RDIF picks up two awards at the Private Equity Leaders Award 2013 for Russia and the CIS

Press release, 18.03.2013
Moscow, March 18, 2013 - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) won two awards at the Private Equity Leaders Award 2013 for Russia and the CIS in Moscow. RDIF won Best Private Equity Firm in Russia and CEO Kirill Dmitriev was named Russian Private Equity Person of the Year.
 
Private Equity Russia & CIS Journal and AllEquityFunds.com readers voted online to decide the awards and nominations were drawn from across the board: from private equity funds to investment banks, from consultants to significant market players. Criteria included market reputation and achievements in 2012.
 
RDIF has also won two Acquisition International Awards for Most Innovative Sovereign Fund and Transaction of 2012. The Most Innovative Sovereign Fund award recognized RDIF’s investment in the Moscow Exchange. Kirill Dmitriev was also included in Private Equity International’s Top 100 most influential global investors of the last decade.
 
Additional information:
The Private Equity Leaders Award was founded by Private Equity Russia & CIS Journal in 2010 to recognise achievements in the field of direct investment in private companies in Russia and the CIS. Private Equity Russia & CIS is the only English-language publication covering direct investment in Russia and the CIS. The magazine is targeted at investment professionals and business owners.
 
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was established in June 2011 to make equity investments primarily in the Russian Federation. RDIF’s management company is a 100% subsidiary of Vnesheconombank. In each investment it makes, RDIF is mandated to secure co-investment that as a minimum matches its commitment, thus acting as a catalyst for direct investment into the Russian economy. Further information at www.rdif.ru.
 
 
 
Contacts for additional information:
 
For the RDIF:
Maria Medvedeva
Press-secretary
+7 964 7261773
mm@rdif.ru
 
Hudson Sandler
Andrew Hayes/ Maria Ignatova/Elena Kuza/ Charlie Barker
Tel +44 (0) 20 7796 4133