• USM Holdings (USM) is a diversified international holding company with significant interests across the metals and mining, telecoms and internet sectors. The group was established in 2012 to streamline and consolidate the various projects of Alisher Usmanov and his partners, which are the result of over 20 years of illustrious entrepreneurial and business development activities.
  • USM’s assets include Metalloinvest, the largest mining company in Russia and the CIS and the leading global manufacturer of hot briquetted iron, Baikal Mining Company, which owns the largest copper reserves in Russia, MegaFon, a major telecommunications operator in Russia, and Mail.Ru Group, the Russian internet leader and owner of the country’s most popular social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki. The group is also a prominent global investor in the digital space with stakes in companies such as Alibaba, JD.com, Xiaomi, Uber, Spotify, Airbnb, Zalando, Flipkart, Ola Cabs, Didi Chuxing, ZocDoc and Klarna, and is a major investor in ESforce, one of the key players in the global esports market. Furthermore, it manages a number of other industry-leading businesses including UTH Russia, one of the country’s largest media and entertainment groups with a unique portfolio of popular national TV channels in Russia and Kazakhstan including Disney, CTC, U, Muz TV, Che and Domashny; Kommersant Publishing House, the number one business media organisation in Russia; and Khimki Group, one of the leaders in the Russian property development industry.
  • Bringing together the interests of Mr. Usmanov and his partners into one holding, USM is structured to facilitate the sharing of both intellectual and financial capital amongst its businesses. The group’s companies benefit from a global network of relationships and a wealth of experience, which enable them to access investment opportunities both in Russia and internationally. USM’s efficient reporting system and high transparency levels are in line with international standards of corporate governance.
  • The group operates in a socially responsible manner, investing in long-term sustainable enterprises, stimulating economic development and creating employment opportunities in Russia. USM supports local communities through a wide range of social projects in the fields of education, sports, arts, science and the environment.
  • The success of the group is built on the foundation of global investments in high-quality companies that drive economic growth, create opportunities, foster innovation, and make a positive impact on society.
  • The main shareholders of USM are Alisher Usmanov, Vladimir Skoch and Farhad Moshiri.