Building a company, developing new ideas with opportunities and high potential for growth
Osome Investments Ltd. is an investor in the Financial and Energy sectors and holds stakes in a range of companies with high growth potential:
Osome Investments Ltd. was founded by Boris Gerts, a successful entrepreneur and an international investor. With the experience and connections obtained almost 20 years of commercial activity, he established a private holding, possessing some assets in the Russian power production sector. In addition to the energy business, his intention is to build up a company, developing new ideas and use opportunities in other sectors with high potential to grow.
Originally from the Soviet Union, Mr.Gerts held a master’s degree in applied mathematics from his alma mater, the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering. After graduating he held various posts at the industrial enterprises of the USSR.
Following the changes in the economy environment in Russia in the early 90’ies, Mr.Gerts has launched his private enterprise (Moscow Cigar Company), which became a leading importer of American cigars in the Russian market. Thereafter, Mr.Gerts has been engaged in the early privatization process in post-Soviet Russia concerning major entities. Later on, in ninety-ninetieths, he has started to develop a blueprint of his financial-industrial group. Profitable dealings have let Mr.Gerts participate in the creation and further management of the Tyumen Oil Company (TNK) and Siberian-Urals Aluminium Company (SUAL) in company with his major partners. His background includes governing and management positions in major successful projects, very much diversified both geographically and along the sectors of the economy.
Prior to forming the Osome group, Mr.Gerts has had an immense experience in high-yield investment and risk-management, various achievements in business and a network of connections obtained within almost 20 years of work, comprising ex-partners and colleagues.
The governance and the decision center of the Osome group were gradually transferred from Russia to Israel and has been situated in Tel Aviv since 2009 when Mr.Gerts moved to Israel.
Metkombank – one of Russia’s largest regional banks, which services corporate and private clients, extending its business to mortgage lending and educational loans. Its strategic goal is to become a TOP-50 banking business appealing to investors. It was founded in 1993 in Kamensk-Uralsky by the local metal manufacturers, the city-forming enterprises. Since then the Bank has switched from servicing only the major corporate clients to retail (individual clients and SMB), providing the loans and payment services. During over 20 years of its history, the Bank has grown its business network and established its branches in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Saratov, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnoturyinsk, Severouralsk, Shelekhov (Irkutsk region), and Nizhniy Novgorod.
Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd [CSE: BOCY; Athex: BOC] – a major financial institution with a market cap of over 1 Billion Euro. Founded in 1899 and headquartered in Nicosia, Bank of Cyprus is the leading banking and financial services group in Cyprus with significant market shares across all businesses.
As at March 2016, the bank held a 28.2% share of the Cypriot deposit market (Euro 12.7 Billion) and a 40.4% share of the Cypriot loan market (Euro 19.9 Billion), making it the largest bank in Cyprus. The Bank of Cyprus Group employs 4,550 staff worldwide and 4,000 in Cyprus. The Bank provides a wide range of financial products and services, which include retail and commercial banking, finance, factoring, investment banking, brokerage, fund management, private banking, life and general insurance.
The Bank has 135 branches, of which 129 are in Cyprus, 1 in Romania, 4 in the United Kingdom and 1 in the Channel Islands. Bank of Cyprus also has representative offices in Russia, Ukraine and China.
The Bank’s €1 billion share capital increase, completed in September 2014, involved high quality institutional investors such as EBRD and Wilbur Ross. This significantly strengthened the Bank’s capital position and ensured that the Bank passed the ECB Comprehensive Assessment in October 2014. In 2015 the global magazine Euromoney named the Bank of Cyprus as the Best Bank of Cyprus. As the leading banking and financial services group in Cyprus, the Bank will contribute to and benefit significantly from the accelerated economic recovery of Cyprus.
Trade House UNCOMTECH – a trader of cables and wires having 20 branches in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. UNCOMTECH is the official representative of JSC “Irkutskkabel” and JSC “Kirskabel”. Their high quality products are widely recognized in Russia and abroad. JSC “Irkutskkabel” is one of the largest cable manufacturing plants of Russia. Qualified personnel and modern equipment of leading companies in Germany, Finland, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, equipped with automation and control provide high quality products which are widely known and in demand. JSC “Kirskabel” ranks among the World top seven producers of mineral insulated cables (heat proof) and is the largest producer of non-insulated cables in Russia. The main consumers of “Kirskabel” are electric power stations, including the nuclear ones, oil producers, etc.
HELIOS-Resource LLC – an integrated manufacturer of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon ingots and wafers for solar panel production. One of Russia’s leading manufacturers of solar panels, with a facility in the Mordovia Republic. The full-cycle production line with an initial capacity of 100 MW per year to be reached by the end of 2016. The company intends to increase capacity to 200 MW in the second stage of the project. The establishment of a production facility for components and solar panels in Russia is significant in view of government plans to increase total solar power generation to 1.5 GW by 2020.
T Plus Group (before June 2015 named – “IES Holding”) – the biggest private energy generation company in Russia – operating in the field of electric power industry and heat supply (heat and electric power generation, energy sales business and energy service). The company was established in 2002. The business profile of T Plus comprises 59 power plants (53 CHPP, 4 SDPP, 2 HPP), more than 400 boiler houses and almost 15 thousand kilometres of heat supply networks, which allows to generate and realize over 100 million Gcal of heat and about 60 billion kWh of electric energy. The company is one of the biggest heat suppliers in the world. It owns about 7% of the installed capacity of power plants in the Russian Federation and about 10% of the centralized heat supply market of the country. The company employs 50,000+ staff.