TeamDrive
RUS

Company

Team Drive was founded in 2011 as the brainchild of two of Russia’s most successful and prominent business leaders, Leonid Melamed (ex-CEO of Sistema JSFC*, Russia’s largest publically traded holding, and previously CEO of Rosno, Russia’s largest insurer and MTS, Russia’s largest telecommunications operator) and Vladimir Gurdus (ex-CEO of Medsi, Russia’s largest private healthcare provider). 

Having spent two decades successfully conceiving, building, operating and exiting  multi-billion-dollar brands and businesses in Russia and the CIS, Leonid and Vladimir came to the conclusion that not only could Russian assets and businesses be created that were highly competitive in Russia, but highly competitive at global scale, with concomitant returns to equity. In other words, that Russian assets, capital, talent, ideas, companies and brands represent a vast and largely untapped reservoir of investor and customer value potential, both in a Russian market context as well as in a global market context. Team Drive was created specifically to unlock this untapped value potential.

We offer an end-to-end asset management and value augmentation service in Russia with a focus on distressed or underperforming assets going all the way from initial control, creditor/investor alignment, goals/objectives definition, detailed brand and market differentiation strategy to business planning, operational execution and optimal exit, operating to global best practices. 


*Sistema JSFC is the largest publicly-traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS. Incorporated in 1993, Sistema is now one of Russia's top ten companies by revenues and is one of the largest investment companies in the world. The group owns a diverse set of public and private companies, which it holds in two distinct portfolios.

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  • 22 September 2017

    SPIC’s will ensure more predictability for pharmaceutical companies in Russia

    A meeting of the working group of the Coordination Council in the Area of Circulation of Medicines and Medical Devices held in the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) examined the state and development prospects of manufacturing the drugs for the treatment of oncological diseases in Russia.

  • 22 September 2017

    Cancer biobank Indivumed and CRO Helomics team up on precision medicine

    Indivumed, which has a large cancer biobank, has partnered with cancer research specialist Helomics to analyze human cancer biospecimens and relevant clinical datIndivumed, which has a large cancer biobank, has partnered with cancer research specialist Helomics to analyze human cancer biospecimens and relevant clinical data collected from patients around the world to help advance research in personalized cancer treatments. collected from patients around the world to help advance research in personalized cancer treatments.

  • 21 September 2017

    In a world of change, big pharma remains a constant

    Analysts casting their eyes forward to 2022 see big pharma maintaining its position in the sector, protected by vast war chests and ready to pounce on any newcomer that shows promise. Here pharmaphorum’s Andrew McConaghie crunches the numbers.

  • 20 September 2017

    India’s Zydus Cadila inks deal to produce varicella vaccine in Russia

    India’s Zydus Cadila inks deal to produce varicella vaccine in Russia

    Zydus Cadila, an Indian injectables maker, said it reached a deal with Russia’s Pharm Aid to manufacture its varicella vaccine for the Russian Federation. The Russians have been pressuring foreign pharmaceutical companies to engage in local production if they want to be in its market. Earlier this year, Russia-based NovaMedica announced it began work on a new plant in Russia’s Kaluga region where it will produce 30 of Pfizer’s sterile injected generic medications for the local market.

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