The Funds’ first investment in telecommunications was made in 1994 in FGI Wireless (which eventually became today’s Vimpelcom, one of Russia’s largest mobile telephony operators). The company was a pioneer in cellular network development in Russia. Since 1994, Baring Vostok funds have invested over $850 million in 30 companies in the internet, software, media, and telecommunications sector.
Center of Financial Technologies

Center of Financial Technologies

Leader in software solutions and processing services for financial and credit organizations in Russia and the CIS.
Location:
Novosibirsk/Moscow, Russia
Year of the first investment:
2006
Size of share holding:
Large minority
Exit:
Unrealised

CFT is the leading Russian software developer for the financial sector, and one of the top five Russian companies to develop its own software. The company has for some years now enjoyed annual rates of revenue growth well above the market average, at around 30 per cent per year.

CFT is among the leading companies providing software for the investment industries and processing services across Russia and the CIS. Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund III became a shareholder of the company in 2006.

Other projects

News

30 May 2018

CFT Rated among Russia's Major IT Companies.

CNews Analytics agency has published its analytical review ”IT Market: Results 2017”. The review included ratings of the branch participants. Based on last year’s activity, CFT moved up 5 ranks in the rating ”Russia’s Major IT Companies 2017” (CNews100) to number 12 in the list. In the rating ”Russia’s Major IT Developers 2017” CFT remained number 6.
26 March 2018

Papa John's restaurant chain attracts new investors.

PJ Western, master-franchisee of Papa John's international in Russia, the CIS and Central Europe, announces a deal with the Baring Vostok investment fund to increase its total number of restaurants to 450 by December 2020.
23 January 2018

CFT supports banks in complying with SWIFT CSP security requirements.

In 2017, CFT was included in the Directory of Cyber Security Service Providers accredited for implementation of the SWIFT Customer Security Programme. The company started implementing the projects on attestation and analysis of the connection security of the financial institutions’ IT infrastructure to SWIFT.
16 November 2017

CFT in TOP-3 in CNews Analytics Rating.

CNews Analytics agency has published its annual review "IT in Banks and Insurance Companies", which includes a rating of major bank IT suppliers. The rating is based on the results of the activity of market participants in 2015. Center of Financial Technologies remained second in the rating of Russia's major IT developers.
13 September 2012

Dom.ru has been acknowledged the fastest Russian federal internet provider.

According to Net Index , Dom.ru telecom operator is the fastest federal internet provider in Russia. The average internet speed that Dom.ru provides to its Subscribers in 42 cities of presence amounts to 35 Mbit/sec., which is more than two times higher than the average internet speed in Russia (about 16 Mbit/sec.).

22 August 2012

Dom.ru offers a new format for services consumption – the HD.

Telecom services operator Dom.ru launches new bundled offers in all the 42 cities of presence, comprising the basic telecom services – high-speed internet, cable and HD TV, and telephony. The key characteristics of the bundles are the utmost speed of internet access (up to 100 Mbit/sec around the clock) and the highest number of HD channels in the basic Dom.ru TV package among digital TV operators (23 channels), which enables the company’s Subscribers to consume high-quality HD content in the most convenient manner – with the help of a TV set or in the internet from any video-supporting mobile device.