JSFC Sistema (SSA)

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Company Description

JSFC Sistema was founded in 1993. The Company together with its subsidiaries, invests in, and manages companies which operate in the telecommunications, oil and energy, high technology, banking and other sectors. It is a holding company in the Russian Federation and the CIS, managing companies serving over 100 million customers. The Company focuses on delivering long-term growth to its shareholders through returns on its portfolio of investments and identifying new and profitable investment opportunities. Its investment portfolio is currently composed of stakes in Russian businesses in a variety of sectors, including telecommunications, oil, transportation, consumer, high tech and others. The Company currently have six business segments: MTS, Bashneft, RTI, MTS Bank, SSTL and Corporate division. MTS is a telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, providing mobile and fixed line voice and data telecommunications services, including transmission, broadband, pay-TV and various value added services, as well as selling equipment and accessories. Bashneft is a vertically integrated oil company with upstream and downstream assets mainly located in the Republic of Bashkortostan. RTI is a Russian technology holding company in the fields of defence, complex security systems, systems integration, microelectronics and high-tech R&D. MTS Bank provides banking services, maintaining a diversified corporate loan portfolio and playing an active role in the Russian investment banking market. MTS wireless competitors in Russia are Open Joint Stock Company Vimpel Communications, or Vimpelcom, and Open Joint Stock Company MegaFon...