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In December 2012 our Managing Director Oleg Seydak is speaking at the conference TechCrunch Moscow 2012.


FINAM Global sold its 49.9% stake in ZAO Begun to Rambler-Afisha media holding.

United company of Afisha and Rambler has bought 49.9% of Begun context advertising service from FINAM Investment Holding and Skagit Investment Group. The agreement was signed on October 15, 2012. Rambler already holds 50.1% of Begun, and now the United Company has become the only owner of the asset.

11.10.2012 portal entered top 3 most popular financial Mass Media

According to Medialogia, media monitoring and analysis system, is among three most popular informational portals in financial sector in the III quarter of 2012. climbed one point replacing AK&M in the II quarter. and rank 1 and 2 respectively.

Medialogia rating is based on citing index – a citation rate that is based on the number of links to media coverage and the influence of the citied resources. The Company’s media database is filled with data from nearly 10, 000 media sources: TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, news agencies, Internet and blogs.


FINAM Global credited Federal Finance Group to promote “electronic passports” unique service.


MIRS’ (platform uniting MGID) new service of information exchange will benefit the whole sector!


SMI2 (advertising social network) and MirTesen (website platform) are going to merge. In this way will expand opportunities for monetization of website platform and gain gender and age targeting.


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September 2012, FINAM Global and Begun are participating at the SEO Conference in Kazan as informational partners.


Jeff Hardy, who was Head of Global Partnerships for Google+ Local, is leaving the company to join Badoo as VP of Partnerships and M&A.


Victor Remsha, Founder and President of FINAM Global, was re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Russian National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR).


FINAM Global launched business incubator FINAM Global Fund

FINAM Global Investment Fund announces the launch of a business incubator FINAM Global Fun, which will support start-ups focused on international development. Internet companies planning to enter the markets of Asia, the U.S. and Europe will be able to receive special-purpose financing of up to $1 M. In the coming year FINAM Global Fun is ready to finance 30 projects.


FINAM Global invested in


FINAM Global invested in Platiza.


FINAM Global invested in Credit Cards Online.


FINAM Global sold its 30% stake in Astrostar to Direct Group.


FINAM Global invested in


FINAM Global sold 23% stake in Alawar to Almaz Capital Partners.


FINAM Global invested in Badoo.


FINAM Global sold its 26.5% stake in BUKA to 1C.


FINAM Global invested in Transaq.


FINAM Global invested in Delta Pay.


FINAM Global invested in Badoo

The fund ‘Finam – Information Technologies’ has become the owner of about 10% in social network, the transaction charge amounting to 750 mln rubles.


FINAM Global sold its stake in Mamba.


FINAM Global acquires a minority stake in Alawar Entertainment

Alawar Entertainment, Inc., a global leader in the casual games market, has completed an investment transaction with Finam Investment Holding, one of the largest investment firms in the Russian Federation. Finam has acquired a minority stake in Alawar, whose interests were represented by the law firm of and financial advisor ValueTech Advisers. The proceeds of the investment will be used to acquire core assets (including outside development studios), create high-quality casual games, improve casual content distribution technologies and implement in-game advertisements into Alawar's titles.


FINAM Global sold part of its stake in ZAO Begun to Rambler.


FINAM Global invested in MarketGid.


FINAM Global invested in Astrostar.


FINAM Global invested in Mir Tesen.


FINAM Global invested in Mamba

In 2005, Mamba was sold for $20M to Finam, a financial investment group. Most of Russian internet startups just copy foreign models. Mamba was unique, notes Nikita Sherman, ex-president of the company. Together with rare internet games it created demand for SMS payments.


FINAM Global invested in BUKA

Finam Investment Company and Norum, EBRD Venture Fund focused on Russia’s North-West and West, have announced investments in the development of Buka, one of the largest players on the Russian computer games market.


FINAM Global invested in E-Generator.


FINAM Global invested in BUKA.


FINAM Global invested in Search Technologies (RU).


FINAM Global invested in MoneyMail.


FINAM Global invested in Ashmanov & Partners.


FINAM Global invested in ZAO Begun.

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