Russia and the region are endowed with one of the world’s most diverse and rich reserves of natural resources. Baring Vostok funds have actively invested in energy and forestry companies starting from the early privatisation projects of the 1990s, and later with the establishment of Burren Energy, an international oil company with assets in the Caspian region, in Africa, India and the Middle East. Since 1994, The funds have invested in a total of 18 projects related to natural resources, with total investments approximately $450 million .
Syktyvkar LPK

Syktyvkar LPK

One of Russia’s largest producers of pulp and paper products. The company is today a part of the Mondi group, a department of Mondi Business Paper. Exited in 2002
Syktyvkar, Russia
Control in consortium
Sale to a strategic investor

In spring 2002, Syktyvkar Wood Processing Plant was sold to Mondi Europe, allowing the company to become the largest producer of office paper in Europe.

Syktyvkar Wood Processing Plant is one of the largest plants in the paper and pulp industry in Russia. The First NIS Regional Fund purchased shares soon after the company’s privatisation.

Reorganisation plan:

  • Modernisation programme resulted in the termination of various non-core activities, implementation of an integrated IT system, and an increase in the quality and range of products.
  • Syktyvkar Plant became a modern, specialised high-tech enterprise. The plant was the first in Russia to produce A4-standard office paper.
  • The plant was able to access foreign markets. Production doubled in five years, and its profit margins rose from 12% to 38%, despite a drop in pulp and paper prices.

Other projects


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Nostrum Oil & Gas: Operational Update for the Fourth Quarter and the Twelve Months ending 31 December 2016.

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29 November 2016

Volga Gas Pls. LPG Project Authorisation.

Volga Gas Plc is pleased to announce that the Board of the Company has given preliminary authorisation to a project based at the Group's Dobrinskoye Gas Processing plant for the capture, storage and sale of liquid petroleum gases from the gas and condensate streams produced from the Vostochny Makarovskoye and Dobrinskoye fields.
02 May 2012 closes $ 75 million fund-raising from Accel Partners and Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund IV to accelerate Russian expansion.

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