This large sector covers the production and sale of consumer goods, as well as various consumer services including electronic commerce and health care. Since 1996, Baring Vostok funds have invested over $400 million in 13 companies from this sector.
Mamsy

Mamsy

The only flash sales etailer of branded Baby & Kids goods in Russia
Location:
Moscow, Russia
Year of initial investments:
2014
Shareholding:
Large minority stake

Mamsy, a Baby & Kids focused flash sales etailer of branded goods was founded in 2011 by Andrey and Maria Skurov. The company’s premise is to enable Russian moms to buy goods from the best manufacturers around the world at the most competitive prices. Such an ambitious goal has been achieved thanks to “flash sales” business model.

Every day Mamsy offers its customers a new flash sale limited by time and quantity. The business model enables customers to get the lowest price and manufacturers to develop a loyal customer base and increased brand awareness. Since launch, over half a million happy moms throughout Russia have shopped on Mamsy.

After undertaking a thorough analysis of the business model and studying successful Western peers, Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund V invested in Mamsy.

Development stages:

  • The company was founded in 2011. In 2011-2012 raised capital from Russian venture Fund Ru-Net and French Ventech.
  • In 2013 Mamsy expanded its assortment into household goods and apparel, fully covering the needs of today’s moms and their families.
  • At the end of 2015 Mamsy opened its first pick-up store outside Moscow – in St. Petersburg. In September 2015 the company introduced its in-house delivery service that has already been appreciated by residents of Moscow and Moscow region.

Other projects

News

04 September 2012

The OZON Group has today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

The company’s growth rate is reported at 78% in USD, up to $232M, and 91%* in Rubles, up to 7.1B Rubles.

"After coming off of a benchmark year for The OZON Group, 2012 began with the pivotal acquisition of Sapato.ru which has strengthened the already fortified leadership of OZON in the marketplace," said Maelle Gavet, CEO of OZON Holdings. "Efforts for the past six months have been concentrated on furthering the growth of OZON as a whole while blending Sapato.ru and OZON.ru to band together seamlessly. It has been a very organic and prolific progression."

02 May 2012

AVITO.ru closes $ 75 million fund-raising from Accel Partners and Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund IV to accelerate Russian expansion.

<p>AVITO.ru, the largest online classifieds website in Russia, announced today that it has received $75 million in new funding from Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund IV, Accel Partners, and existing investors Kinnevik and Northzone. The new funds will be used to further fuel the company’s strong growth throughout Russia and to continue attracting world-class talent.</p>