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

RDIF was created in 2011 under the leadership of the President and Prime Minister of Russia to co-invest alongside top global investors, acting as a catalyst for direct investment in Russia.

RDIF has invested over 1.5 trillion rubles, of which RDIF alone invested  over 100 billion rubles and over 1.4 trillion rubles came from partners.

RDIF also attracted over $40 billion of foreign capital into the Russian economy through long-term strategic partnerships.

In 2014 Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has launched the CENTER FOR INVESTMENT PROMOTION “INVEST IN RUSSIA” to attract investment into the Russian regions.

The Center uses RDIF’s extensive experience of working with international investors to create a centralized information portal on doing business in Russia, investment opportunities across the regions and global best practices.

As part of the program RDIF has launched an INVEST IN RUSSIA website - an interactive resource for international investors looking at Russia as an investment destination.

Over the past 6 years we have achieved

1.5 TN rub
Invested
in the Russian economy
>70 projects
in more than 95% of Russia's regions
>700,000
Employees in RDIF portfolio
companies
5% of GDP
RDIF portfolio companies
revenue
9:1
For each rouble RDIF invested
it attracted 9 roubles from
partners
$40 bn
Attracted
into joint funds
RDIF and partners in Russia:
more than
90%
Of Direct investments
more than
60%
Of investments
in technology

RUSSIAN DIRECT INVESTMENT FUND: YEAR 2018 IN REVIEW


February


RDIF, in cooperation with the Japanese-Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova, a world leader in thermal waste treatment, and RT-Invest, a company founded with the support of Rostec State Corporation, has agreed to implement "Energy from Waste", a project involving the construction of four waste-to-energy plants in the Moscow region and one in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan.



RDIF, AVTOBAN, a road building company, and Makyol, a Turkish construction company, have announced a joint agreement to establish a consortium, which will oversee the implementation of a concession agreement to build and operate the fourth section of the Moscow Central Ring Road.



RDIF and Vnesheconombank have announced they will cooperate on the ‘project finance factory’ initiative - a debt financing mechanism for state supported investment projects. 

June


The Russia-China Investment Fund, Suiyong Capital and Dazheng Investment Group initiated the establishment of regional China-Russia RMB Fund. The Fund's target capital, which will be raised by leading institutional investors from China, is 5 billion yuan.



RDIF collaborated with Saudi Aramco, the world’s leading energy company, to host the first ever Russian symphonic orchestra in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by world-renowned maestro, Valery Gergiev, performed in the city of Dhahran.



RDIF have announced an investment by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), in Professional Logistics Technologies (PLT).



RDIF have announced an investment by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), in the construction of Russia’s largest technological park (Tushino project).



RDIF, the Republic of Korea’s Severance Hospital, Sistema PJSFC and the Medsi Group have agreed to jointly implement an innovative medical project.



A consortium of international investors including RDIF, the Russia-Japan Investment Fund and leading funds from the Middle East, has announced the completion of a deal to invest in Doctis, a multifunctional telemedicine service company.

November


RDIF and German industrial group Schaeffler Group as one of the leading automotive and industrial suppliers have agreed on strategic cooperation in the automotive industry, railway, steel and cement production, as well as oil&gas and wind energy in Russia and internationally.



Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, has been awarded the title of the Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron for his paramount contribution to strengthening cooperation between Russia and France.



RDIF, Singapore’s Indorama Corporation, one of the leadingchemical corporations in Asia, and JSC Yadran-Oil, the company authorized by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, have agreed to jointly implement investment projects in Russia.



RDIF and Singapore’s Makara Capital, a specialist in transaction financing and asset management with a focus on innovation, infrastructure and energy, have agreed to jointly implement investment projects.



RDIF has announced the launch of the first production site under its Investment Lift program, which supports high-tech small and medium-sized business projects related to non-primary exports: the launch of the Geropharm’s insulin production complex in St Petersburg took place.



Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment, received the French National Order of the Legion of Honour. The ceremony was conducted by the French ambassador to Russia, Sylvie Bermann.

March


RDIF and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation have signed a joint collaboration agreement to grow Russia's trade, economic and investment potential. This includes attracting investment into priority projects in the regions of Russia..


A consortium of international investors comprising of RDIF and the Russia-Japan Investment Fund, as well as leading co-investors from the Middle East, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a minority stake in Doctis, a multifunctional telemedicine service company.

July


The Russia-China Investment Fund, Mubadala Investment Company (UAE), and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) have created a joint venture which will focus on the development and expansion of UFC’s mixed martial arts (MMA) business in Russia and CIS countries.

December


A consortium of investors including RDIF, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company, and other leading Middle Eastern investment funds have announced investments in Russian Fitness Group (RFG), which manages the largest chain of fitness clubs in Russia under the ‘World Class’ brand.



RDIF and the leading Italian state highway management company ANAS have agreed to jointly implement a concession agreement to build and operate the fourth section of the Moscow Central Ring Road.



RDIF, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company, and other leading Middle Eastern investment funds have announced a joint investment in the development of the logistics platform Professional Logistics Technologies (PLT).

April


RDIF and MAKYOL, the leading Turkish construction company, have agreed to form a partnership to jointly implement infrastructure projects.

September


RDIF, Mubadala Petroleum and Gazprom Neft have announced the completion of an investment establishing a joint venture to develop oil fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions of Western Siberia on the base of Gazpromneft-Vostok LLC.



RDIF and the International Investment Bank (IIB) have agreed to co-invest in Russia-based projects of Vietnamese companies.



RDIF and Vietnamese TH Group launch the construction of integrated dairy complex in Kaluga region.



The Russia-China Investment Fund have announced that the Japanese corporation, SBI Holdings is to join a consortium of investors in PJSC Sovcombank.



RDIF, Shandong Hi-Speed Group, the Chinese state road construction and service company, the Khabarovsk Region Government and VIS Group, a Russian multidisciplinary holding company, have agreed to jointly invest to develop road infrastructure in the Khabarovsk Region.



RDIF, Alibaba Group, the world’s leading retail commerce company, PJSC “MegaFon”, a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities (MegaFon) and Mail.Ru Group, the leading internet and IT company in Russia with growing international exposure, announced a new strategic partnership to integrate Russia’s key consumer internet and e-commerce platforms and launch a leading social commerce joint venture in Russia and the CIS.



The Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF), CapitalBio Technology, an industry-leading Chinese life science company that develops and commercializes total health-care solutions, and Sistema PJSFC have agreed to create the largest innovative biotechnology laboratory in Russia.



RDIF and leading Korean telecommunications companies Taihan Electric Wire Co. and KIMS UBQ Co. have agreed on a joint investment in Russian and Korean telecommunications projects.



RDIF, Sistema PJSFC and the Medsi Group of Companies agreed with one of the leading Korean firm Green Cross Cell to develop Russia's private R&D biotechnology market.



RDIF and a consortium of sovereign wealth funds (among them the Russia-Japan Investment Fund) lead by RDIF, have invested in WayRay, a leader of holographic AR displays for cars. Alongside RDIF, Hyundai Motor, Alibaba Group, China Merchants Capital and JVCKENWOOD, also invested in the project, with Porsche acting as the lead investor.

May


RDIF, in partnership with Pizzarotti, the leading Italian construction company, and Leader Management Company, which manages the assets of Russia's largest private pension fund GAZFOND, have signed a concession agreement with the Government of the Moscow region to construct two toll bridges over railway tracks in the Domodedovo and Pushkin districts.



RDIF together with the Mubadala Investment Company and other leading Middle Eastern funds, have announced further growth in the logistics infrastructure investment platform Professional Logistics Technologies (PLT). The platform has invested in the construction of a high-tech distribution center in PNK Park Kosulino (Yekaterinburg) for AUCHAN Retail Russia, part of the French-based retail chain Auchan.



RDIF and Mubadala Petroleum, the UAE-based leading oil and gas exploration and production company, have announced the creation of a joint venture with PJSC Gazprom Neft to develop several oil fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions.



RDIF and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia) have signed a cooperation agreement to ensure the growth of Russia's trade, economic and investment potential. A priority area of cooperation will be the participation of RDIF in a project to create a fund (bank) of non-core assets of credit institutions .



RDIF and France’s Dalkia Group have agreed to cooperate in the field of energy saving solutions such as high-efficiency systems and resource consumption optimization.



RDIF and Veolia, France’s largest water, waste and energy management solutions company, have agreed to jointly identify and cooperate on investment projects in Russia.



RDIF and the leading French company Schneider Electric have signed an agreement on joint investments in energy efficiency field.



RDIF in partnership with leading Asian co-investors have announced the first round of investments in a project to create and manufacture Russian surgical robots.



RDIF and Mubadala Investment Company (UAE) have attracted MedInvestGroup, which manages a leading network of the PET Technology regional oncology and radiological centres, as a strategic investor in the joint management and development of a network of cancer diagnosis and treatment centres. 



RDIF and Vietnam’s largest agricultural conglomerate TH Group have agreed to construct integrated dairy production facilities in the Kaluga and Moscow regions. 



RDIF and CDC International Capital (CDC IC) have announced, as part of the Russian-French investment platform, a partnership with Orpea, France’s leading company in the field of medical rehabilitation.



RDIF, the Center for Advanced Technology Development (CATD), the operator of Russia’s Unified National System of Digital Marking and Tracing of Goods, and the Swiss company SICPA, have announced a joint investment in TrekMark, a manufacturer of marking equipment for digital traceability systems.



RDIF has announced an investment in the Russian company Healbe.



RDIF, Japan’s Marubeni Corporation, Baltic Gas Chemical Company (BGCC) and Invasta Capital have signed a trading and investment cooperation memorandum regarding the construction of a new methanol production plant in Ust-Luga port area.



RDIF, Japan’s Marubeni Corporation and AEON Infrastructure Corporation have established a cooperation agreement within the framework of which they plan to jointly develop a methanol production plant and the creation of a chemical cluster in Volgograd.



RDIF and JBICIG Partners, as part of the Russia-Japan Investment Fund, together with RFP Group and Japan’s Prospect Co., Ltd. have agreed to collaborate and consider potential investments in Russia’s biofuel industry.

Oсtober


RDIF and Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) developed the framework for a joint program to invest in Russian technology companies. This includes investment in the Russian company, Deliver, the market leader in the digitalization of cargo transportation services.



A consortium of international of investors led by RDIF, including the Russia-Chinа Investment Fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia as part of a joint investment platform with RDIF, the Mubadala Investment Company (UAE) and other leading Middle Eastern sovereign funds, announce the start of the financing of the complex real estate development project at the former airfield Tushino in the North-West of Moscow.



RDIF and Veolia have announced investment in Tomskvodokanal.



RDIF and Philips have agreed to cooperate in the development of Russian healthcare.



RDIF organized the largest regional investment forum "Investing in Regions - Investing in the Future". The forum was organized by RDIF and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation with support of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (ASI). The RDIF gathered at the Forum more than 700 participants, including representatives of government bodies and development institutions from 78 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, Russian and foreign businessmen, as well as leading international investors.



RDIF and Schneider Electric, a global expert in energy management and automation, have announced the first project of their partnership for energy saving technologies in businesses.



Russia-Saudi Investment Fund (RSIF) and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, together with The State Russian Museum, which has the world’s largest collection of Russian art, have presented artworks by world famous 20th century avant-garde Russian artists Wassily Kandinsky and Pavel Filonov in the framework of Future Investment Initiative (FII).



RDIF and Italian company Ferretti, the world leader in the design, construction and sale of sea vessels, have agreed to jointly implement investment projects in Russia.



RDIF and Adler Pelzer Group (APG) have signed a cooperation agreement to invest into the expansion of APG activities in Russia.



RDIF and the leading Italian state highway management company ANAS have agreed to make new joint investments in Russian roads.


RUSSIAN DIRECT INVESTMENT FUND: YEAR 2017 IN REVIEW


February


The Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) sold a portion of its stake and played a significant role in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Detsky Mir, the leading children’s goods retailer in Russia. This IPO is the first exit from an investment for RCIF.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) formed a consortium of leading investors to participate in the secondary public offering of PhosAgro shares. Together with RDIF, the Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) and leading funds from the Middle East participated in the acquisition of a minority equity position in one of the world’s largest vertically-integrated producers of mineral fertilizers.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has formed a consortium comprising leading Middle Eastern funds and finalized a deal to acquire a minority stake in Russian Helicopters, the helicopter design and manufacturing company, from Rostec. Russian Helicopters valuation was estimated at $2.35 billion.



The consortium comprising Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia’s Basic Element and Singapore’s Changi Airports International (CAI) has completed the acquisition of shares in Vladivostok International Airport in Russia’s Far East from Sheremetyevo International Airport.



Since the launch of the Investment Lift programme, its participants have reviewed 27 projects, including projects in the machine-building, information technology, food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, with total investment of approximately RUB 40 billion.

June


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), RBPI Group, a subsidiary of Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group), and the Government of the Kaliningrad Region have agreed to jointly construct a veterinary and sanitary utilization plant in the Gvardeysky City District of the Kaliningrad Region. 



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russian Railways International LLC, alongside the Indian state engineering and construction company Ircon International Limited have agreed to jointly identify and invest in investments into railway infrastructure projects in Russia and India in order to improve commercial, economic and investment cooperation between the two countries. 



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Renaissance Construction (a leading Turkish construction, development and investment company) together with the Government of St. Petersburg and the Southern Satellite City LLC, have agreed to jointly establish the Southern Satellite City.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Leader Management Company, the Asset Manager of GAZFOND, Russia's largest private pension fund, announce the establishment of the United Transport Concession Holding. The partnership will invest in the construction and operation of roads, railways, city transport and PPP projects in the Russian Federation, jointly with leading international funds. The holding will also engage in the implementation of existing infrastructure projects such as "Northern Bypass Odintsovo" and the construction of an alternate route of Kutuzovsky Prospekt. 



A consortium of international investors formed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (“RDIF”) with leading Middle-Eastern Sovereign Wealth Funds has participated in the secondary public offering of the largest Russian gold mining company PJSC Polyus (“Polyus” or the “Company”), thus contributing to the success of a third placement by a Russian company this year.

November


The Russia-Chinа Investment Fund (RCIF, established by the Russian Direct Investment Fund and China Investment Corporation) announces its membership in United Transport Concession Holding, being established by RDIF and the Leader Management Company to implement investment projects in the construction and operation of roads, railways, urban transport and public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Russia.



A business mission to Saudi Arabia was organized by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) in partnership with the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Energy.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), acting in a consortium with leading Middle Eastern funds, took part as an anchor investor in the IPO of PJSC Globaltruck Management, one of the largest and most dynamic operators in the Russian trucking market. 



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Russia, as part of a consortium with leading sovereign wealth funds of the Middle East and Asia-Pacific Region, have participated in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of En+ Group plc, a leading international vertically integrated aluminium and power producer.



The Russia-Chinа Investment Fund participated in the latest round of investment in NIO, a pioneering Chinese designer and developer of electric cars. 

March


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Türkiye Wealth Fund (TWF) have signed a memorandum establishing the Russia-Turkey Investment Fund.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has finalized the key terms of cooperation with Rönesans Holding, the construction, real estate development and investment company.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), a Russian sovereign wealth fund, has announced that it will be establishing the Russia-Armenia Investment Fund alongside the Armenian state-owned company SME Investments.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announces an investment in InfoWatch group, the Russian leader in corporate information security.

July


The Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF, established by the Russian Direct Investment Fund and China Investment Corporation) has announced an investment in Zhaogang, the largest e-commerce steel distribution platform in China.



Silk Road Fund has joined the consortium formed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Russia-China Investment Fund in partnership with leading Middle Eastern funds to invest in the complex real estate development of the former airfield Tushino in the North-West of Moscow.



Silk Road Fund has joined the consortium formed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Russia-China Investment Fund in partnership with leading Middle Eastern funds to invest in the complex real estate development of the former airfield Tushino in the North-West of Moscow.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and China Development Bank (CDB), the world’s largest financial development institution, have envisaged the constitution of the China-Russia RMB Investment Cooperation Fund.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), a sovereign fund of the Russian Federation, and China Investment Corporation (CIC), the sovereign wealth fund of the People’s Republic of China, have announced a capital increase of the Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF). 



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF is incorporated by RDIF and China Investment Corporation) have signed an agreement to work with Russian Export and FRC International companies. The partners will operate under the common trade name of Dakaitaowa (meaning “to open a matryoshka doll” in Chinese) and will further grow exports of ecologically clean food to Chinese markets. 



The Russia-China Investment Fund have agreed to cooperate and implement joint projects in Russia and in the Hainan province of China.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Mubadala Development Company and other leading Middle Eastern funds announce the closure of a deal to invest in the construction, launch and maintenance of oncology and radiotherapy medical centres in the cities of Balashikha and Podolsk in the Moscow region

December


RJIF invested in the Russian pipeline operator, Transneft, the infrastructure through which up to 85% of the oil produced in Russia, and 26% of oil products, are transported.



The Russia-China Investment Fund participated in the Accelerated Book Building (ABB) of Detsky Mir (the “Company”). RCIF was able to attract a number of international partners to participate in the transaction, including funds raised from China, Europe, United Kingdom, United States and Middle East.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and CDC International Capital (CDC IC) announce an expansion in the scope of cooperation within the framework of the Russia-France investment platform. The parties have agreed to jointly search and invest into small and medium-sized businesses in both Russia and France (standard investment amount in each project below 20 million euros).

April


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) together with Mubadala Development Company and other leading Middle Eastern investment funds have committed to new investment in Russian regional logistics facilities within the Professional Logistics Technologies (PLT) network.

September


A consortium of international investors comprising Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF), Mubadala Development Company (UAE), Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund V and a number of related funds (Baring Vostok), as well as leading co-investors from the Middle East have announced the completion of a transaction to acquire a 25% stake in Thalita Trading Limited (Thalita). Thalita is the holding company of the Northern Capital Gateway, which manages Pulkovo Airport.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Vietnam’s largest agricultural conglomerate TH Group have agreed to jointly invest in agricultural projects in Russia, with a focus on dairy farming and milk processing in the Far East of Russia.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) announce the launch of the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF), established to jointly pursue and implement attractive investment projects to promote economic, trade and investment cooperation between Japan and Russia.

May


The International Investor Consortium of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia-China Investment, the leading Middle Eastern investment funds and Vi Holding announce the investment in the complex real estate development of the former airfield Tushino in the North-West of Moscow. 



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Italy’s leading road management company ANAS, and Avtodor State Company, announce the creation of a consortium targeting Russian highway infrastructure development and road management.  

October


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Russia, and Interhealth Saudi Arabia, one of the world's leading healthcare companies, have agreed to invest in the construction of a high-tech multifunctional centre for pediatric rehabilitation in Tatarstan as part of the medical cluster close to the Children's Republican Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tatarstan. 



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Saudi Aramco and SIBUR signed a Memorandum of Understanding on possible cooperation and investment activities in Russia and Saudi Arabia.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Mubadala Investment Company, and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia have agreed the principal terms of joint equity participation in United Transport Concession Holding.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia have announced the establishment of a Russian-Saudi platform, under which the parties will explore opportunities for PIF to invest alongside RDIF in Russian technology companies.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have agreed to collaborate on a new platform aimed at identifying attractive investment opportunities in the Russian energy services sector. 



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Enel have announced that they will be cooperating in evaluating business opportunities in the area of electric mobility including recharging infrastructure and other e-Mobility services like electric car sharing in Russia.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund, SME Investments and The Investors Club of Armenia (ICA) have agreed to jointly search for and implement attractive investment projects to develop the electric power industry of the Republic of Armenia, as well as create mechanisms for bilateral investment cooperation in this region.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund together with its partners will participate in a project to create NEOM, a city of the future. The project was announced by His Royal Highness Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud during the Future Investment Initiative forum in Riyadh.


RUSSIAN DIRECT INVESTMENT FUND: YEAR 2016 IN REVIEW


JANUARY


The Russian-Chinese Investment Fund (RCIF) closed a deal to acquire 23.1% of Detsky Mir OJSC.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and DP World (UAE), one of the world’s leading maritime operators, announce the creation of a joint venture to invest in port, transport and logistics infrastructure in Russia.

JULY


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) engaged a number of leading international investors from various regions of the world, including funds from the Middle East and Asia, to participate in the placement of ALROSA JSC shares during the privatization of the company’s 10.9% stake. Within the consortium, for each ruble invested by the RDIF, more than 10 rubles was raised from foreign partners.

OCTOBER


The portfolio company of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Nord Hydro - White Threshold (“Норд Гидро – Белый порог”) has started the construction of small hydroelectric power stations on the Kem River in Karelia. The construction of two Beloporozhsky hydroelectric stations with a total capacity of 49.8 MW became the first project of the New Development Bank (NDB) in Russia. This is the first and the only project of the Bank currently under construction.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has invested in the Russian pharmaceutical company GEROPHARM, which focuses on the production of modern high-quality drugs, including products for restoring brain function and diabetes therapy.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) created by the Government of India with the support of the RDIF agreed to create a $ 1 billion Russian-Indian investment fund within which the parties intend to conduct joint search for investment-attractive projects strengthening trade and economic and investment cooperation between the two countries.

MARCH


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), in cooperation with leading Middle Eastern investment funds, announces the creation of a platform for investment in the logistics infrastructure and the conclusion of the first transaction within this platform.

AUGUST


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Rönesans Holding, a leading construction, real estate development and investment company, have reached an agreement to expand the scope of their joint investment activities.

NOVEMBER


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala, UAE) announce a series of joint investments in priority Russian projects in the field of agriculture and food production.



The international consortium of investors, comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the leading airport operator Changi Airports International (CAI) and Basic Element Group, signed an agreement on the acquisition of Vladivostok International Airport from Sheremetyevo International Airport.



The Russian-Chinese Investment Fund (RCIF) and China’s Tus-Holdings have agreed to establish a joint Russian-Chinese Venture Fund (RCVF) to foster the development of the potential of trade and economic, investment, scientific and technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China.

MAY


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Vietnamese State Investment Fund State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) signed a memorandum on the establishment of the Russian-Vietnamese investment platform.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group), China’s Banner Infant Dairy Products (Banner Dairy), leading Middle Eastern investors and banks, as well as the Government of the Ryazan region agreed on joint investments in the creation of Russia’s largest integrated dairy complex in the territory of the Ryazan region.

SEPTEMBER


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Inventis Investment Holdings have agreed to create a joint investment platform in Russia aimed at implementing the growing potential of trade and economic, investment and technological cooperation with China.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME Corporation) signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of guarantee support for ongoing projects.

DECEMBER


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) have agreed to create a Russian-Japanese investment fund within which the parties intend to conduct joint search for and implementation of investment-attractive projects strengthening trade and economic and investment cooperation between the two countries.

JUNE


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announces the launch of a project to create a Russian medical robots center and their industrial production in China. The project was developed by Russian scientists from the Institute of Design and Technological Informatics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKTI RAN) in cooperation with the Department of Urology of the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry (MGMSU) with the assistance of the Federal Agency of Scientific Organizations. The project partners are the Skolkovo Foundation as well as China’s industrial park Xixian Fengdong and Panther Healthcare which focuses on the research, development, manufacture and sale of surgical devices and instruments in China.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and leading Middle Eastern investment funds have agreed to invest in the holding company Russian Helicopters.



The investor consortium led by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the France’s CDC International Capital (CDC IC), a division of the state financial group Caisse des Depots, announces an agreement to invest in Arc, a leading global producer of glassware.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) together with Italia’s Pizzarotti Group will act as an investor, and Gazprombank - as a financial adviser, an arranger and lender of the project for the design, construction and maintenance of a medical rehabilitation building of City Hospital No. 40 of the Resort District of St. Petersburg.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announces investments in Hyperloop One which is developing a promising transport system Hyperloop.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund became a Russia's sovereign wealth fund, following the adoption of a special federal law.


RUSSIAN DIRECT INVESTMENT FUND: YEAR 2015 IN REVIEW


FEBRUARY


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Ministry of Investment of the Arab Republic of Egypt have agreed on strengthening investment cooperation, within which the RDIF will support the creation of an Egyptian investment fund.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Changi Airports International and Basic Element Group have been announced winners of the tender for the acquisition of shares in Vladivostok International Airport. The tender offer of the consortium has been recognized as the best by a combination of a number of criteria, including technical, legal and financial aspects of the transaction.

JUNE


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the Government of the Republic of Karelia, Nord Hydro as well as China Railway 24th Bureau Group and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, the subsidiaries of China Railway Construction Corporation, have signed an agreement on joint implementation of an investment project for the construction of small hydroelectric power plants in the Republic of Karelia.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the Agency for Strategic Initiatives for Promotion of New Projects, State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vneshekonombank) and National Export Center JSC have signed an agreement on supporting medium-sized non-resource Russian companies through the implementation of the Investment Lift mechanism.



The investor consortium, which includes the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and leading international investors, has agreed to invest in the construction of the integrated petrochemical complex of SIBUR - ZapSibNeftekhim - in Tobolsk, Tyumen region.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Pizzarotti IE, a subsidiary of the leading Italian construction group Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A., and the Government of the Moscow Region have agreed on joint investments in the project for the creation of paid railway crossings in the Moscow region.

MARCH


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) acted as a leading anchor investor in the secondary offering of shares in Lenta Ltd.



The first meeting of the Consultative Committee of Entrepreneurs under the Intergovernmental Russian-Chinese Commission for Investment Cooperation was held in Beijing. The meeting was chaired by Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF General Director, on the Russian side and Ding Xuedong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Investment Corporation (CIC) - on the Chinese side. It was attended by 150 representatives from 63 Russian and Chinese companies as well as high-ranking statesmen of both countries.

JULY


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the sovereign fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF) have created a partnership within which the parties intend to make joint investments in attractive projects, including infrastructure and agriculture in Russia.



The BRICS countries supported the initiative of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and agreed to establish a joint mechanism for investing in the share capital of infrastructure projects. A corresponding agreement was signed between the RDIF, IDFC Group (India), BTG Pactual (Brazil), Silk Road (China), and the Development Bank of South Africa during the BRICS summit in Ufa.

NOVEMBER


The investor consortium, which includes the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and leading international investors, closed the deal to invest in the terminal of SIBUR petrochemical group for transshipment of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and light oil products in the merchant marine port Ust-Luga.



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the sovereign fund of the State of Kuwait - Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) have agreed to expand the investment partnership under which KIA additionally allocates $ 500 million for investing in projects on the territory of the Russian Federation in conjunction with the RDIF. The parties have also agreed to increase the share of KIA in the automatic co-investment mechanism of the RDIF in which the Kuwaiti fund has been participating since 2012.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) organized a workshop for leaders of regional investment agencies and development corporations within which RDIF leaders presented an overview of the best international practices in the preparation of investment projects for their further consideration by foreign investors.