Economy 2022-07-15T08:24:41+03:00
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ICU Consulting Sale Of Sberbank And VTB Bank

ICU Consulting Sale Of Sberbank And VTB Bank

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Kyiv-based Investment Capital Ukraine (ICU) investment company is consulting the sale of Sberbank and VTB Bank (both based in Kyiv).

The Kommersant has said this in a statement with the reference to its well-informed sources, the Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to the report, buyers of the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state banks in Ukraine hasten to use escalation of the situation around the subsidiaries in order to acquire the assets at a cheaper price.

The pricing proposal of potential purchasers of VTB Bank decreased to USD 50 million and the largest deal on sale of Ukrainian structures of Sberbank failed at the last minute.

The primarily discussed price was USD 680 million, however Ukraine tried to make the sale of the Lipetsk Confectionary that belongs to the Roshen holding of President Petro Poroshenko as a part of the deal.

Two sources told about the failure of the Ukrainian Sberbank sale.

According to one of them, the negotiations intensified in December after managing director of ICU Makar Paseniuk and businessman Ihor Voronov jointed the talks representing the Ukrainian side.

The interlocutor of the publication does not specify whose interests all the negotiations were held in, however, the second source states that a beneficiary is the president of the DCH group / former co-owner of UkrSibbank Oleksandr Yaroslavskyi.

ICU is a Roshen's consultant for acquisition and sale of assets.

Yaroslavskyi is the major pretended to acquire Ukrainian Sberbank, which is confirmed by the second source of the publication.

At first the information about the businessman's interest in the asset emerged in May 2016.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on March 19, 2017, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Kateryna Rozhkova said all banks with Russian state capital in Ukraine are holding negotiations to sell themselves.

According to the National Bank of Ukraine, banks with Russian state capital have liabilities for UAH 36 billion (USD 1.4 billion), including UAH 21 billion before citizens and UAH 15 billion before legal entities.

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