorts Presentation.

Download Arkhyz Valley resort area within the Northern Caucus’ Masterplanning framework.


Contact Information:
Head Office
12 Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya,
Office Complex “Federation”, Tower “West”,
Moscow, Russian Federation, 123100
+7 (495) 775-91-22
+7 (495) 775-91-24
Email: info@ncrc.ru
Website: www.ncrc.ru