The core Winter Capital team assembled in 2008 as part of the Investments Department of Interros Group, one of Russia’s largest and oldest private investment holding companies, established by Vladimir Potanin. The primary focus of the team over the subsequent years was to manage and ultimately advise on the disposal of Interros legacy holdings in technology, media & entertainment, agriculture and other sectors. In July 2015, the team established Winter Capital Advisors, an independent investment advisory business focusing on private equity in Russia and CIS.
At Winter Capital Advisors we believe that having the right team is the single most important factor for success. For us, it’s about having people who share our core values:
At Winter Capital Advisors we have people who make these values part of their everyday life at work.
Alexey Bashkirov has been part of Winter Capital since its establishment in 2015. Prior to that he was the Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Management Board of Interros, one of the largest investment groups in Russia. In 2007-2008 Alexey worked at Goldman Sachs. Before that, he held various positions with McKinsey, Morgan Stanley and ING Barings.
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (International Economics)
Current: Norilsk Nickel, Petrovax, ZaOdno
Previous: ProfMedia, Cinema Park
Prior to joining Winter Capital when it was established in 2015, Mikhail was an Executive Director of the Investments Department at Interros from 2010. From 2008 to 2010, he worked at Renaissance Capital's IBD department in Moscow, and from 2005 to 2008 he worked in the corporate finance department at KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Crisis management)
Current: ZaOdno, KidZania
Previous: Cinema Park
Prior to joining Winter Capital when it was established in 2015, Vasily was Head of the Investments Department at Interros from 2013. From 2006 to 2013, he worked at Goldman Sachs FICC and GIR departments in Moscow and London, and between 2000 and 2006 he was a research analyst at Troika Dialog.
Lomonosov Moscow State University (Geography/World Economy)
Previous: Cinema Park
Prior to joining Winter Capital when it was established in 2015, Mikhail was an Executive Director at Interros where he worked from 2008. Before that, Mikhail was an Equity Capital Markets department analyst at Renaissance Capital.
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (International Economic Relations)
Previous: Profmedia, Stavropol Broiler, Rusport
Prior to joining Winter Capital when it was established in 2015 as General Counsel, Janis was a senior lawyer at Interros, where he worked from 2008. From 2006 to 2007, Janis was a lawyer at Polyus Gold and Power Machines legal departments.
Saint Petersburg State University (Law)
Previous: RAO Norilsk Nickel, OGK-3, Cinema Park