Vostok New Ventures Ltd (Vostok New Ventures) is an investment company with the business concept of using experience, expertise and a widespread network to identify and invest in assets with considerable potential for value appreciation, with a focus on companies with network effects. The Swedish Depository Receipts of Vostok New Ventures (SDB) are listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm Exchange, Mid Cap segment, with the ticker VNV SDB.
Vostok New Ventures was founded in 2007 in connection with the restructuring of “Old Vostok Nafta”. Even though Vostok New Ventures was formed as recently as 2007, we have a history dating back to 1996 when Adolf H. Lundin founded “Old Vostok Nafta” with the business idea of implementing portfolio investments and direct investments in the former Soviet Union. The investments were initially conducted in the oil, gas and mining industries, but is today focused on Internet and consumer focused sectors in Russia and other markets.
The sector mandate is broad and the proposition is to create shareholder value by investing in assets that are associated with risks which Vostok New Ventures is well-equipped to manage. Such typical risks include corporate governance risks, liquidity risks and operational risks. During the past years, Vostok New Ventures has gained experience and built an extensive network in order to handle the risks associated with investments in emerging markets.
Vostok New Ventures invests in unlisted companies that benfits from network effects and have considerable potential for value appreciation. Vostok New Ventures finds and identifies new investment opportunities through expertise, experience and a widespread network built up during the company's long history.
The sector mandate is broad and the proposition is to create shareholder value by investing in assets that are associated with risks which Vostok New Ventures is well-equipped to manage. Such typical risks include corporate governance risks, liquidity risks and operational risks.
Vostok New Ventures is an active owner and usually seeks investments where Vostok New Ventures can become a significant minority shareholder and actively manage the investment through board representation.
Vostok New Ventures can, if the risk/reward is attactive enough, deviate from its ideal ownership percentage and board representation.