The Russian Direct Investment Fund is Russia's sovereign wealth fund with $10 billion of reserved capital under management. Working alongside the world’s foremost investors, we make direct investments in leading, as well as promising, Russian companies.
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Five years’ investing in Russia

Dear friends, Over the years, RDIF has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness, earning the trust of the Russian business community and international investors.
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2016 RDIF becomes an independent SWF of Russia Russia’s State Duma adopted a bill on the independent status of RDIF as a sovereign wealth fund of the Russian Federation.
2013 Partnership with Caisse des Dépôts RDIF and Caisse des Dépôts International launched the Russia-France Investment Fund (RFIF) for joint investments in Russia and France.
  Investment in the Moscow Exchange RDIF and EBRD invested in the Moscow Exchange as part of a long-term strategy to develop Russia’s capital market.
2011 Partnership with the China Investment Corporation RDIF and CIC announced plans to create a joint Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) to invest in both Russia and China.
  RDIF announcement Russia’s leadership announced the plan to launch RDIF at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

All 2011 events

June RDIF announcement Russia’s leadership announced the plan to launch RDIF at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
September Formation of the International Advisory Board RDIF formed its first International Advisory Board. It included the heads of the largest investment organisations in the world.
October Partnership with the China Investment Corporation RDIF and CIC announced plans to create a joint Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) to invest in both Russia and China.
November RDIF team RDIF recruited its management team, comprising investment professionals from across the globe.
December RDIF creation December 11 – RDIF started its work.

All 2012 events

January Investment in the Moscow Exchange RDIF and EBRD invested in the Moscow Exchange as part of a long-term strategy to develop Russia’s capital market.
February Formation of the Supervisory Board RDIF’s first Supervisory Board is unveiled, and included representatives of Russia’s presidential administration and government, as well as the heads of leading banks and investment organisations from Russia and throughout the world.
May Investment in Enel Russia RDIF, Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund (MRIF), AGC Equity Partners, Xenon Capital Partners, and an investment fund based in the Middle East became investors in Enel Russia. The transaction was the largest in the history of the Russian power industry.
June Creation of RCIF RDIF and the China Investment Corporation finalised the process of creating the Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) with $2 billion in capital under management.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/57/
Partnership with KIA RDIF launched an automatic co-investment mechanism, with the first $500 million from Kuwait investment authority (KIA). Later KIA doubled its investment with RDIF to $1 billion. This vehicle allows international investors to automatically participate in every RDIF transaction on a pro-rata basis.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/108/
July Purchase of a stake in the Moscow Exchange RDIF and Cartesian Capital Group announced the purchase of a stake in the Moscow Exchange from UniCredit Bank. It was Cartesian’s first investment in a Russian company.
September Deal with BlackRock and pre-IPO of the Moscow Exchange BlackRock UK acquired a part of RDIF’s stake in the Moscow Exchange. The deal was the first part of a pre-IPO initiated by RDIF in June 2012 that pre-supposed the support of the largest Russian companies that were preparing for the IPO with a listing in Moscow.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/109/
October Investment in MDMG RDIF attracted a consortium of investors, including BlackRock and Russia Partners, to the IPO of the MD Medical Group.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/130/
November Investment Council of the Russian State Duma RDIF’s CEO, Kirill Dmitriev, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Investment Council under the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Partnership with the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations RDIF and the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding to promote the development of investment cooperation.
December Investment in the KARO cinema chain RDIF, UFG Private Equity, Baring Vostok Private Equity, and entrepreneur Paul Heth announced an investment in KARO, one of Russia’s leading cinema chains.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/135/
Partnership with State Bank of India RDIF and the State Bank of India agreed to invest up to $1 billion in joint projects in Russia and India.

All 2013 events

February Participation in the IPO of the Moscow Exchange RDIF took part in an IPO of the Moscow Exchange, while attracting leading funds from the United States, Europe and China as co-investors.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/231/
April Partnership with JBIC RDIF, Vnesheconombank (VEB) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed a joint Memorandum creating the Russian-Japanese Investment Platform.
June Investment in Voltyre-Prom RDIF, Titan International, and One Equity Partners announced an investment in Voltyre-Prom, a leading Russian manufacturer of tyres for agricultural and industrial machinery. The deal was closed in October 2013.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/288/
Partnership with Mubadala RDIF and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, agreed to launch a $2 billion co-investment fund to pursue opportunities in Russia. The fund will predominantly focus on long-term investment projects across a range of industry sectors. Additionally Abu Dhabi Department of Finance committed $5 billion managed by Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) to invest in Russian infrastructure projects.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/253/
August Investment in MAYKOR RDIF, EBRD, and CapMan Russia II Fund closed a deal to invest in MAYKOR, the leading player in the Russian IT market for outsourcing and services.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/273/
September UAE invests in the infrastructure of the Russian Federation In partnership with RDIF, the Department of Finance of Abu Dhabi plans to invest up to $5 billion in infrastructure projects of the Russian Federation under the management of Mubadala, the UAE’s sovereign wealth fund.
October Investment in Rostelecom RDIF, leading Middle Eastern investors, and Deutsche Bank invested in OJSC Rostelecom, the largest telecommunications company in Russia.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/289/
RCIF invests in RFP Group The Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) completed the acquisition of a 42% stake in RFP Group, the largest Russian holding in the sphere of forestry in Russia’s Far East.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/290/
Participation in the IPO of ALROSA RDIF attracted a number of leading international investors from North America, the Middle East, Europe, and Southeast Asia to participate in the IPO of ALROSA, Russia’s largest diamond mining company.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/302/
November Partnership with Caisse des Dépôts RDIF and Caisse des Dépôts International launched the Russia-France Investment Fund (RFIF) for joint investments in Russia and France.
Partnership with KIC RDIF and the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) signed a memorandum creating the Russia-Korea Investment Platform.
Partnership with FSI RDIF and Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI) signed a memorandum on creating a Russian-Italian Investment Platform focused on projects in Russia and Italy.
December Launch of the Centre for investment promotion in the Russian regions RDIF announced the launch of the Centre for investment promotion in the Russian regions, which is aimed at collecting information on investmentattractive regional projects available for foreign investors.
Investment in Tigers Realm Coal RDIF and Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund V (BVPEF V) agree to invest in Tigers Realm Coal Limited (TIG), which owns deposits of coking coal in Chukotka. The deal was closed in April 2014.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/787/

All 2014 events

January Investment in Cotton Way RDIF and EBRD invest in Cotton Way, the market leader for textile rental and commercial laundry services in Russia.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/794/
April Partnership with Mumtalakat RDIF and Mumtalakat, the investment fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, signed a memorandum to promote joint investments between Russia and Bahrain.
May Construction of a bridge across the Amur RCIF, OJSC Far East, and the Baikal Region Development Fund announce a joint investment in the construction of the first-ever rail bridge between Russia and China. The new bridge will have a capacity of up to 21 million tons per year and connect Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region with the Chinese province of Heilongjiang.
RCIF and Vcanland establish tourism and senior living infrastructure fund RCIF and Vcanland establish a joint fund for investment in the tourism sector and senior living infrastructure in Russia and China.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/950/
Investment in marine terminal in Ust-Luga RDIF and international co-investors invest in a terminal at the commercial seaport of Ust-Luga owned by Russian petrochemical company SIBUR for the transshipment of liquefied hydrocarbon gases and light oil products. The deal was closed in the fall of 2015.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/952/
Partnership with Qatar Holding RDIF and the Qatar sovereign wealth fund announced the launch of co-investment fund. The fund will predominantly focus on long-term investment opportunities across a range of industry sectors, mainly in Russia.
Introduction of “smart grids”, Elimination of “digital inequality” RDIF financed infrastructure projects with capital provided by the Russian National Wealth Fund (NWF). The first project is aimed at eliminating digital inequality across Russia's regions in partnership with Rostelecom. Under the initiative, fibre-optic communication lines will be installed to give millions of Russians in small towns high-speed internet access. The second project - the construction of "smart grids" in collaboration with "Russian Grids" - will approve energy efficiency across the country.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/954/
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/956/
July Investment in the Moscow Exchange RDIF and leading international institutional investors from China, Singapore, the UAE, Qatar, the US, and Europe invested in the Moscow Exchange through the purchase of a portion of a package of shares sold through the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1055/
September Investment in Detsky Mir RCIF announced an investment in Detsky Mir, the biggest retail chain in Russia specialising in children’s goods. The deal was closed at the end of 2015.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1103/
December Partnership with IDFC RDIF and the Indian group IDFC agreed to jointly invest in infrastructure projects to boost economic cooperation between Russia and India, with each party allocating up to $500 million towards such investments.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1192/
Partnership with Tata Power RDIF and Tata Power, India’s leading global integrated power company, signed a memorandum to jointly develop investment opportunities in the energy sector.
http://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1193/

All 2015 events

February Investment in Vladivostok’s airport RDIF, Changi Airports International, and Basic Element announced the winners of a competition for the acquisition of shares in Vladivostok International Airport, with the shares to be distributed equally among the consortium members.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1261/
March Participation in the SPO of Lenta RDIF acted as lead anchor investor in the secondary placement of shares of Lenta Ltd, one of the largest and most successful retail chains in Russia. RDIF attracted investors from the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1284/
June Investment in small HPPs RDIF, Chinese investors and Nord Hydro invest in the construction of small hydropower plants in the Republic of Karelia.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1410/
Investment in Zapsibneftekhim complex RDIF and leading international investors agree to invest in the construction of Zapsibneftekhim, SIBUR’s integrated petrochemical complex in Tobolsk, Tyumen Region. The deal was closed in December 2015 with partial co-financing from Russia’s National Wealth Fund.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1414/
Partnership with Pizzarotti RDIF, Pizzarotti, and the Government of the Moscow Region agreed to jointly invest in a project to create toll railway crossings in the Moscow Region.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1416/
July Partnership with Public Investment Fund RDIF and the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, announced the creation of a partnership in which PIF will invest $10 billion in Russian projects.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1489/
RDIF’s infrastructure initiative The BRICS countries agreed to establish a joint mechanism for equity investments in infrastructure projects. The agreement was signed between RDIF, India’s IDFC Group, Brazil’s BTG Pactual, China’s Silk Road Fund, and the Development Bank of South Africa during the BRICS summit in Ufa.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1461/
October Participation in placement of Lenta shares RDIF acted as one of the anchor investors in the placement of shares of Lenta Ltd, one of the largest and most successful retail chains in Russia.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1530/
November KIA doubles partnership The Kuwait Investment Authority doubled its investment with RDIF up to $1 billion on an automatic coinvestment basis.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_Index/fullNews/1544/

All 2016 events

January Creation of joint venture with DP World RDIF and DP World announced the creation of a joint venture called “DP World Russia” with the aim of making investments in transport and logistics infrastructure in Russia, including port facilities.
http://www.rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1599/
March Investment in logistics RDIF and Middle Eastern funds announced the establishment of a platform for investing in logistics infrastructure, as well as the first deal closed through this platform.
http://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1638/
May Russian-Vietnamese investment platform RDIF and the Vietnamese State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) have created an investment platform to each invest $250 million in joint projects in Russia and Vietnam.
http://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1667/
Joint investment with CP Group RDIF and a Thai conglomerate announced an investment in Russia’s largest $1 billion dairy complex, which is to be built in the Ryazan region.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1669/
May-June RDIF becomes an independent SWF of Russia Russia’s State Duma adopted a bill on the independent status of RDIF as a sovereign wealth fund of the Russian Federation.
June Investment in M4 Don highway RDIF agreed to invest in a complex reconstruction of the federal M4 Don highway in Russia as part of its infrastructure partnership with Avtodor State Company. A number of RDIF’s international partners, including leading Middle Eastern funds, are developing the project alongside RDIF.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1692/
Investment in the development and manufacture of medical robots RDIF agreed to launch a project to create a Russian centre for medical robots and develop their industrial production in China.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1696/
Investment in Russian Helicopters RDIF and the Middle East’s leading investment funds agreed to co-invest in Russian Helicopters, a prime example of Russian producers competing successfully in global tech markets.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1698/
Investment in Geropharm RDIF announced an investment in Geropharm, a Russian pharmaceutical company specialising in the production of medicines for the restoration of the brain function and the treatment of diabetes. Geropharm is one of the most promising domestic pharmaceutical companies.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1702/
Investment in ARC International A consortium of investors led by RDIF and CDC International Capital agreed to invest up to €250 million in Arc, the world’s leading manufacturer of tableware. Arc will use the proceeds for the implementation of a global investment programme, with signifiant capital invested in France and Russia.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1704/
Investment in health PPP project RDIF together with Italian Pizzarotti Group will act as investors and Gazprombank as a fiancial advisor, lead arranger and lender to the PPP project for the design, construction and technical operation of a medical and rehabilitation facility of the Municipal Hospital N40 in St Petersburg.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1706/
Investment in Hyperloop One RDIF invested in Hyperloop One, which is developing an advanced Hyperloop transport system. A number of leading international investors participated in this round alongside RDIF. The investment in the Hyperloop One project will facilitate the arrival of cutting-edge technologies in Russia.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1708/
July RDIF brings leading investors into ALROSA’s SPO RDIF attracted a number of major international investors from various regions, including funds from the Middle East and Asia to the SPO of ALROSA as part of the privatisation of the 10.9% stake in the company. RDIF and its partners initially invested in the ALROSA shares during the company’s IPO in 2013. In spring 2016, RDIF exited its position in ALROSA by selling the shares on the open market with an attractive return of more than 30%.
August August Cooperation with Rönesans Holding RDIF and Rönesans Holding, the leading construction, real estate development and investment company, reached an agreement to expand the scope of their joint investment activities. The parties are focused on attractive investment opportunities within the Russian Federation, and have identifid healthcare, construction, infrastructure and commercial real estate as priority sectors.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1768/
September Partnership with Inventis Investment Holdings RDIF and Inventis Investment Holdings agreed to establish a joint investment platform in Russia. The platform will leverage the increasing cooperation between Russia and China from trade, economic, investment and technological standpoints. Additionally, mining and processing of mineral resources, tourism, light industry, transport and infrastructure will also be primary targets.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1783/
October NIIF and RDIF to establish a $1bn Russia-India Investment Fund RDIF and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), established by the Government of India with the support of RDIF, agreed to set up a $1 billion Russia-India Investment Fund. The partners will work together to identify attractive investment opportunities that promote economic, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1807/
November RCIF and Tus-Holdings to create Russia-China Venture Fund The Russia-China Investment Fund and Chinese company Tus-Holdings agreed to establish a joint RussiaChina Venture Fund (RCVF). The fund will promote the development of trade and economic, investment, scientifi and technological cooperation between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1841/
RDIF and Mubadala-led Consortium invests in agriculture and food production RDIF, Mubadala and other investment funds agreed to deal terms for an investment in AFG National, Russia’s leading vertically integrated producer and distributor of rice. Separately, the funds signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly evaluate a co-investment in the EFKO Group, the largest holding company for the production of vegetable oils and fats in the Eurasian Economic Union and one of the leading food manufacturers in Russia.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1845/
December Creation of the Russia-Japan Investment Fund RDIF and Japan Bank for International Cooperation signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a Russia-Japan Investment Fund to seek and implement attractive investment projects to promote economic, trade and investment cooperation between Japan and Russia.
https://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1982/

All 2017 events

February RCIF supports IPO of Detsky Mir RCIF made its fist partial exit from an investment, achieving a signifiant return of more than 90% in US dollars. RCIF was also instrumental in the IPO’s success – both prior to and during the transaction. RCIF supported Detsky Mir’s growth leading up to the IPO and contributed to expanding its shareholder base. RDIF also attracted its international partners, including leading Middle Eastern, European, Asian and US investment funds, to the transaction.
http://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/2115/
RDIF attracts investors to Phosagro’s SPO Together with RDIF, the Russia-China Investment Fund and leading funds from the Middle East participated in the acquisition of a minority equity stake in one of the world’s largest vertically integrated producers of mineral fertilisers.
http://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/2117/
Acquisition of the Vladivostok International Airport A consortium comprising RDIF, Russia’s Basic Element and Singapore’s Changi Airports International (CAI) completed the acquisition of shares in the Vladivostok International Airport in Russia’s Far East from the Sheremetyevo International Airport.
http://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/1667/
March Creation of the Russia-Turkey Investment Fund RDIF and Türkiye Wealth Fund signed a memorandum establishing the Russia-Turkey Investment Fund. The parties will work together to identify attractive investment projects that could strengthen bilateral economic ties and increase investment flws between Russia and Turkey.
http://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/2286/
Creation of the Russia-Armenia Investment Fund RDIF agreed to establish the RussiaArmenia Investment Fund alongside the Armenian state-owned company SME Investments. Through the fund, the partners will jointly search for attractive investment opportunities that will strengthen trade, economic and investment cooperation between the two countries.
http://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/2292/
Investment in InfoWatch RDIF invested in the InfoWatch group, the Russian leader in corporate information security. InfoWatch specialises in identifying internal threats and protecting information, as well as identifying and preventing targeted external attacks. RDIF funds will be used to increase the company’s export potential and localise products and solutions that ensure information security for companies in international markets
http://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/2344/
April Investment in Saint Petersburg airport A consortium of RDIF, Mubadala Investment Company and leading Middle Eastern and Asian co-investors, as well as Baring Vostok funds, agreed to acquire a 25% stake in the holding company of the Northern Capital Gateway Consortium (NCGC), which manages Pulkovo Airport.
http://rdif.ru/Eng_fullNews/2348/

Vladimir Putin President of the Russian FederationDear friends,

Over the years, RDIF has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness, earning the trust of the Russian business community and international investors.

You have opened new investment opportunities to our partners, while building long-term, mutually benefiial relationships based on the highest standards of transparency, professionalism and business ethics. As a result, your portfolio today contains a diverse range of promising projects that address priorities in manufacturing, agriculture, energy, medicine, construction and infrastructure.

I am confient that your work will continue to contribute to the effiiency and competitiveness of Russia’s economy, while creating new jobs and attracting the world’s leading technology and highly valued talent to Russia.

I wish you success and all the best.

Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian Federation

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