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:

  • A disciplined and detail-oriented decision-making process
  • A creative and entrepreneurial approach to finding and selecting investment ideas
  • Honest and transparent communications internally and with our partners

At Winter Capital Advisors we have people who make these values part of their everyday life at work.

TEAM MEMBERS
Alexey Bashkirov

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.

Education
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (International Economics)

Board Memberships
Current: Norilsk Nickel, Petrovax, ZaOdno
Previous: ProfMedia, Cinema Park

Kirill Blokhnin

Prior to joining Winter Capital when it was established in 2015, Kirill was an Analyst in the Investments Department at Interros from 2014. From 2013 to 2014, Kirill worked in the Asset Management Division at Valartis Group.

Education
Higher School of Economics (Economics)

Mikhail Doubnov

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.

Education
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Crisis management)

Board Membership
Current: ZaOdno
Previous: Cinema Park

Anton Efimov

Prior to joining Winter Capital in 2015, Anton worked as an Analyst at Denobi Capital from 2014 to 2015. Before joining Denobi Capital, Anton completed internships at A.T. Kearney and Wolters Kluwer-ICFED.

Education
International College of Economics and Finance (Economics), Higher School of Economics (Economics)

 

Vasily Nikolaev

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.

Education
Lomonosov Moscow State University (Geography/World Economy)

Board Membership
Current: ivi.ru
Previous: Cinema Park

Ilia Ostrov

Prior to joining Winter Capital in 2015, Ilia had an internship at the IBK department of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2015 and worked at PricewaterhouseCooper's Business Valuation group in 2014.

Education
Lomonosov Moscow State University (Economics)

Elena Parshina

Prior to joining Winter Capital when it was established in 2015, Elena was Head of the IFRS Department at NVision Group from 2013. From 2006 to 2013, she worked at Deloitte's Audit department in Moscow.

Education
Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Crisis Management)

Mikhail Tsyferov

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.

Education
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (International Economic Relations)

Board Membership
Current: Petrovax
Previous: Profmedia, Stavropol Broiler, Rusport

 

Artur Zagvozkin

Prior to joining Winter Capital when it was established in 2015, Artur was an Associate in the Investments Department at Interros from 2012. From 2010 to 2012, Artur worked in the Valuation & Business Modelling group at Ernst & Young.

Education
Higher School of Economics (Economics)

Janis Zenka

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.

Education
Saint Petersburg State University (Law)

Board Membership
Current: Petrovax
Previous: RAO Norilsk Nickel, OGK-3, Cinema Park