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VTB Capital named 2013 Private Equity Firm of the year in Russia

4 March 2014

Private Equity International (PEI) magazine has named VTB Capital the Best Private Equity Firm in Russia for 2013.

The award recognises VTB Capital’s private equity business for successfully carrying out key investments with leading companies.

PEI lauded a number of VTB Capital’s Private Equity transactions carried out in 2013, including the acquisition of a stake in World Class, a leading Russian fitness chain, and a deal with Tricolor, a leading satellite TV provider in Russia. VTB Capital Private Equity have also accomplished a number of high profile exits, including the sale of its stake in Luxoft Holding in a secondary public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, and completing the sale of both White Gardens and White Square, a Class A office centre in Moscow, which became the largest transaction in the Russian real estate market.

Tim Demchenko, Global Head of Private Equity and Special Situations at VTB Capital, said: “We are very pleased to receive the 2013 PEI Russia award, which confirms international recognition of our private equity team achievements in Russia. We would like to thank all international investors for giving us this vote of confidence, third year in a row now. We will continue to make exciting private equity investments together with our international partners.”

Private Equity International magazine is one of the most influential international private equity publications. It is published in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. This award is regarded as one of the most important international private equity honours. The selection of winners is held by the clients and market participants through the voting process.

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