COTTON WAY

Founder and leader of the Russian market of textile product rentals and professional treatment - washing, dry-cleaning, disinfecting.

RDIF, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other leading institutional co-investors made a joint investment in Cotton Way, Russia’s leading commercial laundry and textile management company.

Co-investors

Key facts

  • Creation of a new sector in the Russian economy complying with world standards.
  • Increasing efficiency of Russian companies by up to 20% by means of outsourcing in several key industries (transport, healthcare services, hotel and catering services) by an amount of $4–5 billion.
  • Sustainable management of resources. As a result of a modernisation programme, water and energy consumption is now four times lower than at other factories.
  • In addition, corporate governance has improved and profitability has reached record levels in 2015.
  • Year of investment: 2014.

Investment strategy

Infrastructure development
Improving efficiency of industry