Led by Sberbank and Megafon, Russian companies raised over 8.6 billion on the LSE in 2012. Overall, there were Russian IPOs and SPOs from five different sectors - Healthcare, Telecommunications, Transport, Banking and Oil & Gas sectors. These IPOs clearly show that there is an increasing amount of financing activity in non-resource sectors of the Russian economy. Crucially, this demonstrates that there is a broad level of foreign institutional investor support for exposure to the Russian economy outside of the natural resources space.
This year’s conference looks to take a deeper look at several key sectors of the Russian economy - not only “traditional” oil & gas and mining but also the fast-growing e-commerce and technology sectors.
We hope you will join us to participate in this important discussion about the current trends in Russian economic diversification and the newest names in Russian IPOs.